'Tis the season of endless cocktails--but the key to making it through the season is to keep a few pointers in mind when grabbing a drink. Wine expert Eric Leue shares his guide to boozing during the holidays.

Don't Drink Eggnog
"I am pretty sure this drink only became known in Germany because of Chevy Chase' 1989 Christmas Vacation. While this might be a slight exaggeration, but also one of my families christmas traditions, Eggnogg is a killer to any healthy attempt when toasting 'prost,' says Eric. "A coffee cup of eggnog can easily take up 450cal.

Do Drink Eggnog Light
While the festive season is already quite 'heavy' at times, check out this recipe which helps you cut back on unnecessary calories without giving up your favorite festive drink. Try Eggnog Light.

Do Drink Mulled Wine--But Be Careful
As long as it's cold or colder, anywhere between Halloween and Christmas - my beloved mulled wine finds its place, says Eric. But because mulled wine has the tendency to get us tipsy by surprise, stock up on a wine stain remover before the holiday season to avoid stressing out in a moment of clumsiness -- by tradition, salt and white wine does it, but sometimes something like Gonzo will help you best.

Do Learn How to Cure a Hangover
Who wants that during the festive season. Tyramine, Sugar, Histamine and Sulfite occur somewhat naturally in basically all kinds of alcohol. My tip: make it a rule of thumb to drink 8oz of water after each glass of alcohol. You might need to 'wash your hands' a bit more often - but your body will have it a lot easier to get rid of what might cause you uneasiness the next morning.

Do Drink to Bond With Family and Friends--Within Reason
Tis' the season to be jolly! The holidays call for closeness with our loved ones, did you ever realize how a couple drinks to many can expand your circle of loved ones vastly? Make it a point to set yourself a limit, and stick to it. You will find it invigorating to be the only one at the office party that remembers the next day what really happened.

Do Drink Spirits--But Don't Drink More Than One Kind
They usually are a killer, especially when it's the 2 for 1 $5 offer, you will find that the spirit they use may just not be the top of the range filtered product. How about sticking to one spirit for the night. If you start of with vodka, stick to it; and as tempting as those tequila shots sound, it gets dicey.

Do Be Mindful of Moderation
Whatever you do - let it be healthy. Cranberries, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate hold powerful antioxidants, pomegranate are rich in vitamin C, B6 and potassium, red wine contains resveratrol and polyphenols (which possibly prevent damage to blood vessels and reduce bad cholesterol) and last but not least - beer has high levels of dietary silicon which helps your body to strengthen your bone tissue with calcium and minerals. So drink up and happy holidays!