Along with the holidays comes gift shopping (and wrapping), nonstop get-togethers, festive lunches, brunches and dinners, but also, cocktail parties. In fact, November through January feels like one long cocktail party if you ask us. This means having an arsenal of delicious, holiday-themed Christmas cocktails at your next party is a must! Impress party-goers with a beverage that looks whimsical and also satisfies this year. Bonus points if it comes with fun flair, like sugared rims, rosemary sprigs and floating cranberries, or tiny gingerbread men clutching the side of your glass. Yes, really.
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- 1 What Are the Most Popular Cocktails?
- 2 Best Christmas Cocktails
- 3 35 Best Christmas Cocktails
- 3.1 Grinch Cocktail
- 3.2 Cranberry Crush Cocktail
- 3.3 Naughty List Cocktail
- 3.4 Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail
- 3.5 Dirty Snowman
- 3.6 Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail
- 3.7 Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail
- 3.8 Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned
- 3.9 Coquito Cocktail
- 3.10 Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer
- 3.11 Cranberry Mimosas
- 3.12 Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail
- 3.13 Gingerbread White Russian Cocktail
- 3.14 Holiday Eggnog Punch
- 3.15 Jack Frost Cocktail
- 3.16 Jingle Juice Holiday Punch
- 3.17 Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail
- 3.18 Mistletoe Margaritas
- 3.19 Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
- 3.20 Cranberry Orange Mimosas
- 3.21 Rosemary Pomegranate French 75
- 3.22 Santa’s Panties Cocktail
- 3.23 Santa’s Hot Chocolate Shots
- 3.24 Santa’s Little Helpers
- 3.25 The North Pole Cocktail
- 3.26 Tipsy Peppermint Mocha Mudslide
- 3.27 Tom And Jerry Drink
- 3.28 White Christmas Margarita
- 3.29 White Christmas Sangria
- 3.30 Yuletide Moon Holiday Cocktail
- 3.31 Christmas Pomegranate Punch
- 3.32 Christmas Vacation Dirty Chai Cocktail
- 3.33 Spicy Sweet Holiday Storm Cocktail
- 3.34 Christmas Morning Mimosas
- 3.35 Wassail Hot Toddy
- 3.36 Related
What Are the Most Popular Cocktails?
While we all have our drink of choice when we head to the bar, there are definitely cocktails that are favorites. Here are the top 10:
- Old fashioned
- Moscow mule
- Whiskey sour
- Mai tai
- Bloody mary
Best Christmas Cocktails
We’ve gathered a delicious selection of 35 Christmas cocktail recipes and holiday drink ideas for you to choose from, for your upcoming gatherings. You’ll find spins on mimosas, martinis, punch and so much more. And speaking of gingerbread men, have you ever thought to combine the flavors from gingerbread with a White Russian?! Mind-blowing. There’s also a ‘Santa’s Panties’ libation that you’re not going to want to miss. So peruse these recipes, then raise a glass to the holiday spirit—cheers!
35 Best Christmas Cocktails
The Grinch might be grumpy, but this cocktail would make him happy!
Get the recipe: Grinch Cocktail
The colors and flavors of Christmas in every sip.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Crush Cocktail
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You won’t even care if you are on the naughty list after you drink this.
Get the recipe: Naughty List Cocktail
It’s like warm apple cider, but for grown-ups!
Get the recipe: Prosecco Apple Cider Cocktail
A decadent alcoholic hot cocoa with a naughty twist.
Get the recipe: Dirty Snowman
Pecan pie is a beloved holiday tradition. Now you can have it in a glass.
Get The Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail
This three ingredient cocktail is as delicious as it is easy.
Get The Recipe: Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail
This cocktail will warm you from the inside out.
Get The Recipe: Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned
A Puerto Rican holiday cocktail made with cream of coconut, rum, cinnamon, nutmeg and more.
Get The Recipe: Coquito Cocktail
A refreshing cocktail perfect for after a big meal.
Get The Recipe: Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer
This two ingredient cocktail is perfect for a simple Christmas brunch.
Get The Recipe: Cranberry Mimosas
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Even those who don’t think they like eggnog, might just sip this away.
Get The Recipe: Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail
Every festive cocktail should have a tiny gingerbread man sitting on the edge.
Get The Recipe: Gingerbread White Russian Cocktail
This is how to serve eggnog to a party crowd.
Get The Recipe: Holiday Eggnog Punch
This beautiful blue cocktail tastes like a holiday piña colada.
Get The Recipe: Jack Frost Cocktail
With only three ingredients this punch is easy on the host and a hit with the party guests.
Get The Recipe: Jingle Juice Holiday Punch
A holiday drink with vodka, lemon juice and a rosemary simple syrup.
Get The Recipe: Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail
Serve this one on the rocks or frozen, either way it is delicious.
Get The Recipe: Mistletoe Margaritas
Peppermint lovers can join the party too.
Get The Recipe: Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
Two favorite Christmas flavors come together in a brand new way.
Get the recipe: Cranberry Orange Mimosas
A festive twist on a traditional French 75 cocktail.
Get The Recipe: Rosemary Pomegranate French 75
A fun, layered shot that would make a great signature drink for your holiday party.
Get The Recipe: Santa’s Panties Cocktail
A pudding shot that tastes like a big mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows.
Get The Recipe: Santa’s Hot Chocolate Shots
This cocktail made with a red liqueur, red sorbet and lots of bubbles.
Get The Recipe: Santas Little Helpers
A drink that screams Christmas! A little chocolatey with ginger and peppermint tones too.
A grown-up peppermint mocha that is smooth, refreshing and festive.
Get The Recipe: Tipsy Peppermint Mocha Mudslide
Tastes like a warm sugar cookie fresh from the oven.
Get The Recipe: Tom And Jerry Drink
This margarita has all the traditional flavors plus white cranberry juice and coconut.
Get The Recipe: White Christmas Margarita
White wine, ginger beer, pear brandy and some festive red and green fruit are all you need for this show stopper drink.
Get The Recipe: White Christmas Sangria
A sugar-free cocktail filled with flavor from bourbon, cherries, and spices.
Get The Recipe: Yuletide Moon Holiday Cocktail
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A festive party punch with pomegranate juice, orange juice, cranberry and lime.
Get the recipe: Christmas Pomegranate Punch
A vanilla chai with lots of adult flavors.
Get the recipe: Christmas Vacation Dirty Chai Cocktail
A little sweet and a little spicy, this drink will hit all the right festive notes.
Get the recipe: Spicy Sweet Holiday Storm Cocktail
If you’re serving Christmas brunch, these festive cocktails are a must.
Get the recipe: Christmas Morning Mimosas
Nothing says Christmas more than a glass of wassail!
Get the recipe: Wassail Hot Toddy
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