The Christmas and holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It is the perfect time to gather with family and friends, feast on delicious food, and enjoy some amazing holiday themed cocktails. These 37 Festive Christmas cocktail recipes are sure to please anyone who has a love for both spirits and holiday spices!
Are you planning on throwing a Christmas party or just enjoying a night at home relaxing? Either way, there is a holiday cocktail on this list for you! Many of the drinks can be made as individual drinks or in a larger batch for a group or party. Some even have the option of taking out the alcohol to make a holiday mocktail version.
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Blackberry Bourbon Smash
This holiday cocktail recipe is easy to make and does not contain any complicated ingredients. The Blackberry Bourbon Smash is made with blackberries, rosemary, bourbon, and some sugar. The recipe is from The Littlest Crumb.
Boozy Eggnog Cocktail
The Boozy Eggnog Cocktail uses store-bought eggnog and adds in brandy, amaretto, and nutmeg. This holiday drink recipe was created by Emily Fabulous.
Bourbon Milk Punch
The Bourbon Milk Punch is a perfect winter cocktail due to it’s flavors and festive color. This cocktail recipe calls for whole milk, heavy cream, Bourbon, simple syrup, nutmeg and vanilla extract. The recipe is from The Spice Train.
Caramel Apple Mimosa
The Caramel Apple Mimosa is the perfect addition to your Christmas brunch. The sweetness level can be adjusted to match your own preference. It combines apple juice, champagne, and caramel syrup. This recipe is from The Littlest Crumb.
Caramel Vodka Hot Chocolate
Trop Rockin has created a tasty recipe that levels up plain hot chocolate. This recipe uses traditional hot chocolate ingredients and adds in Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka. Top off the drink with caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Chocolate Peppermint Stick Cocktail
This Christmas cocktail combines Baileys, Creme de Cacao, and Peppermint Schnapps. It is like drinking a dessert in a glass! This recipe is from Salt & Lavender.
The Cosmopolitan is an easy and classic drink to make. This version is from It’s Not Complicated Recipes and uses cranberry juice and vodka.
This unique Christmas drink is made using coconut rum and mint. Add color with a rosemary garnish. Recipe is from Seasoned Sprinkles.
The Christmas Sangria is made using wine, cranberry and orange juices, blackberry brandy, lemon-lime soda, and a few other tasty ingredients. This holiday drink recipe is from Sugar & Soul Co.
Cinnamon & Orange Glögg
Glögg is a Swedish variation of mulled wine. This holiday drink recipe uses red wine, orange zest, raisins, cinnamon, and cloves, among other ingredients. This recipe is from In The Kitch.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
This refreshing holiday cocktail is made using champagne, cranberry vodka, a little Sprite, and some cranberries and rosemary as a garnish. The recipe was created by Seasoned Sprinkles.
This Christmas cocktail recipe for a Cranberry Mimosa was created by Crayons & Cravings. This recipe uses champagne, but can also be made using vodka or other alcohols depending on your preference. Fresh cranberries and rosemary are used as beautiful garnishes to add that perfect holiday touch.
Cranberry Moscow Mule
The Cranberry Moscow Mule is easy to make and perfect for a night at home or for a holiday party. It is made using vodka, cranberry juice, ginger beer, and lime juice. This Christmas cocktail recipe was created by This Delicious House.
Cranberry Orange Prosecco
This beautiful Christmas cocktail combines the flavors of Prosecco, cranberry, and orange. The recipe is from Give It Some Thyme.
Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail
This holiday cocktail was created by Trop Rockin. It is made using whiskey, cranberry juice, and rosemary. Top it off with fresh cranberries and rosemary as a festive garnish.
Cranberry Vodka Punch
The Cranberry Vodka Punch is a great choice for any holiday party. Combine cran-raspberry juice, orange juice, Cointreau, and vodka to make this Christmas cocktail. Recipe is from Sugar and Charm.
Easy Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail
The Peppermint Schnapps Christmas Cocktail is the perfect combination of peppermint schnapps, vodka, and half and half. The recipe actually calls for dairy-free half and half so that it is a dairy-free cocktail. Natural Deets created this holiday drink recipe.
Easy Vodka Spritzers
These easy vodka spritzers are great because they can be easily customized according to your personal preferences. Flavor the Moments has provided three different flavor options including blood orange, grapefruit rosemary, and pomegranate lime.
Festive Cranberry Margarita
The Festive Cranberry Margarita combines classic margarita ingredients with unsweetened cranberry juice for a fun twist. It tastes amazing and looks pretty too! This Christmas cocktail recipe is from Splash of Taste.
Frosty Citrus Margarita
The Frosty Citrus Margarita is from Give It Some Time. This is a dairy free drink that combines coconut milk, tequila, Grand Marnier, orange juice, and lime juice.
German Mulled Wine: Glühwein
The ingredients for the German Mulled Wine are dry red wine, spices, sliced oranges or apples, and sugar or other sweetener. This holiday cocktail recipe is from Happy Kitchen.
Gin and Cranberry Christmas Cocktail
This festive Christmas cocktail recipe is from Marley’s Menu. It contains gin, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. She even discusses how to create the perfect foam on top using egg white.
This amazing Christmas cocktail is made using vodka, Irish cream, half and half (or milk of choice) and gingerbread syrup. The recipe is from Aubrey’s Kitchen. If you aren’t able to find gingerbread syrup, the recipe to make your own is included as well!
Gingerbread Moscow Mule
The Gingerbread Moscow Mule combines the tastes of vodka, ginger syrup, and gingerbread spice to create this festive drink. This Christmas drink recipe is from Sugar and Charm.
The Grinch Drink is a great festive Christmas option to drink alone or to have for a party. This drink includes vodka, blue curacao, rum, Midori, pineapple or orange juice, and Sprite. The drink is finished off with a rim of red sugar. The recipe was created by Our Wabi Sabi Life.
Jack Frost Cocktail
This Christmas cocktail recipe comes from The Blond Cook. It combines vodka, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, blue curacao, and coconut for the garnish on the rim.
Peppermint Piña Colada
The Blond Cook takes the traditional piña colada recipe and gives it a holiday twist by adding peppermint. The ingredients for this Christmas cocktail recipe include cream of coconut, pineapple juice, light rum, and peppermint schnapps.
Pomegranate Mimosa Champagne Cocktail
The Pomegranate Mimosa Champagne Cocktail is both easy to make and delicious to drink! It is made using pomegranate juice and champagne or sparkling wine. This recipe is from Coastal Wandering.
The Raspberry Martini is the perfect Christmas cocktail to create for a party or to enjoy on a cozy night at home. The drink contains raspberry simple syrup and vodka. This holiday drink recipe is from The Littlest Crumb.
Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail
The Rudolph Christmas Cocktail has many different variations you can make, including a mocktail version. The drink is made using vodka, cranberry, lime, and tonic water or Sprite. This Christmas drink recipe was created by Our Wabi Sabi Life.
Rumchata White Russian
The Rumchata White Russian is both delicious and easy to make. It uses only four ingredients, which include Rumchata, Kahlua, vodka, and half & half or heavy cream. This recipe was created by Trop Rockin.
The Spiced Eggnog Christmas drink calls for making your own eggnog at home. You can use either dark rum or bourbon, depending on your preference. Pumpkin spice is also added to give the drink a unique flavor. This recipe is from The Spice Train.
Spice Irish Coffee
The traditional Irish Coffee is topped with a whipped cream mixed with pumpkin spice. This holiday themed cocktail recipe is from The Spice Train.
Stracciatella Egg Liqueur Milkshake
Vividly Christmas has created an adult flavored Christmas milkshake recipe. This drink combines Stracciatella ice cream, egg liqueur, cream, and milk.
Sugar Cookies for Santa Cocktail
The Sugar Cookie Cocktail combines Bailey’s, amaretto, and vanilla vodka to create a sugar cookie flavor. Add sprinkles on top for an extra garnish. This Christmas alcoholic drink recipe is from Kim & Kalee.
Sugar Cookie Martini
The amazing Sugar Cookie Martini was created by Occasional Cocktails. It uses vanilla vodka, Baileys, Amaretto, and milk. To make it even more delicious, add on the vanilla frosting rim with sprinkles!
Winter White Sangria
The Food Blog has created a delicious sangria recipe using white wine, winter fruits, and spices. Ingredients in this holiday drink recipe include apples, red pears, mandarin oranges, cranberries, orange liqueur, and candied ginger.
Hopefully you have enjoyed this list of 37 Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes. With so many different options available, you are sure to find something that you and your family members will love! Which holiday cocktail are you most looking forward to trying? Are there any Christmas drinks not on this list that you think should be added?
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