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37 Festive Christmas Cocktails

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.

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.

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Blackberry Bourbon Smash by 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.

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Boozy Eggnog Cocktail 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.

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Bourbon Milk Punch by 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.

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Caramel Apple Mimosa by 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.

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Caramel Vodka Hot Chocolate by Trop Rockin

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.

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Chocolate Peppermint Stick Cocktail by Salt & Lavender

Christmas Cosmopolitan

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.

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Christmas Cosmopolitan by It’s Not Complicated

Christmas Drink

This unique Christmas drink is made using coconut rum and mint. Add color with a rosemary garnish. Recipe is from Seasoned Sprinkles.

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Christmas Drink by Seasoned Sprinkles

Christmas Sangria

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.

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Christmas Sangria by 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.

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Cinnamon & Orange Glögg by 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.

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Christmas Cranberry Champagne Cocktail by Seasoned Sprinkles

Cranberry Mimosa

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.

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Cranberry Mimosa from Crayons & Cravings

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.

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Cranberry Moscow Mule from 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.

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Cranberry Orange Prosecco by 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.

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Cranberry Rosemary Christmas Cocktail from Trop Rockin

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.

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Cranberry Vodka Punch 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.

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Easy Peppermint Schnapps Cocktail by Natural Deets

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.

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Easy Vodka Spritzers from Flavor the Moments

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.

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Festive Cranberry Margarita 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.

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Frosty Citrus Margarita by Give It Some Thyme

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.

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German Mulled Wine by 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.

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Gin and Cranberry Christmas Cocktail by Marley’s Menu

Gingerbread Martini

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!

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Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail by Aubrey’s Kitchen

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.

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Gingerbread Moscow Mule by Sugar and Charm

Grinch Drink

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.

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Grinch Drink 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.

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Jack Frost Cocktail from The Blond Cook

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.

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Peppermint Piña Colada by The Blond Cook

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.

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Pomegranate Mimosa Champagne Cocktail by Coastal Wandering

Raspberry Martini

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.

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Raspberry Martini by 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.

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Rudolph’s Christmas Themed Cocktail 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.

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Rumchata White Russian by Top Rockin

Spiced Eggnog

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.

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Spiced Eggnog by 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.

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Spiced Irish Coffee by 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.

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Stracciatella Egg Liqueur Milkshake by Vividly Christmas

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.

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Sugar Cookies for Santa Christmas Cocktail by 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!

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Sugar Cookie Martini by Occasional Cocktails

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.

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Winter White Sangria by The Food Blog

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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13 thoughts on “37 Festive Christmas Cocktails”

  1. all i can say is – woah. i’ve personally never ever tried cocktails but seeing those pictures and ingredients,i for sure do crave some of those!

  2. Shelly Latinovich

    Wow! So happy to have found this pin! You have shared so many delicious looking festive cocktails. The first on my list is going to be the peppermint schnapps cocktail! Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

  3. They look amazing! Definitely saving this for the Christmas Drink and the Mulled Wine, they definitely caught my eye! Thanks!

  4. I’m usually not much of a cocktail girl, but I’ll have one for a special occasion and certainly a festive cocktail. All of these look delicious! Saving this to try one this holiday season. 🙂

  5. So many of these sound delicious! I especially love the egg nog cocktails. You have the prefect drink on your list for just about anyone.

  6. WOW more cocktails to add to Christmas party time thankfully my Kids are all grown up… to try Sugar Cookies for Santa Cocktail.. YUM!!!

  7. Wow love the selection though I am thinking Raspberry Martini or Grinch Drink… I may have to take it to consultation… or just make both

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