52 Best Christmas Cocktails

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Christmas is just around the corner and sometimes we all want a little drink to sit back and relax with our family and friends but what do we make?

If you’re looking to bring a little holiday spirit to your holiday drinks this year, here is a round-up of 52 of the best Christmas cocktails you have to try this holiday season!

These drinks are also perfect to bring in the New Year! 

52 Christmas Cocktails You’ll Love This Holiday Season

1. Pomegranate Martini 

photo & tutorial credit: recipesfrompantry.com 

Not only is the color as red as Santa’s suit, but this cocktail is also absolutely delicious and will really hit the spot in front of a roaring fire while the snow falls outside. (pretty picture isn’t it?)

>> Get the full recipe here: recipesfrompantry.com

2. Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Mimosa 

photo & tutorial credit: myturnforus.com 

Your home is going to smell like you just baked an apple pie, cranberries and basically a whole Christmas dinner after you make this drink!

This drink not only smells incredible, it tastes just as yummy as it sounds too.

>> Get the full recipe here: myturnforus.com

3. Spiced Cinnamon Mule

photo & tutorial credit: reallyareyouserious.com 

Anything that has cinnamon and ginger in it I’m all in! This drink is perfect for sipping while laughing with great friends this holiday season.

>> Get the full recipe here: reallyareyouserious.com

4. Misltoe Mint Cocktail 

photo & tutorial credit: annsentitledlife.com 

This cocktail is almost too pretty to drink! But makes the perfect addition to any holiday party or cocktail hour.

>> Get the full recipe here: annsentitledlife.com

5. Peppermint White Russian 

photo & tutorial credit: theforkedspoon.com 

There’s nothing like a pepperminty twist to a good old-fashioned White Russian drink. This drink is the perfect drink to keep you warm this wintery holiday season.

>> Get the full recipe here: theforkedspoon.com

6. Swedish Polar Bear Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: thekitchenmagpie.com 

The name and the color of this cocktail just pulled me right in and screamed winter wonderland! Not only is it pretty to look at, but it’s also pretty dang delicious too.

>> Get the full recipe here: thekitchenmagpie.com

7. Winter Rose Holiday Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: tipsychickens.com 

Warm up from the cold with this delicious cocktail. Not only is it tasty but the color will really add a festive touch!

>> Get the full recipe here: tipsychickens.com

8. Brandy Spiked Hot Chocolate

photo & tutorial credit: beyondmeresustenance.com 

What??? Chocolate mixed with alcohol?? Okay, I’m all in!

This hot chocolate is the perfect mix of, well sweet chocolatey goodness and of course brandy!

>> Get the full recipe here: beyondmeresustenance.com

9. Hot Mulled Apple Cider

photo & tutorial credit: pinkfortitude.com

Apple cider is perfect in the fall but when it’s cold outside and there’s snow everywhere, pretty much anything hot with apples is delicious and this hot mulled apple cider recipe is no exception.

>> Get the full recipe here: https://pinkfortitude.com

10. Gold Champagne Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: theflavorbender.com

Gold glittery champagne is a fantastic way to bring in the new year but it’s also a delicious drink to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season with as well!

>> Get the full recipe here: theflavorbender.com

11. Holiday Berry Sparkler 

photo & tutorial credit: gastronomblog.com 

This holiday cocktail is so easy to make but oh so delicious and makes the perfect treat for your next holiday party.

>> Get the full recipe here: gastronomblog.com

12. Toasted Eggnog with Marshmellow

photo & tutorial credit: nomageddon.com 

Tis the season for all things…eggnog and marshmallows so why combine the two into a mouthwatering drink??

>> Get the full recipe here: nomageddon.com

13. German Mulled Wine

photo & tutorial credit: carolinescooking.com 

This mulled wine smells incredible and has some really incredible spices that make it a nice warming drink for the upcoming cold weather season.

>> Get the full recipe here: carolinescooking.com

14. Silent Night Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: ayearofcocktails.com 

With Malibu rum and pineapple juice, this cocktail is a fruity oasis during these cold winter months, oh and yes, it’s so good!

>> Get the full recipe here: ayearofcocktails.com

15. Holiday Sparkler 

photo & tutorial credit: findingzest.com 

If you want to feel like your floating on a raft on a deserted island with palm trees and the warm sun beating down on you (and you know you do because it’s cold as all heck outside) drink this.

>> Get the full recipe here: findingzest.com

16. Fig Prosecco Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: vintagekitty.com

You can’t go wrong with this fig prosecco cocktail. Not only does it look fancy but the taste is divine and you’ll be the talk of the party if you bring this!

>> Get the full recipe here: vintagekitty.com

17. Chocolate Peppermint Winter Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com 

Chocolate and peppermint are the two best food groups (yes they are food groups in my world) so when you combine them it’s truly a Christmas miracle.

>> Get the full recipe here: spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com

18. Donner & Blitzen Ginger Brandy Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: beyondmeresustenance.com 

You really can’t get any more festive and in the spirit of Christmas than drinking a cocktail named after two of Santa’s reindeer.

>> Get the full recipe here: beyondmeresustenance.com

19. Cranberry Margarita

photo & tutorial credit: savorysimple.net 

Margarita’s are a fantastic drink but if you want to spice them up a bit and make them more holiday friendly, here’s exactly how you do it.

>> Get the full recipe here: savorysimple.net

20. Black Cherry Bellinis 

photo & tutorial credit: kitchensancuary.com

Get extra fancy and festive at your next holiday work party with this cocktail, the black cherry bellinis!

>> Get the full recipe here: kitchensancuary.com

21. Christmas Old Fashioned 

photo & tutorial credit: gastronomblog.com 

Spice up an old-fashioned for the holidays with a few of the best holiday smells and flavors with this Christmas Old Fashioned recipe.

>> Get the full recipe here: gastronomblog.com


22. Cranberry Caipirinha

photo & tutorial credit: carolinescooking.com 

Cranberries are a delicious holiday treat that is great in anything, including drinks! This tart, yet sweet drink is the perfect addition to your holiday festivities.

>> Get the full recipe here: carolinescooking.com

23. Sparkling Cranberry Sangria

photo & tutorial credit: temeculablogs.com 

If you’re looking for a fruity drink that still ties in with the Christmas spirit, this sparkling cranberry sangria will do just the trick.

>> Get the full recipe here: temeculablogs.com

24. Pumpkin Eggnog

photo & tutorial credit: ayearofcocktails.com

If you’re not yet ready to let go of the pumpkin craze but want something more Christmasy, this pumpkin eggnog hits the nail on the head and is so good!

>> Get the full recipe here: ayearofcocktails.com

25. Mulled Gin Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: veggiedesserts.co.uk 

Up your cocktail game with this mulled gin cocktail recipe that has ice cubes made out of mulled wine! Sounds like a party to me!

>> Get the full recipe here: veggiedesserts.co.uk

26. Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: vintagekitty.com 

New holiday game! Say Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail five times fast.

Now say it five times fast after a few of these cocktails!

>> Get the full recipe here: vintagekitty.com

27. Cranbellini Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: attachmentmummy.com 

With a bit of sour from the cranberries and the bubbles and fizzing from the Prosecco, this cocktail is a home run!

>> Get the full recipe here: attachmentmummy.com

28. Cranberry Margarita 

photo & tutorial credit: celebratingtheseason.com

This margarita has a fun festive twist that lets you enjoy this fan favorite all year round!

>> Get the full recipe here: celebratingtheseaon.com

29. Cherry Limeade Margarita

photo & tutorial credit: cuzinlogic.com

This cherry limeade margarita will make you feel like you’re sipping drinks on the beach at least for a little while until you go outside and fall in the snow.

>> Get the full recipe here: cuzinlogic.com

30. Mulled Apfelwein Bowle (hard cider punch)

photo & tutorial credit: foodal.com

There is nothing better on a cold winter’s night, huddling around the fire than warm apple cider and the alcohol helps too.

>> Get the full recipe here: foodal.com

31. Ginger Apple Champagne Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: acleanbake.com 

You will be the talk of the town when you make this incredibly festive and delicious ginger apple champagne cocktail at your next holiday party.

>> Get the full recipe here: acleanbake.com

32. Shimmery Santa Baby Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: thekitchenmagpie.com

This shimmery cocktail is sure to dazzle your party guests and is the perfect amount of festive and fun.

>> Get the full recipe here: thekitchenmagpie.com 

33. Spiced Apple Pie Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: recipesfromapantry.com

Another of my favorite food groups is apple pie (again, yes this is a food group, apples..duh) so making a holiday drink that tastes like apple pie is a win in my book!

>> Get the full recipe here: recipesfromapantry.com

34. Pumpkin Spice White Russian 

photo & tutorial credit: missinthekitchen.com 

Just when you thought the season for pumpkin spice was over this Pumpkin Spice White Russian came along and it’s amazing!

>> Get the full recipe here: missinthekitchen.com

35. Sangria 

photo & tutorial credit: myturnforus.com 

There’s just something about sangria that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside…okay, could be the alcohol but this sangria will warm you up during your cold wintery holiday gathering!

>> Get the full recipe here: myturnforus.com

36. Candy Cane Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: annsentitledlife.com

Want to impress all your friends and/or coworkers? Make this delicious candy cane cocktail and really get into the holiday spirit!

>> Get the full recipe here: annsentitledlife.com

37. Spiced Apple Hot Toddy

photo & tutorial credit: simplyhappyfoodie.com 

This spiced apple hot toddy is the perfect nostalgic twist you need this holiday season and oh yeah, it’s sooo good!

>> Get the full recipe here: simplyhappyfoodie.com

38. Cranberry Hot Toddy

photo & tutorial credit: simplyhappyfoodie.com 

If you’d like another fun option for a hot toddy, you can try out this festive cranberry hot toddy that is sure to hit the spot!

>> Get the full recipe here: simplyhappyfoodie.com

39. Cranberry Manhattan

photo & tutorial credit: sidewalkshoes.com 

Bring out your inner “Carrie Bradshaw” with this deliciously delectable cranberry manhattan that is sure to spice up your holiday party.

>> Get the full recipe here: sidewalkshoes.com

40. Arctic Kiss Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: hedgecombers.com

Place a few pieces of mistletoe above these drinks and you’ve got yourself an artic kiss cocktail that everyone will enjoy.

>> Get the full recipe here: hedgecombers.com

41. Italian Inspired Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: renanas.kitchen

Bungled Negroni is an Italian drink that is sure to be the star on top of the tree at your next Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.

>> Get the full recipe here: renanas.kitchen


42. Wassail Recipe

photo & tutorial credit: tosimplyinspire.com

This yummy drink is traditionally served hot which will warm you right up during your holiday party!

>> Get the full recipe here: tosimplyinspire.com

43. Citrus Christmas Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: tikkido.com 

This cocktail is filled with all the delicious festive flavors with a hint of citrus that gives it a little kick.

>> Get the full recipe here: tikkido.com

44. Pink Elephant Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: hedgecombers.com 

We’ve got to talk about the pink elephant in the room…THIS COCKTAIL! (get it??) Not only is this drink gorgeous but it’s the perfect addition to your upcoming Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.

>> Get the full recipe here: hedgecombers.com

45. Cranberry Autumn Leaves Punch

photo & tutorial credit: foodal.com

Get really into the festive spirit and bring a little fall to your Christmas party with this cranberry cocktail!

>> Get the full recipe here: foodal.com 

46. Coquito Classic Puerto Rican Christmas Drink

photo & tutorial credit: thriftyjinxy.com

This drink is rich and creamy and is the perfect drink to warm you up during your yearly Christmas parties.

>> Get the full recipe here: thriftyjinxy.com

47. Cranberry Wine Punch

photo & tutorial credit: missinthekitchen.com 

This drink combines my two favorite things, festive holiday spirit and wine! You can’t go wrong with wine.

>> Get the full recipe here: missinthekitchen.com

48. Cranberry Orange Daiquiris


photo & tutorial credit: smalltownwoman.com 

Just because it’s -30 degrees outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little citrus in your holiday drinks! Enjoy these cranberry and orange daiquiris at any time of the year.

>> Get the full recipe here: smalltownwoman.com

49. Mulled Wine

photo & tutorial credit: emmaeatsandexplores.com  

This festive mulled wine recipe is absolutely delicious and takes your holiday party up a level.

>> Get the full recipe here: emmaeatsandexplores.com

50. Holiday Prosecco Punch

photo & tutorial credit: amber-olive.com

There’s nothing like someone spiking the punch bowl to ramp up the party! Why not spike your punch bowl with Prosecco to be extra festive.

>> Get the full recipe here: amber-olive.com

51. Holiday Prosecco Punch

photo & tutorial credit: sugarandsoul.co

This holiday prosecco punch is not only a delicious holiday treat, but it’s also gorgeous to look at and fun to make!

>> Get the full recipe here: sugarandsoul.co


52. Sour Green Apple Cocktail

photo & tutorial credit: mysocalstyle.com 

This delicious sour green apple cocktail is inspired by the famous Grinch that stole Christmas and with its delightful sour flavor, it truly embodies the Grinch’s style.

>> Get the full recipe here: mysocalstyle.com

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2 thoughts on “52 Best Christmas Cocktails

  1. What a fabulous collection of holiday cocktails! It looks as though I’ve got some serious drinking to do 😉 Thanks for including my Mexican Hot Chocolate and my Donner and Blitzen! Off to share…

    1. Thank you so much, Tamara! All of these drinks look delicious and so festive! You’re very welcome, thank you for letting me use your drinks in my post and thanks for sharing!

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