Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away? We’re full of the festive spirit, and hopefully, you are too! But we know how busy you must be with all the last-minute preparations. So, let’s get the party started with some festive drinks that will help keep out the winter chill. Whether you’re hosting a low-key Christmas celebration or a huge get-together, you can’t do it without these Christmas cocktails.
Our Favorite Christmas Cocktails
Challenge your inner bartender with these easy Christmas cocktail recipes. Each of these recipes is flavorful and perfect for spreading holiday cheer. Whether you have a sweet or sour tooth, this carefully curated list of Christmas drink recipes won’t disappoint you. So, let’s get the holiday spirits flowing!
Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail
Is vodka your go-to drink? Do you love the taste of citrus? Allow us to present the first Christmas cocktail recipe of the season – the Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail. This tangy, Christmassy cocktail will help you relax, unwind, and get in the holiday spirit. The drink is made with vodka and orange juice and topped with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of fresh mint. Sound good? Try it out for your upcoming Christmas Eve soiree.
White Christmas Martini
Spread festive cheer with a round of these Christmas cocktails. They’re made with vanilla vodka, crème de cocoa, and white chocolate liqueur. And this recipe is so easy, it’s perfect for any surprise holiday guest. Finish up the drink with a coarse sugar garnish to make it sparkle. You’re surely going to earn some praise for your bartending skills with this super easy recipe.
If you love Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday character, the Grinch, you must try this Christmas cocktail! It got its name because of its distinct green color. It’s a simple melon liqueur sour, so if you love melon, this drink will put a smile on your face. Plus, you can stir it up in a jiffy, making it the perfect drink for a last-minute addition.
Toasted Marshmallow Cocktail
If there’s one drink that can get the whole family to cozy up around the firepit, it’s this one. This sweet, boozy, adult treat is topped with toasted marshmallows. And it can double up as a dessert, too! A non-boozy hot chocolate with marshmallows will be just as much of a hit with the kids.
Spiced Silver Bell
This tequila-based drink is flavored with winter spices and a touch of citrus, making it the perfect holiday drink. This cocktail is a smooth blend of lime juice and tequila with a dash of cranberry spice syrup. Top it off with ginger beer for a sparkling finish. This is an offbeat Christmas drink that everyone is sure to love.
Holiday Mai Tai
If you’re looking for fruit-flavored Christmas cocktail recipes, then this one is a must-try. Toss together rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and amaretto, and your cocktail is ready! It’s sure to bring sunshine to any holiday party, even if it’s snowing outside!
Candy Cane Cocktail
This recipe takes a little bit of time to prepare, and you’ll need to make sure you have all the ingredients. But if you love to try new Christmas cocktail recipes, you can’t miss trying this one. Embrace your inner child and enjoy the taste of candy canes in an alcoholic beverage.
Red is the color of Christmas. And if you’re looking for a cocktail that’ll match your decorations, you’ve found one, all right! This dark red cocktail contains a mixture of red wine, brandy, sweet syrup, and cinnamon, offset by the refreshing taste of fresh fruits. This drink is full of depth and flavor and is perfect for warming you up on cold winter nights.
Winter Snowflake Cocktail
To make this cocktail, mix Bailey’s Irish Cream with a light cinnamon flavor. It’s like a milkshake or a pudding, so it can double up as a dessert, too. Just top it with some whipped cream and finish off with a sprinkling of freshly ground cinnamon.
It’s one of the easiest cocktails to make, but that doesn’t mean it tastes any less good! For cranberry mimosas, all you need are fizzy champagne and tart cranberries. This drink will certainly add some sparkle to your Christmas Day!
Mrs. Claus Cocktail
This Christmas, let’s celebrate and cheer for Mrs. Claus, too, by preparing this classic Christmas cocktail. This delicious mix of peppermint schnapps and eggnog is not your average Christmas drink. It’s a tribute to the woman behind the man with the sleigh. Just make sure you’ve made enough, because your guests are sure to ask for a top up!
As a child, you might have had a hot toddy when you were ill with the flu. But this drink is definitely not for children! It’s a soothing mixture of honey, lemon, and whiskey… Basically, the alcoholic version of ‘curling up under a warm blanket’.
There’s nothing better for getting you in the holiday mood than Christmas drinks! Try these classic Christmas cocktail recipes to discover drinks that are tasty, flavorful, and full of Christmas cheer. And for even more ideas, check out our list of last year’s favorites.