21 of The Best Fun & Festive Christmas Cocktails

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Christmas is full-on for us parents, there’s the shopping, baking, and making Christmas special for the kids, and don’t even get me started on finding inspiration for the elf on the shelf.

So, we deserve a treat (or two) and these cocktails are a fantastic way to unwind at the end of these busy days.

Enjoy them on your own for a quiet evening by the fire, while wrapping the hundredth gift, or at your Christmas party or get-together.

Here you’ll find drinks on this list that offer a new and exciting twist that will get you in the Christmas spirit in no time!

21 Fun & Festive Christmas Cocktails

Simple Cranberry Cocktail

Simple Cranberry Cocktail

This cranberry cocktail couldn’t be any easier! With so many mixing options, you can make this fun holiday drink into a mocktail or a stout vodka and cranberry cocktail. Get the recipe here: Simple Cranberry Cocktail

Dark Mint Dream Cocktail by Foodal

Dark Mint Dream Cocktail

After the first sip of this Dark Mint Dream cocktail, you will be hooked. Minty, rich, and deliciously indulgent. Get the recipe here: Dark Mint Dream Cocktail

Christmas Sangria by Sugar & Soul

Christmas Sangria

Nothing warms the spirit better than Christmas Sangria! Easy to make, serve, and even easier to drink, try whipping up this crimson cocktail this season! Get the recipe here: Christmas Sangria

Christmas Gingerbread Liqueur by Tikkido

Christmas Gingerbread Liqueur

Gingerbread liqueur is a delicious homemade holiday drink, perfect for giving as a gift or sipping yourself. It has all the flavor and spice of delicious Christmas gingerbread in smooth, sippable form. Get the recipe here: Christmas Gingerbread Liqueur

Holiday Peppermint White Russian by The Forked Spoon

Holiday Peppermint White Russian

Get festive this holiday season with this super easy Holiday Peppermint White Russian. Made with Kahlúa, Peppermint Schnapps, and, of course, Vodka, this delicious cocktail will have everyone singing. Get the recipe here: Holiday Peppermint White Russian

Kris Kringltini by Baked Broiled and Basted

Kris Kringltini

What is the perfect Christmas Martini? It has to have chocolate and peppermint, right? Get the recipe here: Kris Kringltini

Peppermint Twistmas by Food Wine Sunshine

Peppermint Twistmas

What are you dreaming of this holiday? I am dreaming of this Champagne Cocktail. Enjoy this festive Peppermint Twistmas festive cocktail this holiday season. Get the recipe here: Peppermint Twistmas

Sugar Plum Fairy Martini by Burrata & Bubbles

Sugar Plum Fairy Martini

Add a little sparkle to your holidays with this festive Sugar Plum Fairy Martini! This Nutcracker-themed martini is a sure hit for your next holiday party, or it’s the perfect relaxing sipper for an evening in front of the fireplace. Get the recipe here: Sugar Plum Fairy Martini

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail by Slow The Cook Down

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is sure to get you in a festive mood! Creamy Baileys is shaken with creme de menthe and creme de cacao for a mint chocolate taste explosion.  And don’t forget that candy cane and dark chocolate rim! Get the recipe here: Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

Holiday Hot Fruit Punch by A Taste For Travel

Holiday Hot Fruit Punch

This traditional hot fruit punch is served at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve throughout Guatemala, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America. Perfect for serving a crowd, it features a bounty of fresh fruit and spices that are both warming and festive. Get the recipe here: Holiday Hot Fruit Punch

Chai-Cranberry Bourbon Smash by Burrata & Bubbles

Chai-Cranberry Bourbon Smash

Liven up your holiday party with this chai-cranberry bourbon smash. Full of warm spice, this cocktail will have you feeling the holiday spirit in no time. Get the recipe here: Chai-Cranberry Bourbon Smash

Candy Cane Martini by Become Betty

Candy Cane Martini

If you are looking to get into the holiday spirit then try this Candy Cane Martini recipe. It’s smooth and delicious. Perfect for the holidays as a treat to bring some cheer. Get the recipe here: Candy Cane Martini

Sour Apple Mint Drink Cocktail by A Magical Mess

Sour Apple Mint Drink Cocktail

Whether you are planning big holiday parties or just laying low to decorate the house with family, this cocktail recipe makes for an impressive treat. Get the recipe here: Sour Apple Mint Drink Cocktail

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Brandy Alexander Cocktail

A rich, slightly spicy drink with notes of cinnamon and chocolate, it’s almost like a more booze-forward version of the classic hot cocoa (except for the hot part). Get the recipe here: Brandy Alexander Cocktail


Pomegranate Gin Fizz 

Sweet pomegranates & oranges, spicy clove & cinnamon, and floral notes of a fine gin. Fruity, spicy, & layered, this cocktail is perfect for a Christmas party. Get the recipe here: Pomegranate Gin Fizz 

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Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer 

This is a quick homemade limoncello cocktail recipe that is perfect for Christmas and the holiday season! It’s light and refreshing so it’s best for before, during, or after a big holiday meal. Get the recipe here: Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer

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Cranberry Fizz Cocktail

This refreshing winter cocktail is sure to be a hit with everybody this holiday season. Get the recipe here: Cranberry Fizz Cocktail

Green Peppermint Candy Cane Crush

Green Candy Cane Crush Peppermint Martini

Isn’t this peppermint martini pretty? Green candy canes add festive fun to this peppermint martini recipe. Refreshing mint plus sour apple is a party for your taste buds. Get the recipe here: Green Candy Cane Crush Peppermint Martini

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Snowflake Cocktail

This cocktail is a winter’s dream libation! It’s cool, sweet, refreshing, and beautiful. Get the recipe here: Snowflake Cocktail

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Cinnamon & Orange Glögg

This Swedish variation of mulled wine is best served hot and shared with some great company on a cold Christmas night. Get the recipe here: Cinnamon & Orange Glögg

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Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail

Grab your cocktail shaker and get ready to shake up a delicious Christmas drink with vodka and Bailey’s that is going to knock your socks off with its gingerbread and spicy goodness! Get the recipe here: Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail

Try one of these festive Christmas cocktails at your party this year to take it to the next level. They’re tasty cocktails and they look great at any party.

More Christmas Inspiration To Go With Your Cocktails…

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