45 Festive Christmas Cocktails To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

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Is there a better way to warm up than with a Christmas cocktail? We’ve rounded up our all-time favorite Christmas cocktails to serve your friends and family this holiday season.

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Fun & Festive Christmas Cocktails

Whether you need something to wash down all those Christmas cookies or you’re looking for a cocktail recipe for while you’re curling up to watch Christmas Movies, we’ve got just the thing on this list.

The festive drinks are also perfect for the rest of your Christmas dinner menu! From irresistible, original flavors and even upgrades to classic cocktails you already know and love.

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.

Why We Love These Recipes

  • Great variety: With these easy Christmas cocktail recipes, you’ll find the perfect something.
  • Festive recipes: These ideas will make a delicious addition to your holiday gatherings.
  • Simple ingredients: No need for any fancy or expensive ingredients. We’ve kept it easy and accessible. Most of the drinks can be made with ingredients you already have.
  • Perfect presentation: These cocktails will look just as good as they taste. Impress your guests with a beautifully presented drink and make your holiday gathering even more special.

Time to Get Festive

With these Christmas cocktails, you’ll be able to create the perfect drinks for all occasions during the holiday season. So pour yourself a glass, and cheers to a joyous and merry Christmas! Check out all the recipes below:

Grinch Martini

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Experience the spirit of Christmas with a delicious Grinch Martini, a festive and fun cocktail inspired by everyone’s favorite Christmas villain. A blend of vodka, Midori, lemon juice, and simple syrup, all mixed perfectly to create this refreshing cocktail with a festive twist.

Christmas Tree Cocktail

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The Christmas Tree Cocktail is a festive and refreshing drink that is perfect for the holiday season and combines the flavors of spiced rum, cranberry juice, and lemon-lime soda, creating a delicious and colorful cocktail to put you in the holiday spirit.

Jack Frost Cocktail

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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.

Dark Mint Dream Cocktail

Dark Mint Dream Cocktail by Foodal

You will be hooked after the first sip of this Dark Mint Dream cocktail. Minty, rich, and deliciously indulgent.

Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria by Sugar & Soul

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!

Christmas Gingerbread Liqueur

Christmas Gingerbread Liqueur by Tikkido

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.

Holiday Peppermint White Russian

Holiday Peppermint White Russian by The Forked Spoon

Get festive this holiday season with this super easy peppermint white Russian. Made with Kahlúa, Peppermint Schnapps, and, of course, Vodka, this delicious cocktail will have everyone singing.

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

The perfect creamy cocktail for chocolate lovers. Make this Peppermint Chocolate Martini easily with just three ingredients!

Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail

One of the most beloved beverages of the season would undoubtedly be eggnog. With delicious flavors, this Eggnog Amaretto Cocktail couldn’t be easier to prepare, and you’ll love serving this drink during the Christmas season.

Cranberry Margaritas

This cranberry margarita recipe is quick, easy, tasty, and perfect for toasting during the holidays or just any happy hour.

RumChata Egg Nog Cocktail

RumChata and Eggnog combine to make this Christmas cocktail with a punch. Candy canes crushed on top of the whipped cream add just the right touch!

White Christmas Mojito

This White Christmas Mojito is very white and festive and looks like Christmas, but it hides a secret tropicalness you’ll enjoy on a cold winter night.

Gin & Appletiser Christmas Cocktail

This Gin & Appletiser Cocktail is a delicious and seasonal twist on a gin and tonic, which is ideal to serve at a Christmas party.

Candy Cane Infused Vodka Cocktail

This Candy Cane Infused Vodka makes a great gift and will be a massive hit for all your winter entertaining too!

Mistletoe Margaritas

Underneath the mistletoe is where you’ll want to be with these Mistletoe Margaritas! This festive margarita will have you feeling jolly in no time.

The North Pole Cocktail

With one sip of this creamy, minty, chocolatey cocktail, you’ll feel like you’re at the North Pole. A perfect drink for all your holiday festivities!

Mistletoe Cocktail

This sweet and spicy cocktail is the perfect drink to get you in the holiday spirit. You can whip up this festive Mistletoe Cocktail with just a few simple ingredients for your next gathering.

White Christmas Margarita Punch

Serve up a pitcher of this White Christmas Margarita Punch at your holiday party, and it will be a guaranteed hit! With flavors like coconut, cranberries, and lime, it’s the perfect combination of festive and refreshing.

Christmas Mimosas

Start your Christmas morning off with a toast to the holiday season with these delicious Christmas Mimosas. Make this festive and bubbly drink to kick off your celebrations.

The Santa Clause Cocktail

Put yourself in Santa’s shoes and sip on this delicious and colorful Santa Clause Cocktail that is sure to make you feel jolly.

The Mistletoe Kiss

Pucker up for a tasty Mistletoe Kiss this holiday season! This festive cocktail is perfect for celebrating with friends and loved ones under the mistletoe.

Rudolph’s Rockin’ Pomegranate Jingle Juice Punch

This drink is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any holiday party. With its mix of pomegranate juice, orange liquor, lime, champagne, and ginger beer, it’s a flavorful and festive punch that will have everyone dancing under the mistletoe.

Irish Elf Slow Cooker Cocktail

Get into the holiday spirit with this warm and cozy cocktail. Made in a slow cooker, it’s a perfect drink to serve at your next Christmas party or to enjoy on a chilly winter night.

Berry Merry Christmas Martini

This festive martini is a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Its bright red color makes it the perfect drink to serve at your holiday party or enjoy while wrapping presents.

Mrs. Claus Cranberry Whiskey Cocktail

This delicious and festive cocktail is perfect for all the Mrs. Clauses out there. A Mrs. Claus Cranberry Whiskey Cocktail is a tasty treat that will keep you warm throughout the holiday season.

Santa Claus-Mopolitan

This fun Santa Claus-Mopolitan cocktail will add some holiday cheer to any occasion.

White Chocolate Snowflake Martini

Add a touch of elegance to your holiday party with this creamy and indulgent White Chocolate Snowflake Martini. Made with white chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and half & half, it’s a sweet and decadent treat that will have everyone feeling like they’re walking in a winter wonderland.

Peppermint Espresso Martini

Wake up your taste buds with this Peppermint Espresso Martini, a festive twist on a classic espresso martini. It’s the perfect drink to keep you energized and in the holiday spirit all night long.

Sugared Cranberry Mimosas

Add a touch of sweetness to your holiday celebrations with these festive mimosas. The sugared cranberries add a beautiful and tasty touch to this classic brunch cocktail.

Kris Kringltini

Kris Kringltini by Baked Broiled and Basted

What is the perfect Christmas Martini? It has to have chocolate and peppermint, right? Just like this Kris Kringltini.

Peppermint Twistmas

Peppermint Twistmas by Food Wine Sunshine

What are you dreaming of this holiday? I am dreaming of this Champagne Cocktail. Enjoy this festive Peppermint Twistmas festive cocktail this holiday season.

Sugar Plum Fairy Martini

Sugar Plum Fairy Martini by Burrata & Bubbles

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.

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail

Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail by Slow The Cook Down

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!

Holiday Hot Fruit Punch

Holiday Hot Fruit Punch by A Taste For Travel

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.

Chai-Cranberry Bourbon Smash

Chai-Cranberry Bourbon Smash by Burrata & Bubbles

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.

Candy Cane Martini

Candy Cane Martini by Become Betty

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.

Sour Apple Mint Drink Cocktail

Sour Apple Mint Drink Cocktail by A Magical Mess

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

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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A rich, slightly spicy drink with notes of cinnamon and chocolate, this Brandy Alexander Cocktail is almost like a more booze-forward version of the classic hot cocoa (except for the hot part).

Pomegranate Gin Fizz 

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

Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer 

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This quick homemade limoncello cocktail recipe is perfect for Christmas and the holiday season! It’s light and refreshing, so it’s perfect for before, during, or after a big holiday meal.

Green Candy Cane Crush Peppermint Martini

Green Peppermint Candy Cane Crush

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.

Snowflake Cocktail

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This Snowflake Cocktail is a winter’s dream libation! It’s cool, sweet, refreshing, and beautiful.

Cinnamon & Orange Glögg

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This Swedish variation of mulled wine is best served hot and shared with some great company on a cold Christmas night.

Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail

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

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 recipes you might enjoy!

I write a lot about Christmas and party recipe ideas, so there’s a good chance you can pretty much plan out much of your menu right now. Check out these other posts to make hosting Christmas a breeze:

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