The 10 Best Christmas Cocktails for the Holiday Season
Get ready to eat, drink and be merry! We’ve compiled the 10 best Christmas cocktails to get you in the holiday spirit. These festive drinks are perfect for wowing guests at your Christmas party or enjoying by a crackling fire on a cold winter night. With these Christmas cocktail recipes, your holidays are sure to be merry and bright. Cheers!
Christmas Cocktail Recipes & Holiday Drink Ideas
Gingerbread White Russian
Inspired by a favorite Christmas cookie, this cocktail puts a holiday spin on the classic White Russian. Kahlua, vanilla vodka and cream are dressed up with gingerbread spices and a tasty garnish, creating the perfect combination for a cozy night in.
Pomegranate Peppermint Moscow Mule
From Half Baked Harvest
The colors of Christmas shine atop this festive take on a Moscow mule. Finished with pomegranate arils and candied mint, this red-and-green cocktail is sure to impress your guests.
Jack Frost Cocktail
From The Blond Cook
This frosty cocktail tastes like Christmas on the beach. Pineapple juice, blue curacao and a hint of coconut give this icy drink a tropical twist.
From Gimme Some Oven
Spice up your holiday party with this lighter version of traditional eggnog. Made with coconut milk and almond milk, this dairy-free drink gets its rich flavor from chai tea bags, vanilla and maple syrup. A splash of bourbon or brandy makes this creamy drink just right.
Peppermint White Christmas
Toast to the season with champagne cocktails rimmed with crushed candy canes and garnished with a peppermint stir stick. A splash of white crème de cocoa gives this bubbly drink a delicious white chocolate taste.
From Baked New England
An array of sliced seasonal fruit adds warm winter flavors to this sweet sangria. Double (or triple!) the recipe and serve this crowd-pleaser at your next holiday gathering.
Kahlua Hot Chocolate
From Damn Delicious
This boozy hot chocolate is the ultimate indulgent treat on chilly evenings. A generous dash of Kahlua makes this warm beverage extra cozy.
Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
From Baker by Nature
This isn’t your typical whiskey sour! A cranberry cinnamon simple syrup gives this cocktail its vibrant color and festive flavor.
Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail
From Basil and Bubbly
Skip dessert and sip on one of these instead! This pecan pie-inspired drink is simple, strong and best served on the rocks.
Pomegranate and Rosemary Gin Fizz
From Creative Culinary
Fizzy, fragrant and festively colored, this is Christmas in a cocktail. Gin provides a crisp and refreshing foundation, while rosemary simple syrup and pomegranate juice combine in sweet and tart harmony.