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December 10, 2018

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

From The Kitchen Is My Playground

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.

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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.

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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.

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Chai Eggnog

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.

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Peppermint White Christmas

From Freutcake

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.

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Winter Sangria

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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