Hosting for the holidays this year? Here is a roundup of our favorite festive holiday cocktails that will perfectly complement your event.
Not sure if you want sweet cocktails or strong ones? Traditional eggnog or refreshing spirits? Add a little bit of everything to your menu with these super simple Christmastime cocktail recipes.
Punch is the perfect drink to serve to a crowd. It’s easy to prepare and always a crowd-pleaser. Besides, no party is complete without the traditional punch bowl.
Light up a fire and set the tone with some soothing candles and soft music. Add mulled wine to complete the cozy experience by tossing a few spices in a pot and voilà!
The holidays call for eggnog and this simple recipe is the perfect one. It’s simple to make and tastes delicious.
Can’t decide between dessert or a cocktail? Why not combine the two with this tasty gingerbread martini. Flavored with Baileys, this holiday-ready cocktail is perfect for serving to friends and family at your event.
Nothing says holiday like apple cider, fall spices, and a touch of orange juice. Warm it up and you have yourself a cozy holiday cocktail everyone will love.
Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail
With a refreshing cranberry twist, this orange liqueur topped with bubbly and fresh cranberries is the show-stopping cocktail your Christmas party needs.
Hot Buttered Rum
Also known as a hot toddy, hot buttered rum is a cross between a cocktail and a decadent dessert. Orange flavor combined with autumn spices and a buttery taste, this cocktail always impresses.
Holiday Jello Shots
Liven up the party a little more with a few red and green Jell-O shots. Made with vodka, these festive shooters are sure to get the party started.
What’s better than a mimosa? A Christmas mimosa! Add some bubbly champagne to a sugar-rimmed flute with just a handful of fruity ingredients and you’ll have the perfect holiday drink in under 5 minutes.
Who says sangria is a summertime drink? Made with citrus flavors, pomegranate, pear, and a hint of cinnamon, this refreshing drink is the perfect winter sangria.
Holiday Mai Tai
This Mai Tai comes with a twist that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’s a fruity rum cocktail that your guests will love!
Holiday glögg is traditional in Scandinavian countries. This recipe is the best glögg you’ll ever taste. With the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors, this mildly boozy drink is a great choice for your holiday parties.
Similar to eggnog (minus the actual eggs) this milk punch cocktail is a creamy drink with hints of nutmeg. Served just a tad warm, this drink is comforting and delicious.
Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this bourbon drink is just the cocktail you’ve been searching for. Made with cranberries, this drink recipe is perfect for the cooler weather.
The Grinch Cocktail
Your guests will absolutely love the look of this Grinch cocktail at your holiday event. Combining melon, lemon, lime, and cherry, this refreshing drink is one Grinch everyone will enjoy this Christmas.
Is it even a holiday party without peppermint? With just enough peppermint splashed into every sip, this refreshing cocktail is like a candy cane in a glass. This recipe is sure to make your party a smash.
Christmas Cocktail Mimosas
- 2 bottles champagne chilled (2x750ml)
- 1-1/2 cups cup blood orange juice
- 1 cup fresh cranberries optional
- 12 rosemary sprigs optional
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