Oh yes, the season of holiday parties, Christmas dinners, and seasonal liquor. What do those all have in common? Christmas cocktails. Christmas cocktails are so fun and festive and can be the best way to get your spirits lifted and in the holiday mood. Ready for a cup of cheer? We’ve got 10 recipes right here.
Cranberry Whiskey Sour
If your go-to drink is a whiskey sour and you’re looking for a way to make that more festive, this cocktail is perfect for you. The cranberry flavors really take over and add a different flavor to the drink while still holding the familiar whiskey sour vibe. This is a great option for serving with a Christmas dinner, or at a Christmas cocktail party.
Peppermint White Russian
White Russians are great as is for a festive cocktail but if you’re looking to make it even more in tune with the Christmas spirit, consider making this peppermint twist on the classic white Russian. Adding this twist can be as simple as mixing the drink with a candy cane, but adding peppermint extract is sure to seal the deal and in this recipe, we see how garnishing with melted chocolate and crushed candy cane can take this drink to the next level. If you’re looking for something a little stronger while others are having peppermint hot chocolates, this peppermint white Russian is a great substitute.
Christmas Cookie Jello Shots
Oh, so you’re having THAT kind of Christmas party. Alright, we’ve still got you. Christmas cookie jello shots are little alcoholic cups of heaven and are so festive. Top it off with some whipped cream and sprinkles and you’ve automatically brought the hit of the party. Just remember that these ARE alcoholic, because with these, it can be a little hard to remember.
Apple Cider Mimosas
In search of a Christmas morning cocktail but normal mimosas don’t really seem festive enough? No worries. These apple cider mimosas are so festive and delicious and perfect for accompanying your Christmas brunch. Even better? It’s just two ingredients, Apple cider and prosecco. You can garnish with a rosemary sprig or with a cinnamon stick and boom, almost gourmet for zero effort.
Loved the Apple Cider Mimosas? Looking for something else along that vibe? Here you go! Cranberry mimosas are just as good yet a bit of a more refreshing take on the drink. Since we’re only using cranberry juice for these mimosas, adding some orange liquor can offset the bitterness and add a still-festive fresh flare.
White Christmas Margarita
If you’re more of a margarita person, you have to try this White Christmas Margarita. It’s packed full with festive flavors like cranberry, orange, and rosemary. So, even if it’s taco tuesday the week of Christmas, you still have a festive drink to sip your way through the holidays.
Gorgeous, gorgeous girls love eggnog. Eggnog girls are the most popular girls at the holiday parties. Here’s how you become a gorgeous gorgeous eggnog girl: combine amoretto, eggnog, and vanilla vodka. Rim a martini glass with caramel syrup and brown sugar, pour the drink after shaking, and enjoy being a gorgeous, gorgeous eggnog martini girl.
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum is a classic winter cocktail that I had only learned of recently, but oh boy, it looks and tastes how you might expect Harry Potter’s butterbeer to taste. This warm and cozy cocktail is not only warm temperature-wise, but the alcohol will be sure to warm you up even further. From the inside out, you’ll be spreading warmth and holiday cheer.
Toffee Fireball Hot Toddy
If you’re a fireball fan, first off, *fistbump,* and second, you will love love love this hot Christmas cocktail. In this hot toddy twist, you’ll combine the cinnamon whiskey and butterscotch liquor to create one of the coziest combinations of flavors you’ll taste. If you’re choosing to garnish, and I always think one should, you can rim your heat-safe glass with cinnamon or brown sugar and garnish with cinnamon sticks, star anise, orange, or all of the above.
If mules are your go-to drink, which they’re a great go-to, this gingerbread mule is a pretty easy way to twist the classic mule into a holiday drink. Because Moscow mules already have a ginger element with the ginger beer, adding molasses, cinnamon, and gingerbread infused vodka, will automatically transform this cocktail into something magical enough to spread the Christmas spirit. Instead of spearmint (a classic mule garnish and additive) consider incorporating peppermint for an even more festive take on this cocktail.
Which of these Christmas cocktails will you mix up this holiday season? Let us know down below!