The holiday season is upon us, and nothing gets us in the festive spirit quite like a good drink. Whether you're hosting a Christmas party, or just looking to unwind after a long day of gift shopping, a delicious cocktail can be just the thing to lift your spirits.
And with so many amazing ingredients and flavors to choose from, there's no shortage of options when it comes to crafting the perfect holiday drink.
But with so many recipes out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That's why we've put together a list of the best Delish Christmas Cocktail recipes, guaranteed to spread cheer and get you in the holiday mood.
From classic drinks like eggnog and hot toddies, to more modern twists on old favorites, there's something for everyone on this list.
So whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a newbie to the world of cocktails, read on to discover some of the most delicious and festive drinks to try this holiday season.
From sweet to spicy, boozy to non-alcoholic, we've got you covered with our top picks for the best Delish Christmas Cocktail recipes. So grab a shaker, put on some holiday tunes, and let's get mixing!
1. Christmas Margarita
The Christmas Margarita is a festive and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail combines the classic flavors of tequila and lime with the seasonal flavors of cranberry and pomegranate juice. The drink is garnished with cranberries, grapefruit slices, and a sprig of rosemary, making it a beautiful addition to any holiday party.
What makes this cocktail even better is that it is easy to make and does not require a bartender. If you are looking for a delicious and festive drink to serve at your next holiday gathering, the Christmas Margarita is a must-try.
2. Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer
Looking for a festive and delicious cocktail to serve at your Christmas party? Look no further than Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer! This cocktail features a perfect blend of flavors, including cranberry, orange juice, ginger ale, and vodka, and is topped off with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries for a festive touch.
The recipe can easily be made kid-friendly by omitting the vodka, making it a great option for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you're sipping on it while decorating the tree or serving it to friends at your annual Christmas party, Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. So why wait? Try this delicious cocktail today and get ready to spread some holiday cheer!
3. Santa's Spritz Christmas Cocktail
Looking for a fun and delicious Christmas cocktail to serve at your holiday party? Look no further than Santa's Spritz Christmas Cocktail! Made with a combination of prosecco, rhubarb and ginger gin, and cranberry juice, this fizzy and refreshing cocktail is sure to be a hit with your guests.
The sweet and spicy flavors of the gin pair perfectly with the tartness of the cranberry juice, making for a perfectly balanced drink that's perfect for sipping on while you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you're looking for a cocktail to serve at your holiday party or just want to enjoy a festive drink at home, Santa's Spritz Christmas Cocktail is sure to be a hit!
4. White Christmas Mojito
The White Christmas Mojito is a perfect holiday cocktail that is sure to please any crowd. This delicious rum-based drink is made with almond milk, cream of coconut, lime juice, and agave, and is topped off with club soda. The cocktail is garnished with fresh cranberries, mint leaves, and crushed peppermints, giving it a festive and refreshing taste.
The recipe also includes a fun twist, where the rim of the cocktail glass is dipped in melted chocolate and crushed peppermints. This cocktail is perfect for any holiday party or happy hour with friends and family. Be sure to try this amazing cocktail recipe and impress your guests with your bartending skills.
5. Christmas Santa Margarita
The Christmas Santa Margarita is a festive and delicious cocktail that is sure to please any crowd during the holiday season. This cocktail is easy to make and features a blend of cranberry juice, tequila, and Jack Daniel's. The rim of the glass is dipped in lime juice and sugar for an added touch of sweetness.
The cocktail is then topped off with a black felt strip and gold belt for a fun and festive presentation. Whether you're looking for a fun cocktail to share with friends and family or a delicious drink to enjoy on your own, the Christmas Santa Margarita is sure to be a hit.
6. Christmas Old Fashioned
The Christmas Old Fashioned is a cozy and warming cocktail perfect for the holiday season. Made with homemade cardamom-infused maple syrup, bourbon, lemon, orange, and bitters, this cocktail is topped off with a splash of ginger beer for a fizzy finish. The spicy sweet rim and sugared cranberries add an extra festive touch to this already delicious drink.
While it may not be a traditional old fashioned, the Christmas Old Fashioned is a special and unique cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. If you're looking for a cocktail that's both comforting and flavorful, the Christmas Old Fashioned is definitely worth trying.
7. Sparkling Christmas Party Punch
The Sparkling Christmas Party Punch is a festive and delicious cocktail that will surely bring happiness to all who partake. This cocktail is a perfect blend of white wine, sweet pomegranate juice, vodka, zesty citrus, and bubbly ginger beer. It's served in a sweet cinnamon sugar-rimmed glass, which adds an extra special touch to this holiday cocktail.
The addition of ginger beer adds both sweetness and spice, making it a refreshing and warming drink, perfect for the snowiest December nights. Overall, the Sparkling Christmas Party Punch is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add some holiday cheer to their gatherings.
8. Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail
The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail is a festive and fun drink that perfectly captures the essence of the Grinch. The cocktail is a mix of vodka, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice, jalapeños, and ginger beer. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy, making it ideal for the holiday season.
The drink is garnished with minted sugar and pomegranate arils for a pop of color. It's perfect for serving at holiday parties or for enjoying by the fire while watching The Grinch. Overall, the Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail is a delicious and creative cocktail that is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the holiday season.
9. Cranberry St. Germain Cocktail
The Cranberry St. Germain Cocktail is a must-try drink for the holiday season. This beautiful ruby-red cocktail is made with cranberry juice and St. Germain elderflower liqueur, which gives it a refreshing and floral taste. The sparkly lime sugar on the rim adds a festive touch to this already stunning drink.
Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just want to enjoy a cozy night in, this cocktail is perfect for any occasion. It's easy to make and even easier to drink, making it a crowd-pleaser for all your guests. Don't miss out on this delicious and festive drink!
10. Poinsettia Spritz Punch
The Poinsettia Spritz Punch is a festive and fizzy cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail combines the tartness of cranberry with the sweetness of champagne and a hint of St. Germain for a floral touch.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a pitcher, making it a great option for entertaining. The addition of fresh cranberries adds a festive touch to the drink. If you're looking for a holiday cocktail that is both delicious and easy to make, the Poinsettia Spritz Punch is definitely worth trying.
11. Mistletoe Margarita
The Mistletoe Margarita is a festive and delicious cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with pomegranate juice, peppermint vodka, and tequila, this cocktail has a unique and refreshing flavor that is sure to please any crowd.
The rim of the glass is coated with sugar and garnished with pomegranate seeds and a mint sprig, making it a beautiful and eye-catching drink. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just looking for a fun and festive cocktail to enjoy at home, the Mistletoe Margarita is definitely worth trying. So shake one up and get into the holiday spirit!
12. Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail
The Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail is a festive and refreshing drink that is perfect for kicking off the holiday season. Made with orange vodka, elderberry liqueur, blood orange juice, and ginger beer, this cocktail has a beautiful color and a delightful taste.
The addition of pomegranate arils and fresh herbs like thyme and rosemary make it a visually appealing drink as well. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or simply looking for a delicious drink to enjoy on a cozy night in, the Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail is sure to impress.
13. Reindeer Margarita
The Reindeer Margarita is a festive and fun Christmas cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. This tequila and Bailey's based drink is not only delicious but also looks like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with cinnamon sticks as antlers and a cherry for a nose.
The combination of tequila, Bailey's, half and half, almond milk, and vanilla creates a creamy and sweet flavor with a hint of cinnamon. This cocktail is perfect for any holiday party or happy hour and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you're looking for a unique and creative Christmas cocktail, the Reindeer Margarita is definitely worth trying.
14. Buddy the Elf Cocktail
The Buddy the Elf Cocktail is a dessert cocktail that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth this Christmas. Inspired by the movie Elf, this cocktail is a mix of vodka, Kahlúa, maple syrup, vanilla, molasses, cinnamon, and ginger, topped off with a splash of sweetened condensed milk.
It's like a cross between a White Russian and a Gingerbread Martini, with a sweet and festive twist. If you're feeling extra indulgent, top it off with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. This cocktail is perfect for those who love all things sweet and festive during the holiday season.
15. Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail
The Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves the combination of mint and chocolate. This creamy cocktail is made with Baileys, creme de menthe, and creme de cacao, which come together to create a deliciously sweet and minty flavor explosion.
The glass is rimmed with dark chocolate and candy cane pieces, making it the perfect festive drink to enjoy during the holiday season. This cocktail is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests at any holiday party. If you're looking for a delicious and festive cocktail to add to your holiday menu, the Baileys Candy Cane Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
16. Winter Wonderland Cocktail
The Winter Wonderland Cocktail is a creamy and flavorful martini variation that will have you falling in love with winter. With its striking, snowy appearance and delicious taste, this cocktail is perfect for a festive party or a cozy night by the fire.
Its four ingredients meld together perfectly to create a potent and sippable cocktail. One of the great perks of this cocktail is that it can be made in a big batch for your party goers. Overall, the Winter Wonderland Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a decadent and delicious holiday cocktail.
17. Winter Wonderland Margarita
The Winter Wonderland Margarita is a unique and festive cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with unsweetened canned coconut milk, reposado tequila, and orange liqueur, this cocktail is elevated by the addition of a homemade rosemary simple syrup.
The rosemary gives the drink a savory and complex flavor that perfectly balances the sweetness of the coconut milk. The cocktail is garnished with a candied rosemary sprig, which adds a wintry touch to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking to add a little holiday cheer to their drink menu.
18. Gingerbread Margarita
The Gingerbread Margarita is a perfect holiday drink that will leave your taste buds wanting more. This cocktail is a unique twist on the classic margarita, with the addition of spiced rum, butterscotch schnapps, maple syrup, and cinnamon extract. The rim of the glass is coated with a blend of cinnamon sugar, which adds a festive touch.
The cocktail is then topped with ginger beer, nutmeg, and allspice berries for garnish. The combination of flavors is simply amazing, making it a great winter cocktail to please any crowd. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make Christmas cocktail, the Gingerbread Margarita is definitely worth trying.
19. Year Round Jack Frost Cocktail
The Year Round Jack Frost Cocktail is a delicious and pretty blue drink that can be enjoyed all year round, not just during the winter months. Made with coconut rum, blue curacao, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, this frozen cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or on the veranda during the hot summer months.
The coconut rum adds a tropical twist to the classic winter cocktail, making it a refreshing and delightful drink for any occasion. The cocktail is also easy to make, with just a few simple ingredients and a blender. If you're looking for a tasty and unique cocktail to serve at your next party, the Year Round Jack Frost Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
20. Cranberry Aperol Spritz
The Cranberry Aperol Spritz is a Christmas twist on the classic Italian aperitif. This cocktail is perfect for the festive season with its sweet and syrupy cranberry juice replacing the usual soda water.
The bitter and citrusy flavor of Aperol is balanced perfectly with the tartness of cranberries and oranges. This long and refreshing cocktail is perfect for serving at Christmas or New Year's Eve parties. If you're looking for a cocktail that screams Christmas, the Cranberry Aperol Spritz is a must-try.
21. Poinsettia Cocktail
The Poinsettia Cocktail is a festive and easy-to-make Christmas cocktail that is perfect for any holiday gathering. This champagne-based cocktail has a tart cranberry flavor that is enhanced by the addition of Grand Marnier. The garnish is a simple yet elegant touch, featuring a sprig of rosemary and two raw cranberries.
While the recipe is straightforward, the end result is a visually stunning and delicious cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a simple yet elegant holiday cocktail, the Poinsettia is definitely worth a try.
22. Cranberry Gin Fizz
The Cranberry Gin Fizz is a delightful holiday cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. Made with gin, cranberry sauce, and sparkling water, this cocktail is light, refreshing, and has a pretty pink color that is perfect for the holiday season. The garnishes of fresh rosemary, cranberries, and sugar rim add a touch of elegance to the drink, making it perfect for any holiday party.
The best part is that you can easily turn it into a mocktail by leaving out the gin and muddling the cranberry sauce directly into the club soda or sparkling water. If you're looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering, the Cranberry Gin Fizz is definitely worth trying.
23. St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your Christmas party, the St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzer is a must-try. This cocktail is made with St. Germain, a French liqueur made from elderberry flowers, mixed with Brut sparkling white wine, pomegranate juice, and club soda.
The result is a light, fruity, and floral drink that's not too sweet and highly customizable. The addition of pomegranate arils adds a festive touch to the cocktail, making it perfect for the holiday season. Whether you're celebrating with friends or family, this cocktail is sure to impress. So, raise a glass and cheers to a happy holiday season!
24. Christmas White Russian Cocktail
The Christmas White Russian Cocktail is a delicious and unique cocktail perfect for the holidays. It's a variation of the Black Russian with the addition of cream, giving it a rich and balanced coffee aroma with a moderate sweetness.
The whipped cream topping adds a note of refinement and elegance. It's easy to make and can be served in various ways, making it a must-try for anyone who enjoys a strong and heady drink with a unique and delicious taste.
25. Pomegranate Gin and Tonic
Looking for a festive twist on a classic cocktail? Look no further than the Pomegranate Gin and Tonic! This sweet and tart cocktail is the perfect balance of flavors, with the unique taste of gin paired with a splash of pomegranate juice.
The addition of pomegranate arils and a rosemary sprig make for a beautiful and festive presentation. While there are many variations of gin and tonics out there, this one is definitely worth trying for the holiday season. So why not impress your guests with this easy and delicious cocktail?
26. Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai
The Mele Kalikimaka Mai Tai is a holiday twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail, perfect for Christmas celebrations. The cocktail features Koloa Rum's gold and spiced rum, spiced for a festive touch, and is garnished with sugared cranberries, pineapple, and mint.
The cocktail also includes Tiki Bitters, which add a spicy and complex flavor to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves tiki cocktails and wants to add a tropical touch to their holiday celebrations.