Christmas is a time for festivities, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a drink in hand?
As a bartender, I can attest that there is no shortage of amazing cocktails to choose from. However, when it comes to Mexican Christmas cocktails, the options are truly unparalleled.
Mexican Christmas cocktails are steeped in tradition and history. They are a blend of both indigenous and Spanish cultures, making them unique and distinct from other Christmas drinks.
These cocktails are a perfect representation of the vibrant and colorful culture of Mexico, and they are sure to add a festive touch to any holiday gathering.
What sets Mexican Christmas cocktails apart is the use of traditional ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, and tequila. These ingredients add a spicy and warm flavor to the cocktails, making them perfect for the chilly winter season.
These cocktails also incorporate fresh fruits like pomegranates and oranges, which add a refreshing and tangy twist to the drinks.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the best Mexican Christmas cocktail recipes that are perfect for any holiday celebration.
From the classic Margarita to the lesser-known Ponche Navideño, these cocktails are sure to impress your guests and add a touch of Mexican flair to your Christmas festivities. So, grab a shaker and get ready to mix up some delicious and festive drinks!
1. Feliz Navidad Cocktail
The Feliz Navidad Cocktail is a perfect addition to your holiday party or a cozy night in during the Christmas season. This tequila-based cocktail is a fun and refreshing twist on the classic Margarita, with a fresh lime flavor and your choice of either Club Soda or Sprite for some bubbles.
It's a great option for those who prefer their cocktails less sweet, as it doesn't include sour mix. The name itself is enough to bring some holiday cheer to your guests, and the taste will keep them coming back for more. Don't miss out on this festive and delicious cocktail!
2. Ponche Navideño
If you're looking to add some Mexican flair to your Christmas celebration, then you must try the Ponche Navideño. This warm and comforting cocktail is a traditional Mexican beverage that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with fresh and dried fruits, sugarcane, and cinnamon, this mulled tropical fruit punch is bursting with flavors of guava, citrus, and hibiscus.
The addition of brandy or añejo tequila gives it a little kick that will warm you up from the inside out. It's a great drink to serve at holiday parties, and both children and adults will love it. The Ponche Navideño is a must-try for anyone who wants to experience the authentic taste of Christmas in Mexico.
3. Winter White Sangria
If you're looking for a festive cocktail to serve at your holiday gathering, the Winter White Sangria is a must-try. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Sangria recipe, infused with winter flavors like canela and rosemary, and made with sweet white wine and Exotico tequila blanco.
The addition of winter fruits like green pears and citrus slices, as well as cranberries for garnish, give this cocktail a classic Christmas feel. It's perfect for serving in a pitcher or punch bowl, so you can spend more time mingling with your guests. Your guests will surely enjoy this lovely holiday combination.
4. Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate
If you're looking for a festive and unique cocktail to serve at your Christmas party, look no further than the Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate. This warm and creamy hot chocolate is infused with cinnamon and cayenne for a touch of Mexican flair, and a shot of tequila adds a smooth and boozy kick.
Even if you're not a tequila lover, the homemade Mexican hot chocolate is worth trying on its own. Whether you're cuddled up by the fire or hosting a holiday gathering, this cocktail is sure to impress. So, why not add a little spice to your holiday season with the Tequila Spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate?
5. Mexican Christmas Punch
Mexican Christmas Punch, also known as Ponche Mexicano Navideño, is a traditional warm beverage enjoyed during the holiday season in Mexico. It is made with a variety of fruits including apples, guavas, and tejocotes, as well as spices like cinnamon and cloves. The sweetness comes from sugar cane or piloncillo, a type of unrefined brown sugar.
This aromatic and flavorful punch is perfect for cold winter nights and is often served during Las Posadas, a nine-day celebration leading up to Christmas. The recipe can be easily adjusted to serve a large group or a small gathering. If you're looking for a unique and delicious holiday drink, give Mexican Christmas Punch a try.
6. Jingle Bell Cranberry Paloma
Looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail for your Christmas party? Look no further than the Jingle Bell Cranberry Paloma. This cocktail is made with silver tequila, leftover cranberry sauce, lime juice, and a squeeze of grapefruit juice, and topped off with ginger beer. The result is a sweet and spicy drink with a beautiful dark red color that is perfect for the holiday season.
For an extra festive touch, add sugared cranberries as a garnish. This cocktail is sure to impress your guests and is a great way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce from your holiday meal. Try making a pitcher for your next Christmas gathering and enjoy the flavors of the season with this delicious Mexican-inspired cocktail.
7. Festive Christmas Margarita
The Festive Christmas Margarita is a must-try cocktail during the holiday season. This Mexican Christmas Cocktail is a delicious blend of tart cranberry juice, lime, orange liqueur, and tequila, with the option to add some fizz to the mix. The addition of cranberry juice adds a festive touch to the classic margarita, making it perfect for holiday gatherings.
The recipe is also versatile, allowing for adjustments to suit individual tastes and serving sizes. Garnish with salt, sugar, lime, or orange wedges, or fresh cranberries for a pretty presentation. Overall, the Festive Christmas Margarita is a fun and delicious cocktail that is sure to impress your guests and get everyone into the holiday spirit.
8. Mexican 75
The Mexican 75 is a festive twist on the classic French 75 cocktail. This tequila-based cocktail is perfect for celebrating the holidays with its refreshing lime juice and bubbly finish. It's a light and flavorful drink that can be customized to your liking with a sugar or salt rim.
Served in an elegant champagne flute, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests at any holiday gathering. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve this holiday season, the Mexican 75 is a must-try.
9. Mexican Ponche
If you're looking for a warm and fruity cocktail to get you in the Christmas spirit, look no further than Mexican Ponche. This traditional Mexican punch is made with a variety of fruits, including tejocotes, and sweetened with unrefined whole cane sugar called piloncillo. It's also spiced with aromatic spices like cinnamon and can be spiked with brandy or rum for an extra kick.
The tartness from dried hibiscus flowers adds a beautiful dark red color to the punch. The aroma of this cocktail is simply divine and will transport you to a cozy Christmas setting. Don't miss out on this authentic vegan Mexican recipe that's perfect for the holiday season.
10. Chocolate Rompope
If you are looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your Christmas party, then the Chocolate Rompope is definitely worth considering. This Mexican eggnog is spiked with rum or brandy and is traditionally served during the holidays. The recipe has a rich and creamy texture, and the addition of grated Mexican chocolate gives it a smooth and silky finish.
The history of the cocktail is also fascinating, as it originated in Puebla, Mexico in the 1600s and was first prepared by nuns to welcome guests to their convent. Today, there are many variations of Rompope, but the chocolate version is a definite crowd-pleaser. So, why not add a touch of Mexican flair to your Christmas celebrations with this delicious and unique cocktail?
11. Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate is a delightful and warming beverage that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with spiced Mexican chocolate and steeped with canela, this is not your ordinary hot chocolate. It has a bold taste and a creamy texture that can satisfy any chocolate cravings.
While it may take a bit more time to make than a packet of Swiss Miss, the extra effort is well worth it. You can also make this warming drink ahead of time to make sure it’s ready right when you need it! If you're looking for a cozy and comforting drink to snuggle up with on a chilly winter night, this Mexican Hot Chocolate is the way to go.
12. Christmas Sangria
Looking for a festive and budget-friendly cocktail to serve at your Christmas dinner? Try the Christmas Sangria! This cocktail is a perfect way to make your wine go further and impress your guests with a sweet and fruity taste.
The addition of club soda or tonic water adds a fizzy touch to the cocktail. Give this sangria time to sit, and the longer the fruits and wine get to know each other, the better it tastes. Overall, the Christmas Sangria is a simple yet impressive cocktail that is sure to be a hit at any Christmas gathering.
13. Costa Rican Rompope
If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your Christmas party, look no further than Costa Rican Rompope. This creamy rum-based drink is a beloved holiday tradition in Costa Rica and other parts of Central America. Made with egg yolks, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this rich and frothy cocktail is perfect for sipping on a cold winter night.
While the traditional recipe calls for a local product called Romporika, you can easily substitute dark rum or whiskey to make this cocktail at home. Serve it chilled with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top for a festive touch. Trust us, your guests will thank you for introducing them to this delicious and unique holiday drink.
14. Horchata Margarita
If you're looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail to add to your Christmas celebration, look no further than the Horchata Margarita. This creamy and dairy-free cocktail is made with a simple horchata recipe using vanilla rice milk, combined with a sweet and spicy cinnamon and clove simple syrup, and spiked with Exotico reposado tequila and almond liqueur.
The result is a smooth and delicious drink that perfectly complements Mexican cuisine. The Horchata Margarita is a must-try for anyone looking to add a little twist to their holiday cocktail lineup.
Rompope, also known as Mexican Eggnog, is a traditional holiday cocktail in Latin America that is sure to warm you up during the festive season. This rich and flavorful cocktail is made with milk, egg yolks, sugar, and liquor, and is often served warm or cold. The addition of ground almonds gives it a unique twist that sets it apart from traditional eggnog.
Rompope is perfect for those who want to indulge in a holiday treat that is both sweet and boozy. Whether you prefer to purchase it from stores or make it at home, Rompope is a must-try during the holidays. So, why not add it to your list of festive drinks this year and enjoy the flavors of Mexico?
16. Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita
The Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita is a perfect cocktail to warm you up during the holiday season. This unique twist on a classic margarita combines smoky mezcal or tequila with spiced apple cider, a splash of orange liquor, and a touch of lime and maple. The cocktail is finished off with fresh rosemary, apple slices, and a smoking cinnamon stick for an extra special touch.
The salty cinnamon sugar rim adds a perfect balance of flavor to the drink. This cocktail is easy to make and perfect for sipping with friends and family during the holiday season. If you're looking for a cozy and warming cocktail to enjoy this Christmas, the Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita is a must-try.
17. Cranberry Lime Margarita
The Cranberry Lime Margarita is a festive and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is made with cranberry juice, Lime DASANI® Sparkling Water, and tequila. It is garnished with a sugar rimmed glass that adds a touch of elegance to the drink.
The combination of sweet and tart flavors in this cocktail is sure to impress your guests. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or just looking for a fun and festive drink to enjoy, the Cranberry Lime Margarita is a must-try. So, grab your shaker and get ready to mix up a batch of this delicious cocktail!
18. Copycat Rum Chata
One of the best Mexican Christmas Cocktail recipes is the Copycat Rum Chata. This creamy and versatile liqueur is made with heavy cream, milk, dark rum, simple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It's a perfect addition to your holiday drink list, and there are so many ways to enjoy it.
The blend of Caribbean rum and Mexican spices with Wisconsin dairy cream gives it a unique taste that you won't find in any other cocktail. Unlike store-bought RumChata®, this copycat version needs to be stored in the refrigerator and used within a few days. If you're looking for a creamy and delicious holiday drink, give the Copycat Rum Chata a try.