The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the cold winter weather and the desire to warm up with a festive drink. As a bartender, I have spent countless hours experimenting with different ingredients to create the perfect holiday cocktail.
However, there is one type of cocktail that stands out above the rest during this time of year: the White Christmas Cocktail.
This type of cocktail is perfect for those who want to embrace the winter wonderland theme and indulge in a creamy and delicious drink.
The White Christmas Cocktail is characterized by its creamy texture and white color, which is achieved by using a combination of milk or cream and white liqueurs such as white chocolate liqueur or Irish cream.
One of the best things about the White Christmas Cocktail is its versatility. It can be made with a variety of ingredients, including peppermint schnapps, coconut rum, or even eggnog.
The possibilities are endless, and each variation adds a unique twist to this classic winter cocktail.
Whether you are hosting a holiday party or just looking to cozy up by the fire, the White Christmas Cocktail is sure to bring warmth and joy to your holiday season.
So, let's dive into some of the best White Christmas Cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests and leave them feeling merry and bright.
1. Winter Wonderland Cocktail
The Winter Wonderland Cocktail is a must-try for those who love white chocolate and a hint of mint. Made with Absolut Vanilla and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, this cocktail is simple, decadent, and perfect for the holiday season. The addition of white creme de menthe gives it a refreshing minty flavor, while a splash of milk makes it creamy and smooth.
This cocktail is perfect for pre-gaming a holiday party or as a signature cocktail for a winter-themed gathering. Add a dusting of cinnamon or a coconut flake rim to make it your own. Trust us, this Winter Wonderland Cocktail will make you feel like you're walking in a winter wonderland.
2. White Christmas Cocktail
The White Christmas Cocktail is a perfect drink for the holiday season. It's a combination of vanilla, mint, and coffee flavors that make it a festive and delicious cocktail. With creme de menthe, Kahlua, vanilla vodka, and cream, this cocktail is a sweeter option for those who love mint and White Russians.
Topped off with a cherry, it's a pretty little cocktail that's sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a non-ice cream dessert drink for the holidays, the White Christmas Cocktail is a great choice.
3. Holiday Mimosa Punch
Looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail for your Christmas brunch? Look no further than the Holiday Mimosa Punch. This cocktail combines the flavors of orange, pineapple, cherry, and champagne for a refreshing and bubbly drink that is sure to please your guests.
It's no wonder it's a staple on the author's Christmas brunch menu every year. So why not add a little sparkle to your holiday celebration with this delicious and crowd-pleasing cocktail?
4. White Christmas Spirits Cocktail
The White Christmas Spirits Cocktail is a must-try for those who love coffee and peppermint flavors. This holiday cocktail is perfect for parties or even just a cozy night in. It's a white Russian with a twist – peppermint extract! The combination of vodka, Kahlua, milk, and peppermint extract creates a deliciously creamy and refreshing drink.
The cocktail is served in a festive red swirl martini glass and garnished with a dash of nutmeg and a small candy cane. It's easy to make and perfect for the busy holiday season. If you're looking for a drink to get you in the holiday spirit, the White Christmas Spirits Cocktail is definitely worth trying.
5. White Christmas Martini
The White Christmas Martini is a creamy and chocolaty cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is like an adults-only white chocolate milkshake in a martini glass. It is garnished with a sparkly sugared rim and a mini candy cane, making it a festive addition to any holiday party.
The cocktail is made with a vodka base and white chocolate liqueur, giving it a rich and creamy texture. It is a seasonal drink that can be enjoyed well into the winter months. If you are a fan of chocolate, then this cocktail is a must-try. The White Christmas Martini is a simple and approachable cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
6. Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail
The Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail is a festive and elegant drink that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with just a few simple ingredients, including champagne, White Creme de Cacao, and a candy cane garnish, this cocktail is easy to make and sure to impress your guests.
The addition of the White Creme de Cacao adds a delicious chocolate flavor to the drink, while the candy cane garnish gives it a festive touch. Whether you're sipping it while decorating the Christmas tree or serving it at a holiday party, the Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and festive cocktail this holiday season.
7. Peppermint White Russian
The Peppermint White Russian is a festive twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. With the addition of peppermint vodka and a crushed peppermint candy rim, this cocktail is perfect for the holiday season.
The creamy texture and sweet, minty flavor make it a great choice for cozy nights in or holiday parties. It's easy to make and sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a delicious and festive cocktail to serve this Christmas, the Peppermint White Russian is definitely worth trying.
8. White Christmas Margarita
The White Christmas Margarita is a refreshing and festive cocktail that combines tangy fresh lime and creamy coconut milk, with a touch of orange liqueur and agave for sweetness.
Topped with sugared rosemary and fresh cranberries, this cocktail is a beautiful and show-stopping addition to any holiday gathering. The unique blend of flavors perfectly captures the spirit of the holidays, making it a must-try for anyone looking to add some festive flair to their celebrations.
9. White Christmas Cranberry Margarita
The White Christmas Cranberry Margarita is a festive and refreshing cocktail that will add a touch of holiday cheer to any party. This cocktail is a twist on the classic margarita, with the addition of white cranberry juice and a garnish of fresh cranberries and rosemary. The combination of tangy cranberry juice and tequila creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors, making it a delightful drink for any occasion.
The presentation of this cocktail is also impressive, with the salt-rimmed glass and the beautiful garnish of cranberries and rosemary. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your next holiday party, the White Christmas Cranberry Margarita is definitely worth trying.
10. Baileys White Russian Cocktail
The Baileys White Russian Cocktail is a perfect indulgent drink for the holiday season. This twist on the classic White Russian cocktail replaces the traditional coffee liqueur with fresh espresso and the cream with Baileys, resulting in a rich and flavorful drink that is sure to impress.
The addition of homemade caramel syrup adds a touch of sweetness to the cocktail, while the Dulce De Leche and caramel cookie rim give it a festive touch. This cocktail is a perfect choice for those who want to indulge in a delicious and creamy drink during the holiday season.
11. Chai Spiced White Russians
The Chai Spiced White Russian is a winter twist on a classic cocktail. Made with Hanger 1 Straight Vodka infused with chai tea bags, coffee-flavored liqueur, and half-and-half, this cocktail has a balanced and smooth flavor profile. The chai spice adds a warm and cozy touch to the drink, making it perfect for the holiday season.
Garnished with cinnamon sticks and star anise, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually appealing. If you're looking for a festive and unique cocktail to serve at your holiday party, the Chai Spiced White Russian is definitely worth trying.
12. White Christmas Mojito
The White Christmas Mojito is a creamy and fizzy cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with fresh mint, lime juice, white rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, sparkling water, and topped with pomegranate arils, this cocktail is both festive and tropical. It has a strong coconut flavor, so it's a must-try for coconut lovers.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be made in large batches for holiday parties. It's a great way to add a little bit of tropicalness to a cold and snowy night. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to serve at your holiday party, the White Christmas Mojito is definitely worth trying.
13. White Christmas Bourbon Smash
The White Christmas Bourbon Smash is a perfect holiday cocktail that will get you in the festive spirit. This delicious drink is made with bourbon, fresh mint, rosemary, and lime juice, making it a perfect combination of flavors. The addition of fresh cranberries and a sugar rim makes it even more special.
Even if you're not a fan of dark liquors, this cocktail will change your mind. It's a great way to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. So, if you're looking for a cocktail that will impress your guests, the White Christmas Bourbon Smash is definitely worth a try.
14. Winter White Cosmo
The Winter White Cosmo is a refreshing and upscale cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. The main ingredient of this cocktail is cranberry, which gives it a sweet and tart flavor that is sure to please any palate. Made with just four ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a large pitcher for your next holiday gathering.
The lime simple syrup used in this cocktail is homemade, which gives it a fresh and delicious taste. This cocktail can be made in advance, which makes it a great option for saving time when you have company over. If you're looking for a delicious and festive cocktail to serve at your next holiday party, the Winter White Cosmo is definitely worth trying.
15. White Christmas Margaritas
The White Christmas Margarita is a festive twist on the classic margarita that is perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is a beautiful, snowy white color and is garnished with cranberries and fresh rosemary, making it a stunning addition to any holiday party. The drink itself is sweet and tangy, with hints of coconut and lime, and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just looking for a fun and festive drink to enjoy, the White Christmas Margarita is a must-try. So, gather your friends and family, mix up a batch of these delicious cocktails, and toast to a happy and healthy holiday season.
16. Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and refreshing drink this holiday season. Made with vodka, orange liqueur, Elderflower syrup, white cranberry juice, and lime juice, this cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors that will leave you wanting more.
The Elderflower syrup adds a unique and fragrant flavor to the drink that makes it stand out from other cosmopolitan cocktails. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just looking for a tasty drink to enjoy on a cozy night in, the Winter Cosmopolitan Cocktail is sure to impress.
17. Eggnog Martini
The Eggnog Martini is a creamy and indulgent cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with eggnog, vodka, and amaretto, this cocktail has a sweet and nutty flavor that is sure to please any palate. It's a great option for those who love eggnog but want to try something a little different.
The combination of the rich, creamy eggnog and the almond-flavored amaretto creates a delicious and festive drink that is perfect for sipping by the fire or enjoying with friends and family. If you're looking for a White Christmas Cocktail that is sure to impress, the Eggnog Martini is definitely worth trying.
18. Yuletide Grog
The Yuletide Grog is a unique and delicious holiday cocktail made with dark and white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, demerara sugar syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, topped off with club soda.
The addition of ruby port adds sweet berry notes and rounds off the harshness of the rum. It's a perfect balance of sweet and smoky, making it a great choice for sipping by the tree or serving at a holiday party.
19. Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine is a classic winter cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. It is a warm and comforting drink that is made by heating red wine with a variety of spices and fruits. The spices and fruits used can vary, but cinnamon, cloves, and orange are common ingredients.
This festive drink is perfect for sipping on a cold winter evening while sitting by the fire or enjoying a holiday meal with family and friends. It's a great way to add some warmth and cheer to your holiday celebrations. If you're looking for a cozy and delicious drink to serve at your next holiday gathering, be sure to give Mulled Wine a try.
20. Almond Spiced White Russian
The Almond Spiced White Russian is a unique twist on the classic White Russian cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This dairy-free version of the cocktail uses almond milk that is infused with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it a festive touch.
The addition of vodka adds a kick to the drink, making it perfect for a holiday party. The cinnamon sugar rim on the glass adds a sweet and spicy touch to every sip. Overall, the Almond Spiced White Russian is a delicious and creative take on a classic cocktail that is sure to impress your guests this holiday season.
21. Decadent White Chocolate Martini
The Decadent White Chocolate Martini is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. This creamy, chocolatey, and smooth cocktail is perfect for a nightcap or as a dessert cocktail.
Made with plain vodka, clear Creme de Cacao, white chocolate liqueur, and heavy cream, this cocktail is easy to make and utterly addicting.
For those who want to take their cocktail game to the next level, the optional garnish of a white chocolate and cocoa powder rim adds an extra touch of sweetness to the already decadent drink.
Overall, the Decadent White Chocolate Martini is a perfect addition to any holiday party or cozy night in.
With its rich and indulgent flavors, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
22. White Christmas in Manhattan Cocktail
Looking for a festive cocktail to serve at your holiday party? Look no further than the White Christmas in Manhattan Cocktail. This twist on the classic Manhattan features Hudson Whiskey's Bright Lights, Big Bourbon, a grain-forward bourbon made from New York corn that is aged in American oak barrels.
The sweetness of the bourbon is complemented by a blend of cranberry, vanilla, and spice bitters, creating a medley of seasonal flavors. The cocktail is stirred, not shaken, to maintain its weighty, silky texture. Garnish with fresh pomegranate for a simple yet elegant touch. This cocktail is sure to be a hit with your guests and add a touch of sophistication to your holiday festivities.
23. White Russian
The White Russian is a classic cocktail that has been around since cream was first added to coffee. This creamy cocktail is made with three main ingredients: vodka, Kahlúa, and heavy cream. It is a simple yet delicious drink that is perfect for any occasion.
The White Russian is a popular cocktail worldwide and has been featured in movies like The Big Lebowski. While it may not be the most festive cocktail, it is a great option for those who want a classic drink with a creamy twist. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to enjoy this holiday season, the White Russian is definitely worth a try.
24. Hot White Russian With Amarula
The Hot White Russian with Amarula is a warm and indulgent winter cocktail with a velvety texture and a hint of toffee and vanilla. The Amarula Cream Liqueur is fruit-based and aged in oak for two years before blending with cream.
The cocktail is perfect for sipping on a cold winter day while enjoying the snowfall. If you're looking for a warm and indulgent cocktail to enjoy this holiday season, the Hot White Russian with Amarula is definitely worth trying.
25. Frosted Pine Gibson Martini
The Frosted Pine Gibson Martini is a beautiful and delicious winter cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. This gin-based martini has earthy and woodsy flavors that are complemented by a touch of sweetness from homemade rosemary simple syrup.
The cocktail is garnished with cocktail onions and a sprig of rosemary, which adds to its festive appearance. What makes this cocktail stand out is the shimmering white luster dust that gives it a beautiful wintry look.
26. White Chocolate Martinis
If you're looking for a festive and indulgent cocktail to serve at your holiday party, look no further than the White Chocolate Martini. This delicious drink is made with a creamy white chocolate liqueur, vodka, and half-and-half, resulting in a rich and decadent flavor that's perfect for sipping by the fire.
The drink is also beautifully presented with a sugar-rimmed glass, making it an elegant addition to any holiday gathering. Just be careful, as the sweetness of the chocolate can mask the alcohol content, making it easy to overindulge. Overall, the White Chocolate Martini is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to add a touch of luxury to their holiday celebrations.
27. White Christmas Mimosa
The White Christmas Mimosa is a delightful twist on the classic mimosa, perfect for the holiday season. This cocktail is made with only two ingredients – white cranberry juice and sparkling wine – making it easy to prepare and serve to guests. The white cranberry juice adds a festive touch to the drink, while also providing a milder flavor than traditional red cranberry juice.
The ratio of juice to sparkling wine can be adjusted to suit individual tastes, making it a versatile option for any occasion. Whether enjoyed with a holiday meal or as a toast to the new year, the White Christmas Mimosa is a refreshing and elegant addition to any celebration.
28. Italian Eggnog White Russian
The Italian Eggnog White Russian is a luxurious twist on the classic White Russian cocktail. This winter cocktail features Torani Italian Eggnog Syrup, which adds a heavenly creaminess to the drink. The recipe also calls for strongly brewed coffee in place of coffee liqueur, giving the cocktail a rich coffee flavor.
Topped off with whipped coffee, this cocktail is perfect for coffee lovers. The Torani syrup also adds a festive touch to the drink, making it a great addition to any holiday gathering. Overall, the Italian Eggnog White Russian is a decadent and delicious cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
Eggnog is a classic holiday cocktail that is creamy, rich, and spiked with bourbon and spiced rum. It has a custard-like consistency and is topped with a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. While store-bought eggnog may not do justice to this delicious drink, homemade eggnog is sure to impress your guests.
It's a perfect cocktail for a cozy winter night in, and it's sure to get you in the holiday spirit. If you're a fan of Baileys, then you'll love eggnog. So, why not give it a try this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your bartending skills?
The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail made with only three ingredients – white rum, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. It is a sour cocktail that balances the sweetness of the syrup with the tartness of the lime juice.
The rum adds a depth of flavor that makes the drink more complex. It is a simple yet sophisticated drink that has stood the test of time and is enjoyed by many.
31. Espresso Martini
The Espresso Martini is a refreshing and invigorating cocktail made with a smooth shot of espresso, sweet liqueur, and a powerful kick of vodka. It's perfect for coffee lovers who want to add a kick to their drink. The beauty of this drink is that it is simple to construct, and you can easily modify it according to your taste.
Whether you like a creamy cocktail or a more decadent taste, the Espresso Martini can be tailored to your liking. Overall, it's a must-try cocktail for those who love coffee and want to add a little something extra to their drink.
32. Chambord Sour Cocktail
The Chambord Sour Cocktail is a deliciously tart and fruity drink that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with Chambord, a black raspberry-flavored liqueur, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this cocktail is both sweet and tangy. The addition of egg whites gives it a silky texture that balances out the tartness of the lemon juice.
The cocktail is garnished with fresh raspberries, which not only add a beautiful pop of color but also give an extra burst of flavor. This cocktail is perfect for sipping on during a Christmas party or New Year's Eve celebration. It is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and refreshing cocktails with a bit of a kick.