Winter is here, and with it comes the need for warm and comforting drinks to enjoy with friends and family.
Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just looking for a cozy night in, there's nothing quite like a pitcher of delicious, seasonal cocktails to set the mood.
With so many winter-themed ingredients to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to crafting the perfect pitcher cocktail.
From cinnamon and nutmeg to cranberry and ginger, there's no shortage of flavors that can be used to create a drink that's both delicious and festive.
But fear not, because we've rounded up some of the best winter pitcher cocktail recipes to help you get started.
Whether you prefer something sweet and fruity or something with a bit more of a kick, there's sure to be a recipe that's right up your alley.
So, grab a cozy blanket, light a fire, and get ready to enjoy some of the best winter cocktails around.
1. Cold Toddy
The Cold Toddy is a perfect winter cocktail that is infused with warm spices and made with rye whiskey. This cocktail is served cold over ice, making it a refreshing and cozy drink. The spice-infused earl grey tea syrup adds a seasonal mix of spices to the cocktail, making it bright and flavorful.
The best part about this cocktail is that it can be made in a pitcher, making it perfect for serving a crowd. If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make winter cocktail, the Cold Toddy is definitely worth trying.
2. Apple Crumble Cider Punch
The Apple Crumble Cider Punch is a warm and semi-sweet winter pitcher cocktail that combines the flavors of cider, seasonal fruits, and spices. The infusion of Zeffer's Apple Crumble Cider, bourbon, cinnamon sticks, and star anise gives it a unique taste.
The cocktail is topped with Bundaberg ginger beer that mellows out the strong flavors of the cider and bourbon. This cocktail is perfect for sharing with friends and family during winter get-togethers.
3. Winter Aperol Spritz
The Winter Aperol Spritz is a delightful twist on the classic summertime cocktail. This seasonal version is made with Aperol, Prosecco, and sparkling water, but with a few simple ingredient swaps, it transforms into a wintery delight. The addition of grapefruit, rosemary, and pomegranate arils give this cocktail a festive and refreshing vibe that is perfect for the holiday season.
The layered gradient hue of the cocktail adds to its appeal, making it a beautiful addition to any winter gathering. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail to serve at your next winter party, the Winter Aperol Spritz is definitely worth a try.
4. Blood Orange Thyme and Gin Cocktail
The Blood Orange Thyme and Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make Winter Pitcher Cocktail. This bubbly, citrusy cocktail has notes of raspberry and cucumber, with an infusion of cucumber and rose in the gin.
The cocktail has a gorgeous color and can be garnished with a slice of orange and a sprig of thyme. Overall, it's a perfect drink for those who want to savor the citrus winter provides.
5. Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer
The Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer is a refreshing and healthy Winter Pitcher Cocktail that is perfect for any holiday gathering. This cocktail uses freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, which is high in immune-boosting vitamins A and C, and pairs perfectly with the clean taste of vodka.
The key to this recipe is using a high-quality tonic, like Powell & Mahoney's award-winning craft cocktail mixer, which adds a little sweetness and acidity to the drink. The result is a perfectly balanced cocktail that is both refreshing and delicious. If you're looking for a healthy and tasty cocktail to serve at your next holiday gathering, the Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer is definitely worth trying.
6. Poinsettia Spritz Punch
Looking for a festive and easy-to-make Winter Pitcher Cocktail? Look no further than the Poinsettia Spritz Punch. This fizzy cranberry cocktail with a hit of St. Germain is perfect for any holiday gathering. The light floral touch of St. Germain pairs perfectly with the tart cranberries and sweet champagne, making it a crowd-pleaser for any palate.
Simply add everything but the champagne to a pitcher and chill, then add the champagne and fresh cranberries when it's time to serve. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bubbly in their drinks and want to impress their guests with a fancy-looking cocktail. Give it a try and see why it's a favorite among holiday party-goers.
7. Cranberry Mule Holiday Cocktail
If you're looking for a refreshing and festive cocktail to serve at your winter gatherings, the Cranberry Mule Holiday Cocktail is a must-try. This cocktail combines the classic flavors of a Moscow Mule with the tartness of fresh cranberry sauce, making it the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.
Made with bourbon or your choice of mule base, ginger beer, and fresh cranberry sauce, this cocktail is easy to make and sure to impress your guests. Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas, the Cranberry Mule Holiday Cocktail is a delicious and festive addition to any winter gathering.
8. Poinsettia Christmas Champagne Cocktail
The Poinsettia Christmas Champagne Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a festive and easy-to-make cocktail this winter. Made with just three ingredients – cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and sparkling wine – this cocktail is perfect for serving a crowd. The frozen cranberries not only keep the drink chilled but also add a pop of color to your pitcher.
The cranberries bring the energy of courage and action along with abundance and rejuvenation, making this cocktail perfect for any winter celebration. So, if you're looking for a quick and delicious way to impress your guests this winter, give the Poinsettia Christmas Champagne Cocktail a try.
9. Holiday Cranberry Sangria
The Holiday Cranberry Sangria is a perfect winter pitcher cocktail that will bring holiday cheer to any gathering. With fresh cranberries, oranges, apples, pears, and a touch of honey, this fruity sangria is infused with brandy and Cabernet Sauvignon for added depth and richness.
The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, making it a perfect option for parties and get-togethers. Garnished with a sprig of rosemary and served with fruity ice cubes, this festive cocktail is sure to impress your guests. Overall, the Holiday Cranberry Sangria is a must-try winter cocktail that will leave you feeling warm and merry.
10. Cranberry Amaretto Kiss Cocktail
The Cranberry Amaretto Kiss Cocktail is a perfect winter pitcher cocktail for those who enjoy a tangy and smooth drink. This festive cocktail combines the flavors of cranberry juice, Amaretto, and Vodka to create a delicious and refreshing drink that is perfect for holiday gatherings.
The recipe can make up to 8 servings and can be mixed ahead of time, making it an easy and convenient option for entertaining. Whether you are hosting an ornament exchange party or an ugly Christmas sweater gathering, this winter-y cocktail is sure to be a hit. So, gather your friends and family, and cheers to the holiday season with the Cranberry Amaretto Kiss Cocktail!
11. Spiced Pear Cocktail
The Spiced Pear Cocktail is a perfect winter pitcher cocktail for holiday parties and celebrations. This cocktail is made with baked Bartlett Pears, which are juicy and mildly sweet, and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The Ginger Beer adds a fizzy and refreshing touch to the cocktail.
The best part about this cocktail is that it can be made by the pitcher, making it perfect for large gatherings. You can also add a little vodka or rum to the mix to make it more potent. The Spiced Pear Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a warm and cozy drink to celebrate the season.
12. Christmas Sangria
Looking for a festive and crowd-pleasing cocktail to serve at your winter gatherings? Look no further than Christmas Sangria. This delicious cocktail is a twist on classic sangria, with the addition of homemade cinnamon spiced simple syrup and a splash of brandy.
The fruit and sweetness add a perfect touch to the red wine, making it a refreshing and flavorful drink that's perfect for the holidays. Plus, it's easy to make ahead of time, so you can spend more time enjoying the festivities with your guests. Give Christmas Sangria a try and impress your guests with this delicious and unique winter pitcher cocktail.
13. Cranberry & Cherry Punch
Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make Winter Pitcher Cocktail? Look no further than the Cranberry & Cherry Punch! This cocktail is perfect for any party or gathering, and is sure to impress your guests. Made with a combination of cranberry juice, cherry juice, sweet & sour, and a good quality vodka, this cocktail is both refreshing and slightly fizzy. The best part?
It's cheap to make, so you can spend more money on yourself! Serve it in a pitcher or drink dispenser and let your guests help themselves. The garnish of cherries and limes add a festive touch, making this cocktail perfect for any winter occasion. If you're looking for more cranberry goodness, be sure to check out other seasonal cranberry recipes. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!
14. Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito
The Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito is a perfect winter pitcher cocktail that will surely impress your guests. This festive drink is a refreshing twist on the classic mojito, with a delightful blend of cranberry and pomegranate flavors. The combination of sweet and tart notes makes for a perfectly balanced drink that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
This cocktail is perfect for any winter gathering, whether it's a holiday party or just a cozy night in with friends. So, if you're looking for a delicious and festive drink to serve this winter, the Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito is definitely worth a try.
15. Pomegranate Mezcal Margarita
The Pomegranate Mezcal Margarita is a unique twist on the classic margarita that is perfect for the winter season. This cocktail features the smoky flavor of Mezcal, which adds a distinct depth to the drink. The addition of pomegranate juice gives the cocktail a sweet and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the Mezcal.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting, and it's sure to impress your guests at any winter gathering. If you're looking for a cocktail that is both delicious and unique, the Pomegranate Mezcal Margarita is definitely worth a try.
16. French 77 Pink Champagne Cocktail
Looking for a sophisticated and unique cocktail to serve at your winter gathering? Look no further than the French 77 Pink Champagne Cocktail. This twist on the classic French 75 adds a touch of Elderflower Liqueur and pink gin to the mix, creating a beautiful and flavorful libation.
The pink gin, made with a blend of eight botanicals and herb and spiced bitters, gives the cocktail a lovely salmon pink color and a well-balanced flavor profile. Served in elegant cut crystal glasses, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and elevate any celebration.
17. Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your winter gatherings? Look no further than the Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail. Made with Prosecco and chilled, freshly squeezed orange juice, this classic cocktail is perfect for brunch or any occasion that calls for a bubbly and citrusy drink.
The addition of a splash of cranberry juice adds a touch of tartness and a beautiful pink hue to the cocktail. Serve it in a pitcher filled with slices of citrus fruits for added flavor and presentation. Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day or just looking for a delicious cocktail to enjoy with friends, the Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.