Classic Cocktails & Drinks With A Funky Twist

Christmas Cocktails


Posted: 11/04/22

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! These festive cocktails will add Christmas magic to any gathering, large or small, and will strike the hearts of even the Grinches this holiday season. With a wide variety of flavors and spirits included, you are sure to find some of the merriest cocktails you have ever tasted in this recipe round-up!

Try one or all of these easy to make Christmas cocktails, and leave a comment to let me know your favorites!

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Holiday Mixed Drinks

Mix up these cocktails for a fun, festive flare. Simple to shake up and made with a variety of delicious options for any palate, these mixed Christmas cocktails will put you in the Christmas spirit instantly. Whether you have a themed party or just a cozy gathering with loved ones, this selection of mixed drinks is sure to impress your guests.

Drunk Reindeer

The Drunk Reindeer is a rich and boozy chocolate beverage that can be enjoyed warm or cold. Garnished with cinnamon sticks as antlers and a cherry as a bright red nose, this cocktail's reindeer face is fun and festive for your holiday party.
two mugs of Drunk Reindeer recipe garnished with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, a cherry, and chocolate shavings

Spiked Eggnog

Your holidays will be extra festive when you serve this creamy Spiked Eggnog!
Front facing photo of Spiked Eggnog with a second glass of eggnog to the back left and a bottle of eggnog to the back right with sparkling lights behind it.

Cranberry Margarita

Looking for a festive drink to serve your guests this holiday season? This Cranberry Margarita is the perfect holiday solution.
Front facing photo of a glass of cranberry margarita with a golden sugar rim and cranberries floating in the drink and around the glass with a second drink in the background

Fireball Eggnog

A warm cinnamon spice twist on a holiday classic, Fireball Eggnog is sure to become one of your favorite Christmas cocktails! Made with rich, creamy eggnog, cinnamon whiskey, and a splash of vanilla vodka, this beverage is boozy, sweet, and delightful.
two glasses of Fireball Eggnog recipe garnished with cinnamon sugar rim, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg

Salted Caramel Buttered Rum

Salted Caramel Buttered Rum is the perfect blend of sweet, warm, rich, and boozy.
Mug of salted caramel buttered rum with bowl of brown sugar sitting in background and caramel candies sitting beside.

Spiked Eggnog Latte

Spiked Eggnog Latte is creamy, boozy, and coffee kissed. It is all of your favorite cozy beverages combined in one warm, cozy cocktail.
mug of Spiked Eggnog Latte recipe topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick

Hot Buttered Rum

When the temperatures drop, nothing warms you up like a cozy mug of this warm and rich Hot Buttered Rum.
two mugs of Hot Buttered Rum recipe topped with whipped cream and nutmeg and surrounded by cinnamon sticks and a kettle

Dirty Snowman

If you’re looking for a boozy winter drink, you've gotta try this Dirty Snowman. Made with hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream, Bailey's, and chocolate liqueur.
Overhead photo of Dirty Snowman Drink with two glasses of the drink and baileys and Godiva bottles in the background.

White Christmas Margarita

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas Margarita? This festive margarita has all the flavors of your standard margarita with the addition of coconut and is garnished with cranberries and a lime for a festive flare.
Front facing photo of White Christmas Margarita with cranberries and a lime wedge garnish and extras around the glass with another margarita glass in the background.

Holiday Punch Recipes

When you are looking to serve a crowd, you can’t beat these great punches. They are so quick to throw together. With just a little bit of garnishment, you can make them festive and full of holiday cheer!

Friendsmas Punch

This Friendsmas Punch is festive and delicious, making it the perfect gathering point when you get together with all of your loved ones this holiday season.
Overhead photo of Friendsmas Punch in a punch bowl with cinnamon sticks, orange slices, pomegranate seeds, and cranberries floating in the bowl and around the bowl.

Grinch Punch

While the Grinch character himself may be a "mean one", this Grinch Punch recipe is nothing but nice! Made with lime sherbet, 7up, fruit punch, rum, and vodka, this festive cocktail comes together quickly and simply in a punch bowl.
glass of Grinch Punch recipe with straws and a candy heart

Cranberry Orange Sangria

This Cranberry Orange Sangria is festive and delicious, making it the perfect gathering point for Friendsgiving or the holidays.
glass of cranberry orange sangria garnished with cranberries and a rosemary sprig with extra cranberries and rosemary sitting beisde

Christmas Punch

‘Tis the season for festive Christmas cocktails, including this punch to serve your dearest family and friends.
overhead view of bowl of Christmas Punch garnished with orange slices and cranberries

Christmas Martinis

A classic cocktail for any season, these festive martinis have all of the merry flavors of the holiday season. Martinis are cocktails that feel really classy and are actually quite simple and easy to make, making them the perfect drink option to impress guests at your holiday gatherings (or make for yourself after holiday shopping!) Whichever holiday flavor is your favorite, we have the perfect Christmas martini recipe for you.

White Christmas Martini

One sip of this holiday cocktail you'll be dreaming of a White Christmas Martini! With its smooth, silky texture and sweet, rich flavor, it will be your next favorite holiday drink.
two coupe glasses of White Christmas Martini recipe garnished with white sprinkles

Cranberry Daiquiri

This Cranberry Daiquiri is a delightful pink drink that is refreshing and easy to drink.
two glasses of cranberry daiquiri with cranberries laying beside

Candy Cane Martini

A Candy Cane Martini is a festive and fun way to celebrate the holidays. Creamy with a cool mint flavor, this cocktail will have your guests asking for another.
two glasses of Candy Cane Martini recipe topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes

Eggnog Martini

This Eggnog Martini is the perfect holiday drink. Vodka, cinnamon simple syrup, and a little caramel to line the glass will be sure to make you holly jolly!
This Eggnog Martini is a must for your holiday celebration!

Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

If you are looking for a cocktail that is creamy and sweet, with a kick of cinnamon spice, you have found it with this Cinnamon Roll Cocktail! The combination of Rumchata, Heavy Cream, and Kahlua creates a delightful after-dinner or dessert drink.
glass of Cinnamon Roll Martini topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks

Brandy Alexander Ice Cream

The classic Brandy Alexander features Brandy, Creme De Cacao, and heavy cream. This recipe swaps the heavy cream for vanilla ice cream, yielding an even creamier and slightly sweeter frozen cocktail with hints of chocolate that is perfect for dessert and the holidays.
two glasses of Brandy Alexander Ice Cream recipe garnished with fresh grated nutmeg

Christmas Shots

Christmas shots are such a fun way to celebrate the holidays. You can make shots in just about any flavor under the sun and there are so many fun ways to make them seasonal. Grab a tray and some of our favorite shot recipes for next party!

Santa Hat Jello Shots

‘Tis the season for festive Christmas-themed everything, including these Santa Hat Jello Shots.
Front close up photo of Santa Hat Jello Shots on a golden stand

RumChata Pudding Shots

Three-ingredient RumChata Pudding Shots are the perfect creamy shooter for your next party or gathering.
Overhead photo of RumChata Pudding Shots garnished with whipped cream. Cinnamon sticks lay on counter beside pudding shots.

Polar Bear Shot

Made with peppermint and white chocolate, the Polar Bear Shot captures one of the most beloved flavors of the colder months.
Four shot glasses of polar bear shots with polar bear hot cocoa bombs for garnish sit in background

Drunken Elf Jello Shots

These festive drunken elf jello shots are the perfect addition to any Christmas party and will surely be a hit with your Christmas-loving guests!
Close up front-facing photo of Drunken Elf Jello Shots topped with whipped cream, red hot, and mint, with mint and red hots on the table around the shots.

Champagne Cocktails

Is there anything more festive than champagne? These champagne cocktails will keep the festive spirit alive all season long. Not just for New Years Eve celebrations, these champagne recipes give a bubbly boost to all of your holiday festivities. Simple, refreshing, and stunning to look at, these recipes will be on your holiday menu for years to come.

Poinsettia Cocktail

The Poinsettia Cocktail is a cranberry champagne cocktail that is both stunning and refreshing. With only three ingredients and a bright red hue, it is vibrant in appearance and flavor.
two champagne flutes of Poinsettia Cocktail recipe garnished with gold sprinkles and cranberries with bottle of champagne in the background

Vodka Champagne Cocktail Recipe

This Vodka Champagne Cocktail comes together with just four ingredients and is absolutely delicious. This is the perfect champagne recipe for entertaining – it is quick, easy, and will make the guests come back for more.
front on view of two vodka c

Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

The Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne cocktail is perfect for your next party!
two glasses of Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail recipe rimmed with gold sprinkles surrounded by pomegranate seeds and cranberries


The Rossini is a fizzy and fruity cocktail made with just two ingredients, Prosecco and strawberry puree. Filled with bubbles and just enough sweetness, this bright red cocktail is refreshing to drink and simple to make.
two champagne flutes of Rossini recipe garnished with a strawberry with bottle of Prosecco in the background

Hot Chocolate

Looking for a cozy cocktail to warm your heart this holiday season? These hot chocolate recipes add a fun, boozy spin to a warm winter favorite. No longer just for kids, these adult hot chocolate recipes will warm you up from the inside out all holiday season, and beyond! The perfect warm and cozy recipes for this winter season; trust me, you will want to try them all.

Baileys Hot Chocolate

When you think about cozying up by the fire or are wanting a sweet and comforting hot beverage, a Baileys Hot Chocolate is the perfect recipe.
two mugs of Baileys Hot Chocolate garnished with whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzle surrounded by marshmallows

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Your favorite hot chocolate combined with vodka and chocolate liqueur will warm you up from the inside out in the most creamy and delicious way.
mug of Spiked Hot Chocolate topped with marshmallows and chocolate syrup

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

This boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate is full of flavor and coziness. Its creamy, chocolatey, and minty flavor is festive and delicious for your next holiday party or evening of relaxing by the fire.
two mugs of boozy peppermint hot chocolate garnished with marshmallows, chocolate drizzle, and candy canes

Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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