25+ Of The Best Christmas Cocktails

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These Christmas Cocktails are sure to put everyone in the festive spirit! From after dinner dessert cocktails to the Christmas party classics, these delicious drinks will impress all your holiday guests!

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Originally published 12/2/15 – Updated 12/20/22

Peppermint white chocolate martini

🍸Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes

The holidays are here, and you know what that means…it’s Christmas party season! Everyone may love the Christmas cookies and party appetizers but you can always count on the star of the show being the Christmas cocktails!

Whether you’re throwing an all-out Christmas bash or just having a few friends over, you’ll need fun drinks and these awesome drinks will definitely put your guests in the holiday spirit!

Best Christmas Cocktails

1. Peppermint White Chocolate Martini

Peppermint white chocolate martini
This White Chocolate Peppermint Martini makes the perfect holiday drink! It takes just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make a Christmas boozy beverage everyone will love!
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2. Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail with cranberries and rosemary
This poinsettia champagne cocktail is a beautiful and festive drink that’s the perfect way to add a little sparkle to all your holiday parties.
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3. Vanilla Pomegranate Holiday Punch

Holiday punch in glasses with ice
If you want a delicious yet easy Christmas punch, this Vanilla Pomegranate Holiday Punch not only looks beautiful, but it’s so easy that you can fill you punch bowl in a matter of minutes.
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4. Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

Cranberry mimosas with rosemary
This Cranberry Mimosa recipe is as perfect for an elegant party or holiday brunch as it is for a lazy Christmas morning. The cocktail has just two ingredients making it simple to make!
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5. Cranberry Mojito

This cranberry mojito is the perfect way to celebrate this Christmas season or ring in the new year. Full of fresh cranberry simple syrup, fresh mint, lime, and just a touch of rum, they're not only one of the tastiest Christmas drinks but also one of the prettiest.
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6. Festive Frozen Margaritas

The most wonderful time of the year just got even better with these easy Frozen Christmas Margaritas! Treat yourself to a cool and refreshing coconut lime cocktail this holiday season.
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7. Christmas Old Fashioned

This Christmas Old Fashioned is a must make Christmas cocktail! Kept simple with cranberry simple syrup, rye whiskey and bitters, this merry drink is the perfect Christmas whisky cocktail recipe.
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8. Winter Sangria

This spiced winter sangria is made with a mulled cranberry syrup, cinnamon and cloves, freshly squeezed orange juice, triple sec, and red wine. In a blogging world of mostly desserts, let’s be a holiday sangria, yes?
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9. Slow Cooker Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine

Mulled wine with cranberries
This slow cooker mulled wine recipe, my friends, comes with a warning. There is something oh-so very drinkable and almost weirdly addicting about this slow cooker mulled wine. It's a delicious cocktail festively garnished with fresh orange slices, cranberries and a cinnamon stick.
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10. Mint and Pomegranate Apple Sipper

Mint and Pomegranate Apple Sipper
Refreshing, Mint and Pomegranate Apple Sipper are the perfect festive cocktails for your holiday drinks menu! (Sparkling or plain) added alcohol optional.
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11. Sugar Cookie Martini Recipe

This delicious sugar cookie martini recipe is a fun and festive creamy cocktail to serve at your next Christmas or holiday party or just for sipping by the Christmas tree.
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12. Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail

’Tis the season to make a toast with this Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail. The festive flavors are a perfect pairing for any type of snack.
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13. Holly Jolly Cocktail

Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail is a perfect spiked hot chocolate drink recipe! Made with bourbon (whiskey), nut liqueur (Frangelico), and butterscotch in a hot chocolate. Mocktail version available.
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14. Hot Buttered Rum with Cider

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe with Apple Cider – a healthier version of the classic cocktail with no added sugar or sweetener. Just ghee, rum, and cider.
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15. Bombardino (Italian Eggnog Cocktail)

Eggnog drink for Christmas
Bombardino is an Italian eggnog cocktail made with warm eggnog, brandy, whipped cream, and cinnamon. The perfect drink for staying warm this time of year!
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16. Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)

This coquito recipe aka Puerto Rican eggnog is made with just a handful of ingredients in under 5 minutes! The ultimate holiday drink.
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17. Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail

This gingerbread martini recipe is a delicious Christmas drink with Baileys, the absolute best Christmas Cocktail to enjoy with friends and family or at your next holiday party.
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18. Easy Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita with rosemary spring
Celebrate with this Easy Cranberry Margarita! A Christmas drink with tequila? Yes, please! You will love this festive red cocktail! It’s an easy recipe full of holiday flavors.
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19. Screwged Cocktail (Christmas Cocktail with Screwball Whiskey)

This Screwged Cocktail is the holiday cocktail you want to be sipping on this year! If you’re a fan of Screwball whiskey and love eggnog, you'll love this Christmas cocktail.
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20. Gingerbread Latte Dessert Rum Cocktail

Gingerbread latte
This gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail is going to be the star of your holidays! It’s a mixture of spiced rum and coffee liqueur. This gingerbread rum cocktail makes a great alcoholic Christmas drink and holiday after dinner drink.
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21. Godiva Chocolate Martini

This Godiva chocolate martini is the perfect after-dinner drink! It’s rich and creamy with just the right amount of chocolate. Try this martini with a chocolate drizzle in the glass to make it extra special! With a vegan and dairy-free option.
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22. Jingle Juice Recipe

This Jingle Juice Recipe will ring your bells since it’s made with THREE types of alcohol that are mixed with cranberry juice and pomegranate juice!
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23. Santa Cocktail

Red Santa cocktail
This Santa Cocktail is the perfect holiday drink for the season. Cranberry juice, grenadine, vodka, sprite, and corn syrup come together to create a deliciously sweet cocktail that all the adults will love after a long day of eating and holiday fun.
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24. Peppermint Piña Coladas

Traditional Piña Coladas get a festive twist in these delicious Peppermint Piña Coladas spiked with rum and peppermint schnapps! Rim the glasses with crushed candy canes for added delicious flavor.
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25. Holiday Pomegranate Margarita

A Pomegranate Christmas Margarita is the perfect way to celebrate the season and will put everyone in a festive spirit.
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26. White Christmas Mojito

White Christmas Mojito is a wonderful seasonal cocktail to serve up at a holiday party. Made with coconut milk and topped with pomegranate and mint for a holiday flare.
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27. Cranberry Sangria

A delicious red wine sangria with added cranberry juice is a marvelous cocktail for holiday parties. A combination of fresh fruit, wine and two liquors plus a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries add the perfect touch for a true crowd pleaser.
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Festive Holiday Treat Recipes

If you’re looking for something to sweeten up your holidays, these Christmas treats will do the trick:

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25+ of the Best Christmas Cocktails


  • White Chocolate Peppermint Martini
  • Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail
  • Vanilla Pomegranate Holiday Punch
  • Cranberry Mimosa
  • Cranberry Mojito
  • Festive Christmas Margaritas
  • Christmas Old Fashioned
  • Winter Sangria
  • Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
  • Mint and Pomegranate Apple Sipper
  • Sugar Cookie Martini
  • Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail
  • Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail
  • Hot Buttered Rum Recipe with Apple Cider
  • Bombardino


  • Choose a tasty cocktail.
  • Gather up the ingredients.
  • Mix and enjoy.
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This is such a wonderful collection of cocktails. Life-saver for parties. 🙂

You are seriously a woman after my own heart! Definitely pinning this for future reference 🙂

Love this! I’m definitely pinning…and adding to my shopping list.

Yum! Nice round-up. These all look so PRETTY. Looking forward to trying these 😀

Ohhhh La La! What a nice selection of merriment! ….and they are sooo pretty.

OOH! Fun! I will now be making multiples of one each day leading up to Christmas. These will keep me satisfied this holiday season. Thanks!

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