Ho ho ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You’ve bought gifts for your friends and family, decorated the mighty tree, planned the gala dinner for Christmas, and you’re all set. No?
Don’t get stressed because I am here to help you choose the best addition to an exquisite Christmas party – cocktails! Christmas cocktails are the talk of the town every year and people enjoy those boozy recipes and signature drinks like there’s no tomorrow.
From merry martinis and tipsy spritzers to creamy white cocktails and crazy cosmos, here is a curated list to help you set the drinks menu right away. There are several easy, 5-minute recipes that are fun to make and perfect if you’re hosting a Christmas party.
31 Easy Christmas Cocktails To Try
1. Very Merry Ornamentini
Presenting the merriest of martinis with lots of flavor and ornaments to grace your Christmas! Get creative with vodka, cherry juice, orange liqueur, cranberry, and orange juice to make the best martinis. Present it in a glass ornament.
2. Frosty the Snowman
Have you ever mixed coconut rum with pineapple juice? Bring this unconventional combination to life this Christmas and make a snowman in a glass. You will also need blue Curacao for coloring, and Peppermint Schnapps for flavor. Garnish with crushed candy canes and serve it gracefully.
3. Clementine prosecco cocktail
If you enjoy sparkling cocktails, choose this prosecco classic. Add orange liqueur and tangy clementine juice to the prosecco to give it a flavor boost. The gluten-free, dairy-free recipe is suitable for everyone and a great addition to a festive dinner table.
4. Mrs. Claus Cocktail
Would you enjoy a sassy mix of eggnog and peppermint Schnapps if Mrs. Claus insists? She’s replacing our dear Santa this year and you are celebrating it with this special cocktail. Enjoy with some delicious white chocolate liqueur garnished with whipped cream and candies!
5. Sugar Cookie Martini
What is a Christmas cocktail? A cookie with a kick! Enjoy a delightful drink like this on Christmas eve. Made of vanilla vodka and Irish cream, the cocktail is garnished with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, making it look like an ice cream wonder served in a coupe.
6. White Christmas Mojito
Another white wonder for a white Christmas. This one is topped with fresh pomegranate and mint leaves instead of candies. It has rum, mint, and lime mixed only with coconut milk to give it a wintery makeover. Use sparkling water and ice to dilute the mix and shake well before serving.
7. Christmas Cosmos
The Christmas cosmos has an untraceable hint of pomegranate with lime notes. You can simply never have enough of the sweet citrus flair. Bring the red with some cranberry juice and garnish it with a lemon curl.
8. Melted Snowman Margarita
I am sure the cute snowman here has caught your attention. Add tequila to coconut water and almond milk liqueur. Garnish it with marshmallow fluff, and use a peanut butter cup for the hat, butterscotch chip, and candy for the features of the adorable snowman.
9. Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail
A citrus punch with a vodka base is what you need this Christmas. This refreshing and delicious cocktail is great for a gala dinner. You will need elderflower liquor, clementine juice, and vodka to make it. The toppings are ginger beer, pomegranate arils, and thyme.
10. Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer
Rudolph’s spritzer is a very popular drink this time of the year. Mix cranberry, orange juice, and ginger ale before adding a generous amount of vodka. Splashes of maraschino cherry juice and lemon juice could up the game and people will love every bit of it.
11. Spiked Hot Chocolate
You have already seen a chocolate wonder for Christmas, so here is another delightful recipe with an alcoholic kick. First, make a thick, flavor-packed hot chocolate and make sure there isn’t any cocoa lump in the mix. Finally, add bourbon or rye to it and the boozy drink is ready to roll!
12. White Christmas Martini
I might have introduced you to many white drinks but I can’t help, it’s Christmas! Here is another one and it is a lip-smacking combination of marshmallows, Malibu, and maraschino cherries. The best part is the skewers topped on a Malibu rum and coconut syrup base – so creative and fresh!
13. The Grinch Cocktail
Are you looking for a light, fruity beverage to serve at the Christmas party? This grinch cocktail ticks all the boxes and tastes amazing. Besides rum and lemon soda, it has a classic melon liqueur, and Midori, which is responsible for its soothing green color. Top it with a cherry and serve!.
14. Mary Pickford
Tropical cocktails can be a great source of refreshment but the extreme sweetness can be a turn-off. Pick Mary Pickford for a change and enjoy a tropical and refined mix filled with the deliciousness of maraschino liqueur, white rum, unsweetened pineapple juice, and some cherry for garnishing. Shake and chill before you serve it.
15. Frozen apple margarita
Similar to the ornamentini, this frozen green apple delight is one of my favorites. You get the much-needed fructan boost from the mighty tequila and enjoy the goodness of apple with it. It also contains sparkling apple juice, lime juice, and slices of fresh apple for garnishing.
16. Ruby Red Jubilee Cocktail
Ruby red is a cocktail you would enjoy while chilling by the fireplace. Made of Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey, the red wonder has citrus punch with grapefruit and lime juice and soothing notes of cinnamon. You can also intensify the aroma by adding vanilla beans, nutmeg, and honey.
17. Holiday Sangria
This is by far the best sangria you will enjoy this Christmas. A recipe where citrus, pear, pomegranate, and cinnamon come together to make the ultimate sangria can never be bad, right? Coming to the liqueur, you will mainly use brandy and red dry wine.
18. Delicious Pumpkin Martini
Halloween has just left us and we are missing it already. Let us live the vibe a little longer, shall we? This pumpkin martini would take you back to the autumn days. So what if it’s white outside? You can still enjoy the epic mix of whiskey, Irish cream, and pumpkin liqueur with pleasure!
19. Classic Mulled Wine
Winter is synonymous with wine and what is Christmas without wine? So, light the candles and set the mood because it’s time to sip on some wine delights. For mulled wine, the trick is to boil the ingredients perfectly before mixing Merlot.
20. Tokyo Bloody Mary
Inspired by Tokyo, this twisted bloody mary is all about vodka and a savory punch. Filled with tomatoes and hot sauce, the spicy and salty delight with a little bit of sugar takes less than 15 minutes to make.
21. Candy Cane Cocktail
Christmas would be incomplete if you don’t enjoy candy canes, right? How about mixing them with your favorite cocktails? This candy cane peppermint cocktail has vanilla vodka, Angostura Bitters, and candy canes with natural coloring to make the best drink for the season. It is fresh and light – suitable for everyone.
22. The Christmas Punch
As the name suggests, this is a delicate fruit punch jazzed up by world-class liqueurs for Christmas. Made with only 4 ingredients, this cocktail takes about 5 minutes to make. You will need pineapple juice, cranberry juice, frozen lemonade, vodka, or rum to make it. Garnish it with cranberries and orange slices!
23. Pom-Lime French 75
If you enjoy a gin and bubble cocktail, try something new by adding some fresh pomegranate and lime to it. We hardly bring sparkling wine and fruits together but when we do, we simply can’t have enough of it!
24. Watermelon Slushie Martini
A cocktail to remind you of the summer, this slushie martini has frozen watermelon flesh paired with vodka and lime juice. Use some castor sugar for sweetness and add fresh mint leaves and lime wedges before serving.
25. Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail
Here we have another pomegranate cocktail, with sparkling wine instead of gin and lime juice. The new additions are pomegranate arils and rosemary sprigs with sparkling wine and pomegranate juice. Serve in a highball glass with ice cubes and savor every sip with delight!
26. Rosé and cranberry punch
You have seen so many fruity punches that could jazz up a chilled winter night during the holiday season, but how can we forget Rosé? We all have a bottle of Rosé stacked in the cabinet so why not use it to make a cocktail this Christmas? Just pair it with vanilla vodka and use strawberries, cranberries, and chilled apple to complete it.
27. Classic Raspberry Daiquiri
One of the easiest of the lot, this quickie cocktail is all about bringing together white rum, lime juice, and raspberry juice. Pour it into a coup, garnish it with a slice of lemon and serve.
28. Salted Caramilk martini
Dive into this goodness of Bailey’s, Caramilk chocolate, and vodka with this lip-smacking recipe. This smooth martini also includes heavy cream and milk which improves the texture. Top it with grated dark chocolate, sea salt flakes, and chill!
29. The Mistletoe Kiss
Try this perfect-for-Christmas cranberry cocktail by mixing vodka, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup. It is very easy to make and you will find measurements for a large and a small batch in the recipe.
30. Homemade Irish Cream
Wanna make some homemade Irish wonder this Christmas? Check out this outstanding Irish cream recipe which has a spiked mix of Irish whiskey and coffee. The drink is very smooth because you have condensed milk, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup as well!
31. Christmas Cocktail
Here comes the most colorful drink that you will surely love! Made of vodka, black raspberry fizz, marshmallow simple syrup, and food coloring, this striking color punch is all about the holiday spirits. Use a layering tool and nail the recipe.
After spoiling you with so many delicious Christmas cocktails, I am sure you cannot wait to get that shaker in action. Make your Christmas party a hit with a variety of creative cocktails on this list. Merry Christmas!