Christmas Cocktails That Guarantee a Jolly Good Time

It’s just not a Christmas party without cocktails, so while you’re planning your holiday bash, be sure to add these festive drinks to your menu. From gingerbread to cranberry, candy cane, and more—we’ve got all the classic holiday flavors here and accounted for. Some of them are so decadent, they could even double as dessert, while others are more understated and classic. Keep reading for 30 Christmas cocktails to say cheers with this holiday season (and to enjoy all winter long).

Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Sick of cranberry cocktails? Dress your mules up for the holidays with the most underrated red fruit of the season (pomegranate, of course!). This cocktail is a little sweet, a little sour, and perfectly spicy for a Christmas kick.

Pear Mimosas

Here’s another great option for those looking for something both seasonal and understated. Aren’t they pretty? Now just imagine them against a backdrop of twinkly Christmas lights.

Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Winter cocktails call for something warming, which means they need to be equal parts sweet and spicy. This vanilla chai old fashioned cocktail will do the trick (plus, it’s pretty).

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

Have you ever seen a prettier cocktail? Complete with rich, flavorful apple butter, apple cider, orange bitters, ginger beer, and cinnamon, it tastes good, too (so good, in fact, you might not even notice the bourbon).

Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

Palomas aren’t only a summer drink. This recipe is equally refreshing but takes a winter approach with pomegranate, orange slices, and ginger beer.

Misteltoe Margaritas

Margaritas, but make them Christmas (and flirty).

Fig Dark and Stormy

For something decidedly more sophisticated than an overtly Christmas-themed cocktail, try this fig dark and stormy.

Drunk Jack Frosties
This bright blue cocktail recipe was inspired by tale of Jack Frost. They’re made with lemonade, Blue Curacao, champagne, and vodka—the perfect ingredients for refreshing winter cocktail that doesn’t look overly Christmas-y.

Cranberry Mimosas

Everyone’s favorite boozy brunch beverage just got a seasonal makeover.


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