Like most holidays, Christmas is all about making special food and drink. Well, and the presents of course, and maybe even some snow! This collection of the best Christmas cocktails has you covered whether you’re in search of something creamy, tart, fruity, sweet, or simply unusual. They’re all easy recipes, too. In fact the hardest thing is going to be choosing which to make first!
Santa’s Hat Coconut Rum Cocktail
A fun signature cocktail is always a welcome treat, especially during the holiday season. This Santa’s hat coconut rum cocktail is an ideal way to get into the festive spirit. The flavour is tart, sweet and fruity all at once, while the shredded coconut adds a contrasting exotic touch to the holiday drink. Serve these Christmas cocktails anytime over the holidays. It might become one of your favorite cocktails for this time of year.
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Mulled Wine Fireball Jello Shots
Mulled wine Fireball jello shots make a great Christmas cocktail and will help any holiday or Christmas party go with a swing. Mulled wine has always been a festive alcoholic beverage. This Fireball jello shot recipe takes it up another notch though, adding jello to thicken the shooters up and add a fruity flavour. They make a tasty change from the usual hot toddies and eggnog recipes.
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Spiced Pineapple Hot Buttered Rum Toddy
A delicious hot spiced rum beverage, this spiced pineapple hot buttered rum is perfect for fall and winter, when the weather gets cooler. It’s a rum toddy which is ideal as a holiday cocktail, and you’d better double up on all the ingredients. That’s because everyone will insist on a second glass!
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Festive Holiday Cranberry Margarita
A cranberry margarita makes a great Thanksgiving or Christmas cocktail. The yummy combination of silver tequila and triple sec, along with seasonal favourites like cranberries and edible fall flowers, results in a very festive cranberry drink that everyone will adore. Add this cranberry cocktail to your party drink list this holiday season.
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Cranberry Orange Prosecco Punch
Cranberry orange prosecco punch is a fun Fall or Thanksgiving cocktail. The orange and cranberry flavours make it festive and fruity, while the prosecco gives it a wonderful amount of fizz. Thanksgiving punch is a great festive drink to serve to guests or you could simply make a pitcher to enjoy over the Thanksgiving period.
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Eggless Coquito Con Dulce De Leche – Puerto Rican Rum Eggnog
Eggless coquito con dulce de leche is a Puerto Rican rum eggnog with rich, creamy flavours. With the festive period getting ever closer, what could be better than coconut eggnog cocktail? This homemade coquito recipe without eggs combines the tropical flavours of Puerto Rico with the timeless charm of eggnog. Cheers! Or should I say ‘Salud!’
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Salted Butterscotch White Russian
A salted butterscotch white Russian is a tasty fall cocktail using butterscotch schnapps and coffee liqueur. For me, a Kahlúa white Russian is the best autumn cocktail! This cocktail is typically sweet, but with the salty element of the butterscotch it really dials up the flavour.
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Apple Pie à la Mode Cocktail
Apple pie is always comforting and yummy and cocktails are always fun. This recipe combines the best of both worlds resulting in the best ever apple pie à la mode cocktail. Now you can get your fill of apple, cinnamon, vanilla, and more wonderful flavours in every sip. This heady cocktail with fireball whisky and vanilla vodka packs a real punch!
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Christmas Chocolate Cake Martini Cocktail
A Christmas chocolate cake cocktail is like a holiday dessert and festive beverage rolled into one. This chocolate martini cocktail is a rich and decadent Christmas party mixed drink with only three main ingredients as well with a couple of garnish ideas. If you are a fan of milk, Nutella and cake flavoured vodka, you will love this boozy holiday drink.
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Maple Apple Whiskey Sour
Smooth whiskey pairs up with sweet apple cider and maple syrup, zingy fresh lemon juice, and frothy egg white to make this Canadian take on the classic whiskey sour recipe. With just 5 ingredients, along with ice and apple slices for an attractive garnish, you can rustle up this tasty maple apple whisky sour recipe.
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Apple Pie Jello Shots
Apple pie jello shots taste just like old fashioned apple pie, but this is the drinkable version! They’re flavoured with cinnamon whiskey and topped with whipped cream and apple pie spice. Apple pie whiskey jello shots are simple to prepare and you can make as many of these as you want, ahead of time, for any gathering or party.
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Easy Pomegranate Mojito
This Easy Pomegranate Mojito will make for some happy guests at your next soiree. Whip it up by the glass and serve it fresh with lots of garnishes.
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Five Ingredient White Sangria
Having guests for the holidays? Whip up this super simple fruity Five Ingredient White Sangria and make it a party. It’s fruity, festive and oh so easy.
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Blood Orange Wine Spritzer
This light and fresh Blood Orange Wine Spritzer is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer. It’s loaded with fresh blood orange juice and made lighter with club soda.
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Christmas Gin Cocktail
It’s time for a Christmas gin cocktail! Nothing is better during the holidays than putting your feet up and sipping away on your own homemade Christmas gin cocktail.
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For a super simple eggnog martini that is just as fun to look at as it is to drink, you’ve come to the right place. This festive eggnog cocktail will become your go-to for holiday spirits.
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Coconut Bourbon Coffee Nog
This coconut bourbon coffee nog is a cold, creamy, spiced milk drink perfect for the holiday season. Get your booze and caffeine kick at the same time!
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Coconut Christmas Cocktail
Celebrate the season with this yummy and festive Coconut Christmas Cocktail. It’s an insanely easy recipe that’s perfect for holiday parties.
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Cranberry Moscow Mule
A cranberry Moscow mule might just be the perfect drink for holiday entertaining. It’s easy, it’s festive, and of course, it’s straight up delicious. Add a cute sugared cranberry garnish, and BAM! You are impressing all over the place.
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Let’s all make a toast to this cranberry margarita. It’s the most delicious, sweet, tart, festive drink you could possibly ask for. And, it’s very easy to make – for one person or for a crowd.
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Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail
Kick off the holiday season in style with this Holly Jolly Christmas cocktail recipe. Made with orange vodka, elderberry liqueur, blood orange juice, and ginger beer, this delicious cocktail is as refreshing as it is festive.
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Jack Frost Cocktail
This Jack Frost cocktail recipe is so delicious that you will want it year round, not just in the winter. It’s tasty and pretty!
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Mrs Claus Cocktail
This Mrs Claus cocktail recipe is creamy, smooth, and delicious. It calls for only three ingredients, and its appearance screams ‘holiday cocktail’: perfect to serve during this festive season.
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Create a gorgeous holiday cocktail with this mistletoe margarita recipe combining classic margarita ingredients with something special. Decorated with rosemary and cranberries, it looks both delicious and very seasonal.
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