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Christmas will soon be upon us. It’s the time of year when family and friends gather together to enjoy all that the festive season has to offer. In my case it usually involves partaking in a few boozy parties and indulging in some tasty cocktails.
If your organising your own party when why not check out the following 36 Christmas cocktail ideas. Whether you prefer your festive drinks fruity, boozy or with a festive fizz these Christmas cocktails are the best and will definitely satisfy.
36 Amazing Christmas Cocktail Ideas:
Christmas cocktail ideas – Vodka:
The classic Snowball, but with a seasonal makeover using coconut cream and desiccated coconut for a winter wonderland twist.
Cranberry and Orange Vodka
The cranberries give this vodka recipe a brilliant ruby colour that looks so Christmassy – perfect to give as a gift.
Sweet tooths are gonna love this chocolate, peppermint and candy cane treat!
Sweet, tropical and Christmas-y all at the same time. These will be a welcome addition to the Christmas party!
Jungle Holiday Punch
This Jingle Juice Holiday Punch recipe is simple, delicious, and beautiful! You only need three ingredients to craft this delicious holiday punch recipe everyone will love!
The Mistletoe Kiss
The Mistletoe Kiss: A holiday drink for the ages with vodka, lemon juice, and a special and insanely easy simple syrup that ties the whole drink together.
Christmas cocktail ideas – Whiskey:
This simple recipe is quite frankly, “the bomb”! Fresh cherries muddled with rich bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup, lemon juice and a splash of club soda, makes the ultimate Cherry Bourbon Smash!
Mrs Claus Cranberry Whisky
This easy Christmas cocktail is a blend of cranberry juice, whiskey, cinnamon sticks and more! It’s the perfect holiday cocktail for those cosy nights spent watching Christmas movies.
Orange Infused Ginger Whisky
This 6-ingredient cocktail is my new favorite thing. It combines all of my favorite flavors: citrus, ginger, orange, and bourbon. It’s like they belong together. Who are we to keep them apart?
Blueberry Ginger Hot Toddy
This cozy Blueberry Ginger Hot Toddy is perfect for sipping on a cool winter’s eve. It’s spicy and tangy and will warm you from the inside out.
Apple and Cinnamon Whisky
Crisp apple and fresh mint laced with warm, spicy cinnamon and beautiful tones of rich rye whiskey. What does beautiful tones of rich rye whiskey taste like? Well, besides warm hugs and chilly fall day snuggles, you’re sure to find out in this Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash.
The Winter Smash cocktail is a spin on the classic whiskey smash recipe you make in the summertime. Using bourbon and a bit of club soda, this bourbon smash libation is full of fresh fruit and the zing of cinnamon we enjoy when it’s cold outside.
Christmas cocktail ideas – Gin:
This gin and sparkling apple juice makes an easy seasonal twist on a gin and tonic which is ideal to serve at a Christmas party. Cranberry ice cubes are easy to make, and really make it look so much more special.
Fruity liquors, citrus and gin are shaken together to make the perfect party cocktail recipe.
A festive peppermint infused gin cocktail recipe that is easy to make and ready to serve immediately. No need to wait days for the gin to infuse!
Grapefruit and Cardamom Fizz
The warm flavors of cardamom infused gin, the tartness of freshly squeezed grapefruit, the subtle earthiness of rosemary syrup and the sweet bubbles of prosecco join forces to create magic in a glass.
Damson Gin Royal
Here, we’re taking one of our favourite gin infusions – damson gin – and giving it a royal makeover.
Blueberry Thyme Gin
Tasty and refreshing and very simple to make! This is a perfect drink to any party started!
Christmas cocktail ideas – Rum
Add a sweet, festive twist to a classic mojito recipe with a surprising secret ingredient – marmalade! Add ice, mint and extra lime and serve. Trust us, this will be your new favourite Christmas cocktail.
Sangria with extra sparkle – adding Prosecco to this fruity Christmas cocktail makes it all the more special. Prepare a batch of this pear, grape and pomegranate fizz to impress everyone.
Rum Rum Rudolph Cocktail
This Rum rum Rudolph cocktail features rum, ruby port, cranberry & a foamy egg white & nutmeg for a cheery Christmas cocktail.
Hot Buttered Rum Cider
Hot buttered rum cider, it’s warm, bright and creamy and it goes down far too easy!
Sparkling Pomegranate Rum
Sparkling pomegranate rum cocktails are perfect for ringing in the most wonderful time of the year! From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years eve, these delicious rum drinks will carry you through the holiday season in style.
White Christmas Mojito
Whip up the perfect winter cocktail with a White Christmas Mojito. This seasonal take on the classic tropical cocktail will lift your spirits even on the grayest, coldest winter day.
Christmas cocktail ideas – Fizzy:
The Botanist Fizz
An easy-to-make cocktail recipe using lavender-infused gin, fresh lemon juice and topped up with prosecco. It’s a perfect drink for a hot summer’s day.
Limoncello prosecco cocktail is perfect for any celebration. It’s just the right amount of sparkling lemony goodness, plus blueberries and thyme.
Sparkling champagne poured over some raspberry sorbet and then topped off with fresh raspberries.
Your soon-to-be-favourite festive tipple made with champagne, Kirsch and cherry syrup.
Citrus, Lillet & Prosecco Punch
Fresh citrus juice, Lillet Rosé and prosecco make a pretty punch for winter months with notes of floral, sweet, and bitter to please all palates.
Blackberry, Ginger & Prosecco
Easy, homemade blackberry ginger simple syrup pairs with lime, vodka and Prosecco creating a tasty and refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for brunch, parties or just any day that requires a drink a two.
Christmas cocktail ideas – Everything else:
Simple cocktails are the best cocktails. This martini has all the flavour of a snickerdoodle without any of the work of baking cookies. It’s the perfect substitute, really.
Clementine Pisco Sour
A festive twist on a classic pisco sour cocktail, this refreshing drink makes a change from champagne at Christmas or New Year’s Eve parties. If you can’t find pisco, you could use a white rum instead.
If the holidays stress you out a little too much then Grinch Punch was made for you. As simple as mixing everything in a punch bowl and ladling into glasses. It’s an easy, no-fuss Christmas punch perfect for your next party!
White Christmas Margarita
Spike up your traditional holiday drinks from the traditional eggnog with a winterized margarita. It’s the best way to guarantee yourself a white Christmas.
Pecan Pie Martini
The only thing better than pecan pie is a pecan pie-flavored martini that’ll get you drunk.
A totally tasty, beyond indulgent, ridiculously easy, campfire cocktail. It’s Christmas in a glass!
So there you have it, 36 of the best Christmas cocktail ideas. I hope some of these ideas have inspired you for your next Christmas party or get together. If so, let me know in the comments below.
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