Grab yourself a cinnamon stick, some cranberry juice and a few candy canes and you have the ingredients for some great holiday cocktails. In fact, any holiday party will be made more festive by making one of these easy Christmas cocktails.
For the best Christmas cocktails this holiday season, I suggest having on hand some traditional ingredients such as apple cider, red wine, dark rum, orange liqueur, as well as brown sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice and simple syrup.
One of these Christmas drinks is sure to raise your holiday spirits! These are a mix of cold and hot cocktails!
Easy Christmas Cocktails
It's always good to have at least one Christmas Punch! This drink recipe starts with Four Pillars fantastic gin is as festive they come.
This creamy cocktail is straight out of Puerto Rico. Try my version of Coquito, the most festive of all Puerto Rican drinks! Just ask Lynnette Marrero!
The Classic Snowball combines creamy Advocaat liqueur and lemonade to make the classic Christmas cocktail and perfect holiday drink!
This recipe by the amazing Jerri Banks of Fressen, a restaurant that I used to frequent in New York in the 90's, has been my go-to every holiday season. The Ginger Vodka is AMAZING!
A great recipe for Mulled Wine using Chairman's Reserve rum. So easy to make especially for parties!
This rum tastes exactly like Christmas Pudding and is divine in this cocktail and also in eggnog!
A little Greece for the holidays! Using the Greek brandy, Metaxa for a holiday cocktail adds warmth and depth!
Think of this as a festive Cosmo!
A new take on the classic Snowball with just a little more fizz to make it pop!
Orange liqueur tastes amazing when paired with brandy. And because it’s Christmas, the bubbles come from a Brut champagne, highlighting the grape notes from the spirit.
Thomas likes to shake instead of stir (no not because 007 does it!) It takes it up a level..to 11! The result is a festive, less dry Christmas negroni.
Looking for a Metaxa cocktail for the colder days? A hot toddy using Metaxa will bring some Greek spirit to your holiday season.
A simple upgrade to this classic whisky cocktail in the form of festive garnishes to add that Christmassy aroma.
This Christmas, visitors can enjoy a rich and complexly spiced cocktail at the intimate St James Bar, which is tucked away within the grand Sofitel London St James. Guests will be able to indulge in a wonderfully balanced festive tipple, enchanted with notes of sweet cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves as well as subtle hints of dark, earthy chocolate aromas which accentuate a naturally barky finish.
White chocolate lovers - you will be in heaven with this very chocolatey martini!
A 70's classic, this combination of creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and cream is one of those perfect dessert cocktails. Forego the cake and have a cocktail instead!
Award-winning Belfast-based mixologist Emily Doherty' inspiration behind this drink is the iconic golden star on the Gelston’s bottle. And with the festive season fast approaching, she created this drink to enjoy on a cold winter day.
She explains: “Samuel Gelston's Irish Cream Liqueur is a warm hug in a glass, it’s smooth, creamy and sweet, and perfect with hot coffee and spiced brown sugar syrup.”
The Hot Buttered Rum twisted on it head! Who knew Peanut Butter would work so well in a cocktail?
This combination of brandy or cognac, creme de cacao, and cream is chicc and warming. Who wouldn't want one on a cold winter night.
I named this cocktail! So exciting....it's as festive as they come!
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Now that Christmas is approaching, I will make some of these recipes for sure! Thanks for sharing, this article gave me some ideas