Grab your cinnamon stick or candy canes and get stirring! The holiday season is upon us and we’ve begun to shake up those Christmas drinks you love. I handpicked the best Christmas cocktails to get you in the holiday mood!
These festive cocktails, and a few classic cocktails, are a perfect for the holiday party or cozy up with one of these easy Christmas cocktails. Just make sure you use good spirits and fresh ingredients, like lime juice, lemon juice.
Each drink recipe has simple ingredients and you make for just one or two or a big batch for your next holiday party. Instead of 12 days of Christmas, I am giving you 15 holiday cocktails to start your season right.
This recipe is a twist on homemade eggnog! IT lightens it up and adds a ginger zing! Created 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!
This festive cocktail takes the classic Terry Orange and turns it into on of the best alcoholic drinks for the Christmas season. Made with Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin, this cocktail will bring back loads of memories for my English readers - where the Terry Orange is a classic at this time of year!
Not a substitute for your orange juice on Christmas morning though!
Elevate your hot chocolate to a festive drink with golden syrup and cinnamon or make your own cinnamon syrup!
Hot Buttered Rum on steroids. This recipe from Montanya Rum so you know it's going to be great. Dark rum with vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, and salted butter!
Adding Bailey's Irish Cream to a Chocolate Martini gives it that extra luxurious quality that lifts it any Christmas party!
An Espresso Martini is one of those drinks recipes that is festive at any time of year. Just holding a martini glass makes it feel like Christmas Eve!
It's a warm cocktail for those cold winter nights! This hot toddy recipe will warm you up on Christmas day and is a great accompaniment to a few Christmas cookies! Make it with either bourbon or rye whiskey (for added spice)!
The most gorgeous purple colored Sidecar you find. A classic cocktail made even more glamorous with Esprit de Figues!
Grab your punch bowl - this one is for your next holiday bash. cocktail recipe for 10 people called Wassail has to be festive - it's in the name. Made with Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz (red wine!) Gin, it's a perfect Christmas Punch!
The Black Cow boys bring you their take on Eggnogg. This recipe serves 6 people and is not to be missed!
Toffee Apple Cider plus ginger beer - need I say any more??
It may sound weird, but the Snowball takes the Advocaat liqueur made with egg yolks and festive spices and mixes it with lemonade making a creamy cocktail that's one of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes!
Metaxa may be from summery Greece, but that doesn't mean that they can't make one of the most festive Christmas cocktails!
It may not look like a Candy Cane, but this cocktail is thoroughly festive! It's a Champagne cocktail served in a champagne flute which means one sip and you are full of holiday spirits (lots of them)!
Just the sight of cranberry juice in the Cosmo makes it immediately a holiday drink! The triple sec or orange liqueur add a festive feel and the right amount of lime juice gives it a zing. Garnish it with fresh cranberries and twig of holly for a seasonal twist!