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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas! Time to bring out those decorations and start planning those festive meals. Personally, I feel no meal is really complete without some tasty Christmas themed drinks and cocktails (or mocktails).
Let’s be real Christmas can be such a stressful time! With those endless to do lists before the big day and the many shopping trips for gifts. One thing is for sure everyone could use one (or five) of these cocktails to sip on while enjoying their big feast or watching the kids tear apart the house playing with their new toys.
Never fear trying to figure out what drinks to serve, I’ve gathered a list of fantastic drink options that are sure to impress everyone who attends your Christmas this year, or for you to just enjoy after everyone has gone home.
Selecting Your Drinks
Whether you enjoy a warm, cold, or boozy drink this list has something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas season! If you are hosting a dinner, it’s always important to make sure you have a few options for your guests. I like to include a few options when having guests over, ensuring I have a mocktail on hand for those not drinking or are underaged.
Including a hot beverage to have with dessert is always nice as well, I’m personally a sucker for anything with eggnog in it and can’t wait to try a few of the boozy eggnog recipes off this list this Christmas. Check out these delicious Christmas drinks below to find some inspiration for this holiday season. Happy Sippin!
You could easily turn this into a funny "Santa's balls" or "jingle my balls" themed cocktail for your holiday party or girl's night. Plus I love the idea of a little tropical pick-me-up just when the weather turns cold this winter.
This recipe is quick and easy to make with just 3 ingredients! You and your guests will be more than impressed. Creamy and delicious, but super easy to make, these martinis could also be your dessert because they are lightly sweet.
These Christmas cranberry champagne cocktails are sparkly to the max and the perfect cocktail to sip on while you wrap presents or do what I’m currently doing: watching the snow fall gently outside my window while a fire crackles in the fire place.
This Christmas drink with coconut rum and mint brings a taste of the tropics to any holiday celebration. Perfect for Christmas or Christmas in July, this festive drink will have you dreaming of a white Christmas on the beach.
Add a little sparkle to your holidays with this festive Sugar Plum Fairy Martini! Tart cranberry juice, rich Amaretto and a touch of spice come together to make your new favorite Christmas cocktail. This Nutcracker-themed martini is a sure hit for your next holiday party, or it's the perfect relaxing sipper for an evening in front of the fireplace.
A white chocolate candy cane martini is the perfect festive Christmas cocktail. Mix one up for your Christmas celebration or any other festive occasion. Guaranteed to make you feel like Buddy the Elf- in a good way!
Made with sweet and savory rosemary simple syrup and bright white coconut milk, this Winter Wonderland Margarita is your perfect sipper for the occasion. Serve with a candied rosemary sprig for a sparkly, wintry touch.
The kid’s Grinch Ice Cream Float recipe is a delicious lemon-lime ice cream float recipe with a little tang that you can enjoy while watching The Grinch on DVD. This recipe was inspired by The Grinch movie.
With just a few ingredients, this flavorful drink is perfect to serve at all your holiday parties. The magic is in the Spiced cranberry juice. Bottled juice is infused with seasonal spices to create the perfect base for a delicious bourbon cocktail.
If you’ve ever made regular jello shots for a gathering, you are going to enjoy these Santa Hat Jello Shots. These jello shots are made with strawberry jello, marshmallow vodka, real strawberries, and whipped topping. The way the jello shots are put together will make the craziness of this holiday season worth it.
in this recipe the simple syrup is the star. The drink is vodka and sparkling water (tonic water if you like a sweet drink), and garnishes are orange slices, more cinnamon sticks, and fresh cranberries.
If you're hunting for an easy, delicious non alcoholic Christmas punch, you've found it. This bubbly drink recipe is an easy way to make your holiday drinks exciting. It has a mixture of high quality juices, sparkling apple juice or cider, ginger ale and fresh fruits of your choice.
A classic holiday beverage made vegan, gluten-free, paleo, top-8 allergy-free, and sugar-free! This Homemade Vegan Eggnog, aka "Hempnog", will be a standout drink recipe to include this season! Even the non-eggnog drinkers will fall in love!
Try this easy mulled wine recipe to add some warm cheer to a chilly day! Cozy spices simmer with a red wine mixture to create the most delicious, fragrant mulled wine. Perfect for fall, winter, and beyond!
This spiked bananas foster ice cream rum nog is just perfect. Whatever festivities you are arranging, adding in a mouth-watering banana cocktail made with black spiced rum is going to make them even more fun! This eggnog made with ice cream is a fun take on the traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas nog cocktail.
This gingerbread latte dessert rum cocktail is going to be one of the stars of your holidays! It’s a delectable mixture of spiced rum and coffee liqueur. This gingerbread rum cocktail makes a great alcoholic Christmas drink and holiday after dinner drink.
The easiest Vegan White Hot Chocolate recipe is just 3 ingredients, sweet, creamy, and so cozy! This dairy-free white chocolate hot cocoa is gluten-free, allergy-free, and made in less than 10 minutes!
Pink peppermint jello shots are such a fun idea for the holidays. These creamy candy cane shots are prepared with peppermint schnapps and whipping cream vodka. The peppermint is perfect for the holidays while the vodka will give you a festive buzz!
Watermelon rum, melon liqueur, and blue Curaçao combine to create a festive melon Grinch green cocktail. This tropical melon cocktail is a wonderful green holiday drink. The glass has a pretty lemon sugar rim and the cocktail itself boasts the distinctive flavour of melon along with tangy citrus and fruity rum. This Grinch green Christmas cocktail is also a great one to try on St. Patrick’s Day, too!
A Christmas chocolate cake cocktail is like a holiday dessert and festive beverage rolled into one. This chocolate 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 flavored vodka, you will love this boozy holiday drink.
Move over Starbucks! This Cookies & Cream Frappuccino is gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan! This homemade recipe has all the sweet deliciousness without the cost and is made right in your blender with minimal fuss!
A super simple 3-Ingredient DIY Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix you can whip up in a flash! Sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo, keto, and allergy-free, this healthy hot cocoa mix recipe is perfect for holiday gifts or stocking the pantry with a quick a cozy drink to warm the soul!
I hope you were able to find a few drinks that suite you. Let us know what drinks you made and how they turned out by dropping a comment below! Happy Holidays everyone!