Tis’ the season for the best Christmas cocktails! From the yummiest eggnog to the most beautiful cranberry thyme gin and tonic. If you’re looking for a Christmas drink, we’re sharing the easy Christmas cocktail recipes to make your holiday brighter!
If you’re hosting a beautiful Christmas dinner or brunch, a cookie swap, building an epic gingerbread house or just watching a classic Christmas movie, these holiday cocktails are prefect to make and sip!
They are filled with holiday flavors and spices. Furthermore, they also pair nicely with Christmas appetizers and are easy to make!
Christmas Cocktail Recipes
Scroll down to see all of our favorite Christmas cocktails. There is something for everyone!
Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita
The most festive margarita for the holidays! Our cinnamon pomegranate margarita is a twist on the classic margarita, using cinnamon syrup and pomegranate juice! If you’re a margarita lover, this is your Christmas drink.
Partridge in a Pear Tree
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….. a partridge in a pear tree! As a homage to 12 Days of Christmas, try this special partridge in a pear tree Christmas cocktail made with gin.
The Best Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Eggnog is a MUST for Christmas and there is a huge difference between store-bought and homemade. This eggnog recipe is creamy and so so good. It’s a classic Christmas cocktail that you have to try!
Gingerbread Moscow Mule Recipe
Hands down our FAVORITE Moscow mule ever! It’s got a spicy kick to it using real gingerbread spices. It’s a Christmas cocktail with vodka and full of flavor. If you love Moscow mules this is your Christmas cocktail!
Easy Cranberry Punch Recipe
Need a quick and delicious Christmas cocktail with vodka? Try this easy cranberry vodka punch recipe! Uses only 5 ingredients and it’s our favorite Christmas drink for a crowd.
Rudolph Collins Recipe
Giving the traditional collins cocktail recipe a fun holiday twist with a Rudolph version! This is made with a festive simple syrup and some cranberry juice! It’s a Christmas cocktail made with gin.
Mulled Wine Recipe
An easy, traditional recipe for mulled wine. It’s a perfect, warm cocktail for cozy winter days and holiday parties.
Cranberry and Thyme Gin and Tonic
How beautiful is this cranberry thyme gin and tonic?! It’s one of the easiest cocktails to make and uses our homemade cranberry simple syrup. So if you’re looking for an easy Christmas cocktail recipe, try this one!
Red Moon Over Manhattan
The red moon over Manhattan is a Sugar and Charm original cocktail! It’s one of our most popular cocktails ever and is perfect for the holidays. It’s made with red wine and bourbon!
Holiday Citrus Punch
An easy citrus holiday punch made with grapefruit, oranges, Prosecco, gin and some hard seltzer! It’s perfect for a Christmas party and takes 10 minutes to make!
Red Sangria Recipe
This red sangria is so fruity and delicious! It’s such a quick and easy cocktail, that can be made in a batch. A perfect make ahead drink for a party, and there won’t be a drop left by the end!
Frozen Bananas Fosters
A twist on classic bananas foster recipe! This frozen bananas foster is blended with rum, caramel sauce, ice cream, and bananas! It’s so simple to make and taste incredible. Perfect for the holidays!
Red Pepper Jelly Cocktail
If you love red pepper jelly, this is your cocktail! It’s made with 3 simple ingredients and truly taste like red pepper jelly!
Spiced Apple Sparkler Punch
Nothing sparkles more than this Spiced Apple Sparkler Holiday Punch! Spiked with apple vodka, sparkling white Champagne, and apple cider. This recipe is perfect for Christmas!
Sicilian Kiss Cocktail
This Sicilian kiss cocktail is a dessert cocktail, made with 4 simple ingredients. It’s a cream-based drink, not too sweet and a good alternative to eggnog in the winter.
If you’re looking for a super easy Christmas drink try these cranberry mimosas. You only need two ingredients to make these and they’re the perfect holiday cocktail for Christmas brunch! Recipe below.
Christmas Cocktail Garnishes
Making your Christmas drink festive. Here are some ideas for garnished to add to your holiday cocktails.
- Mini Candy Canes
- Fresh Cranberries
- Cinnamon Stick
- Rosemary and Thyme Sprigs
- Christmas Tree Drink Stirs
- Colorful Sugar Rim
- Star Anis
- Orange Rind
- Tiny Gingerbread Houses
More ideas for making the best Christmas cocktails
- Festive ice rings are a beautiful way to keep a party punch cold.
- Have fun with the ice cubes! Use large square or round cubes. You can also do fun shapes like these gnomes!
- Serve the cocktails in festive glassware. Think outside the traditional glass and go with something fancier lined in gold or a beautiful crystal cup with etched snowflakes. There are so many options and you can really jazz it up for Christmas.
Frequently Asked Questions
This truly depends on what cocktail you want to make. However, dark spirits and peppermint spirits are great. Things like Irish cream, bourbon, dark rum, or even peppermint vodka are perfect for Christmas.
Spiked eggnog is one of the most popular Christmas cocktails.
When decorating a Christmas tree our family sips hot chocolate and eggnog.
Let us know if you make one of these festive Christmas cocktails!
Leave a comment below if you make one of these holiday drinks. We’d love to know your thoughts!
Easy Christmas Cocktails – Cranberry Mimosa
- 3 ounces sparkling white wine
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- Pour the spakrling wine into a Champagne flute.
- Top with cranberry juice and that's it!