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 perfect 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!
If you love festive holiday cocktails, check out our fall cocktails too! They’re perfect for Thanksgiving.
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Table of contents
- Christmas Cocktail Recipes
- Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita
- Partridge in a Pear Tree
- Cranberry Jello Shots
- The Best Homemade Eggnog Recipe
- Gingerbread Moscow Mule Recipe
- Easy Cranberry Punch Recipe
- Rudolph Collins Recipe
- Mulled Wine Recipe
- Cranberry and Thyme Gin and Tonic
- Red Moon Over Manhattan
- Holiday Citrus Punch
- Red Sangria Recipe
- Red Pepper Jelly Cocktail
- Spiced Apple Sparkler Punch
- Sicilian Kiss Cocktail
- Christmas Mimosas
- Christmas Cocktail Garnishes
- More ideas for making the best Christmas cocktails
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Let us know if you make one of these festive Christmas cocktails!
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.
Easy Christmas Punch Recipe
An easy punch recipe that is perfect for a crowd! This Christmas punch takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s made with pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and gin. Perfect for any holiday celebration!
Christmas Martini Recipe
If you’re looking for a classic Christmas cocktail recipe, this martini is perfect! The flavors of tangerine, cranberry, and cinnamon go perfectly together. It’s simple to make too.
Cranberry Moscow Mule Recipe
This is by far the best cranberry Moscow mule cocktail. It’s made with a homemade ginger cranberry simple syrup and topped with sugared cranberries and orange zest. You will love this cocktail!
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.
Cranberry Jello Shots
Cranberry Jello Shots are a fun twist on a Christmas cocktail! They’re made with vodka and cranberry juice and served in small glass shot glasses with a tiny gold spoon. They’re great for a Christmas party!
Peppermint Martini Recipe
A classic martini recipe with a peppermint twist! This is the perfect cocktail for martini lovers.
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
Give 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!
Also, check out our 5 best gin and tonic recipes!
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!
Red Pepper Jelly Cocktail
If you love red pepper jelly, this is your cocktail! It’s made with 3 simple ingredients and truly tastes 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 festive 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
Make your Christmas drink festive. Here are some ideas for garnishes 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.
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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!