This post is intended for readers 21+. Celebrate the season with this festive selection of Christmas Cocktails. We’ve reached out to some of the best bloggers on the interwebs to find the best spirits to keep your spirits up. Can’t wait to try them all. Which one is your favorite?
p.s. Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.
Christmas Cocktails…the more the merrier.
Adults only! We have rounded up some of the VERY BEST Christmas Cocktail recipes on the internet from our network of blogger friends. From bright and refreshing drinks with cranberry to more adventurous drinks that dabble with spice, this round up of holiday beverages is just the thing to countdown the days until Christmas.
They really had me at vodka, right? This boozy hot chocolate recipe is sure to keep you warm and cozy all night long. Loving this Peppermint Vodka Hot Chocolate from Aberdeen’s Kitchen.
Moscow Mule’s are always a hit at gatherings, and when you add the tartness of seasonal cranberries, they are bursting with holiday cheer. Get the recipe for Cranberry Moscow Mules from Spoonful of Flavor.
Kahlua, yes. Eggnog, yes. This classic nog recipe has all that Kahlua rummy-yumminess that I love. Santa approves! You’ve got to try Kahlua Spiked Eggnog from Ramshackle Pantry.
Everyone needs a tried and true recipe for Christmas Punch in their back pocket, and this one is sweet, tart, and all things merry and bright. Christmas Cocktails at their best! You can get the recipe for Christmas Punch from Sugar and Soul here.
The combo of chocolate and mint is a holiday classic. Combined into a delicious martini? The gift that keeps on giving, lol. Want to try this cocktail? Click here: Chocolate Peppermint Martini from Occasional Cocktails.
I love warm, mulled wine. Or do you call it Glogg? This is on the top of my nice list for cocktails to try this year. Like a big, boozy hug in a mug. Scandinavian Mulled Wine from Ginger with Spice.
You can never go wrong with a citrus cocktail, especially during the holidays. This craft cocktail is sophisticated yet cheerful, perfect for any gathering, large or small. Try the Holly Jolly Citrus Cocktail from Half Baked Harvest.
Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE margaritas. This seasonal twist on the classic cocktail features cranberry and sprigs of earthy rosemary. Plus, my sister from another mister made them. Check out Christmas Margaritas from A Gouda Life.
Speaking of margaritas…this Christmas Cocktail features a little sweet and tangy in a tropical take on the season. So festive! Winter Wonderland Margaritas from Burrata and Bubbles.
Fancy + festive, this martini recipe is a little naughty and nice. I love everything about this cocktail, and I may or may not be sipping my third one right now! Get the recipe for Sugar Plum Fairy Martinis here from Burrata and Bubbles.
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You can never have enough martini recipes. This one is stunning, right? With a crushed peppermint rim and creamy white chocolate cocktail blend. This is what I want for Christmas. Try the White Chocolate Peppermint Martini from Inspired by Charm.
Rosemary is quite possibly my favorite herb. I love the aroma, the earthiness, and it adds complexity to almost anything. Pair it with citrus from this Rosemary Citrus Old Fashioned from Urban Bliss Life this holiday.
Grab another easy punch recipe for Christmas. This one is light, refreshing, and gorgeous in a glass. Stir and serve, this one is party perfect. Jingle Juice Holiday Punch from Inspired by Charm.
You think Santa would mind if I leave him a cookie flavored martini instead of an actual cookie? I think he’d be ok with it. Here’s the recipe for Sugar Cookie Martinis from 3 Yummy Tummies.
This one is going to give you all the warm and fuzzies. A sweet-tart combo of cranberry and mint with rye whiskey. Keep them coming. Read more about this Candied Cranberry Rye Whiskey Smash from Feast in Thyme here.
Santa’s been watching me, and he knows I’m really on a White Russian kick these days. This fun combo of egg nog and a classic cocktail is next on my list. Recipe for Egg Nog White Russian from Ginger with Spice.
Holidays hopefully bring more days off. Mornings deserve a mimosa like this. Two of my personal favorite flavors in one delicious Christmas Cocktail. Cranberry Orange Mimosa from Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Some of us are sweet. Some of us are spicy. This cocktail is for us all. A combo of ginger beer, fresh jalapeno, grapefruit and lime this fiery festive twist is a cocktail I’m in love with. Recipe here for Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail from Half Baked Harvest.
Ever had a coquito? This traditional Puerto Rican cocktail gets the gingerbread treatment in this egg-free nog-type holiday cocktail. Try the Gingerbread Coquito from Windy City Dinner Fairy.
There’s always room for another twist on a mule cocktail. This one is made with gin and festive ingredients. Get the recipe here: Holiday Gin Moscow Mule from A Nerd Cooks.