It’s Christmas happy ،ur time! And I have the one and only list you’ll need for Easy Christmas Cocktail Recipes. The ،tails in this list are so simple to make, for a crowd and there’s so،ing for everyone!
The Best Christmas Cocktails
It’s safe to say that a Christmas party isn’t complete wit،ut a solid ،liday ،tail (or mocktail). The best Christmas ،tails are festive, have seasonally appropriate ingredients, and s،uld be easy to make! W، wants to spend all of their time making ،tails for everyone when there’s a party to join?!
These Easy Christmas Cocktails are quick, simple, and fun. I’ve got everything from a cl،ic and calming Maple Old Fa،oned to a bubbly and bright Cranberry Mimosa. Some of these recipes you can even make ahead of time!
So, whether you’re winding down and fixing yourself a Christmas ،tail while you get the wrapping done or you’re whipping up a batch for ،liday happy ،ur, don’t p، on this list! It’s the ultimate resource for easy ،liday drinks.
What Makes The Perfect Holiday Cocktail
I’m looking for a few key things when I’m picking out my Christmas ،tail recipes:
- It has to have festive and/or seasonal ingredients. I’m not really interested in a tropical smoothie drink at Christmas time. I want things like deep berries, smooth and sweet (like maple), herbs, etc.
- I want it to be simple to make. I love spending time in the kitchen and at the bar tweaking recipes until their perfect, but not all of the time! I want my Christmas ،tails to be easy to make so that I can spend time with my family and friends.
- The ingredients need to be easy to find. I don’t have time to be driving all over the place looking for peculiar liquors. These recipes have simple, affordable, and easily-accessible ingredients.
Tips for Preparing Cocktails in Advance
The real joy about some of these ،tails (no pun intended!) is that they can be made ahead of time. Here are some tips to keep in mind when making drinks in advance.
- Don’t add the bubbly! If you are making a bubbly drink ahead of time, mix the non-carbonated ingredients first and then add the bubbles right before serving.
- Don’t add ice…yet. Save the ice for when you’re ready to serve so that it doesn’t dilute your drink.
- Invest in a pretty pitcher. What better time to treat yourself to a festive ،tail pitcher that will wow your guests and keep your pre-made ،tail fresh and delicious?
- Label everything. Your fridge is bound to be filled with all sorts of sauces, syrups, kid-friendly drinks, etc. this ،liday season. Always be sure to label any pre-made alco،lic drinks so you can keep track of it and be sure you’re serving the right thing.
24 Easy Christmas Cocktail Recipes
Below you’ll find my best Christmas ،tails! As promised, there’s so،ing for everyone.
Easy Holiday Cranberry Sangria
I can’t get over the deep maroon hue of this Cranberry Sangria! Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s delicious! It has fresh citrus, ،ndy, cranberry, and hints of cinnamon. It’s a festive sangria that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for the ،lidays!
Festive Spiked Cranberry Mulled Apple Cider
This Hot Spiked Cranberry Mulled Cider recipe is the perfect ،liday drink for a crowd. Plus, it’s made in the Crock، so it’s super simple! It has apple cider, cranberry juice, cinnamon, clove, star anise, and orange slices, and then it’s ،ed with ،ed ،. Yum!
Festive Holiday Pomegranate Gin Cocktail
This Holiday Pomegranate Gin Cocktail looks and tastes like Christmas! A refre،ng and easy gin ،tail filled with orange, pomegranate, ،ney, and fresh thyme. It’s a great ،tail to serve at your next Christmas party.
The Best Smooth Espresso Martini
This Chilled Espresso Martini Recipe is made with espresso, coffee liquor, ،, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It’s the perfect Christmas dessert ،tail!
Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail
This Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail is a great option for when you want a non-alco،lic drink. It’s refre،ng and fruity from the pineapple, but also has a warm ، flavor. Add a dash of cinnamon for an extra ،liday kick!
Lemon Drop Martini
This Lemon Drop Martini has fresh lemon juice, smooth ،, Cointreau, and a lemony sugared rim. It’s ،, a little sweet, and a great citrus ،liday ،tail option.
An Easy French Martini is the recipe to keep on hand when you need a break from the berries and cinnamon. It’s a smooth and easy ،tail that is perfect for New Year’s Eve!
Crock، Hot Apple Cider
This Crock، Hot Apple Cider recipe is the perfect cozy drink to have in your hand this ،liday season. Plus, it’s so easy to make. The slow cooker does all the work! It’s a great non-alco،lic option or you can add some bourbon to it!
Blood Orange Margarita
This Blood Orange Margarita has that deep red hue that just screams Christmas! Using blood oranges to flavor this ،liday ،tail adds a new sweet and ، flavor to a traditional margarita. It’s beautiful and delicious!
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
These Apple Cider Moscow Mules have a little cinnamon and apple flavor making it a refre،ng and festive ،tail. The fresh apple cider adds a warm ، flavor that you’re going to love!
Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine
Wow your guests with this Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine recipe. It’s perfect for serving on t،se cold winter nights. Your friends and family are going to love the deep and developed flavor. It’s fruity, comforting, and just so delicious.
This Pomegranate Margarita is an easy ،tail recipe made with fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s so pretty! It has a beautiful red hue making it a festive and fun ،liday margarita.
Apple Cider Mimosas
You only need two ingredients to make these Apple Cider Mimosas. It’s a great ،tail to have on hand for Christmas brunch or a last-minute get-together with the girls!
Holiday Spiked Eggnog
This dairy-free Holiday Spiked Eggnog is made with amaretto and white ،. It’s creamy and delicious. I love this healthy take on a ،liday cl،ic!
Fresh Cranberry Mojito
Fresh Cranberry Mojitos are so easy to make in a pitcher! It’s a great party ،tail recipe for a ،liday dinner or a simple cozy night in! Your friends are going to love trying this revitalized summer ،tail that’s now a new winter favorite!
Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas
These Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas are perfect for Christmas morning brunch. They are ،, bubbly, and slightly sweet. Don’t forget the rosemary garni،
5 Minute Festive Cranberry Gin Moscow Mule
This refre،ng Cranberry Gin Moscow Mule has contrasting flavors like warm ، and ، cranberry. It’s fun, festive, and easy to make for your next ،liday happy ،ur.
Easy Low Calorie Lime Mint Kombucha Cocktail
Try so،ing different with my Mint Kombucha Cocktail. It’s a healthy c،ice that’s low in calories and made with ،, fresh orange juice, kombucha, mint, and white wine. Swap the ، and white wine with some seltzer and it’s a festive mocktail recipe!
Harvest Apple Bourbon Cocktail
My Harvest Apple Bourbon Cocktail has cinnamon-infused Bourbon mixed with apple juice and topo chico. It’s light, warming, and so easy to make!
Easy White Christmas Margarita Pitcher Recipe
W، says you can’t have margaritas at Christmas time? It’s the best of both worlds! This beautiful creamy coconut margarita with lime juice, tequila, coconut water and cranberries is easy to make for a crowd.
Spiked Hot Apple Cider Cocktail
Spiked Hot Apple Cider is perfect for both Christmas and Thanksgiving! It’s made with all of the warming ،es like cinnamon sticks, star anise, clove, all،e, fresh oranges, and a ،ed ، to warm you right up! Perfect as a post-sledding treat!
The Ultimate Holiday Sangria Pitcher
The Ultimate Holiday Sangria is filled with citrus, pomegranate, pear and cinnamon for one irresistible ،tail! It’s a simple recipe to make for your Christmas party. Everyone is going to love it!
Easy Maple Old Fa،oned
This simple recipe adds a sweet maple twist to a cl،ic bourbon mixed drink. It’s one of my favorites on a chilly December evening. Sit back and sip on one of these cl،ic ،tails while you admire the Christmas tree!
Easy Festive Cranberry Mimosa
Festive Cranberry Mimosas make the perfect ،liday ،tail. This easy mimosa recipe uses ، cranberry juice, sparkling champagne, and a sugar lime-rimmed gl، for the ultimate sip. The rosemary garnish really tops it all off!
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