50 Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes to Please a Crowd

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Christmas is a time for family, friends, food and of course, Christmas cocktails!

This is the season to be jolly, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a festive cocktail.

Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, Thanksgiving dinner party or just looking for a fun drink to enjoy with friends and family, here are some delicious Christmas cocktails to try out.

This collection of cocktail recipes will help you celebrate the holidays in style.

When it comes to cocktails, there’s no better time to celebrate than during the holiday season.

Some of this cocktails can be made into mocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails.

Plenty of choices for virgin drinks to choose from in this collections of Christmas cocktails.

Are you looking for drinks that are festive and fun, or something more classic and elegant, these drink recipes will give you what you looking for.

From classic eggnog to festive champagne cocktails, we’ve got something for everyone.

So gather your ingredients and get ready to mix up some merry drinks!

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Channel your inner bartender with these easy-to-make Christmas cocktails.

In these collection of cocktails you will find, vodka cocktails, tequila cocktails, champagne cocktails, rum cocktails, cranberry cocktails and wine cocktails to name a few.

These drinks require minimal ingredients and effort, so you can spend less time mixing and more time enjoying the holiday cheer.

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Here you will also find some non-alcoholic Christmas drinks, perfect for anyone looking for a festive mocktail.

Let’s get started with your favorite Christmas drinks!

Cranberry Martini

Two elegant Cranberry Martinis adorned with fresh cranberry garnishes, showcasing their vibrant red hue, ready to be enjoyed at a festive holiday gathering.

The Cranberry Martini is a crisp and delicious cocktail, embodying the festive spirit with its elegant and stunning presentation, making it a must-have holiday drink for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Cranberry Martini Recipe here

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktails

Two elegant champagne flutes filled with bubbly Rosé champagne and dissolved pink cotton candy, set against a festive backdrop.

Rosé champagne is topped with fresh cotton candy for a beautiful cocktail perfect for a garden party, wedding, or any other special event.

The cotton candy will dissolve when it hits the champagne, creating a sweet champagne cocktail.

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail Recipe here.


Garnished Appletini with Green Apple Slices Description: A beautifully presented Appletini cocktail is showcased in a martini glass. The drink is adorned with thin slices of green apple, carefully arranged on the rim of the glass.

Experience the delight of a party-worthy Appletini, a delicious sour apple cocktail that can be prepared in under two minutes with just four ingredients.

Try this delicious vodka cocktail now.

Apple Martini recipe here

Cranberry Margaritas

A vibrant red Cranberry Margarita garnished with a lime wheel and fresh cranberries, served in a salt-rimmed glass.

Cranberry Margaritas: A festive blend of tart cranberry, zesty lime, and smooth tequila.

Perfect for holiday celebrations or a refreshing summer sip!

Cranberry Margarita recipe here

Classic Vodka Sour

a sour cocktail with vodka.

Learn how to make a classic Vodka Sour cocktail with this easy step-by-step cocktail recipe!

Vodka Sour is a timeless classic that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion!

Vodka Sour recipe here

White Christmas Mimosa

Two chilled White Christmas Mimosas, adorned with cranberries, set against a festive backdrop, ready to be enjoyed.

White Christmas Mimosa combines bubbly champagne with tart white cranberry juice, creating a festive and refreshing cocktail perfect for holiday celebrations!

White Christmas Mimosa recipe here

Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

A Vodka Cocktail with grapefruit and strawberries making a splash.

This easy and refreshing Strawberry Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail is the perfect summer drink!

Made with fresh strawberries, grapefruit juice, vodka and a hint of lime, this cocktail is easy to make and will be sure to please any crowd.

Best of all, it’s low calorie cocktail, so you can indulge without the guilt.

Strawberry Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe here


grand sidecar.

This Grand Marnier SideCar cocktail will elevate your cocktail game to a new level.

A timeless classic cocktail that is unrivaled.

SideCar recipe here

Poinsettia Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail on a table adorned with holiday decorations like Christmas ornaments, perfect for festive celebrations.

A Poinsettia drink is a cranberry champagne cocktail that’s vibrant and refreshing.

Great champagne cocktail for entertaining, it’s a perfect winter or holiday drink!

Poinsettia Cocktail Recipe here

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Looking for the perfect festive cocktail?

Look no further than the Tequila Sunrise.

This classic drink is a fruity blend of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine that not only looks beautiful but tastes delicious.

Recipe here

Cranberry Mimosa Mocktail

Two glasses of Cranberry mimosa mocktail on silver tray.

This Cranberry Mocktail Mimosa is the ultimate non-alcoholic drink for your holiday celebrations.

Made with just two chilled ingredients—cranberry juice and apple sparkling cider.

This festive mocktail is as easy to make as it is delicious.

Optional garnishes like fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary add a touch of elegance, making it perfect for any occasion from intimate dinners to large gatherings.

Cranberry Mimosa Mocktail Recipe here

Vodka Party Punch

Vodka Party Punch: The ultimate make-ahead, big batch cocktail, blending fruity flavors for a refreshing summer hit.

Perfect for easy, breezy entertaining.

Vodka Punch recipe here

Sparkling Wine Sangria

Top view of three glasses of Sparkling Wine Sangria with peaches and raspberries with a cutting board on the background with fruits on it.

There’s nothing quite like a glass of sangria and with sparkling wine as the main ingredient, this sparkling wine sangria recipe is perfect for any holiday celebration or any other occasion!

Sparky Wine Sangria recipe

Cranberry Kringle Cocktail

Two Cranberry Kringle Cocktails with sugar-rimmed glasses.

Cranberry Kringle Cocktail will be your new favorite holiday cocktail!

Easy to make and full of holiday cheer! Perfect for parties!

Cranberry Kringle Cocktail recipe here

Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail

A glass of Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail garnished with an orange slice and fresh cranberries.

It’s time to shake up another new holiday cocktail recipe.

Today we’re making this Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail.

It’s a delicious and festive mix of flavors almost anyone will love.

Naughty but Nice Cocktail recipe here

Peppermint Mimosa

Pair of holiday cocktails featuring Peppermint Bark Mimosas, garnished with candy canes, perfect for a holiday party.

Festive and fun – this peppermint mimosa is full of holiday cheer.

This bubbly combination of peppermint vodka and chocolate with champagne is a must on any holiday drinks menu.

Peppermint Mimosa Recipe here.

Candy Cane Vodka Cocktail

Elegant presentation of three Candy Cane Cocktails, each glass adorned with a crushed peppermint candy rim, symbolizing holiday cheer.

This simple, festive candy cane infused vodka has a surprisingly light, fresh result perfectly paired in the Candy Cane Cocktail with Creme de Cacao for a classic peppermint and chocolate libation.

An elegant vodka cocktail!

Candy Cane Peppermint Cocktail Recipe here

Cranberry Mimosas

Close-up of two Cranberry Mimosas in champagne flutes, showcasing their effervescent and vibrant pink hue.

A cranberry lover’s version of the standard mimosa – tart cranberries pair perfectly with a sugar-rimmed glass and sparkling champagne bubbles.

Two main ingredients and they’re ready in 5 minutes!

Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail recipe here

Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet tea sangria pitcher and whine glass with strawberries and cherries on a gray background showcasing the berries.

This Sweet tea white sangria is a delicious and refreshing drink that combines the best of both worlds – sweet tea and wine!

Sweet Tea and Wine Sangria recipe

Frozen Strawberry Margarita

Two frosty glasses of frozen strawberry margaritas in a dark background.

This Frozen Strawberry Margarita blends vibrant strawberries, tangy lime juice, bold tequila, and citrusy Triple sec into the quintessential festive cocktail.

Frozen Strawberry Margarita recipe

Bloody Mary Cocktail

This Bloody Mary recipe is spicy and flavorful. Classic bloody mary cocktail perfect for brunch. Best Bloody Mary with sweet and savory garnish.

This Bloody Mary recipe is the best recipe you will taste. No matter what season of the year it is, this easy cocktail recipe will be a keeper for you.

There is nothing like the peppery tomato juice paired with vodka and yummy garnishes.

I like a cocktail that is also a snack.

This is an easy and delicious classic Bloody Mary recipe just waiting to be garnished.

Recipe for Bloody Mary

Amaretto Sour

amaretto sour cocktail

This classic Amaretto Sour cocktail combines the smooth, nutty flavor of amaretto liqueur with the tang of fresh lemon juice, creating a drink that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Amaretto Sour recipe

Tequila Sunrise

Grand Marnier Cocktails featuring two glasses of tequila sunrise cocktails.

A tequila sunrise classic cocktail that can be enjoy on any occasion.

Classic Tequila Sunrise recipe

Holiday Sangria Cocktail Recipe

The Ultimate Holiday Sangria. A glass of red sangria.

The Ultimate Holiday Sangria is filled with citrus, pomegranate, pear and cinnamon for one irresistible cocktail!

Find out my secret method to making the BEST sangria recipe!

You’ll be the star of the holiday party with this easy wine cocktail recipe!

Holiday Sangria Recipe here

Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch

A pitcher and two glasses of Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch, the perfect Christmas cocktail.

Make this pear punch for your holiday get-togethers! It’s not too sweet, but full of cheer.

Holiday Punch Recipe here

Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail

Hot Buttered Rum
Photo Credit: epicurious

This hot buttered rum recipe is the perfect winter warmer, with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course – dark rum.

Serve it in a mug or heat-resistant glass for a cozy rum holiday cocktail.

Recipe here

Raspberry Cream Mimosa Cocktails

Raspberry cream mimosa cocktails.
Photo Credit: Cooks with cocktails

These raspberry mimosa cocktails are a special treat! 

They are made with a creamy frozen raspberry granita and topped with sparkling wine. 

Perfect for New Years cocktails or a refreshing summer drink, this mimosa recipe is sure to be your new favorite!

Recipe here

Maple Bourbon Smash

Maple Bourbon Smash Recipe.
Photo Credit: Southern living

The Maple Bourbon Smash is a holiday twist on the classic whiskey smash.

A great cocktail that can be made in big batches.

Recipe here

Santa’s Spritz Christmas Cocktail


A fizzy, fun and delicious Christmas cocktail made with prosecco, rhubarb and ginger gin and cranberry juice.

This simple cocktail is perfect for serving at holiday parties or for enjoying at weekends when it’s time to chill.

Christmas Spritz Recipe here

Apple Cider Sangria White Wine Cocktail

Apple Cider Sangria.
Photo Credit: Weekend craft

This Apple Cider Sangria is everyone’s favorite Fall cocktail!

The perfect sangria for a fall celebration.

Recipe here

White Christmas Margarita

A creamy coconut margarita with lime juice, tequila, coconut water and cranberries that looks like Christmas in a cup.

It is sure to be a hit at your holiday party and guaranteed to give you the merriest of holidays!

White Margarita Recipe here

White Cosmo Cocktail

White Cosmo Cocktail.
Photo Credit: The spruce eats

This White Cosmo cocktail is festive, refreshing and made with white cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec and lime.

It’s the perfect addition to any holiday party or celebration.

Recipe here

Pomegranate Champagne Margaritas

Pomegranate Champagne Margaritas.
Photo Credit: The adventure bite

Pomegranate Champagne Margaritas are as delicious as they are head-turning.

The perfect easy valentine’s day cocktail!

Recipe here

Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails

Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails.
Photo Credit: Floating kitchen

These Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails are the perfect holiday party drink.

The herbaceous sage pairs beautifully with the tart grapefruit juice in this sparkling cocktail.

Recipe here.

Ruby Red Jubilee Cocktail

Ruby Red Jubilee Cocktail
Photo Credit: Savory Experiments

Ruby Red Jubilee Cocktail is the perfect holiday cocktail made with Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey, grapefruit and lime juice and cinnamon syrup.

Recipe here.

Champagne Jello Shots

Champagne Jello Shots
Photo Credit: The adventure bite

Champagne Jello shots are a sure-fire way to get the bubbly flowing at a Valentines Day, wedding, baby shower or bridal party.

This recipe is festive, fun, and so easy to make!Recipe here.

Recipe here.

Cranberry Bellini

Elegant arrangement of Cranberry Bellinis, perfect for holiday entertaining, with each glass adorned with a cranberries.

This Cranberry Ginger Bellini is a festive sparkling cocktail that’s perfect for brunch or holiday parties.

Cranberry Bellini Recipe here.

Eggnog Martini

Festive Creamy Eggnog Martini, beautifully presented with a golden hue, a cinnamon stick garnish, and a dusting of nutmeg, ready for a holiday toast.

Celebrate the holidays with this creamy, decadently rich Eggnog Martini.

Just 3 ingredients & a few pinches of spice will create the perfect cocktail for the Christmas season.

Eggnog Recipe here.

Raspberry Mimosa

Raspberry Mimosa (& Mocktail) best Christmas cocktails.
Photo Credit:Spend with pennies

This pretty mimosa is the perfect cocktail to sip on sitting next to your honey! You can make this a mocktail non alcoholic cocktail.

Recipe here.

Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch

Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch
Photo Credit:Pure wow

A festive and delicious champagne punch made with raspberry liqueur, fresh lime juice, and sparkling wine.

You have the option to make it alcoholic and non alcoholic.

The perfect addition to any holiday party spread!

Recipe here.

Christmas Punch

Two glasses brimming with Christmas Punch, featuring a vivid red cocktail adorned with slices of orange and cranberries, positioned next to a pitcher filled with the same celebratory beverage.

Christmas Punch is an easy and delicious holiday party drink packed with fruits like cranberries, oranges, and pomegranates.

Keep it non-alcoholic or add rum or vodka for extra holiday spirit!

Holiday Punch Recipe here.

Apple Cider Mimosa

A festive setting featuring two glasses of Apple Cider Mimosa, with a cozy ambiance perfect for holiday celebrations.

This apple cider mimosa is made with only two ingredients.

Jazz up a champagne flute or any other glass and add delicious apple cider and champagne.

It is the perfect holiday cocktail.

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe here.

Raspberry Vodka Spritz

Raspberry vodka spritz christmas cocktail

A refreshing cocktail to start your holiday party.

This holiday cocktail is beautiful and elegant but most importantly delicious.

It will sure wow your crowd!

Recipe for Raspberry Vodka Spritz

Christmas Citrus Cocktail

christmas citrus cocktail
Christmas citrus cocktail

A delicious mix of vodka, St. Germain (elderflower liquor), and fresh squeezed winter citrus juice.

It’s so simple, refreshing, cheerful, and beyond good.

Serve this festive cocktail pitcher style for friends and family this Christmas.

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Cheers to another holiday season! Today we’re shaking up this gorgeous White Chocolate Peppermint Martini. It’s a deliciously sweet and creamy cocktail with a peppermint twist.
White Chocolate Martini

Cheers to another holiday season! Today we’re shaking up this gorgeous White Chocolate Peppermint Martini.

It’s a deliciously sweet and creamy cocktail with a peppermint twist.

Santa Clausmopolitan


All of the presents are wrapped and you now deserve a Santa Clausmopolitan.

This fresh, tart cocktail is the perfect way to unwind from the holiday stress.

Holiday Gin and Tonic

Holiday gin and tonic served on christmas ball ornaments
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This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine, and it’s made with sweet sloe gin.

It’s the perfect cocktail to serve over the holidays as it’s easy to mix and a gorgeous, festive colour.

This is going to be your new favourite G&T.

Sparkling Cran-Cherry Punch

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Vodka
  • Ginger syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Club soda

Classic Margarita Vodka Cocktail

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Tequila
  • Orange liqueur
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup

Pink Cocktail

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Vodka
  • Grapefruits juice
  • Lemon sparkling soda

Easy Holiday Mimosas

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Champagne
  • Cranberry juice
  • Simple syrup

Holiday Apple Cider Sangria

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Apple cider
  • Apple whiskey
  • Brandy
  • Sparkling wine

Spiced Red wine Sangria

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Red wine
  • Apple juice
  • Triple sec
  • Sliced fruits

Christmas Holiday Punch

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Champagne
  • Prosecco
  • Rum
  • Vodka

Christmas Candy cane Jello Shots

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Vodka
  • Schnapps
  • Gelatin
  • Whipped cream

Christmas Spanish Sangria

Side view of fruity Spanish sangria pitcher and two glasses garnished with fruits in a gray background.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup sugar syrup
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced

Christmas Margarita

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A festive twist on the classic margarita with cranberry and pomegranate.

A recipe for a Christmas Margarita.

Chambord Bellini

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Chambord Bellini is a delicious, easy cocktail recipe made with Prosecco and Chambord Liqueur.

It’s a light, refreshing and bubbly sipper that’s super elegant.

This simple cocktail is perfect for New Year’s Eve toasting!

Grinch Green Cocktail

The keeper of the cheerios

Ingredients Needed:

  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Simple syrup
  • Food coloring

Christmas Cranberry Martini

mix that drink

Ingredients Needed:

  • Elderflower liqueur
  • Cranberry juice
  • Simple syrup

Pink Señoritas Margarita


Ingredients Needed:

  • Tequila
  • Triple sec
  • Pink lemonade

Peppermint Mimosas


Ingredients Needed:

  • Champagne
  • Peppermint schnapps

Cranberry Ginger Spritz

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Vodka
  • Ginger liqueur
  • Cranberry juice
  • Ginger ale

Sugar Cookie Martini

A Sugar Cookie Martini is a festive Christmas cocktail that tastes like a delicious Christmas cookie with a kick! Serve these at your next holiday party.
sugar cookie martini

A Sugar Cookie Martini is a festive Christmas cocktail that tastes like a delicious Christmas cookie with a kick!

Serve these at your next holiday party.

Vanilla-Pear Holiday Punch

holiday punch
holiday punch

This holiday punch is unlike any I’ve ever had, and I think you’re going to love it. It’s not too sweet.

It tastes like pear, vanilla, spice and everything nice. It’s a smooth, easy sipper, even with tequila inside.

Mango Tequila Sunrise


Ingredients Needed:

  • Tequila
  • Orange juice
  • Grenadine

Best Holiday Mimosa

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Champagne
  • Cranberry juice
  • Pineapple juice

Christmas Snowball Cocktail

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Advocaat
  • Lemon juice
  • Sparkling lime soda

Festive Pomegranate Margaritas

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Tequila
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup

Holiday Coquitos

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Rum
  • Coconut cream
  • Evaporated milk
  • Sweet condense milk
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Serve a few holiday drinks with some yummy Linzer cookies or the best Christmas cookies collection to get the full flavors of the holidays.

If you having a Christmas dinner make some cookies ahead and have them ready for dessert.

Cheers and Enjoy these Christmas Cocktails Recipes

I Hope you enjoy this collection of holiday cocktails.

Hoping you found your favorite Christmas cocktail recipe or two or three.

Enjoy with your love ones!

Happy Holidays!!

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