From spiked eggnog to cheerful Christmas cocktails, we’ve got you covered this holiday season!

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20 Delicious Drinks to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

by Rebecca Barnes

Looking for festive Christmas cocktails to enjoy this holiday season? Look no further than our Top Holiday Cocktails! Whether you’re hosting a party or just enjoying a quiet night in, these cocktails will surely get you into the holiday spirit. So make yourself a festive drink and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

1. Christmas Cranberry Mojito
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– 2 ounces white rum
– 1/2 ounce lime juice
– 1/4 ounce simple syrup
– 6 fresh cranberries
– 2 sprigs of fresh mint
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine cranberry juice, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
2. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
3. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

2. Santa’s Little Helper Cocktail
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce cherry vodka
– 1 ounce white crème de menthe
– 1-ounce heavy cream
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine cherry vodka, white crème de menthe, and heavy cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

3. Eggnog Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces eggnog
– 1-ounce vanilla vodka
– 1/2 ounce rumchata
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine eggnog, vanilla vodka, and rumchata.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy!

4. Candy Cane Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vanilla vodka
– 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
– 1 ounce white crème de cacao
– 1/2 ounce heavy cream
– 3 candy canes, crushed
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, white crème de cacao, and heavy cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes.
3. Garnish with a candy cane or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

5. festive fizz
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce vodka
– 1/2 ounce triple sec
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– 1/2 ounce lime juice
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
2. Shake well and strain into a champagne flute.
3. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

6. Snowball Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vanilla vodka
– 1 ounce white crème de cacao
– 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish cream
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, white crème de cacao, and Bailey’s Irish cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes or chocolate sprinkles.
3. Garnish with a candy cane or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

7. Christmas Cosmo
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– 1-ounce vodka
– 1/2 ounce triple sec
– 1/4 ounce lime juice
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

8. Jingle Bell Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vanilla vodka
– 1 ounce white crème de cacao
– 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish cream
– 3 candy canes, crushed
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, white crème de cacao, and Bailey’s Irish cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with crushed candy canes.
3. Garnish with a candy cane or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

9. Rudolph’s Revenge Cocktail
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce cherry vodka
– 1-ounce chocolate liqueur
– 1-ounce heavy cream
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine cherry vodka, chocolate liqueur, and heavy cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a cherry or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

10. festive punch
Ingredients:
– 2 quarts apple cider
– 1-quart cranberry juice
– 1-liter ginger ale
– 1 cup orange juice
– 1/2 cup lemon juice
Preparation:
1. In a large punch bowl, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale, orange juice, and lemon juice.
2. Garnish with oranges, lemons, and cranberries. Serve over ice, and enjoy!

11. Christmas Mimosa
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– 1-ounce orange juice
– Champagne
Preparation:
1. In a champagne flute, combine cranberry juice and orange juice.
2. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

12. Hot Toddy
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce bourbon
– 1 tablespoon honey
– 1/4 ounce lemon juice
– 8 ounces boiling water
Preparation:
1. In a mug, combine bourbon, honey, lemon juice, and boiling water.
2. Garnish with a lemon wedge or a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

13. Eggnog Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces rum
– 1-ounce heavy cream
– 1-ounce eggnog
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine rum, heavy cream, eggnog, and nutmeg.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy!

14. Cranberry Moscow Mule
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vodka
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– Ginger beer
Preparation:
1. In a copper mug filled with ice, combine vodka and cranberry juice.
2. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

15. festive sangria
Ingredients:
– 1 bottle red wine
– 1 cup brandy
– 1/2 cup triple sec
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 oranges, sliced
– 2 lemons, sliced
– 1 lime, sliced
– 1-quart sparkling water or club soda
Preparation:
1. In a large pitcher, combine red wine, brandy, triple sec, and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Add oranges, lemons, lime, and sparkling water or club soda. Stir to combine.
3. Serve over ice and enjoy!

16. Christmas Martini
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vanilla vodka
– 1 ounce white crème de cacao
– 1/2 ounce Bailey’s Irish cream
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vanilla vodka, white crème de cacao, and Bailey’s Irish cream.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a candy cane or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

17. Snowball Cocktail
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce rum
– 1 ounce coconut rum
– 1-ounce heavy cream
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine rum, coconut rum, heavy cream, and nutmeg.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg or a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

18. festive punch bowl
Ingredients:
– 2 quarts apple cider
– 1-quart cranberry juice
– 1-liter ginger ale or sparkling water or club soda
Preparation:
1. In a punch bowl, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale or sparkling water or club soda.
2. Garnish with oranges, lemons, and cranberries. Serve over ice, and enjoy!

19. Santa’s Little Helper Cocktail
Ingredients:
– 1-ounce vodka
– 1-ounce coffee liqueur
– 1-ounce hazelnut liqueur
– 8 ounces hot chocolate
Preparation:
1. In a mug, combine vodka, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and hot chocolate.
2. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. Enjoy!

20. Cranberry Cosmo
Ingredients:
– 2 ounces vodka
– 1-ounce cranberry juice
– 1/2 ounce triple sec or lime juice
Preparation:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, cranberry juice, and triple sec or lime juice.
2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
3. Garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

No matter what your festive plans are, make sure to include one of these festive Christmas cocktails! They’re sure to get you into the holiday spirit in no time. Cheers!

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