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25+ Easy Christmas Cocktails (Festive Spirit Holiday Cocktail Recipes)

Last Updated on March 2, 2024

Ready to take your holiday vibes to the next level? We’ve got just the thing: over 25 super easy, crazy delicious Christmas cocktail recipes that you’re gonna LOVE. 

From cozy classics to cool, unexpected mixes (Blackberry Cucumber Vodka, anyone?), we’re serving up the ultimate drink list to keep things merry and bright. 

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Whether you’re throwing the biggest bash or just chilling at home, these drinks are your ticket to some serious holiday cheer.

So, let’s dive in and shake things up this festive season. Cheers! 🥂

Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes

1. Strawberry COCKTAIL 

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These festive Strawberry Cocktails are all about making moments memorable – toasting to an evening of shared smiles and unforgettable memories! 💘🍸

It creates the perfect balance between holiday indulgence and cruelty-free comfort. It’s an excellent choice for holiday gatherings, delighting both vegans and those who simply want to switch up traditional recipes.

2. Blackberry Cucumber Vodka Cocktail

This Blackberry Cucumber Vodka Cocktail is the refreshing sip you didn’t know your holiday parties needed.

Fruity, light, and refreshing, it’s a unique blend perfect for those who love their drinks with less punch and more pizzazz.

The sweetness of blackberries, the subtle coolness of cucumber, and the crisp tartness of lime juice come together in a festive symphony. Serve in a punch bowl at your Christmas brunch, and it’s sure to be a hit!

3. Frothy Vegan Whiskey Sour

Bring a twist to your festive holiday gatherings with the Frothy Vegan Whiskey Sour.

It’s a classic with a twist, using Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and a bit of creativity to keep it plant-based.

Imagine the nutty depth of whiskey meeting a frothy, citrusy top, creating a symphony of flavors perfect for sipping slowly by your garnished Christmas tree, making those holiday evenings extra cozy and spirited.

4. Vegan Eggnog Cocktail

Vegan Eggnog Cocktail, is a luscious, creamy, and utterly decadent drink that brings the Christmas spirit right to your glass.

It’s the perfect blend of classic eggnog spices with a hint of nutty goodness, sans the traditional egg component.

Served with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a good stir of spirits like rum or bourbon, it’s the ideal companion for opening presents or a post-holiday meal relaxer.

5. Cranberry & Orange Cocktail

This vibrant drink is a celebration of holiday flavors, combining the tartness of fresh cranberries with the citrusy zing of orange juice.

Enhanced with a dash of liqueur, this fruity and refreshing concoction is perfect for those who love their cocktails with a balance of sweet and tart notes.

Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of ginger beer, and you’re ready to serve this delight at your Christmas brunch or holiday meal.

6. Spiced Cider Holiday Punch 

The Spiced Cider Holiday Punch is a harmonious blend of redolent with the warmth of spices and the tanginess of orange and lemon.

It’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy, especially when garnished with fresh cranberries or a cinnamon stick.

Whether you’re toasting on Christmas Eve or hosting spirited holiday parties, this punch ensures the merriment keeps flowing.

7. Pineapple Tequila Cocktail

Ready to serve up some sunshine in a glass? This Pineapple Tequila Cocktail is the tropical twist your holiday season needs.

Fruity and refreshing, this spirited drink combines the lushness of fresh pineapple with the zing of tequila. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter chill and a sure-fire hit at any festive gathering.

8. Persimmon Ginger Mule

Say hello to the zesty sibling of the classic Moscow Mule. This version, featuring the subtle sweetness of persimmons and the warm ginger, is a refreshing yet cozy choice for holiday sipping.

A sprig of mint or cinnamon stick can add that festive flair. It’s the ideal companion for those looking to spice up their holiday meal with something uniquely refreshing.

9. Crisp Autumn Apple Ginger Cocktail

Who said apples are just for pie? Turn the quintessential flavors of fall into a delicious, easy-to-make cocktail that’s both tart and warming.

The fresh taste of apple cider pairs beautifully with the spiciness of ginger, creating a drink that feels like autumn in a glass.

It’s the perfect start to a holiday meal, a quiet Christmas Eve, or a festive brunch gathering.

10. 3-Ingredient Orange Cranberry Mimosas

Simplify your holiday toasts with these bright and bubbly mimosas. With just three ingredients, these effervescent beauties are as easy to make as they are to sip.

The cranberry juice perfectly complements the citrusy sweetness of fresh orange juice, all topped off with the pop of sparkling wine. Serve this at your holiday brunch and watch the smiles unfold.

11. Spiced Pomegranate Margarita

Shake up your holiday cocktail menu with these ruby-hued beauties. This Pomegranate Margarita is a festive fusion of tart pomegranate juice, zesty lime, and the warm undertones of your favorite aroma.

Garnished with pomegranate arils and cinnamon sugar, they’re not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes, perfect for keeping the party going.

12. Christmas Punch

Nothing screams holiday cheer quite like a communal bowl of Christmas Punch.

This fruity and refreshing concoction combines the tartness of fresh cranberries with a myriad of citrus flavors, thanks to an ample helping of fresh cranberry juice.

A splash of lemon juice adds a bit of fizz, while a generous pour of vodka deepens the flavor profile.

Garnish with pomegranate seeds and granulated sugar, this punch is ready to serve.  It’s perfect for warming the hearts of those who love traditional holiday flavors.

13. Gooseberry Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

Sophistication meets seasonal celebration in the Gooseberry Elderflower Champagne Cocktail. The unique tartness of gooseberries pairs beautifully with the sweet floral notes of elderflower liqueur, creating an elegant flavor complexity.

Topped with the effervescence of chilled champagne, this cocktail is a bubbly sensation perfect for toasting on a white Christmas.

14. Vegan Ginger Beer

Craft your brew with a twist with this Vegan Ginger Beer recipe. It’s a spicy, non-alcoholic treat that everyone can enjoy.

The fieriness of the ginger is balanced with a dash of lemon juice, creating a refreshing beverage.

For those desiring a heartier flavor, a hint of allspice dram enhances the drink’s warmth, making it a pleasing alternative for colder evenings.

15. Fizzy Mango Gin Cocktail

Escape to a tropical paradise with the Fizzy Mango Gin Cocktail. This drink is a burst of summer that’s welcome in any winter setting.

The cocktail’s base features frozen mango, giving a thick, fruit-forward foundation that contrasts delightfully with the botanicals of a robust gin.

Lime juice introduces a playful fizz, while a slice of mangoes as garnish rounds off this vibrant drink.

16. Pomegranate Ginger Sangria

This Sangria is where Spain meets the holiday season. This concoction is a flavorful mélange of red wine, pomegranate juice, and a generous splash of brandy liqueur.

What sets it apart is the sharp, spicy kick of ginger, making it a memorable drink that warms the senses. Serve in a glass pitcher with pomegranate seeds and orange slices for a festive touch.

17. Cranberry Basil Sangria Mocktail

Get ready to meet your new favorite festive cocktail: Cranberry Basil Sangria. This isn’t just any sangria; it combines fresh cranberries and fragrant basil with a splash of orange juice, creating a symphony of flavors. 

The sugared cranberries add the perfect touch of sweetness, making this sangria a hit for all your holiday parties. People who love a unique twist on classic drinks will absolutely adore this!

18. Rosemary Paloma

This Rosemary Paloma is the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. The classic Paloma is elevated with a hint of rosemary, making it an aromatic sensation.

Not to mention, the addition of fresh grapefruit and cane sugar balances the zesty with the sweet, creating a fruity and refreshing experience. It’s the ideal drink for those who appreciate herbal infusions in their cocktails.

19. Very Merry Melon Grinch Green Cocktail

Embrace your inner Grinch with the Very Merry Melon Grinch Green Cocktail. This vibrant concoction features melon liqueur, creating a sweet, fruity core, harmonized with lemon, orange, and pineapple juice for that fizzy sensation.

It’s not only a crowd-pleaser for its looks but also for its tantalizing taste. Don’t be surprised if people ask for seconds!

20. Holiday Spice Chai Cocktail

Warm and inviting, the Holiday Chai Cocktail is like Christmas in a cup. This comforting drink blends the traditional chai aromatics with a generous shot of rum, perfect for those chilly winter nights. 

21. Blood Orange Vodka and Amaretto Cocktails

Sophisticated and bold, the Blood Orange Vodka and Amaretto cocktail is a true showstopper. The bitterness of the blood orange perfectly complements the sweetness of Amaretto, while the vodka adds a smooth, clean finish.

Garnish with lemon syrup and sugar, and you have yourself a cocktail that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

22. Vegan Brandy Alexander

Indulge yourself with a Vegan Brandy Alexander, the creamy, dreamy dessert cocktail that will become your new holiday tradition.

Made with rich, dairy-free cream and a hint of nutmeg, it’s the perfect way to end your holiday feast. Who could resist this glass of vegan delight?

23. Cranberry Hot Toddy

Nothing fights the winter chill like a Cranberry Hot Toddy. This concoction combines the tartness of mandarin orange and the warmth of bourbon, all brightened with a touch of cranberry juice and cinnamon sticks.

Curl up by the fire and enjoy this soothing, warm beverage that’s sure to comfort your spirit.

24. Peppermint White Russian

Imagine the classic White Russian, but with a festive twist. The Peppermint White Russian is a decadent, creamy mix that combines the rich flavor profiles of coffee liqueur and peppermint.

Garnished with a candy cane, it’s the ultimate holiday indulgence that you’ll want to sip all season long.

25. Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail

Ready for some romance this holiday season? The Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail is here to set the mood!

It has a vibrant red hue from a bag of cranberries and a refreshing burst from lemon juice and club soda. It’s indeed as irresistible as a kiss under the mistletoe.

Don’t wait for someone to bring you one; it’s so easy to make that you can serve it up in minutes!

26. Dark Rum Spiced Mojito

Shake things up with a Dark Rum Mojito, a tantalizing dance of flavors that brings heat to your holiday celebrations.

This isn’t your summer mojito; it’s reimagined with dark rum and infused with the rich, seasonal flavors of allspice and nutmeg. It’s a refreshing, yet cozy treat bound to warm up your chilly evenings.

27. German Mulled Wine

Travel to the heart of a German Christmas market with this authentic Mulled Wine.

Simmered with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, it’s a warm, aromatic delight that pairs wonderfully with strolling through the snow or enjoying a quiet night in. Serve it steaming hot with a slice of orange for the ultimate experience.

28. Raspberry Martini Cocktail

For those seeking something elegant and tantalizing, the Raspberry Martini Cocktail ticks all the boxes.

Unlike traditional espresso martini, this vibrant martini features fresh raspberries muddled to perfection, combined with a hint of moose spirit and lime juice. Shake it up, and you’ve got a classic with a fruity edge.

29. Caramel Pear Cider

Sweeten your holiday gatherings with a Caramel Pear Cider. This heartwarming drink combines the classic autumnal flavors of pear and caramel, simmered to perfection.

It’s a sweet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and a unique offering for cider aficionados.

30. White Christmas Margarita

Dreaming of a White Christmas? Look no further than this creamy, dreamy margarita. This isn’t your average margarita – it’s a holiday in a glass.

Blended with coconut milk, silver tequila, and a touch of orange liqueur, it’s a snowy delight that will have you jingling all the way!

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