We love a good, cozy winter drink. Throw in some festive flavors, cheerful garnishes and a few Christmas Carols and we’ll be feeling jolly in no time! From eggnogs to mimosas, try one of these holiday cocktail recipes to help you deck the halls this season.
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Orange Moscow Mule Recipe
This traditional wintery cocktail gets an added twist of orange and some cranberry garnish for this perfect holiday cocktail recipe from Cherished Bliss.
White Christmas Margarita
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Well, here you go! This tasty white margarita has a secret ingredient — coconut! So, you’ll get your white Christmas with a side of island flavor!
Holiday Pomegranate Mimosa
Give the classic mimosa a holiday twist with some pomegranate juice and rosemary sprigs. This drink is super easy to make — just mix some champagne, pomegranate juice, lime and sugar. Enjoy!
Vanilla Chai Tea White Russian
Add a little bit of the spicy flavor of chai tea with the traditional flavors of vodka and kahlua and you’ve got this cozy cocktail from Half Baked Harvest.
The Cousin Eddy
An ode to the all-time classic, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, this holiday cocktail will make you have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas. The simple combination of Jameson, Kahlua and Egg Nog will not disappoint.
Partridge in a Pear Tree
This elegant and light sparkling cocktail is perfect for a holiday dinner party or even a brunch. The crisp taste of pear from the Pear Vodka combined with fresh rosemary makes this a deliciously refreshing libation that everyone is sure to love.
Hot Ginger & Coconut Buttered Rum
This amazingly delicious hot ginger and coconut buttered rum cocktail will warm you up on a chilly day. Fireplace optional, but definitely recommended!
Bonfire S’mores Cocktail
Everyone loves a good s’more when the weather turns cold. But, why not add some Bailey’s and make it a cocktail instead? EVEN BETTER! (plus, this cocktail by All Style Life just looks so adorable!)
Whiskey Ginger Cocktail
This super easy recipe for a whiskey and ginger (also known as A Horse’s Neck) was first served around the time of the Civil War. But it’s high time it makes a comeback! With a nice spicy and refreshing flavor, it’s a great year round sipper.
Spiked Holiday Eggnog
Nothing says holidays more than eggnog! A batch of this easy spike eggnog holiday cocktail can be whipped up in just a few minutes! The combination of flavors from milk, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg give it a spiced, melted ice cream taste…but with booze!
White Chocolate Rum Hot Cocoa
A combo of white chocolate, marshmallows, drizzles of chocolate and a big swirl of whipped cream is an ultimate wintery indulgence. Curl up by a fire and enjoy this warm and delicious cocoa.
Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail
This cocktail uses freshly squeezed citrus juice (blood orange, grapefruit, clementine or really any other citrus juice will work), sweetened with ginger beer, and made boozy with some vodka. Just mix everything up in a cocktail glass, or a pitcher if you’re making a big batch, then top with ginger beer and garnish with a few festive pomegranates. Yum!
Bernard’s Bourbon Cider
We recommend watching The Santa Clause (1994) with this bourbon with orange bitters concoction pairs well with other holiday movies, decorating the house, or holiday party madness.
Kim is the owner and publisher of Sass Magazine, as well as the owner of Sass Studios, a boutique graphic design studio in Frederick, MD. When not in the office, Kim can be found doing some of her favorite hobbies—reading a book, dancing, traveling, or playing with her rescued pitbull.