12 Festive Christmas Cocktails to Keep Your Guests Cheerful All Day

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Celebrate the festive season with our handpicked collection of Christmas cocktails! Whether you’re cozying up by the fire or hosting a holiday party, these drinks will add a dash of cheer to any occasion.

Morning Christmas Cocktails

1. Cranberry Mimosa

This vibrant Cranberry Mimosa, ideal for Christmas morning, combines sparkling wine with cranberry juice for a tart yet sweet flavor. A sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries add a festive touch. This cocktail is not only a visual delight but also a refreshing start to the holiday.

2. Eggnog Latte

This Eggnog Latte is a cozy and creamy delight, merging the classic flavors of rich eggnog with bold espresso. Topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg, it’s a warm hug in a mug, perfect for frosty Christmas mornings.

3. Cinnamon Apple Toddy

The Cinnamon Apple Toddy, a warm and spicy beverage, is made with apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and a splash of bourbon. It’s like drinking a warm apple pie, ideal for sipping while unwrapping presents.

Christmas Cocktails for Dinner

4. Holly Jolly Punch

This Holly Jolly Punch is a crowd-pleaser, featuring a blend of cranberry juice, sparkling wine, and a hint of orange liqueur. Garnished with floating cranberries and orange slices, it’s a cheerful addition to any Christmas feast.

5. Gingerbread Martini

The Gingerbread Martini is a dessert in a glass, with vodka, coffee liqueur, and gingerbread syrup. Rimmed with crushed ginger snaps, it encapsulates the essence of Christmas treats.

6. Christmas Sangria

A festive take on the traditional sangria, the Christmas Sangria mixes red wine with seasonal fruits like oranges and cranberries, spiced up with a cinnamon stick. It’s a fruity and refreshing companion for your Christmas meal.

Christmas Cocktails for After Dinner

7. Peppermint White Russian

Combining vodka, coffee liqueur, and peppermint schnapps, the Peppermint White Russian is a minty, creamy concoction, reminiscent of a peppermint candy cane.

8. Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate

This Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate is a decadent blend of rich chocolate, warm milk, and a splash of spiced rum, topped with whipped cream. It’s a comforting, adult version of a childhood favorite.

9. Caramel Apple Martini

The Caramel Apple Martini is a delightful blend of apple vodka, butterscotch liqueur, and a hint of lemon juice. Garnished with a caramel rim and apple slice, it’s a sweet and tangy treat.

Late Night Christmas Cocktails

10. Christmas Old Fashioned

Our Christmas Old Fashioned adds a holiday twist to the classic with a muddle of cranberries and a twist of orange. It’s a sophisticated choice, balancing sweet and bitter notes.

11. White Christmas Margarita

The White Christmas Margarita combines tequila with coconut cream and lime juice, creating a frosty, tropical escape. Rimmed with shredded coconut, it’s like a white Christmas in a glass.

12. Winter Cinnamon Spiced Rum Coffee

This iced coffee drink is perfect for adding a little holiday cheer, with warming flavors like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. It’s versatile too, as you can enjoy it with or without the rum, and even make it hot if preferred. The recipe includes detailed instructions for making the winter spice syrup and assembling the drink.

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