25 Christmas Cocktails That Guarantee a Jolly Good Time

That's the holiday spirit.

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Jonathan Boulton

It's not a Christmas party without cocktails, so while you're planning your holiday bash, make sure to pin these festive drinks. From gingerbread to cranberry, candy cane, and more—we've got all the classic holiday flavors here and accounted for. Some of them are so decadent, they could even double as dessert, while others are more understated and classic. Keep reading for twenty-five Christmas cocktails to say cheers with this holiday season (and keeping making them all winter long to stay warm).

warm winter cocktail recipes
Jonathan Boulton
Werther's Hot Toddies

There's nothing like a hot toddy to warm you up on a cold and dreary night, especially when the recipe calls for caramel.

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blue winter cocktails
Alexa Payesko
Drunk Jack Frosties

This bright blue cocktail recipe was inspired by tale of Jack Frost. They're made with lemonade, Blue Curacao, champagne, and vodka—the perfect ingredients for refreshing winter cocktail that isn't look overly Christmas-y.

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eggnog recipes
Erika Lapresto
Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian

This cocktail is peak Christmas. Even eggnog haters will love this one. It's a little spicy, a little sweet, and deliciously boozy.

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moscow mule recipes 
Jon Boulton
Apple Cider Mules

If you want something seasonal but not too on-theme, opt for these apple cider mules.

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christmas cocktails
Parker Fieirbach
Peppermint Bark Mimosas

Not your average bubbly, this peppermint bark mimosa tastes as good as it looks.

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winter cocktail recipes
Jon Boulton
Snowflake Martini

Wintery and pretty, this snowflake martini calls for white chocolate liqueur and vanilla vodka for a sweet holiday celebration.

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winter cranberry cocktails
Brad Holland
Miseltoe Margaritas

Margaritas, but make them Christmas (and flirty).

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Brad Holland
Peppermintini

Peppermint bark meets a martini in this decadent holiday cocktail.

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winter mimosa recipe
Ethan Calabrese
Pear Mimosas

Here's another great option for those looking for something both seasonal and understated.

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CHARLIE GILLETTE
Sugar Cookie Martini

Decorating sugar cookies just got even more fun. Plus, now you can leave Santa something extra sweet this Christmas.

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Jon Boulton
Apple Cider Old Fashioneds

Who doesn't love an old fashioned? Even better, this one is packed with cinnamon and cider flavors.

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Brandon Bales
Rumchata Hot Cocao

Adding cinnamon to hot cocoa makes the ultimate holiday treat even better. Then add rum, and it's truly the perfect cold weather beverage.

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Jonathan Boulton
Cranberry Mimosas

Everyone's favorite boozy brunch beverage just got a seasonal makeover. Squad goals.

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Chelsea Lupkin
White Christmas Margaritas

Now you can have a white Christmas no matter where you live, thanks to this margarita cocktail recipe.

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Jonathan Boulton
Santa Clausmopolitans

After all the wrapping and decorating, you deserve a sophisticated drink.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum is the only dessert you'll want to drink all winter long.

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Delish
Cranberry Mules

A mule for every season. And since it's winter, this one obviously calls for a splash of cranberry juice.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Rumchata Eggnog

If you love horchata, this will be the best damn eggnog you've never had.

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Christmosas
Christmosas

This recipe is perfect for your Christmas brunch crowd.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Candy Cane Vodka

This peppermint-infused vodka is hands down the best use for candy canes yet. And it's the gift that keeps on giving since you can use the vodka for a plethora of other cocktail recipes.

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Jonathan Boulton
Classic Eggnog

So you like to keep things simple when it comes to eggnog? We got you. It's a classic for a reason.

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Jonathan Boulton
Jingle Juice

Skip the milk and leave this one out for Santa instead. He may even reward you with a few extra presents under the tree.

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Jonathan Boulton
Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine

If anything could make us hate the winter chill a little less, it's mulled wine. And this slow-cooker recipe is even better.

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Chelsea Lupkin
Cranberry Mojitos

Here's the holiday cocktail you never knew you needed.

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Ethan Calabrese
Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Move over, cranberry. Dress your mules up for the holidays with the most underrated red fruit of the season (pomegranate, duh).

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