10 Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes To Try This Year

With only two days left in November all hostess around the world are now in full Christmas dinner menu planning mode and for some (like me) the drinks menu is pretty high up there on the list of priorities. During the year I keep my cocktails pretty simple but come Christmas I like to dust off the cocktail mixing set and try on some new scrumptious recipes. 

Here is a list of cocktail recipes I pulled together to help you plan for your holiday drinks menu.Cheers!

1. Christmas Cranberry Margarita

This pretty and delicious Cranberry Margarita from The Endless Meal is perfect for Christmas parties. Cranberries are muddled with tequila, lime juice, and an easy to make rosemary simple syrup then shaken over ice. If you like margaritas you will love this cocktail!


2. Orange Cranberry Gin and Tonic

Speaking of cranberries, here is a simple and delicious Orange Cranberry Gin & Tonic from Food With Feeling.  


3. The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail

Keep things festive and fun with this scumptious Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail by Half-Baked Harvest. Vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, a squeeze of grapefruit juice, spicy jalapeños, and topped off with ginger beer. It’s a touch of sweet and a little bit spicy…perfectly fitting for “the Grinch”. 

4. Lillet Winter Thyme

If you are not yet familiar with Lilet I recommend you give it a try! It is a French wine based aperitif drink. It is a blend of mostly Bordeaux and macerated citrus liqueurs. Well, mix that with cinnamon, pear and thyme and you got yourself a very aromatic holiday cocktail by Foodlovin

5. White Christmas Mojito

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas then this scrumtious White Christmas Mojito from Half-Baked Harvest is a must!

6. Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

Nothing says ’tis the season like a refreshing Christmas cocktail to share with good friends and family. This recipe from Kaylchip.com is modelled after the famous French 75 with a holiday twist. It’s refreshing, light, and very festive! Cheers!


7. Winter Sangria Two Ways

Eat, drink & be merry with TWO festive winter sangria recipes from Fraiche Living . Full of seasonal fruit, holiday flavours… and wine of course (don’t forget the wine lol)!

winter sangria

8. A Knockout Bourbon Punch Recipe

A potent punch recipe from Garden & Gun to put some hair on your chest!  

A Knockout Bourbon Punch Recipe

9. White Christmas Martini 

This White Christmas Martini  from Simple Joy is the perfect holiday cocktail! Made with only three ingredients and so delicious, this is dessert in a glass, like a Christmas cookie martini!


10. Cranberry Gin Shaker

This cranberry shaker from Well Seasoned Studio combines gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, mint, and a homemade cranberry simple syrup that is irresistible! Garnish with sugar coated cranberries for an elegant touch.



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