10 Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes To Try In 2022

We are halfway through October so most 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!

You can read each recipe by clicking on the photos or on the name of each recipe's author. 

1. Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail

Starting off with this Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail from Half Baked Harvest. A delicious mix of vodka, St. Germain, and fresh squeezed winter citrus juice and topped with bubbly ginger beer and extra festive pomegranates. Serve this festive cocktail pitcher style for friends and family this Christmas.

Holly Jolly Christmas Citrus Cocktail

2. Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

This Pomegranate Prosecco Punch from Salty Kitchen is a seasonal and festive cocktail guaranteed to please. Sweet, tart, refreshing and gorgeous too, prosecco punch is the perfect addition to your Christmas brunch, Thanksgiving dinner, or any other celebration this holiday season.  

christmas cocktail recipes


3. Mrs. Claus Cranberry Whiskey Cocktail

Ever wonder what Mrs. Claus would drink? Well, this is what The College Housewife thinks she would and it is this sweet, tarty and spicy blend of cranberry juice, whiskey, cinnamon sticks. It’s the perfect holiday cocktail for those nights spent watching Christmas movies with only the Christmas tree light flowing through. 

christmas whiskey cocktail


4. Christmas Martini Recipe

This Christmas Martini from Sugar And Charm tastes like Christmas in a glass. The flavors of tangerine, cranberry, and cinnamon go perfectly together. Topped with sugared berries and orange zest for the ultimate presentation. 

christmas martini


5. Winter-spiced pear cocktail

This winter-spiced pear cocktail from Olive Magazine bridges that gap perfectly, it’s light but the warming spices of star anise and cinnamon and the silky texture you get from the egg white make it a great seasonal alternative.
christmas cocktails

6. Cranberry Margarita 

This amazing cranberry margarita from A Couple Cooks is packed with sweet tart flavor and a brilliant bright red color! A delicious spin on the classic.

cranberry margarita


7. Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

This Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail from Inspired By Charm is the kind of delicious tart-meets-sweet libation you’ll want at every get-together from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.



8. Winter Aperol Spritz

A twist on a classic and popular summer drink, this Winter Aperol Sritz from How Sweet Eats is perfect for your holiday festivities. It’s festive. And it’s light. It’s refreshing!

winter aperol spritz


9. Honey Bourbon Cocktail

This Honey Bourbon Cocktail with Rosemary Simple Syrup from Our Salty Kitchen is just the right amount of sweet and savory to share with friends during a cozy and cool cocktail hour. The rosemary simply syrup is subtle but distinctive and worth the extra few minutes of prep.

Honey Bourbon Cocktail with Rosemary Simple Syrup


10. Christmas Mimosas

Closing this round up with a a magical Christmas Mimosa from Diethood. It looks and tastes magical. It blends diced green apples, fresh cranberries, and pomegranate seeds with Prosecco and Chambord. It’s a truly celebratory holiday cocktail!

christmas mimosa


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