31 Christmas Cocktail Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

Looking for the ultimate list of Christmas cocktail recipes? We have you covered with 31 recipes – one for every day of December!

We’re sharing the drinks you just HAVE to check out this holiday season.

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If you have company, these recipes make the perfect pairing with our 37 delicious and easy make-ahead Christmas appetizers. So be sure to check those out too.

If hot chocolate, is more your festive taste, read our article of easy to make yet delicious homemade hot chocolate recipes and create your own hot chocolate station (including a free cute sign and label kit) by following this article on making hot chocolate for a crowd.

We also have some non-alcoholic drinks for the slightly younger members of the family in this list too, so there’s drinks that everyone can enjoy. 🙂

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The Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Before we get started:

You will need a basic cocktail mixing set – if you don’t have one already

Rose Gold Cocktail set

Rose Gold Cocktail Set

We can't get enough of this sophisticated cocktail set

Now, let’s get into it!

  1. Slow cooker mulled Wine
    A warming European Christmas staple. This one is made quick, easy by using a slow cooker.
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  3. Espresso martini cocktail recipe
    Here’s a classic drink that tastes good all year. A vodka drink with a shot of espresso to pep you up.
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  5. Cranberry moscow mules
    Cranberry is the best addition to a Moscow mule, And don’t get us started on the cute mugs.
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  7. Santa’s hat shirley temple mocktail
    The ideal festive mocktail to make with the kids.
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  9. Eggnog mudslides
    This dessert in a glass cocktail is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.
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  11. Jack Frost cocktail
    Vodka, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, blue curacao, coconut and corn syrup for rimming the glass – this fruity drink is a good counter for all of the chocolate around Christmas time.
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  13. Frozen Baileys mudslide cocktail recipe (made with Nespresso)
    We’re always looking for another Baileys cocktail to add to our arsenal – pure deliciousness.
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  15. Candy cane jello shots
    Nothing brings the party like jello shots. You’ll get a delicious cherry vanilla flavor from this fun adults-only drink.
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  17. Cranberry limoncello spritzer cocktail
    Light and refreshing this tipple is a great choice for before, during, or after a big holiday meal.
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    How cute are these coasters!


    Moose Holiday Felt Coaster for Drinks

    Moose Holiday Felt Coaster for Drinks

  19. Irish elf slow cooker cocktail
    Make ahead in a slow cooker and have a fun warming drink for any surprise guests – or just yourself!
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  21. Jingle jangle punch
    This berry-filled holiday drink is both fresh and festive.
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  23. Blackberry & sage gin cocktail
    For something a little different but still full of winter flavor, you’d be wise to whip up this incredible cocktail.
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  25. The lit reindeer
    A vodka cocktail that uses your leftover cranberry sauce. It’s worth trying for the name alone!
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  27. Eggnog Amaretto cocktail
    Incorporate your favorite decadent flavors into your holiday menu with this indulgent treat!
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  29. Copycat winter white Cosmo (from Bonefish Grill)
    Give the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail a winter twist – just the thing for enjoying while watching falling snow.
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    Check out our picks for essential Christmas cocktail supplies

    Christmas Themed Drinking Straws

    Christmas Themed Drinking Straws

    Reindeer, Christmas Swizzle Sticks - Made in USA

    Reindeer, Christmas Swizzle Sticks – Made in USA

    Red & White Snowflake Christmas Party Stir Swizzle Cocktail Bar Sticks

    Red & White Snowflake Christmas Party Stir Swizzle Cocktail Bar Sticks

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