40 Boozy Christmas Cocktails to Fuel Your Holiday Season

Jingle juice all the way.

Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten

No holiday celebration is complete without a signature drink and a slice of cake. From candy cane cocktails to spiked hot chocolate, this menu of options is our gift to you. Cheers!

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Cranberry 75 Punch - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Cranberry 75 Punch

Give the bartender (you!) the night off by letting guests pour their own glass of this festive and fruity drink.

Get the recipe for Cranberry 75 Punch »

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Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch

What's a holiday cocktail without champagne? Boring, that's what.

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Cherry Bomb Fizz - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Cherry Bomb Fizz

Think of this glass of bubbly as the grown up version of a Shirley Temple. (And obviously, it's best served with a side of cherries.)

Get the recipe for Cherry Bomb Fizz »

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Dirty Snowmen- Christmas Cocktails
Ethan Calabrese
Dirty Snowmen

Rumor has it that this boozy hot chocolate might make the frigid winter weather more bearable. Well, it doesn't hurt to see if that's true.

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Blood Orange Spritz - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Blood Orange Spritz

Even mimosas need a seasonal update. Trade traditional OJ for blood orange juice to give this cocktail a gorgeous crimson hue.

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Thinking Cap Cocktail - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Thinking Cap Cocktail

There's something special about sipping on a glass of whiskey in the wintertime. For a quick and fruity fix, warm up with this orange-infused drink.

Get the recipe for Thinking Cap Cocktail »

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Cranberry Mimosa - Christmas Cocktails
Jonathan Boulton
Cranberry Mimosas

Because bottomless mimosas are the ultimate Christmas gift.

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Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate - Christmas Cocktails
Buff Strickland
Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

Warm up by the fireplace with this boozy (and spicy!) hot chocolate.

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Eggnog - Christmas Cocktails
Chelsea Lupkin
Rumchata Egg Nog

Even eggnog haters will love this creamy drink, complete with a cinnamon-sugar rim.

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Ginger Bee Sting - Christmas Cocktails
Justin Coit
Ginger Bee Sting

Toast the holidays with this gingery-lemon cocktail mixed up by Lauren Conrad. It's even sweeter served in pretty vintage glassware.

Get the recipe for Ginger Bee Stings »

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White Christmas Margarita  - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of How Sweet Eats
White Christmas Margarita

Because this is what Bing Crosby meant when he sang, "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" ... right?

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Pomegranate Ginger Paloma - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Half-Baked Harvest
Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

Pomegranate seeds are winter's natural jewels. Not convinced? Mix up this drink and see for yourself.

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Cinnamon Rosemary Old-Fashioned - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Salted Plains
Cinnamon Rosemary Old-Fashioned

If you think your old-fashioned is tasting a little, well, old-fashioned, then mix it with cinnamon-rosemary simple syrup for a warm, wintery flavor.

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North Pole Cocktail - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Half-Baked Harvest
North Pole Cocktail

Woah. This drink looks dangerous (a.k.a. dangerously good).

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Spiced Sugar Cookie Martini - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Elle Talk
Spiced Sugar Cookie Martini

When you accidentally eat your entire batch of Christmas cookies, start sipping on this cookie-inspired cocktail.

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Cranberry Sangria - Christmas Cocktails
Chelsea Lupkin
Cranberry Sangria

Sangria season is still in full swing even when the temperature drops — at least that's what we believe.

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Winter Sangria - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Bakeaholic Mama
Winter Sangria

Here's another wintery update on sangria, featuring cran-apple cider, pomegranate seeds, and clementines. It's best consumed from a Mason jar while wearing a plaid flannel shirt.


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Kahlua Hot Chocolate - Christmas Cocktails
Damn Delicious
Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Know what's better than hot chocolate after a scrumptious Christmas meal? Hot chocolate with booze in it.

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Holiday Mule - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Home Sweet Jones
Holiday Mule

When you add cranberries and rosemary to a Moscow mule, you've got the most festive drink on the planet. Copper mugs are optional but so adorable.


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Gingerbread People Shots - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess
Gingerbread People Jello Shots

Sometimes you want cookies, and other times you want booze. These are for those occasions.


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Grapefruit Ranch Water - Christmas Cocktails
Buff Strickland
Grapefruit Ranch Water

Tart, tangym and a tad spicy, this cocktail will cleanse your palette before the holiday feast is in full swing.

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Jingle Juice - Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Baked Bree
Jingle Juice

This is not the mystery elixir you drank at college frat parties. This is jingle juice and it's chock full of everything we love about winter — like citrus, rum, and cranberries.

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Ginger Apple Cooler - Christmas Cocktails
Brooklyn Crafted
Ginger Apple Cooler

Whiskey and ginger are a match made in Christmas heaven. (And just wait until you mix in maple syrup.)

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Easiest Ever Eggnog - Christmas Cocktails
Erin Phraner
Easiest Ever Eggnog

Rum and nutmeg stirred into melted vanilla ice cream create this ridiculously easy, three-ingredient eggnog. Bonus: You can make it up to a day ahead, and no raw eggs required.

Get the recipe for Easiest Ever Eggnog »

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Grapefruit Rosemary Drink - Christmas Cocktails
Natalie's Orchid Island Juices
Rosemary Grapefruit Cocktail

If you've never considered adding fresh herbs to your fruity drinks, now's as good a time as any.

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Blood Orange Mimosa - Christmas Cocktails
Kate Mathis
Blood Orange Mimosas

Serving a holiday brunch? These will steal the show once everyone tears through presents.

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Very Merry Ornamentini - Chritmas Cocktail
Inspired by Charm
Very Merry Ornamentini

This cocktail's clever presentation (and it's cherry, orange, and cranberry flavors!) gives it a spot on Santa's nice list for sure.

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WATCH: How to Make Easy and Delicious Sugar Cookies

What's better than a delicious cocktail paired with a classic Christmas cookie? Nothing. Watch this video to learn how to make the ultimate batch of sugar cookies.

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Citrus Whiskey Punch - Christmas Cocktails
Mike Garten
Citrus Whiskey Punch

We spiked the punch bowl with a cinnamon-infused simple syrup and whiskey for your holiday sipping pleasure.

Get the recipe for Citrus Whiskey Punch »

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Slow-Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate - Christmas Cocktails
Erin Phraner
Slow-Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

We turned our seasonal obsession — peppermint bark — into an easy cocktail. Serving tip: Use a slow cooker to make the hot chocolate and keep it warm during the party.


Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate »

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