25 Christmas Cocktail Ideas That Will Cheer You Up

by Carole John

1. Classic Champagne Cocktail

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

The first on our list of Christmas cocktail ideas is the classic champagne cocktail. The secret to this is to serve it in a flute so that the bubbles go up.  It is easy to prepare and you only need five minutes. Full recipe at BBC good food. 

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2. Christmas Martini

This cocktail is id perfect for entertaining. It is easy to make. You get the beautiful color by using cranberry juice.  Full recipe at a couple cooks. 

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3. Mulled Wine

This is one of the best things to have during the holiday season.  It is one of the traditional beverages.  It is a beginner-friendly wine and most people are going to enjoy it.  You do not need to have made this drink before to get it right. It is extremely easy. Full recipe at COOKIE +kate. 

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4. Eggnog Cocktails

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This is a rich and creamy beverage that is ideal for a Christmas cocktail.  You just need a few minutes and it is going to be ready. You can use the type of alcohol that you prefer and make it your own. Full recipe at Mantitlement.

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5. Hot Buttered Rum

This is perfect for a cold evening, especially after meals. you only need 3 minutes to prep and 2 minutes to cook. Spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Full recipe at BBC goodfood. 

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6. Boulevardier: Christmas Cocktail Ideas

If you are a fan of negronis, then this will be ideal. Your guests are also going to love it. It is made with bourbon instead of gin. Full recipe at BBC goodfood. 

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7. Mistletoe Martini Cranberry Christmas Cocktail

For your vodka lovers, this will be ideal. You can prepare it ahead of time and make it in big bunches. This will help you to be more relaxed and to interact with the guests more. Full recipe at Mix that Drink. 

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8. Holiday Sangria

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This cocktail is filled with pear, citrus, cinnamon, and pear.  You will need a couple of things, red wine, agave, brandy, cinnamon sticks, Grand Marnier, fresh chopped fruit, ginger ale, and cinnamon sticks and you are good to go.  Full recipe at joyful healthy Eats

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9. Christmas Margarita: Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This is an irresistible as well as a perfect drink for the holiday.  For this one, you add cranberry juice to achieve a vibrant color. Other key ingredients are tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and Simple syrup.  Full recipe at a couple cooks

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10. Festive Holiday Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

This holiday cocktail with Gin just screams Christmas. It is a very easy-to-make gin cocktail, that is full of pomegranate, orange fresh thyme and honey.  See the full recipe at joyful healthy Eats. 

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11. Christmas Cosmos

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

It is ideal for any time of the year, but the color makes it ideal for the holidays.  Full recipe at GH.

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12. Mary Pickford: Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This tastes tropical, it is made with maraschino liqueur, pineapple juice and grenadine. Full recipe at GH

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13. Pumpkin Martini

Are you wondering what to do with leftover pumpkins? Here is another way that does not involve making a pie. The good thing is you can use the vodka or whiskey of your choice. Full recipe at GH

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14. Boozy Grinch Punch

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This cocktail will help you to get into a festive mood.  It is going to be ready in 10 minutes. Full recipe at Delish

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15. White Christmas Margaritas: Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Why not try this cocktail this year? You will love the flavor that lime and coconut bring.  Full recipe at Delish.

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16. Cranberry Martini

It is a perfectly smooth drink perfect for Christmas. The cranberry mixes well with liquor. Full recipe at allrecipes. 

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17. French75

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This is just the best cocktail to make a toast with.  The best thing about this cocktail is that it is easy to make and you only require 5 minutes. You will gin, lemon juice, ice, sparkling wine, and lemon twist to garnish with and you are good to go. 

Full recipe at The Pioneer Woman

Source: The Pioneer Woman

18. Champagne Punch

Why not add this to your Christmas Cocktail Ideas this year?  It is easy to make, delicious and refreshing.  You will need, pomegranate juice, ginger ale, orange juice, triple sec, lime juice, champagne, ice, and fruit for garnish limes. Full recipe at Spend with Pennies

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19. Frozen Apple Margarita

If you want to make this frozen drink into a mocktail, you have to swap the tequila for sparkling apple juice.  Full recipe  TASTE.COM.AU

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20. Spiced apple vodka cooler

This is a very refreshing drink that is made from apple, vodka mint and raspberries. You will need at least one hour to have this ready.  Full recipe at taste.com.au

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21. Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This is an easy party cocktail that is perfect for pleasing a crowd. It is a must-have drink that will warm you up.  This is simply like the Sangaria but with a few different spices and it is also served warm.  Full recipe at joyful healthy Eats.

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22. Easy White Christmas Margarita Pitcher Recipe

This drink will not disappoint.  You will need lime juice, coconut water, cranberries and coconut water.  It is perfect for other holidays, not only Christmas. 

See the full recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats

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23. Plum Brandy

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This is a great way to make use of your glut plums. You can keep this for two months and it will not go bad.  You will need plums, white caster sugar, brandy, cinnamon stick and star anise. 

Full recipe at BBC good food. 

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Source: BBC good food

24. Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail

This is an easy-to-make cocktail that requires pomegranate juice, pomegranate arils, sparkling wine and rosemary to garnish. It will be ready in 5 mins.

Full recipe at GH.

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25.Classic Negroni

Christmas Cocktail Ideas

This is an Italian drink that has a slightly bitter but very refreshing flavour. It is perfect to serve before a big dinner.  Full recipe at The Pioneer woman

Source: The Pioneer Woman

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