60+ Festive Christmas Drinks – The Best Holiday Drink Recipes

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Enjoy the holiday season with these amazing Christmas drinks you and your family will love! They’re easy, delicious and of course, festive.

I’ve carefully curated a selection of recipes that cater to both the young and the young at heart. From comforting classics like hot cocoa and eggnog to the spirited sparkle of festive cocktails, this list embraces a spectrum of holiday drinks to elevate your celebrations.


Alcoholic Christmas Drinks

Pomegranate Yule Mule

pomegranate cocktail with limes, pomegranate juice, beer, vodka and ice with a rosemary leaf in a rose colored metal stainless steel cup

This Pomegranate Yule Mule is so simple make, you just need pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger beer, limes, and some ice for the perfect holiday cocktail! Get the full recipe at Cooking With Curls.

Simple Cranberry Vodka Cocktail

up close image of red cranberry cocktail with whole cranberry fruits and leaf in a cocktail glass

This simple cranberry vodka cocktail alludes the vibes of the Christmas season. This drink can also be made in mocktail form. Get the full recipe at The Gifted Gabber.

Bailey’s Peppermint Martini’s

brown and milksihh colored drink with candy cane in a  martini glass

A Holiday cocktail that is sure to please everyone! Using only two ingredients, this drink comes together in no time and is a festive way to celebrate the season! Get the full recipe at The Cookin’ Chicks.

Cranberry Negroni

airshot image of cranberry cocktail with  one big ice in a glass and many cranberries sorrounding it

This cranberry cocktail is a fruity variation of a classic Negroni. And that bright red color looks full of holiday cheer for all the festivities. Get the full recipe at Ugly Duckling Recipe.

Cranberry Pomegranate Spritzer

cranberry pomegranet spritzer with peppermint leaf in a cocktail glass, with  Christmas light

This is a perfectly seasonal spritzer just right for Christmas, ringing in New Year’s Eve, or as a nightcap after a busy winter day. Cranberry Pomegranate Spritzer can be made with or without alcohol and has a simple, classic flavor combination to put an instant smile on your face. Get the full recipe at Eating By Elaine.

White Chocolate Martinis

white martini rimmed with sugar crystals, Christmas decor and lights on the background

White chocolate martinis are made easily with white chocolate liquor, vanilla vodka, and cream for a sweet, creamy, indulgent cocktail. Impress guests with this drink for your next holiday party and all your social gatherings! Get the full recipe at Razzle Dazzle Life.

Vodka Christmas Punch

Christmas vodka punch with cranberries and lemon wedge in cocktail glasses, Christmas decor on the background

Enjoy the Christmas Holiday with a glass of Vodka Christmas Punch. Your favorite Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Gingerale, and Lemonade comes together to create a special Holiday cocktail that’s delicious! Get the full recipe at Naughty Kitchen.

Bonefish Grill’s Winter White Cosmo

white cocktail granished with cranberries and rosemary leaf in a martini glass, with lime, cranbeeries and rosemary leaves on the background

Cranberry is the main ingredient in this cocktail so it’s ideal for Christmas or any winter time gathering. It uses just FOUR ingredients and is the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Make a large pitcher today for your next holiday get-together! Get the full recipe at Aleka’s Get-Together.

Peppermint Eggnog Cocktail

Eggnog coktail with candy canes in a candy cane decorated transparent glass

This delicious Peppermint Eggnog Cocktail will put you right in the holiday spirit. Sweet, spicy, and spiked, I also share how to make it family friendly as well as a adult! Get the full recipe at Kendell Kreations.

Vin Chaud Recipe

2 mulled red wines with orange slices and star anise, Christmas decor on the background

For a delicious festive drink to serve at your holiday gatherings, look no further than Vin Chaud! This classic French mulled wine recipe will surely be a hit with your guests, making your holiday parties even more special. Get the full recipe at Resplendent Kitchen.

Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail

warm sugar plum coocktail on 2 beer glasses wth cinnamon barks and plums

This Warm Sugar Plum Cocktail is sure to be a favorite throughout the cool winter months – the fragrant blend of spices, juice and rum are perfect for a get-together or a cozy night in. Get the full recipe at G-Free Foodie.

Gingerbread Cocktail Recipe

frozen gingerbread cocktails on wooden table with festive decorations

This beautiful Gingerbread Cocktail combines the cozy, festive flavors of gingerbread and eggnog with vanilla ice cream and spiced rum. It’s a holiday treat that’s equally decadent and delicious! And it’s easy to make it into a nonalcoholic gingerbread milkshake for kiddos. Get the full recipe at An Edible Mosaic.

Champagne Cocktail With Elderflower Syrup

champagne cocktail with elderflower syrup garnished with sprig of thyme in champagne coupes

This festive pomegranate champagne cocktail with elderflower syrup is refined and elegant. A real holiday showstopper! Get the full recipe at Cooking With Elo.

Bailey Espresso Martini

Bailey's espresso martini with coffee beans in a martini glass with white cloth

The best rich and creamy espresso martini recipe made with Baileys Irish cream, vodka, and espresso. The perfect post-dinner cocktail! No Kahlua, simple syrup or rum is needed. Get the full recipe at Healthful Blondie.

Grinch Mimosa

Grinch Mimosas with a maraschino cherry plunked into the bottom of the champagne flute, with festive decorations

Make yourself a Grinch Mimosa to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a fun and easy way to jazz up a basic mimosa for Christmas. Get the full recipe at A Nerd Cooks.

Beergarita Recipe

Amp up your Cinco de Mayo with a Beergarita! Corona and Margrita in one! Get the full recipe at A Wine Lover’s Kitchen.

Spiced Pineapple Hot Buttered Rum

Spiced pineapple hot buttered ram with pineapple slices and cherry on top, festive decorations on the background

Spiced pineapple hot buttered rum makes a mouth-watering drink. Whether you’re preparing it as a holiday cocktail or you just want a fall and winter treat, this hot spiced rum toddy is sure to hit the spot. Get the full recipe at xoxo Bella.

Cranberry Orange Sangria

cranberry orange sangria in big and small glasses on white counter with cranberries and oranges

This cranberry orange sangria is made with red wine, oranges, juice and Grand Marnier for an easy pitcher cocktail that’s perfect for fall and winter. Get the full recipe at Champagne Tastes.

Bourbon Eggnog Recipe with Candied Bacon

festive Praline Bourbon Eggnog rimmed with sugar with a strip Candied Maple Bacon

Want to bring some extra cheer to your holiday breakfast? Serve your guests this festive Praline Bourbon Eggnog with a Candied Maple Bacon Swizzle, and watch everyone smile! Get the full recipe at Bensa Bacons Lovers Society.

Rum Cider Cocktail

apple cider cocktail rimmed with sugar and cinnamon powder with garnished with apple slices

This deliciously easy cider cocktail is the perfect spiced drink to entertain your guests in the fall season. It features a mix of apple cider, rum, bitters, and ginger beer. Get the full recipe at Worldy Treat.

White Wine Christmas Sangria

festive white wine Christmas sangria rimmed with snowy white coconut flakes

This white wine Christmas sangria is made with white wine, ginger ale, and bubbly apple cider stirred together with crisp and tart Granny Smith apple, orange, and cranberries. One of the best holiday sangria perfect for Christmas parties. It has the right balance of crisp, fruity, and slight touch of sweetness. Get the full recipe at Curry Trail.

Sparkling Winter Sangria

Sparkling winter red sangria  in a wine glass with slices of oranges

This Sparkling Winter Sangria is a fun and festive drink! It’s a little tart, a little sweet, bubbly and full of apples, oranges and pomegranate. Plus it’s so easy to make! Get the full recipe at Paleo Gluten Free Guy.

Caramel Apple Red Sangria

caramel red apple sangria with cinnamon barks in tall glasses

The flavors in this unique sangria just *scream* for fall! Everyone will love it. Get the full recipe at Killing Thyme.

Cranberry Margaritas

cranberry margaritas with ice, lime and cranberries

These vibrant Cranberry Margaritas are the perfect marriage of tart and sweet. They’re a fun and festive cocktail option to serve during the holidays or enjoy any time of the year! Get the full recipe at Chef Savvy.

Chocolate Liqueur Recipe

chocolate liqueur in a cocktail glass on a white plate

Here’s a Chocolate Liqueur Recipe from Italy that you’ll love! Pour this chocolate alcohol over cheesecake or ice cream, add it to your coffee or drink it straight! Get the full recipe at Cooking With Mama C.

Cranberry Rum Cocktail

air shot close-up image of cranberry rum cocktail with cranberries and ice

This cranberry rum cocktail is the perfect holiday rum drink. Filled with tropical flavor, this Christmas drink has a unique Caribbean twist. Get the full recipe at The Littlest Crumb.

Eggnog Martini

close image of eggnog martini rimmed with sugar in a pink-red martini glass

Sweet, smooth, and comforting, this Eggnog Martini is a must for your next holiday gathering, especially if you’re looking for something easy yet upscale. Get the full recipe at Living The Gourmet.

Christmas Milk Punch

Christmas milk punch topped with cinnamon on golden serving tray

Enjoy a festive glass of Milk Punch, a creamy and spirited beverage perfect for the Christmas season. With its blend of milk, sweetness, and a touch of alcohol, it’s sure to warm you up and spread holiday cheer. Get the full recipe at Ramshackle Pantry.

Poinsettia Punch

poinsettia punch with cranberries in cocktail glasses, festive poinsettia decorations on the background

This recipe combines the refreshing flavors of cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and champagne, while the floating slices of orange add a vibrant touch. Get ready to toast to a joyful Christmas and a sparkling New Year! Get the full recipe at Muy Bueno.

Mulled Wine Recipe with Blackberries

mulled red wine with blackberries, orange and cinnamon barks in small glasses with handles on wood

Warm up your festive season with the aromatic embrace of mulled wine, a Christmas staple that infuses red wine with spices and citrus. Dive into this recipe to create a beverage that not only warms the body but also the soul, making every holiday gathering a tad cozier. Get the full recipe at The Forked Spoon.

Vegan Coquito

Vegan coquito topped with ice cream and star anise on small stacked wooden tray boards

This vegan coquito is eggnog’s cooler cousin and is the perfect allergy-friendly alcoholic beverage. Ready in minutes, made with sweet coconut milk, and warm notes of cinnamon, it’s easy to see why this is a favorite for so many! Get the full recipe at Joy To The Food.

German Mulled Wine recipe (Gluhwein)

Gluhwein in a Mug with Cinnamon and Orange Slices

This easy and warming German Mulled Wine recipe (Gluhwein) is a perfect drink to serve during festive season. It smells like Christmas and serves a crowd! Get the full recipe at Happy Kitchen.

Cranberry Aperol Spritz

cranberry aerosol spritz in a cocktail glass with ice, cranberries, and sprig of rosemary

If you are looking for the perfect winter cocktail over the holidays, look no further, as this Cranberry Aperol Spritz might just be the one. This seasonal spin on the classic Aperol Spritz with cranberry syrup and rosemary makes this winter aperitif just what you need to get you in the holiday spirit. Get the full recipe at A Cedar Spoon.

Homemane Eggnog Recipe (No Raw Eggs)

homemade eggnog with liquer and no raw eggs in cocktail glass topped with cinnamon

Eggnog is a supremely indulgent holiday drink. It’s super-creamy, deliciously spiced, and boozy enough to get the party started this holiday season. While eggnog is traditionally made with raw eggs, this Homemade Eggnog recipe comes together by heating the eggs like a crème anglaise. Get the full recipe at The Real Food Geek.

Christmas Day Punch

Christmas punch in a punch bowl with cranberries, orange lime and lemon slices, mint leaves

This Christmas Day Punch is a lovely fruity punch for the grown-ups, containing prosecco and a good dash of vodka. Get the full recipe at Kitchen Sanctuary.

Easy Bailey’s Hot Chocolate

bailey's hot choco in cups with cream and drizzled with choco syrup

Celebrate the holidays with this chocolatey, boozy Easy Baileys Hot Chocolate! This rich decadent festive drink is filled with flavor and will have you feeling merry in no time. Get the full recipe at Sims Home Kitchen.

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

pomegranate lemon martini rimmed with white sugar in small glasses with slices of pomegranate and lemon

This recipe is great for entertaining because it’s easy to make in bulk so that you have plenty for your party guests—and it looks as beautiful as it tastes! Get the full recipe at The Perks of Being Us.

Pomegranate Mimosa

pomegranate mimosa with sprigs of rosemary in champagne flute glass, with festive decorations

The holidays are a time for celebration, and everything gets a bit more festive. This beautiful Pomegranate Mimosa is sure bring some sparkle to your Christmas brunch. Get the full recipe at Casual Foodist.

Boozy Grinch Punch for Adults

green colored boozy grinch on a glass with ice rimmed with red sugar

This fun and festive holiday inspired Grinch punch is easy to make. You only need four ingredients to whip up this bright green drink. Get the full recipe at Occasional Cocktails.

Non Alcoholic Holiday Drink Recipes

Non Alcoholic Chocolate Holiday Drinks

Christmas Hot Chocolate

Christmas hot chocolate with cream, toasted marshmallows and cinnamon in a mug with a spoon, festive decorations, and lights

A mug of this Christmas hot chocolate with Bailey’s whipped cream is pure bliss! This cosy drink is somewhere between dense Italian hot chocolate and regular cocoa as we know it – thick, velvety and oh so creamy. Get the full recipe at The Cinnamon Jar.

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

pumpkin spiced hot chocolate with whipped cream and shaved dark chocolates in a glass mug with festive straws

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate – Thick and creamy hot chocolate that is packed full of pumpkin and warm, autumn spices. Perfect for those colder nights! Get the full recipe at Marsha’s Baking Addiction.

Oat Milk Hot Chocolate

hot dark chocolate wih whipped cream in a glass mug

This oat milk hot chocolate is creamy, rich, and simple to make. It’s perfect for a chilly night or the holiday season! This creamy drink requires only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of your time. Get the full recipe at Caramel & Cashews.

Chocolate Coffee Drink

chocolate coffee drinks with a scream and shaved chocolate in small glasses rimmed with white sugar, with festive Christmas decorations

Try this chocolate coffee drink to open up the Holiday season this year. This almost drinkable dessert will stimulate your senses and add sweetness to your day. Few ingredients are required for a festive drink like this one. Get the full recipe at Julia Recipes.

Non Alcoholic Fruit Flavor Holiday Drinks

Non-alcoholic Grinch Punch Recipe

nonalcoholic Christmas grinch punch in a cocktail glass rimmed with red sanding sugar

This non-alcoholic Grinch Punch recipe made with Hawaiian Punch, Sprite, and lime sherbet is a perfect drink for the kids on Christmas. Get the full recipe at Crayons & Cravings.

Christmas Punch Recipe

Christmas punch in small glasses rimmed with white sugar with cranberries and slices of orange peels

Bring your holiday dinner up a notch with this festive, family-friendly Christmas Punch recipe. Throw it together in minutes for a delicious Christmas drink! Get the full recipe at Longbourn Farm.

Non alcoholic Cranberry Cosmopolitan Mocktail

festive cranberry cosmo mocktail with cranberries and lime wedge in small cocktail glasses rimmed with white sugar and edible glitters

This non alcoholic Cranberry Cosmopolitan Mocktail with cranberry juice, is really fun, festive and the perfect holiday drink for adults or kids! Get the full recipe at Food Meanderings.

Apple Pie Smoothie

apple pie smoothie with whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon powder in a glass

This Apple Pie Smoothie will make your morning complete! It’s reminiscent of apple pie but much better for you! It takes less than 10 minutes and requires simple and wholesome ingredients! Just blend and enjoy! Get the full recipe at Vegan Huggs.

Orange Mocktail

orange mocktail with cranberries, ice and sprig of rosemary in a glass

This holiday orange mocktail starts with bubbly sparkling water, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a festive red and green garnish. It’s super simple to pull together for your holiday party, and it’s something everyone will enjoy! Get the full recipe at Keeping The Peas.

Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch with Cranberries

nonalcoholic Christmas punch with cranberries, orange slices, and sprigs of rosemary in a punch bowl and small glasses

This non alcoholic Christmas Punch with Cranberries is the perfect drink the whole family will enjoy. An easy party punch to enjoy during the Christmas holidays (and Thanksgiving too). Get the full recipe at Peters Food Adventures.

Cranberry Party Punch

cranberry party punch with a slice of lemon and festive straw in a glass

This Cranberry Party Punch is perfect for any Fall and Winter get together. It’s easy, costs just $8.67 to make, and serves 20 people! Get the full recipe at Easy Budget Recipes.

Instant Pot Apple Cider

apple cider punch with cranberries, orange slices and star anise in a glass

The divine fruity flavor of the apples, pears, and oranges. The warm, earthy, spicy flavors from the spices add a nice punch and compliments this cider very well. Get the full recipe at Noble Veggies.

Cranberry, Orange And Rosemary Shrub Mocktail

Cranberry, Orange And Rosemary Shrub Mocktail  with ice in a glass

Fresh cranberries and oranges make this bright Shrub Mocktail Recipe a refreshing break from your standard alcoholic drink. This easy shrub drink has warm cinnamon flavors and rosemary flavors, and the acidic apple cider vinegar provides a nice punch that compensates for the lack of alcohol, making it a great choice for your next mocktail. Get the full recipe at Front Range Fed.

Pomegranate lemonade

pomegranate lemonade with lemon slice and yellow white straw in a glass

Pomegranate lemonade is a delightful mix of two favorite drinks! Pomegranate and lemonade. It’s super easy to make and is a crowd pleaser. Get the full recipe at Deliciously Homecooked.

Spicy Pear Apple Cider (Instant Pot)

apple pear cider with cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary in glass mug jars

Enjoy the holidays with this delicious, spicy Pear Apple Cider that is made with fresh fruits, including sweet pears, fresh apples, and citrusy fresh oranges, orange peel, juicy apples, tart cranberries! Get the full recipe at Flavor Mosaic.

Cranberry Lemonade

Cranberry lemonade with cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary in a glass

This refreshing cranberry lemonade is made with homemade rosemary-infused cranberry syrup and fresh citrus juices. It’s a festive drink with lots of crisp tart flavor. It’s simple to make, and it’s ready in just 20 minutes! Get the full recipe at The Endless Meal.

Eggnog & Latte Holiday Drinks

Homemade Eggnog (Stovetop Recipe)

eggnog in small glass cup topped sprinkled with cinnamon, with festive decoration

Try this creamy and smooth old-fashioned holiday drink this Christmas. This classic homemade eggnog recipe has both spice and sweetness and is easy to make on the stovetop. Get the full recipe at Simply Stacie.

Homemade Eggnog Latte Recipe

homemade eggnog latte with cream sprinkled with cinnamon in a cup

Creamy, sweet, and delicious, this homemade Eggnog Latte recipe is a favorite for the holidays! Make this coffee drink with or without an espresso machine, add your own flavor twists, and adjust it to your own taste. Get the full recipe at Desserts and Drinks.

Easy Vegan Eggnog

Vegan eggnog sprinkled with cinnamon in a glass on a wooden board

Rely on soaked cashews and silken tofu (nut and soy alternatives mentioned) to make the best vegan eggnog! It’s thick, creamy, rich, sweet, and full of warming spices. Get the full recipe at Plant Based on a Budget.

Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latte

caramel brulee latte with whipped cream topped with toffee bits in a white mug

When it comes to decadent coffee creations, few concoctions have captivated my tastebuds quite like the legendary Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latte. From its velvety-smooth espresso base laced with buttery rich caramel syrup to the rich toffee bits dancing atop a cloudlike swirl of whipped cream, every sip is a heavenly journey of pure indulgence. Get the full recipe at Coffee Copycat.

More Flavors

Roohafza Mojito – Rose Lemonade

Rose lemonade with mint leaves, rose syrup and lemon on a white table top counter

Roohafza Mojito is a refreshing drink with sweet and tangy flavor of rose syrup combined with the mint and lime makes it a delicious and soothing drink that can help reduce thirst and heat fatigue. Get the full recipe at Craving Zone.

Christmas Drinks & Holiday Drink Recipes

So even if it’s the busy holiday season, I hope you find the time to treat yourself and your family with these festive Christmas drinks. There’s no better time than the holidays to get creative, and festive and to just gather around the table with your loved ones. 

Let me know what’s your favorite from these holiday drink recipes. Cheers!

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60+ Festive Christmas Drinks To Try This Holidays
60+ Festive Christmas Drinks To Try This Holidays

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