Christmas is just around the corner, and we know you’re looking forward to spending some quality time with your loved ones as much as we are! Yes, folks, it’s time to whip up the most delectable foods and Christmas cocktails– and we’ve got nine delicious Christmas cocktail recipes for you! These easy Christmas cocktails will not only make your Christmas party or holiday brunch more festive but will also indulge your taste buds. From eggnog to mulled wine and Boulevardier, here are our favorite Christmas cocktail recipes you can try at home to bring in the holiday spirit.
Christmas Martini

Are you looking to serve a memorable signature Christmas cocktail to your family and friends? Well, this Christmas Martini is where it’s at– sweet-tart, drinkable, and beautifully festive! A drink perfect for entertaining, easy to mix up and prepare!

What You’ll Need:

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 100% cranberry juice (not sweetened)
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) Cointreau
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
2 teaspoons simple syrup or maple syrup
For the garnish: cranberries, rosemary sprig

Directions:

Place the vodka, cranberry juice, Cointreau, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold.
Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with cranberries and rosemary and serve.

Holiday Punch

Are you craving for some “oomph” this holiday? Try this delicious Christmas Punch recipe! The flavor is fruity and delicious, with a little sparkle from ginger ale. You can make it with rum for a punch with alcohol or omit it for the non-alcoholic. Either way, it tastes incredible!

What You’ll Need:

64 ounces cranberry 100% juice blend, chilled
32 ounces pineapple juice, chilled
32 ounces ginger ale, chilled
1 750 ml bottle-aged rum (optional)*
1 orange
1 lemon
For the garnish: 5-star anise, fresh or frozen cranberries, rosemary sprigs

Directions:

Add the cranberry juice blend, pineapple juice, and ginger ale to a punch bowl. Add the rum, if using. Garnish with orange and lemon slices, and if desired, cranberries, star anise and rosemary sprigs.

Poinsettia

Have you ever seen a drink so vibrant and bubbly? Well, enter the Poinsettia, cranberry champagne drink perfect for a fun Christmas celebration! Its brilliant color and cozy vibe make it the best for wintery weather.

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons Cointreau, or other orange liqueur
4 tablespoons 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened)
1/2 glass champagne (6 tablespoons)*
For the garnish: 1 rosemary sprig, whole cranberries

Directions:

Place the Cointreau and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold. Strain the liquid into a champagne flute. (You can skip this step if the cranberry juice is well chilled.)
Top off the glass with champagne (no need to measure). Garnish and serve. (Note: You can also make a large batch of cointreau and cranberry juice ahead if desired, then measure out 6 tablespoons per glass.)

Hot Buttered Rum

Can you imagine sipping a Hot Buttered Rum by the fire on a chilly evening? Even just saying the name makes you warm inside! The delicious drink has been around for centuries and is best enjoyed during the Christmas season. So, whip up this subtly sweet, cozy-spiced with cinnamon and allspice, spirit-forward with boozy dark rum, and put just enough butter to make it lightly creamy!

What You’ll Need:

For the spiced butter

6 tablespoons salted butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
For each drink

1 ½ tablespoons spiced butter
2 ounces rum
6 ounces boiling water

Directions:

Make the spiced butter: Roll the butter with a rolling pin until it is flattened. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Use a spatula the butter together with the sugar and spices until everything is incorporated. Use immediately or refrigerate until making the drinks.
To make the drinks: Add 1 ½ tablespoons of the spiced butter to each glass. Add rum and boiling water and stir until combined. If you like a sweeter drink, top with whipped cream.

Pomegranate Gin Fizz

Impress your guests with this perfect cocktail– a classic over-the-top drink with a pomegranate spin– Pomegranate Gin Fizz! Let this delicious drink elevate your holiday spirit and make the celebration a jaw-dropping experience for your friends and family!

What You’ll Need:

2 ounces gin
1 ½ ounce POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
½ ounces lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1 egg white**
1-ounce soda water
For the garnish: rosemary sprig (optional)

Directions:

Place the gin, POM juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds until cold.
Strain the drink into a glass and top with the soda water; the egg white foam forms on top. If desired, garnish with a rosemary sprig. Serve immediately.

Mulled Wine

The chilly weather deserves a cozy drink! What better way to warm up your bodies than a glass of great Mulled Wine? Make up a big pot, and it fills your kitchen with an intoxicating aroma of toasted allspice and cinnamon. This recipe is just sweet enough, balancing the bold fruity wine with mulling spices, citrus, and oak and vanilla notes on the finish.

What You’ll Need:

10 allspice berries
10 whole cloves
3 star anise pods
3 cinnamon sticks
1 750 ml bottle dry red wine*
½ cup water
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
¼ cup brandy or Cognac
1 small orange, for garnish

Directions:

Toast the spices: Add the spices to the bottom of a pot (or to a skillet for Slow Cooker or Instant Pot). Toast over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fragrant.
Stovetop cooking instructions: Turn the heat to low. Add the water, then pour in the wine and maple syrup and stir. Warm for 30 minutes on low heat, just barely bubbling. Do not let the wine come to a full simmer (or the liquid will reduce too much).
Add brandy and orange juice: When ready to serve, stir in the brandy or Cognac and the juice from 1 orange. Garnish with orange slices and if desired, rosemary sprigs.

Spiked Hot Choco

Let this Spiked Hot Chocolate drink warm you up from inside out! The liquid cocoa is so rich and creamy, with an intense depth of chocolate flavor it’s deemed unforgettable! The hint of aged rum and bourbon gives it a warming complexity with notes of vanilla and oak– simply superb!

What You’ll Need:

3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups 2% milk
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
¼ cup (1 ½ ounces) semisweet or dark chocolate chips*
2 ounces (¼ cup) aged or dark rum, bourbon, or Baileys Irish Cream or 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) Creme de Menthe or peppermint schnapps

Directions:

Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and ¼ cup of the milk and whisk until the cocoa powder is mostly integrated. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and heat over medium heat until the chocolate is melted, about 2 minutes. Do not boil.
Stir in the alcohol. Serve immediately, garnished with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Christmas Mimosa

Is there anything more festive than waking up with a tall glass of Christmas Mimosa? The tasty drink is bubbly and perfect for the season– rich pomegranate juice contrasts with the citrus sweetness of orange, topped off with a profusion of bubbles! A great tradition, perfect for Christmas brunch, indeed!

What You’ll Need:

1 ½ ounce 100% pomegranate juice
1 ½ ounces orange juice
4 ounces* Prosecco, Champagne or other sparkling wine**
For the garnish: whole cranberries, rosemary sprig

Directions:

Add the pomegranate juice and orange juice into a champagne flute.
Tilt the champagne flute and pour in the champagne or Prosecco. Garnish with a rosemary branch and whole cranberries, if desired.

Milk Punch

Feel like having snow in a glass? Well, this recipe is for you! A cousin of eggnog, Milk Punch is a tasty drink that features brandy, bourbon, milk, and sugar. The concept may sound baffling–until you try it.

What You’ll Need:

3 ounces (6 tablespoons) whole milk
1 ½ ounce (3 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) brandy
½ ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla
For the garnish: grated nutmeg, star anise (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake it until cold.
Strain the drink into a lowball glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and if desired, star anise.