40 Easy Christmas Cocktail & Drink Recipes Must Try for the Holiday

June 18, 2022 19 min read

The season for mistletoe, mince pies and mulled wine, but this year are you planning to make your Christmas party go with a pop? From Peppermint Chocolate Martinis to Beer Margaritas, discover the secrets of what to mix, and when to shake to create the perfect Christmas cocktail. Being sober can be cool too, and our mocktails for designated drivers certainly have the wow factor.

Merry mocktails include Cherry Bombs, Virgin Bellinisand Hot Buttered Eaux Rum. Even non-alcoholic Mr. Grinch Punch will get everyone in the party mood.

So Raise a glass and spread the Yuletide cheer by creating one of our Christmas Cocktail or Merry Mocktail recipes for you, your family and your friends .

A Christmas Cookies

A Christmas Cookies Cocktail Recipe

Curl up in front of the fire with this Yuletide cocktail.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 2 mins 

Ingredients : 1 ounce peppermint schnapps, 1 ounce coffee liqueur, 1 ounce Irish cream liqueur

Directions : First, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the peppermint schnapps, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream to the shaker

and shake it all about. Strain the cocktail into a glass of choice. Serve with a Christmas cookie.

A Jack Frost

Jack Frost Cocktail Christmas Recipe

A winter version of a pina colada made with blue Curacao and shredded coconut for that festive flair .

Yield: 4

Total Time : 10mins 

Ingredients : Shredded coconut and corn syrup (to rim), 3 cups ice, 1 cup pineapple juice, 1⁄2 cup white rum, 1⁄2 cup blue Curacao, 1⁄2 cup cream of coconut

Directions : Add the shredded coconut to a small plate. Wet the rim of the glasses with corn syrup and dịp each rim in the coconut, to coat. Put the glasses to one side. Add the remaining ingredients to a blender. Pulse until silky smooth, for approximately 23 minutes. Divide the cocktail evenly between the 4 rimmed glasses. Serve.

* If you would like a thicker consistency use 4 cups rather than 3.

Amaretto Fizz

Amaretto Fizz Cocktail Christmas Recipe

An Amaretto festive fizz will help your party or get together to get off to a great start.

Yield: 10

Total Time : 4mins 

Ingredients : 13 ½ ounces amaretto liqueur, 20 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 (4 ounce) bottles sparkling wine, Strips of orange zest

Directions : In a jug or pitcher combine the amaretto along with the orange juice and sparkling wine. Garnish each serving glass with a strip of orange zest.

Apple Pie In a Glass

Apple Pie In a Glass Cocktail Xmas Recipe

Have your pie and drink it too ! Whip together this cinnamon spiced tipple in under 5 minutes .

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : Finely ground brown sugar (to rim), 1 ounce vanilla vodka, 1 ounce cinnamon flavored whiskey, 4 ounces apple juice (not from concentrate), Pinch cinnamon, lce

Directions : Lightly wet the rim of a rocks glass and dip in brown sugar to the rim. Set aside for a moment. Add all remaining ingredients to an ice - filled cocktail shaker and shake well for 30-45 seconds. Strain the cocktail into the rimmed glass and finish with a few more cubes of ice.

Beer Margarita

Beer Margarita Recipe for Xmas

Are you looking for something a little different? Look no further ! Light lager and silver tequila come together to deliver a zesty and alternative Margarita .

Yield: 1

Ingredients : 1⁄4 fresh lime (seeded, cut into wedges, divided), Sea salt (torim ), Crushed ice, 6 ounces light lager (chilled), 1 ounce silver tequila (chilled), 1 ounce frozen limeade concentrate (thawed)

Directions : Take a lime wedge and rim a tall glass with sea salt. Fill the glass with crushed ice. In a large mixing glass combine the light lager along with the tequila and limeade concentrate. Stir to combine. Pour the Margarita into the ølass over the crushed ice.

Candy Cane White Christmas Champagne Cocktail

Candy Cane White Christmas Champagne Cocktail - 2

Guests will adore this festive Champagne cocktail. Serve with a whole candy cane for a cute seasonal twist.

Yield : 6

Total Time : 3mins 

Ingredients : White Crème de Cocoa, Candy canes (crushed, for rim), 1 bottle Champagne (chilled), Candy canes (to garmisch).

Directions : Dip the rims of 6 champagne flutes in a dish of Crème de Cocoa and press the rims into the crushed candy cane. FilI the flutes a third of the way with white Crẻme de Cocoa and then fill to the top with Champagne. Garnish each flute with a whole candy cane.

Chris Pringle's Banana Caipirinha

Chris Pringle's Banana Caipirinha Cocktail

If you re looking for a change from festive fruits such as cranberry and pomegranate then why not treat yourself to something more tropical and whip up this banana caipirinha.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : Corn syrup and cinnamon sugar (to rim), 1 1⁄2 ounces cachaca, 3⁄4 ounce banana schnapps, 1⁄2 medium ripe banana (pureed)

1 ounce coconut water, Splash simple sugar syrup, 3⁄4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, 3⁄4 ounce pineapple juice, lce

Directions : Carefully coat the rim with a little corn syrup and dịp the rim in a bowl of cinnamon sugar. Add the remaining ingredients to an ice - filled shaker, shake it all about for 3045 seconds until well chilled. Fill a short glass with more ice and strain the cocktail over the top. Serve.

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini Cocktail

Sip and savor the flavor of this sour apple and cinnamon Martini .

Yield: 1

Total Time : 4mins 

Ingredients : Cinnamon (to rim), Brown Sugar (to rim), Caramel syrup (to rim), lce, 1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps, 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce Sour Apple mix, Maraschino cherry, Candy cane (to garnish), Slice of apple (to ganish)

Directions : First, rim the glass. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and brown sugar on a small plate. Carefully, pour the caramel syrup on top of the cinnamon. Sugar mixture in a circular shape. Dip the rim of a martini glass in the sugar and evenly coat. Transfer the glass to the freezer until you are ready to prepare the cocktail. Take an ice - filled cocktail shaker and add the butterscotch Schnapps along with the vodka and the sour apple mix. Shake it all about. Remove the martini glass from the freezer. Pop a maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass. Pour the martini from the cocktail shaker into the rimmed glass. Garnish with a candy cane and a slice of apple .

Classic Eggnog

Classic Eggnog Cocktail Recipe for Xmas Party

No other drink conjures up images of a traditional Christmas cocktail like eggnog .

Yield : 12

Total Time : 24hours 5mins 

Ingredients : 6 large pasteurized eggs (separated)*, 3⁄4 cup superfine sugar, 2 cups whole milk, 2 cups heavy cream, 1⁄2 cup bourbon, 1⁄4 cup dark rum, !⁄4 cup cognac, Nutmeg (freshly grated, to garnish)

Directions : In an extra large mixing bowl beat the yolks until pale yellow. Slowly beat in the superfine sugar. Whisk in the milk along with the heavy cream. Add the bourbon, together with the rum and cognac. Cover the bowl, and transfer to the fridge for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to serve, in a medium bowl, beat the whites until stiff peaks begin to form and fold into the eggnog. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg.

* When making eggnog, we recommend using a pasteurized egg product or a cooked egg base. If using raw eggs, wherever possible, use fresh organic eggs.

Remember, that by consuming undercooked or raw eggs you have an increased risk of some food related illnesses, especially for those with a pre-existing medical condition, the elderly or the young.

Dirty Chaitin

Pumpkin isn’t just for Thanksgiving! It makes a delicious Christmas cocktail when combined with amaretto liqueur and creamy almond milk.

Yield: 2

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 cup syrup/concentrate, 1 cup semi - skim milk, 1 1⁄2 ounces freshly brewed espresso (cooled), 1 1⁄2 ounces bourbon, 1 1⁄2 ounces chocolate coffee liqueur, lce, Whip cream (for topping), 2 cinnamon sticks (to garnish), 2 whole star anise (to garnish).

Directions : Add all ingredients to an ice - filled cocktail shaker. Strain into 2 martini glasses. Top with more ice, a dollop of whip cream and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a whole star anise.

Figgy Jam Jar Cocktail

Figgy Jam Jar Cocktail Christmas Recipe

Fresh citrus juice complements the unique and intense flavor of sweet fig jam.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 3 ounces vodka. 1 1⁄2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice. 1 1⁄2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice. 2 tsp organic fig jam. Ice. Orange wedge. Slice of fresh dig.

Directions : Add the first 4 ingredients into an ice - filled cocktail shaker and then shake well for 45 seconds. Strain into a jam jar and top with more ice. Garnish the rim of the jar with a wedge of orange and a slice of fig. Serve.

Gingerbread Martini Cocktail

Gingerbread Martini Christmas Cocktail Recipe

Serve this fun cocktail with one of the holiday seasons most iconic symbols; a gingerbread man 

Yield : 2

Total Time : 27mins 

Ingredients : 3 ounces vanilla vodka. 3 ounces hazelnut liqueur. 1 1⁄2 ounces butterscotch schnapps. Ice cubes. 8 ounces ginger beer. 2 splashes dark rum. 2 gingerbread men cookies (to garnish)

Directions: Add the vodka, hazelnut liqueur, and schnapps to an ice - fill a cocktail shaker and shake it all about. Strain the cocktail into two 8 ounce ice - filled glasses. Fill to the top with ginger beer and pour a splash of dark rum over the back of a metal spoon; this will make it float. Serve with a gingerbread man cookie.

Merry Merlot Yuletide Cocktail

Merry Merlot Yuletide Christmas Cocktail Recipe

A wine and bourbon - based cocktail served in an old - fashioned glass make a perfect holiday cocktail.

Yield: 2

Total Time : Gmins 

Ingredients : 8 cherries (pitted). 46 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice. 3 ounces merlot wine. 24 tsp maple syrup. 2 ounces bourbon. Ice. Twist of lemon peel. Dash cinnamon.

Directions : Put the cherries in a tall glass, and muddle. Add the fresh orange juice, along with the merlot, maple syrup, and bourbon and mix to combine. Evenly, pour the mixture into 2 old - fashioned glasses filled with a handful of ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and scatter with a dash of cinnamon.

Mistletoe Kiss

Mistletoe Kiss Cocktail Recipe

This fruity tipple will give you a warm fuzzy feeling just like a real mistletoe kiss.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 7mins 

Ingredients : 1 1⁄2 ounces vodka. 3 ounces cranberry juice. 1⁄2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice. Ice. Lime and lemon flavored soda. 1 sprig of fresh mint. 1 sprig fresh redcurrant.

Directions : Add the first 3 ingredients into an ice filled shaker. Shake it all about and strain into an ice - filled shot glass. Top with lime and lemon soda, garnish with the sprigs of mint and redcurrant.

Pear Drop Punch

Pear Drop Punch Cocktail Recipe for Christmas

The light and delicate flavors of this fruity cocktail are reminiscent of everyone's favorite childhood candy; pear drops!

Yield : 8

Total Time: 24hours 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 (25 ounce bottle) white Riesling wine. 3⁄4 cup pear juIce. 1⁄2 cup good quality brandy. ¼ cup simple sugar syrup. 1 medium ripe pear (sliced thin). ¼ cup fresh pomegranate.

Directions : Add all ingredients to a pitcher and refrigerate for a day to allow the flavors to intensify. Serve in ice - filled glasses.

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

Pear Drop Punch Cocktail Recipe for Christmas

Nothing puts us in the Christmas spirit more than sipping on a peppermint flavored tipple.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 cup chocolate flavored milk. 11⁄2 ounces chocolate liqueur. 3⁄4 ounces peppermint liqueur. Ice. Candy canes (crushed, for garnish).

Directions : Add the first 3 ingredients into a cocktail shaker along with ice. Strain into a martini ølass and top with a sprinkling of crushed candy cane. Serve.

Red Russian Holiday

Red Russian Holiday Christmas Cocktail Recipe - 2

Bursting with berries this vodka cocktail is a refreshing change from the hugely popular White Russian version.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 2mins 

Ingredients : 3 fresh raspberries. Ice. 1 ounce double cream. 1 ounce black raspberry liqueur. 1 ounce vanilla flavored vodka.

Directions : Place the berries in the base of an ice - filled, chilled glass and muddle well. Add the cream along with the black raspberry liqueur and vodka. Stir to Incorporate. Serve.

Red Velvet

Red Velvet Cocktail Recipe for Christmas Party

AlI the decadence of a thick slice of red velvet cake, but served in a glass.

Yield : 6

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 bottle rose prosecco. Stout beer. Ground espresso. 6 twists orange peel.

Directions : Take 2 champagne flutes and fill 3⁄4 of each with rose prosecco. Top with a glug of Stout and finish with a pinch of espresso. Garnish each flute with a twist of orange peel, and serve.

Rudolph’s Red Nose Punch

Rudolf’s Red Nose Punch Cocktail Recipe for Christmas Holiday 2

Freezing fresh cranberries served in a bundt pan makes a fruity icy wreath that's a pretty and practical way to chill this fruity, festive punch.

Yield: 3 quarts punch 

Total Time : 2hours 5mins 

Ingredients : 2 cups cranberries. 4 cups hot water. 28 ounces organic cranberry juice. 8 ounces of good quality bourbon. 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice. 3 Ounces cinnamon syrup. 4 (12 ounce) bottles of beer. 3 fresh limes (thinly sliced).

Directions : Arrange the cranberries in the base of a bundt pan and pour over the hot water. Freeze for 2 hours, until set. Add the remaining ingredients to a punch bowl. Stir and carefully place the frozen cranberry wreath on the surface.

Santa’s Sangria

Santa’s Sangria Cocktail Recipe for Christmas

Sangria is a low alcohol, Spanish wine cocktail packed with fruity

flavor. Guaranteed to kick - start your fiesta.

Yield : 8 -10

Total Time : 15mins 

Ingredients : 1 (25 ounce) bottle Lambrusco (or any other sweet red wine). 20 ounces sparkling cranberry apple cider. 2 medium clementines (sliced, with peel). 2 medium green apples (cored, chopped). 1⁄2 cup fresh pomegranate. 1 cup cranberries. Ice. Sprigs of rosemary (to garnish glasses).

Directions: Add all ingredients (excluding rosemary garnish) to a large pitcher. Stir well and top with plenty of ice. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow the favors to infuse. To serve, pour into ice - filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

Spiced Chocolate Stout Beer Cocktail

Spiced-Chocolate-Stout-Beer-Christmas-Cocktail

Chocolate Stout and a hint of spice takes beer to a new level 

Yield : 1

Total Time : 1hour 15mins 

Ingredients

Syrup: 1 cup water. 1 cup sugar. 4 whole black peppercorns. 2 whole cloves. 1 star anise. (2 1⁄2” strip) orange zest. 1 cinnamon stick

Cocktall : 2 tbsp brandy. 2 tbsp spicy simple syrup. Ice. Chocolate Stout. Cinnamon stick (to garnish)

Directions

To make the syrup :In a small pan, add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool completely. Strain through a mesh sieve and discard any solids. Refrigerate until completely chilled. 

To make the cocktail : Combine the brandy along with the chilled spicy simple syrup in an ice - filled pint glass. Fill the glass to the top with chocolate Stout, stir, and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

*This simple syrup recipe makes 3⁄4 cup. Spicy syrup can also be used in sparkling cider, coffee, and tea and will keep for 28 days in the refrigerator. 

Spiked and Spiced Coffeenog

Spiked and Spiced Coffeenog Cocktail Recipe

A new and exciting twist on a Christmas classic. Eggnog is combined with coffee and spiced rum to make a cheeky festive tipple.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 24hours 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 cup strong brewed coffee (hot). 1⁄2 cup eggnog. 1⁄4 cup good quality spiced rum. Whip cream (for topping). Cinnamon (for topping).

Directions : Pour the coffee, egønog, and spiced rum into a large coffee mug. Stir well with a long spoon and top with a generous dollop of whip cream and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Serve.

Sparkling Botanical Bellum

Sparkling Pom Christmast Cocktail Recipe

Citrus is the perfect partner to fresh sage and rosemary. Top with prosecco and a dash of gin and you have a sophisticated sparkling cocktail that’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 6mins 

Ingredients : 3 large leaves, fresh sage. 1 small fresh rosemary sprig. 2 tsp white sugar. 3 tbsp fresh orange juice. 3 tbsp London gin. 1 cup of ice. 3 tbsp prosecco (well chilled). Orange twist (to garnish).

Directions : Add the sage, rosemary, and sugar into the base of a cocktail shaker, muddle well. Pour in the juice, London gin and a cup of ice. Shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a well - chilled flute glass and top with a glug of prosecco. Gently stir with a long spoon. Finish with an orange twist, garnish and serve.

The Christmas Alexander

The Christmas Alexander Cocktail Recipe

An indulgent creamy cocktail made with cognac and a glug of double cream. A star anise and pistachio garnish make an elegant tipple guaranteed to impress.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : ⅛ cup cognac. 2 tbsp white crème de cacao. 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk. 1 tbsp heavy cream. Ice. 1 whole star anise (to garnish). 1 tsp pistachios (peeled for garnish).

Directions : Add all ingredients (excluding garnish) into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 30-45 seconds. Strain into a short ølass and garnish with the star anise and pistachios.

The Nutty Pumpkin

The Nutty Pumpkin Cocktail for Xmas

Pumpkin isn’t just for Thanksgiving! It makes a delicious Christmas cocktail when combined with amaretto liqueur and creamy almond milk.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 1 1⁄2 ounces pumpkin flavor vodka. 1 1⁄2 ounces amaretto liqueur. 1 cup vanilla flavored almond milk. lce.

Directions : Add all ingredients to an ice - filled cocktail shaker. Shake well for 30-45 seconds and strain into a short glass. Top with more ice and serve.

Tiny Tickle

Tiny Tickle Cocktail Recipe for Christmas

Tickle and tantalize your taste buds with this sophisticated Parma violet infused cocktail.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 3mins 

Ingredients : lce. 1 1⁄2 ounces vodka. 1 1⁄2 ounces gin. 1⁄2 ounce cream of violet liqueur. Lemon zest (to garnish). 1 maraschino cherry (to ganish).

Directions : First, chill a martini glass with some ice. Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker along with the vodka, gin, and violet liqueur. Shake it all about for 20 seconds, to chill. Remove the ice from the martini glass and strain in the mixture. Garnish with lemon zest and a maraschino cherry. 

Vanilla Butterscotch Shooters

Vanilla Butterscotch Shooters Cocktail Recipe 2

Rich warming butterscotch gets an extra kick of vanilla vodka in this delicious and surprisingly potent shot.

Yield : 2-3

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 3 ounces vanilla flavored vodka. 3 ounces butterscotch schnapps. 8 ounces old - fashioned cream soda. 4 ounces soda water.

Directions: Add all ingredients to an ice - filled shaker and shake until well child. Strain into shooter glasses and serve.

White Christmas MoJitos

White Christmas MoJitos Cocktail Recipe

Who doesn't enjoy the refreshing minty flavor of a zesty mojito? This white Christmas version uses coconut milk for a creamier confection.

Yield : 4-6

Total Time : 1hours 10mins 

Ingredients : 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice. 1⁄4 cup fresh mint (plus extra to garnish). ¼ cup white sugar. 1⁄2 cup rum. 1⁄2 cup coconut rum. 1 cup coconut milk (canned variety). Soda water. Eresh pomegranate (to garnish).

Directions: Add the lime juice, fresh mint, and sugar into the base of a pitcher and muddle well. Set aside for a moment. Inablender, blitz together the rums and milk until combined. Pour the rum mixture into the pitcher and stir well. Refrigerate for an hour. To serve, fill each serving glass halfway with the chilled mixture and top with soda water. Garnish with a few extra mint leaves and several pomegranate arils.

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

Winter-Wonderland-Cocktail-Christmas-Recipe

This wonderfully creamy cocktail will remind you of a white Christmas.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : lce. 1 ounce cream of coconut. 1 1⁄2 ounces vanilla vodka. 1 1⁄2 ounces crème de cocoa.

Directions : Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the cream of coconut along with the vanilla vodka, and crème de cocoa to the cocktail shaker. Shake It all about. Strain into a martini glass filled with more ice and enjoy.

Yule Mule

Yule Mule Christmas Cocktail Recipe

Similar in flavor to the classic cosmopolitan but with a more festive kick, thanks to the ginger beer and fresh cranberry garnish.

Yield : 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : lce. 2 ounces vodka. Juice of 1⁄2 a fresh lime. 2 ounces cranberry juice (unsweetened). 3 ounces ginger beer. 5-10 cranberries.

Directions : Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, along with the lime juice and cranberry juice to the shaker. Shake it all about. Add the mixture to an ice - filled rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with cranberries.

Cherry Bombs

Cherry Bombs Christmas Cocktail Recipe

This mocktail really is the bomb. The tart cherry flavor of grenadine combined with seltzer gives you taste and sparkle.

Yield : 6

Total Time : 8hours 5mins 

Ingredients : 2 cups wafter. 1 cup grenadine. 1 quart seltzer. 12-18 maraschino cherries

Directions : Add 2 cups of water to a medium - sized saucepan and over moderate to high heat bring to boil. Add the grenadine and stir well to combine. Carefully pour the mixture into 2 silicone ice cube trays and freeze overnight . Fill 6 glasses with the grenadine ice cubes and top with seltzer. Garnish each glass with 2-3 cherries and serve.

Chocolate Mocktini

Chocolate Mocktini Cocktail Recipe

As well as being ideal for the designated driver, kids will also love this creamy, dreamy chocolate cocktail.

Yield: 3

Total Time : 6mins 

Ingredients : 7 ounces whole milk. 5 ¼  ounces milk chocolate bar squares. 2 1⁄4 ounces vanilla syrup. Ice cubes.

Directions : In a small non - stick pan, heat the milk at a gentle simmer. Add the chocolate squares and vanilla syrup to the milk. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Serve in a martini glass, over ice.

Festive Cranberry Fizz

Festive Cranberry Fizz Cocktail Recipe

A make - ahead party punch that everyone can enjoy.

Yield : 15-19

Total Time:  13hours 10mins 

Ingredients

Syrup : 2 1⁄2 cups fresh cranberries. 2 ounces fresh ginger (with skin, sliced). 1⁄2 cup white sugar. 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail (unsweetened). 2 large fresh rosemary sprigs.

Punch Mix : 1⁄4 ounce black tea leaves. 4 cups boiling water. 3 cups cranberry rosemary syrup. 4 cup pomegranate molasses. 1⁄4 cup non - alcoholic orange bitters. 4-7 cups tonic water. lce.

Directions : Add the cranberries to a food blender and blitz along with the sliced ginger until roughly chopped. In a 3 quart pan combine the sugar along with the cranberry juice cocktail and cranberry / ginger mixture, bring to bơil, add the sprigs of rosemary. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Set aside to cool, overnight. The following day using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture, discarding any solids. To prepare the punch, place the black tea leaves in a heatproof bowl. Pour 4 cups of boiling water over the leaves and allow to steep for a few minutes. Strain, discard the leaves and whisk in the prepared rosemary syrup, along with the pomegranate molasses and bitters. Transfer the punch to the refrigerator for a minimum of 45 hours. Add 4 cups of tonic water to the punch, taste, adding more if needed. Serve over lots of ice.

Ginger Cinnamon Apple Cider Mocktail

Ginger-Cinnamon-Apple-Cider-Mocktail-Recipe

Discover the true taste of Christmas with this ginger, cinnamon and apple mocktail.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 1hour 15mins 

Ingredients

Syrup : 1 cup white sugar. 1 cup water. 2 cinnamon sticks. 1 - 2” ginger root (peeled, thinly sliced).

Mocktall : Apple cider and cinnamon sugar (to rim). Ice. 1 cup apple cider. 2 tbsp ginger cinnamon simple syrup. Cinnamon stick (to garnish).

Directions

To make the syrup : add the 4 syrup ingredients to a small pan, over moderate heat. Heat until the sugar dissolves . Allow to completely cool, and strain through a fine - mesh sieve. Discard the cinnamon stick along with the ginger. Set aside for an hour to cool. 

To make the mocktail : First rim a martini glass, by wetting the rim with the apple cider and dipping the rim in cinnamon sugar. Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Pour in the apple cider along with the ginger cinnamon syrup and shake it all about. Pour the cocktail into a glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Holiday Pomegranate Mojito

Holiday Pomegranate Mojito Recipe

Muddle and mix this merry mơjito and bring a little holiday cheer to family and friends this Christmas.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 5mins 

Ingredients : 1⁄2 ounce simple syrup. 10 fresh mint leaves (torn). 2 lime wedges (seeded, sliced). Ice. 2 ounces pomegranate juice. 2 ounces lemonade. Club soda. Pomegranate arils (to garnish). Mint (to garnish).

Directions : In a highball glass, muddle the syrup along with the torn mint leaves and lime. FilI the glass with ice and add the pomegranate juice, and lemonade, stirring well to combine. Top with club soda and garnish with pomegranate arils and a sprig of fresh mint.

Hot Buttered Faux Rum

Hot Buttered Faux Rum Cocktail Recipe for Christmas Holiday

This hot buttered faux rum is the perfect drink to keep your guests warm on the car journey home.

Yield : 8-1-2

Total Time : 20mins 

Ingredients : 1⁄2 cup butter (softened). 1 cup dark brown sugar. 1 cup zero calorie sweetener. 1 tsp ground cinnamon. 1⁄2 tsp ground nutmeg. 1⁄4 tsp ground cardamom. Pinch ground cloves. Water (boiling, to serve). Heavy cream (to serve).

Directions : In a large mixing bowl combine the softened butter along with the brown sugar, sweetener, cỉinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves. Using an electric mixer, beat to combine and use immediately.

To make the faux rum : Scoop 1 1⁄2 - 2 tablespoons of the butter spice mixture into a large cụp or small mug. Pour 1⁄4 cup of boiling water into the cup and stir to dissolve the mixture. Add 1-2 tablespoons of heavy cream, stir, taste, and add more cream or water as needed.

Mr. Grinch Punch

Mr. Grinch Punch Cocktail Recipe for Xmas holiday

One for the kids, this soft drink punch will banish even the meanest Grinch.

Yield : 8-1-2

Total Time : 6mins 

Ingredients : 2 quarts water. 2(13 ounce) packets of unsweetened lemon and lime soft drink mix. 2 cups + extra sugar. 12 ounces fresh pineapple juice. 12 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate ( thawed ). 1⁄2 quart lemon and lime soda. Green food coloring. lce.

Directions : Add 2 quarts of water to a one - gallon pitcher. Add the soft drink mix along with the sugar and stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour in the pineapple juice together with the lemonade concentrate and stir to incorporate. Next, rim the glass by dipping the rim in water and then rolling in sugar. When you are ready to serve, add the lemon and lime soda, a few drops of green food coloring and lots of ice. Serve.

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine Cocktail Recipe for Christmas Holiday

There’s no need to miss out on the delicious warming flavor of mulled wine just because you are the designated driver.

Yield: 4cups Total Time: 2mins 

Ingredients : 2 cups not from concentrated grape juice. 2 cups not from concentrated apple juice. 2 sticks cinnamon. 4 large slices of fresh orange. 8 whole clove. 3 tbsp organic honey.

Directions: Add all ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for 16-18 minutes. Ladle into glasses and serve with a slice of the orange from the pot.

Sparkling Pom

Sparkling Pom Christmast Cocktail Recipe

Homemade grenadine is the secret to this intensely fruity sparkling mocktail.

Yield : 6-8

Total Time : 13hours 10mins 

Ingredients : 

Grenadine : 32 ounces pure pomegranate juice. 2 cups white sugar.

Cocktall : 16 ounces soda water. 8 sugar - free candy canes (for decoration).

Directions : Boil the pomegranate juice in a saucepan. Turn down the heat and simmer for 16-18 minutes, until the liquid has reduced to half of its original volume. Pour in the sugar and continue to heat, while stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a resealable container and refrigerate until chilled. To make each cocktail, pour a 1⁄2 cup of soda water into a tall glass and carefully spoon in 2 tablespoons of chilled grenadine. Top with plenty of ice, stir with a long spoon and decorate with a candy cane stirrer.

Virgin Bellini

Virgin Bellini Cocktail Recipe for Xmas Party

Celebrate in style with this virgin bellini.

Yield: 1

Total Time : 2mins 

Ingredients : 1 ounce peach nectar. 4ounces lemon - lime soda (chilled).

Directions : Pour the peach nectar into a chilled champagne flute and top with chilled lemon - lime soda. Stir to combine. Enjoy.

Christmas is only few weeks away, if you can believe it. What do you mean? I have no idea what happened to the first two weeks of December. If you're like me, you still have gifts to buy, wrapping to do, and cookies to bake. Fortunately, everything always seems to magically come together in the end, leaving time to relax and enjoy the celebrations with a Christmas cocktail in hand.

That's why I thought I would round up forty of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes today. Whether you and your guests favor hot or cold drinks, bourbon or vodka, creamy or fruity, this collection has something for everyone!

Let's make some Christmas cocktails for the unique holiday!

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