Christmas is a time for friends, family, food, and of course fun drinks! But there’s so much more to Christmas drinks than hot chocolate and marshmallows. From hot apple cider to pomegranate mojitos, many festive flavors are sure to impress your guests!
The holiday season is one of the best times to enjoy festivities with family and friends. While cookies and turkey might be on the menu, there are also plenty of homemade Christmas drink recipes to try. Whether you’re throwing a low-key brunch or an evening dinner party, there’s a Christmas cocktail or beverage for everyone.
Kids are too young to enjoy holiday cocktails, and there are plenty of adults who choose not to drink alcohol for many reasons. But there are plenty of inspired Christmas drinks for kids and adults alike that will make their holiday season bright.
Not every drink needs to have alcohol in it to be tasty and fun. Besides, the kiddos can't enjoy holiday cocktails, and there are plenty of adults who choose not to drink alcohol. But there are plenty of Christmas drinks for kids and sober-minded adults alike that will make their holiday season bright.
Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch, don't forget the fun Christmas drinks to help everyone get into the holiday mood! Your guests will love these easy recipes-- and may even find their new favorite Christmas cocktail!
It’s important to have a few different recipes for Christmas drinks up your sleeve during the Christmas party season. Whether it’s punch, mixed drinks, or spiced wine, everyone is sure to find a favorite!
Celebrate the holidays with these delicious margaritas!
a few seconds
salt (for the rim)
orange liqueur (I like Grand Marnier)
white or red cranberry juice
lime juice (freshly squeezed)
lime slices (for garnish)
fresh or frozen cranberries (for garnish)
rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
Merry Mistletoe Margaritas
Rim each glass edge with a lime wedge and dip in the coarse salt. Then, fill each glass with ice.
In a cocktail shaker, add the liqueur, tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice and syrup and shake for 30 seconds to a minute. Then, pour over the ice.
Garnish with limes, cranberries, and a spring or two or rosemary! Enjoy!
My mom's go-to is a "jingle juice holiday punch," but there are plenty of different ideas and flavors for this classic drink that everyone will love. Check out some of our favorites below:
Boozy Grinch Punch– This bright green concoction would make anyone's heart grow three sizes. Prepare 1 packet of Lemon Lime Kool-Aid according to box instructions. Then, in a large punch bowl, combine 4 cups of ice, Kool-Aid, 3 cups of lemon-lime soda, 2 cups of pineapple juice, 2 cups of vodka, and 1 cup of ginger ale. Use a lime wedge to rim glasses and dip in sanding sugar to coat. Pour punch into glasses to serve.
Mulled Wine –This is perfect for those chilly nights by the fireside! Grab your favorite bottle of dry red wine, 1/2 cup of brandy (or orange liqueur), 1 orange (sliced into rounds), spices (I like to use 8 cloves, 2 star anise, and 2 cinnamon sticks are my favorites), and 2-4 Tablespoons of your favorite sweetener (sugar, honey, or maple syrup). Similar to Sangria, you can spike it with a little extra liqueur if you'd like. Cook it on medium-high until it just barely reaches a simmer, then reduce the heat and keep it warm until you're ready to serve at one of your next holiday parties!
Hot Buttered Rum– Like Bing Crosby says in White Christmas, "light on the butter!" Using an electric mixer, beat 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup room-temperature butter, 1/4 cup of honey, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add 3/4 cup of spiced rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. This after-dinner treat will make everybody feel warm and snuggly. Be sure to garnish with cinnamon sticks or whipped cream!
This season is full of time with friends, family, and lots of holiday festivities. But are you ready to get into the holiday spirit(s)? Whether it's jingle juice for a holiday brunch or a hot cup of cider on a winter’s eve, tis' the season for sipping yummy Christmas drinks. Do you have any Christmas cocktail recipes that are your go-to signature drink? Share your favorite recipes with friends and family on FamilyApp!