Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything shimmers and twinkles in the glow of tiny little lights. It’s the time of year when we choose just the right thing for everyone on our lists. And because it’s the time of year when families come from near and far to gather in small spaces, it’s also the time of year when we could all use a stiff drink. Am I right or am I right? Have no fear, friends. I’ve got you covered with a list of the most festive concoctions you can sip from a glass. These fun and festive Christmas cocktails will definitely bring the merry to your next holiday party.
Hosting a Mexican themed event? It’s unexpected, for sure, but I’m here to tell you that this Cranberry Clove Sparkling Margarita will increase the feliz in any Navidad. It’s so good you’ll want to drink them year-round.
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional that’s still bubbly, Natasha from Salt & Lavender describes this Christmas Pear Champagne Cocktail as “simple, different and luxe.” I can’t argue with her there. Pear is so underappreciated, in my opinion, but it truly is a delicious holiday flavor.
Serena from Serena Bakes brings all the decadence to the table with her Hot Apple Cider Buttered Rum Cocktail. I don’t know about you but she had me at buttered.
Fans of Alice in Wonderland might be swayed by this gin-based cocktail from Lucy at Supergolden Bakes. She calls it the Red Queen. Isn’t it pretty and festive? Her addition of Elderflower liqueur makes this one a sure bet in my book.
This Hot Spiced Cranberry Cocktail from Sues at We Are Not Martha is a show stopper, with it’s star anise floater. The only alcohol required for this one is vodka so it’s a great value for a crowd.
Breakfast drinking is totally acceptable during the holidays, right? Because Carrie of Frugal Foodie Mama has a Pomegranate Mimosa Mule that combines two classic cocktails into one festive drink. She recommends it for a weekend brunch and I’m secretly hoping I score an invite to that party.
I’m admittedly a sucker for all things wine related, so I’m totally crushing on this Sweet Red Wine Cocktail from Lindsay at Shrimp Salad Circus. The presentation is so beautiful. Imagine how awesome these would look being served from a butler’s tray at a fancy party.
If you’re more a fan of white wine, this Cranberry, Orange and Apple White Wine Sangria from Elaina at The Rising Spoon is chock-full of holiday flavors. Her recipe is naturally-sweetened which I love.
Have you ever had an Old Fashioned? Julie’s Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned features some unexpected ingredients that even just the description of will leave you drooling. If you’re looking to create a cozy ambiance at your holiday party, put one of these Christmas cocktails on your menu!
If you’re aiming to impress that one vegan friend from work, Erin of The Speckled Palate has you covered with her Vegan Bourbon Pecan Milk Punch. If I’m being honest, I’d have to say that this one will impress even your carnivorous friends.
Perhaps you expect that your gathering will be, shall we say, extra spirited. In that case, these Eggnog Jell-O Shots from Ann’s Entitled Life might be just the “cocktail” to add punch to your party.
Or maybe these Grinch Drinks from Aimee at Shugary Sweets will bring just the right touch of whimsy with her spin on fun and festive Christmas cocktails. I love that while they might look bright, there’s no food coloring required!
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