Christmas Cocktail & Drink Recipes
Spread holiday cheer with every sip by serving our Christmas cocktails and drinks at your next holiday party. We've compiled a bar menu of classic and creative recipes for all types of beverages—punches, eggnogs, martinis, sours, mocktails and more so you'll be ready to celebrate with holiday drinks that satisfy different tastes and preferences.
A Holiday Punch – with a punch!Martha shares how to make a delicious and fun punch for holiday gatherings! And what makes this punch special, is how it’s served.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
White-Russian EggnogThis recipe may be doubled and made two days in advance. Add the Kahlua and 1 cup whipped cream just before serving.
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Holiday Cocktails, Punches, and Drinks
These festive drink recipes will infuse any party with holiday cheer.
Holiday Champagne Cocktails
Raise a glass and make a toast with sparkling wine drinks, including sparkling pear and cranberry cocktails, red currant-Champagne cocktails, and Kir royales.
Candy Cane CocktailThis delicious cocktail, perfect for the holiday season, is courtesy of Charles Corpion from The Four Seasons.
20 Years of Living: The Best Christmas Cocktails and Mocktails
Say cheers to the holiday season with a range of classic and creative Christmas cocktail and mocktail recipes from 20 years of Martha Stewart Living.
Make your spirits brighter with any of our festive cocktail recipes, including the Candy Cane Cocktail, the Eggnog Martini, the Kumquat-Champagne Cocktail, and the Cranberry Cosmopolitan.
Nonalcoholic Holiday Drinks
Offer guests a choice of alcohol-free drinks, including the Cranberry Sparkler, Apple-Pie Cider, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
Christmas PunchIn the 17th century, employees of the British East India Company discovered punch, a beguiling combination of spirits, water, lemon, sugar, and spices that became synonymous with good cheer and festive celebrations all over Europe. Here, pomegranate and lemon sharpen the sunny New World flavor of cranberries.
Holiday Punch Recipes
Chose from our best holiday punch recipes, including Blood-Orange Punch, Sparkling Shiraz Punch, Lemon Drop Champagne Punch, and Mulled White-Wine Sangria.
Holiday Eggnog Recipes
Just a few ingredients -- egg yolks, sugar, milk, cream, and nutmeg -- create the wonderfully distinctive flavor of that favorite holiday drink, eggnog. These eggnog recipes can be spiked to your liking with rum, bourbon, or brandy, or enjoyed in nonalcoholic form by guests of all ages. In addition to classic and easy eggnog recipes, we gathered our best eggnog desserts, including cheesecake bars and panna cotta.
Poinsettia CocktailChampagne and cranberry juice give this delicious cocktail from chef Emeril Lagasse's "Emeril's Creole Christmas" its fun and festive appearance.
Mulled Cranberry CocktailThis cocktail can be served as a dessert, or you can drink it instead of tea on a freezing winter afternoon.
Winter Drinks for Santa
Leave a steamy cup for Santa on Christmas Eve -- or enjoy one of these sips for yourself.
Christmas Checklist: Holiday DrinksRecipe
Black-Currant CosmopolitanMade with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.Recipe
Hot ChocolateFreshly grated nutmeg gives this hot chocolate its aromatic flavor boost.Recipe
Eggnog with Rum and BourbonIn our vanilla-scented version of eggnog, two liquors are whisked into a custard base -- a combination that makes this drink the perfect headliner for your next holiday party.Recipe
French-Style Hot ChocolateAlthough it's commonly made with cocoa powder (chocolate liquor that has been pressed and ground), this classic French-style hot chocolate is richer -- a luxurious blend of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate, hot milk, cream, and a smattering of brown sugar.Recipe
Chai-Spiced Cider SpritzersMaple syrup adds sweetness to these cool, spiced apple spritzers.Recipe
Spiced Pomegranate PunchA spicy blend of pomegranate and orange juices and apple cider is served warm.Post
How to Razzle-Dazzle Cocktails with Colorful Glassware and GarnishThere are so many gorgeous glassware options for holiday entertaining! Here are a few chic and inspirational options for a fabulous fete.Recipe
Coffee EggnogMore reasons to make merry: a festive eggnog enriched with a boost of caffeine!Recipe
Homemade EggnogFreshly grated nutmeg offers a more delicate flavor and aromatic scent than the preground variety. The eggs in both the base and the meringue are cooked, so food safety shouldn't be a concern.Recipe
Stout EggnogUse a vegetable peeler to make chocolate curls, or use a serrated knife to slice through a chocolate bar for shards.Recipe
Orange Spice EggnogFor an extra dimension of spice (and a charming presentation), finish off each glass with a cinnamon stick.Recipe
Silver-Tequila MartiniTo chill a martini glass, fill it with ice, then cold water. Let it stand 5 minutes, then drain.Video
How to Make the Perfect EggnogBrendan Kennedy and Jim Cantiello stop by to help Martha make eggnog.Video
4 Drinks to serve at your Holiday PartyCheers your friend on New Year's with fun cocktails they will love.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Vodka-Mocha CocktailCan't decide between a post-dinner drink and a hit of caffeine with something sweet? This mocha cocktail should satisfy both cravings.Video
Good Things: Spirit-Soaked Gifts to RememberSteep, mix, and bake dried fruits, cake, cherries, and olives in alcohol for the perfect gift that will also help ring in the New Year. There's nothing better than a gift your friends will immediately want to open and try.Video
Good Things: 3 Wintry Cocktail RecipesImpress the cocktail connoisseurs in your life with these three winter-weather mixes. The Blizzard: a warm coffee and whiskey combination. The Cranberry Crush: an aromatic drink with candied ginger and cranberries. The Winter Solstice: a punchy orange vodka and lemon cocktail.