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.

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Homemade Hot Chocolate

Rating: 3.5 stars 1743
Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

Sparkling Shiraz Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 88
Wine adds dimension to a punch instantly. This drink incorporates sparkling Shiraz, and is a good recipe to have in your repertoire -- it can be made in minutes.

Christmas Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 1162
In 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.

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Replace the usual cranberry juice with pomegranate juice for a tart, refreshing twist on the classic cocktail. A lime wheel makes an eye-catching garnish against the garnet-hued drink.

Pernod-Bourbon Spritz

An aperitif like this Pernod-Bourbon Spritz (pictured on the right) helps to stimulate the appetite, just the thing for before a celebratory feast like Thanksgiving. The two powerful ingredients, anise-flavored Pernod and caramely bourbon, are tempered by the addition of club soda and plenty of ice. A few drops of Angostura bitters brings it all together.

Hot Cocoa with Almond Milk

Rating: 3.5 stars 284
This dairy-free take on a classic compromises nothing in taste and can be made with any soy, rice, or nut milk.

Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 372
Lemon complements just about everything beautifully, making it the logical flavor choice for a celebratory Champagne and vodka punch.


If you could bottle a winter evening by the fire, it would look and taste like our anisette liqueur. Coriander and fennel seeds and star anise turn into a spicy digesif that you can enjoy on its own or mixed with water for a lighter drink. Seal them with our label ( get the template here), and revelers will saluteyou when they pop them open.

Black-Currant Cosmopolitan

Made with black-currant puree and fresh lime juice, this bracing cocktail is a fresh twist on a cosmopolitan.

Ginger Red-Wine Spritzer

Rating: 3 stars 40
To get the party started, stir or shake up a round of these festive drinks.

Cranberry Mule

The classic Moscow Mule cocktail becomes holiday party-ready with the addition of homemade cranberry simple syrup.

Inspiration and Ideas

9 Eggnog-Flavored Desserts You Need to Try This Holiday Season
If you adore this classic holiday drink you'll want to try eggnog-flavored cheesecake, panna cotta, French toast, bar cookies, and much, much more.
These 19 Holiday Cocktails Are Full of Festive Cheer
Make your spirits brighter with any one of our dazzling drink recipes, including martinis, punches, eggnog, and so many more seasonal favorites.
Warm Cider and Rum Punch
Rating: 4 stars 389

For a fun and festive holiday gathering, make this crowd-pleasing spiked punch.