christmas drink ideas

21 Tasty Christmas Drinks That Are Perfect for Celebration!

If you can believe it, Christmas is just two weeks away. Say what!? I have no clue where the first two weeks of December went. If you’re anything like me, you still have gifts to buy, oodles to wrap, and cookies to bake. Thankfully, somehow everything seems to always magically come together in the end, leaving time to sit back and enjoy the festivities with a cocktail in hand. Skip the boring beer this year—holiday parties deserve fun, festive drinks, like Christmas and Jingle Juice. Whether you want champagne, vodka, rum, or tequila base, we’ve got a drink for you. There’s something very comforting about Christmas cocktails. From cozy toddies to citrusy spritzes, to extra-decadent concoctions like white Russians, egg nogs, or our signature Driven Snow, these drinks are guaranteed to help you relax your shoulders, unwind from the stress of the holiday season, and celebrate in style. And who doesn’t need that? Here are 21 amazing Christmas drinks for y’all to enjoy. 

21. Wassail Hot Toddy

Wassail Hot Toddy

When the weather turns chilly, you can put on a sweater, or you can reach for a glass of Wassail. The latter is the only one of the two that tastes good as it warms you up, because it’s a spiced apple cider drink that can be spiked with alcohol, should you so choose. The Wassail is composed of apple cider, unsweetened pomegranate juice, white sugar, fresh orange and lemon juices, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. All-natural ingredients including fruit juices, fruit zest, and select spices are slowly stepped into base wines at a cool temperature. They are then filtered and promptly bottled. 
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20. Orange Crush Cocktail

 Orange Crush Cocktail

I honestly don’t drink cocktails too much, mostly because I like to eat calories instead of drink them and also because I am way too lazy to be shaking, blending and pouring. Instead, I pop a bottle of wine and I’m already on my way to relaxation town. But an Orange Crush is just as much a Maryland cocktail as crab cakes are a state dish. You won’t find many bars, in the city or on the shore, that don’t have their own citrus juicer proudly displayed. It’s not just a refreshing summer drink, it is an “anytime of the year drink”. This Orange Crush Cocktail Recipe is as easy as it gets. Party perfect and just in time for the Christmas weekend festivities! 
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19. White Winter Sangria

White Winter Sangria

This festive Winter Sangria is made with a base of Vinho Verde and infused with pomegranate, pear, and fresh lime. It’s festive, delicious, and can be made ahead of time! When Winter comes though, you have to get more creative. I used pomegranate, pear, and lime with a base of Vinho Verde (sparkling white wine) to create this white sangria and it’s quickly become a favourite! I was so excited and determined to get this one just right that I had to make two batches to get it the way I wanted it. And I’m really glad I did, because this Winter White Sangria might be one of my favourite Christmas drinks this year.
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18. Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

This mulled cider looks beautifully festive with the bright orange and red fruits. The aroma of apple and cinnamon simmering away on the stove will make your home smell absolutely incredible. A drink that serves both as an air freshener and a deliciously sweet warm drink? Cheers to that! There’s more to mulling good cider than swirling in a couple sticks of cinnamon. This spice blend yields a balanced, flavorful cider while remaining true to the base flavor of apples. You can customise it to your own tastes (using more brandy, for example, for a harder brew), but the star anise, coriander, and cardamom—all friends of apples—are what make it stand out.
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17. Peppermint Mocha Spiked Coffee

 Peppermint Mocha Spiked Coffee

Do you hear sleigh bells getting closer or is it just me? The energy of the holidays is electrifying & always requires the right spirit. In my opinion, winter is all about finding the perfect warm beverage. There’s nothing quite like sipping hot coffee in the morning and watching the cold breeze beat against the window. Lately I’ve been really getting into creating different types of fun drinks and this Spiked Peppermint Mocha is definitely one of my favourite Christmas drinks so far! 
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16. Cranberry Vanilla Moscow Mule

Cranberry Vanilla Moscow Mule

Shake up a Cranberry Vanilla Moscow Mule and serve this festive holiday cocktail at your next dinner party or holiday celebration! It’s the perfect drink for holiday entertaining. Cranberry juice lends beautiful color and tartness while ginger beer adds fizz and spice. The vanilla vodka keeps things sweet and interesting. This cranberry Moscow mule is an easy twist on the classic vodka ginger beer cocktail that takes no time to make and is perfect for any occasion. It’s pleasantly tart, with a bit of fizz and all round great to serve at parties or just because. Even without the vodka, it’s a tasty mix of flavours.
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15. Holiday Whiskey Fizz

Holiday Whiskey Fizz

This whiskey Fizz is the perfect way to transform your favourite whiskey into a tall, refreshing drink for Christmas or anytime you want to add a little sparkle to your drinks. Traditionally, the whiskey used in this recipe has been blended. This cocktail provides you with perfectly complementing flavours due to the whiskey-lemon combination. Add a carbonated white soda of your choice, with a little syrup as well. Spice things up by using a fruit-flavoured syrup instead or squish a few herbs and berries in the shaker before mixing the ingredients. This versatile cocktail is ideal for every day!
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14. Winter Bourbon Smash

Winter Bourbon Smash

The bourbon smash is an open-ended cocktail, freely variable and seasonally flexible. There must be ice…There should be fruit in season, though you may use it simply as a garnish. There should be a spirit base…You may want to water your smash down a little or add a spritz of seltzer. At its heart, the smash is a wonderfully forgiving and flexible drink, made for…using what’s on hand and for smashing it all together over ice for pure sipping bliss. It’s one of my best Christmas drinks ever. 
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13. Gingerbread Smoothie

Gingerbread Smoothie

A healthy Gingerbread Smoothie loaded with classic gingerbread flavour. A quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert for the holiday season. Let’s drink some gingerbread! The weather is cooling down and you’re probably favouring warm drinks, but we can squeeze in a few smoothies, too! Let’s be year round smoothie drinkers! If you want a smoothie that gives you warm fuzzies and tastes like Christmastime, this is it! This is a milk-based smoothie, which means it’s super creamy. One of the best Christmas drinks you will ever get is this one trust me. 
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12. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The moment Fall hits, we rush to our local coffee shop and order a pumpkin spice latte. We love them so much, we took it upon ourselves to try making it at home. This recipe is easy and I bet you have most, if not everything, you need to make it at home right now. It also comes together in under 10 minutes! This homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe is quick and easy to make, more affordable than the coffee shop version, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Feel free to top with whipped cream if you’d like! 
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11. Tiramisu Martini

Tiramisu Martini

This Tiramisu Martini tastes just like the classic dessert. It’s a mix of Kahlua, Rum Chata, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. It’s one of the perfect Christmas drinks recipes for just about any occasion. This tasty tiramisu martini is so creamy and flavorful. It tastes just like classic tiramisu, but in a drinkable form. If you really want to make it feel like dessert, top off this martini with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and lady fingers. The flavors blend together to create a beautiful after-dinner drink perfect for date night, or just to enjoy by yourself after a long week. 
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10. Blood Orange Margaritas

 Blood Orange Margaritas

Take advantage of the beautiful blood oranges available during the winter months, and celebrate Margarita Day with these fantastic Blood Orange Margaritas. Blood oranges add a beautiful ruby red hue to a pitcher of margaritas. Remember to add a large pinch of hot chilli powder to really make your cocktail sing! My Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail is one of the best Christmas drinks of the winter season. The delicate sweetness of blood orange juice takes this classic cocktail to a whole new level. Not to mention that awesome color ~ it practically glows!
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9. Pineapple Mango Rum Punch

 Pineapple Mango Rum Punch

A rum punch recipe that will make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean. Who’s in?! Rum punch cocktails in particular are kind of the perfect cocktail IMO because they look cute, asset great, and are super easy to make – which means they’re the perfect cocktail for parties and entertaining. This recipe is a pineapple mango rum punch with some really beautiful (completely edible) garnishes… orchids and orange zest anyone?! And super fresh tasting too – like it is straight out of a Caribbean pressed juice bar, that has been known to spike a drink or two.
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8. Turtle Doves Cocktail

 Turtle Doves Cocktail

Turtle Doves cocktail is a fantastic holiday party drink. Full of flavors of vanilla, amaretto and a hint of nutty for an overall delicious Christmas drink! So bright and easy, you can have two before dinner. The light aperitif wine Lillet joins lemon and rosemary-infused honey for a sprightly and herbaceous combination that’s all the more fun when it’s topped off with bubbles. It’s one of the nicest Christmas drinks and trust me you are gonna love it so much. 
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7. Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

 Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

Cinnamon roll cocktail is a delicious combination of Kahlua and RumChata making a perfect nightcap cocktail or after-dinner drink. I love coffee and nothing beats a cocktail that tastes like coffee. Combining cream soda with Fireball, the end result is a creamy, cinnamon roll flavored drink. Easy to sip on and even easier to prepare! I have heard that people sometimes put this combination into shot glasses with whipped cream on top. You could definitely serve it that way too and call it Cinnamon Roll Shooters. Maybe even sprinkle some ground nutmeg or cinnamon on top of the whipped cream! I prefer to sip on a drink rather than take a shot, but either way is just as tasty!
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6. Nutcracker Cocktail

 Nutcracker Cocktail

I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit…and a spirit is exactly what I’m sharing with you today!  This nutcracker cocktail is full of rich nutty flavors and topped with whipped cream, making it look like a winter wonderland! This drink is a combination of vanilla vodka & white chocolate liqueur mixed up with the luscious almond notes of Amaretto and the rich hazelnut flavour of Frangelico. Shaken over ice the Nutcracker Cocktail makes a pleasant change from Baileys. It’s creaminess comes just from the white chocolate liqueur, so it’s not overpowering or heavy. It’s the nutty flavours that really steal  the show in this drink.
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5. Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch is a fun family drink to make with the kids at Christmas. All you need is four ingredients and about 2 minutes and you’re all set for a new holiday treat. It’s a cross between a drink and a dessert. This Grinch Punch is a must-make for your Christmas buffet or holiday party because it is fruity, festive, and fun in every sweet sip! I love the simplicity of this bubbly beverage recipe, which is a combination of lemon-lime soda, Hawaiian Punch, and pineapple juice poured over lime sherbet. It’s one of the best Christmas drinks ever and so delicious. 
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4. Raspberry Mojito

Raspberry Mojito

This raspberry mojito is a must try! Bright and refreshing, this fruity spin on the classic features fresh berries and mint. The Mojito is minty, bubbly, and refreshing: and pretty darn perfect. In fact, it’s one of our favourite classic cocktails, which is saying something since we’ve tried over 300 cocktails to date. So why not try a fruity spin as a variation? Introducing…the Raspberry Mojito! Sweet berries pair perfectly with refreshing mint, and top it off bubbly soda water. It’s sweet tart and minty, with a delicate bubbly texture. Can there be an improvement on perfection? This is it. 
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3. Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

As much as I wish I could drink warm coffee drinks and wine all day on Christmas days, I also need to hydrate so I don’t shrivel up like a raisin.  This watermelon mint tea is so light and refreshing, it’s one of the perfect Christmas drinks!  I kinda came up with it by accident and I’m excited to share it with you. If you haven’t had watermelon juice before you’re in for a real treat, it’s incredibly delicious and hydrating!  Filled with vitamins A, B6, and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants, and amino acids, it’s also incredibly healthy! 
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2. Cherry-Lime Rickey

Cherry-Lime Rickey

Maybe the most refreshing drink in the world is done up in cocktail form! This Cherry Lime Rickey Cocktail is a surefire way to make Christmas more fun. This cherry lime rickey cocktail is NOT just buying a Sonic cherry lime rickey and putting vodka in it or whatever. We can do better. It involves muddling. It involves straining. But most importantly, it’s not SO boozy that it knocks you out. It’s got a little kick to it but mostly it’s a delicious refreshing summer beverage. It’s sort of the perfect yard work cocktail.
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1.Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer

When you need a festive holiday cocktail, look no further than this easy spritzer made with orange juice, lemon-lime soft drink, cherry juice, and vodka. If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, just leave out the vodka and add more orange juice or soft drink. The classic cranberry vodka cocktail got a holiday upgrade with this recipe. This easy to make cocktail will be perfect for your holiday party and it can even be made kid-friendly. So what are you waiting for guys?? Make these 21 amazing Christmas drinks and celebrate this Christmas with your family and friends. 
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