Christmas Cocktails

Don’t know what to make for Christmas cocktails? These ideas will be a hit, whether you’re throwing a shindig or just looking for something to sip on with family and friends.

Based on the traditional Moscow Mule, the Yule Mule is a holiday cocktail featuring ginger beer and cranberry juice. Garnish it with rosemary and fresh cranberries for a cocktail that tastes just like Christmas! (via

Holiday cocktails for every celebration

Christmas cocktails shouldn’t be left off the menu for Christmas Eve or Christmas morning!

I pulled together 28 ideas for Christmas beverages, both alcoholic and a few that are alcohol-free. From martinis to mojitos, there’s something everyone will love on this list.

Types of Christmas cocktails

From fruity flavors like cranberry and pomegranate to herbal ones like peppermint and rosemary, there’s so much texture and fragrance to be enjoyed at the holidays when it comes to Christmas cocktails.

And there’s, of course, a spot for cookies and candy too! Chocolate, coffee, almond, ginger and more are lovely additions to your Christmas drink menu. Here are a few types of drinks you can consider serving at your parties:

  • Warm drinks: From hot chocolate to apple cider, there are non-alcoholic and boozy drinks that will make you feel cozy.
  • Cold drinks: Christmas is warm in some places of the world, so ice-cold, refreshing drinks are a necessity!
  • After-dinner drinks: Usually sweet and boozy, these cocktails are served as dessert. At Christmastime, cookie and candy flavors make these a real treat.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks: With zero-proof spirits more readily available these days, it’s easy to turn many cocktails into mocktails.

When to serve cocktails at Christmas

Make them for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, Christmas brunch, Christmas parties… or just because! Christmas cocktails are always a hit whether you’re hosting a small get-together, a cookie decorating party or a larger shindig.

So get out your most festive glassware and bar tools. And don’t forget the festive garnishes!

I’d love to know what Christmas drinks you’re making this year! Leave a note in the comments.

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