During the colder months, there are usually two goals at hand: Get your Christmas shopping done in a timely manner, and stay warm at all times. We can definitely help you with both, but here, we've rounded up the best winter drinks to get you in the holiday spirit, dazzle your Christmas party guests, or just get you through a really snowy day. Whether you're looking to serve a new Christmas cocktail recipe at your holiday celebration, whip up something special for the kids during Christmas brunch, or just have something to sip on while you wrap gifts, we've got the perfect concoction for you.
Up your hot chocolate game with a to-die-for salted caramel hot chocolate you can make in your slow cooker (yes, really!), or try our pink-tinted white hot chocolate that'll be Instagrammed by all your family members on Christmas. Or, switch up your usual eggnog recipe with our gingerbread eggnog instead—you won't regret it. All of these winter drinks will complement your Christmas dinner menu and holiday dessert spread excellently—but sometimes, they're best enjoyed all on their own under the Christmas tree.
Put a twist on traditional eggnog with this winter drink recipe that's only made better with fresh ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices.
Looking to shake up your usual hot chocolate recipe? This white hot chocolate with a pretty pink hue is as dreamy-looking as it is delicious.
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Now this is a winter drink that's worth presenting in your pretty punch bowl. With its rich cranberry flavor and hue, this cocktail is perfectly festive and fizzy.
Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.
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It's winter, which means it's time to treat yourself to something ridiculously decadent and warm. This salted caramel hot chocolate achieves both things—and it's so easy to make in your slow cooker.
Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.
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Talk about the ultimate crowd-pleasing drink! Serve a few batches of this spritz at your Christmas party to get guests in the holiday spirit.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
A homemade eggnog recipe mixed with a touch of chai tea and a dash of bourbon (if you like!) will make you feel extra toasty.
Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.
One sip of this cocktail and you'll be transported to a winter wonderland.
Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
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Top this creamy hot cocoa with marshmallows and shaved chocolate.
Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.
This orange-infused creation is not too sweet, not too spicy—it's just right.
Get the recipe at Rhubarbians.
Fresh cranberries, orange, and rosemary make this upgraded Moscow mule absolutely refreshing.
Get the recipe at Miss Allie's Kitchen.
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Toast to the holiday season with this bubbly drink.
Get the recipe at Aberdeen's Kitchen.
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This cool-colored drink actually tastes like you've been transported somewhere tropical, thanks to its pineapple and coconut flavors.
Get the recipe at The Blond Cook.
This boozy hot chocolate will keep you warm and toasty during the winter months.
Believe it or not, this punch is as tasty as it is pretty!
Get the recipe at Kitchen Sanctuary.
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Ordinary hot cocoa gets an extra chocolatey kick. Top with marshmallows, crushed hazelnuts, chocolate chips, and a drizzle of Nutella.
Get the recipe at Cafe Delites.
Cozy up to this frothy cocktail made with whole and coconut milk, spiced rum, coconut extract, and vanilla bean. Garnish with toasted coconut, and enjoy!
Get the recipe at Sugar and Soul.
Get into the holiday spirit with these sparkling mimosas made with vanilla vodka, cranberry juice, and sparkling wine. It's the perfect winter cocktail.
Get the recipe at Honey and Birch.
Who says winter drinks have to be hot? Whip up this frozen spin on the standard hot chocolate for a super-sweet holiday treat.
Get the recipe at My Fussy Eater.
Coffee liquor, vodka, cinnamon simple syrup, and cream over ice—it's a tasty twist on a classic cocktail.
Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum.
The weather outside may be frightful, but this drink is oh-so delightful.
Get the recipe at Belle of The Kitchen.
Vodka, lime juice, blood orange simple syrup, and ginger beer make a Moscow Mule you won't want to put down.
Get the recipe at Blahnik Baker.
Featuring chocolate milk, marshmallow vodka, and heavy cream, this decadent adult version of a campfire classic is one tasty treat. We promise that after one, you'll want s'more.
Get the recipe at Baked by Rachel.
You'll be begging for seconds as soon as you take the last sip of this spiked drink.
Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.
This decadent drink brings a burst of cool peppermint and creamy white chocolate flavor. Top with what every cup of hot cocoa needs—some mini marshmallows.
Get the recipe at The Gracious Wife.
This sweet blend is made from apple cider, cranberry, orange, and lemon juices, and sparkling wine or grape juice. Garnish with apples, oranges, and dried cranberries.
Get the recipe at Diethood.
Get your Christmas party started with this delicious mix of Baileys and eggnog.
Get the recipe at Averie Cooks.
This creamy and delicious float only takes 5 minutes to make with original apple cider, sparkling apple cider, and French vanilla ice cream. Topped with whipped cream, an apple slice, ground cinnamon, and caramel, who says you can't enjoy fall flavors during the holidays?
Get the recipe at Domestically Blissful.
The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla coming from this drink will make you want to cozy up by the fire ASAP.
Get the recipe at Lemon Tree Dwelling.
Enjoy the creamy deliciousness of this white hot chocolate.
Get the recipe at Mom On Timeout.
Get into the Christmas spirit by sipping on this gingerbread hot cocoa.
Get the recipe at The Hopeless Housewife.