50 Easy Christmas Cocktails to Toast to the Season

You've got to wash down those cookies with something.

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Brian Woodcock

Baby, it's cold outside—and what better way to warm up than with a Christmas cocktail? (Okay, fine, two Christmas cocktails.) Here, we've rounded up our all-time favorite easy Christmas cocktails to serve your friends and family this season. Whether you just need something with which to wash down all those Christmas cookies or you're looking for a more sophisticated recipe to serve at your annual Christmas party, we've probably got just the thing somewhere on our list. There are so many reasons to whip up a batch of divine winter drinks, after all: For starters, a festive spirit gives you a delicious and oh-so-necessary reason to celebrate the holiday season. But it's also a gorgeous accompaniment to the rest of your Christmas dinner menu, and the perfect, grown-up companion for, say, a batch of gingerbread cookies! And if you're dreaming up a Netflix Christmas movie or Hallmark movie marathon this year (and let's face it—who isn't?), we can't imagine a more perfect accessory with which to toast your watch party. From Christmas pun-inspired names to irresistible, original flavors and even upgrades to classic cocktails you already know and love, there's something here for just about everyone. Cheers to you!

spiced mexican hot chocolate christmas cocktail
Buff Strickland
Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

Hot cocoa—the sweetest winter treat of them all—gets a serious upgrade in this fun recipe. Cinnamon sticks add a spicy kick, bourbon adds fun, and dulce de leche adds a creamy consistency.

Get the recipe.

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gingerbread eggnog christmas cocktail recipe
Brian Woodcock
Gingerbread Eggnog

Take our word for it: As soon as you sip this spiced gingerbread eggnog, you're going to be inspired to bake a fresh batch of gingerbread cookies to go along with it.

Get the recipe.

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mulled wine christmas cocktails
Delish / Parker Feierbach
Mulled Wine

It's not Christmas time without at least one batch of mulled wine. Lucky for you, this simple recipe couldn't be easier: Just combine a bottle of red wine with some wintery spices, brandy, honey, and orange slices, then let it simmer—and prepare for coziness.

Get the recipe at Delish.

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peppermint mimosas christmas cocktails
Delish / Parker Feierbach
Peppermint Mimosas

Talk about an Instagram-worthy recipe. If melted chocolate, crushed candy canes, and peppermint schnapps can't get you in the spirit, we're not sure what will.

Get the recipe at Delish.

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hot buttered rum christmas cocktail
The Blond Cook
Hot Buttered Rum

This old-timey holiday drink will transport you to a bygone era and warm up your coldest nights. Star anise makes for a stunning garnish.

Get the recipe at The Blond Cook.

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cranberry clementine rosemary christmas cocktails
Coley Cooks
Cranberry Clementine Rosemary Cocktail

A splash of citrus is the ultimate refreshing addition to any holiday cocktail. Here, it's muddled with sweet simple syrup, vodka, and tart cranberry juice.

Get the recipe at Coley Cooks.

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peppermint white russian christmas cocktail
Inspired by Charm
Peppermint White Russian Christmas Cocktail

Pretty and peppermint-y, this is the cocktail you need if you're hoping to impress your guests come Christmas Day. A bit of white chocolate syrup and red food coloring look lovely as an inner-glass garnish.

Get the recipe at Inspired by Charm.

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jack frost christmas cocktail
The Blond Cook
Jack Frost Cocktail

How's this for an original recipe? A blue "frosted" drink is just the thing to surprise your guests with at your annual Christmas feast.

Get the recipe at The Blond Cook.

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How Sweet Eats
Mistletoe Margaritas

This festive tequila drink will knock out your whole crew this Christmas.

Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.

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christmas cocktails mule
Half Baked Harvest
Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule

Jalapeños bring the heat while cranberries sweeten up this holiday-ready mule.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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christmas cocktails punch
Dinner at the Zoo
Christmas Punch

Fresh cranberries, pomegranate juice, and lime slices make this punch recipe oh-so-refreshing.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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christmas cocktails martini
Inspired by Charm
White Christmas Martini

We're dreaming of sipping on this snow-inspired drink all December long.

Get the recipe at Inspired by Charm.

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christmas cocktails champagne
A Spicy Perspective
Champagne Holiday Punch

A bottle of bubbly makes everything better—especially this super simple punch!

Get the recipe at A Spicy Perspective.

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christmas cocktails hot toddy
The Cookie Rookie
Caramel Apple Hot Toddy

Finish off each glass of this boozy concoction with dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

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christmas cocktails sangria
Damn Delicious
Cranberry Apple Sangria

The best part about this crowd-pleasing sangria? You can make it ahead of time!

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

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christmas cocktails north pole
Half Baked Harvest
The North Pole Cocktail

Made with Kahlúa, chocolate, and heavy cream, this decadent drink can easily double as dessert.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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christmas cocktails mimosa
The Cookie Rookie
Sugared Cranberry Ginger Mimosas

Whip up this three-ingredient drink for an extra festive Christmas morning.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

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christmas cocktails moscow mule
Freutcake
Moscow Reindeer Cocktail

This festive twist on a traditional Moscow mule is packed full of peppermint.

Get the recipe at Freutcake.

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peppermint patty christmas cocktail recipe
Courtesy of Life's Ambrosia
Peppermint Patty Christmas Cocktail

Garnish this ultra rich cocktail with festive sprinkles and a generous dollop of whipped cream.

Get the recipe at Life's Ambrosia.

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cranberry apple cider christmas punch recipe
Courtesy of Say Yes
Cranberry Apple Cider Christmas Punch

Hosting a Christmas party? This fruity punch can be made in big batches.

Get the recipe at Say Yes.

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white christmas mojito
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest
White Christmas Mojito

Who says mojitos are only for warm-weather months? Mint is just as fitting a flavor for the Christmas season.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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cranberry mule
Courtesy of The Speckled Palate
Cranberry Mule

These Christmas Moscow mules taste like sugar, spice, and everything nice!

Get the recipe at The Speckled Palate.

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winter sangria
Courtesy of Bakeaholic Mama
Winter Sangria

What's better than sangria? Sangria in a Mason jar, obviously.

Get the recipe at Bakeaholic Mama.

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slow cooker spiced wine
Courtesy of Well Plated
Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

Keep calm and use a slow cooker! Save time and stay cozy this Christmas with a glass of warm spiced wine.

Get the recipe at Well Plated.

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satsuma pomegranate campari recipe
Courtesy of Bakers Royale
Satsuma and Pomegranate Campari

Just looking at these cocktails is making us thirsty.

Get the recipe at Bakers Royale.

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pomegranate rosemary spritzer recipe
Courtesy of A House In The Hills
Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

The refreshing taste of rosemary and pomegranate will make your Christmas Eve.

Get the recipe at A House In The Hills.

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jingle juice
Courtesy of Baked Bree
Jingle Juice

This big-batch Christmas cocktail is filled with rum, mango, pineapple, and orange juice.

Get the recipe at Baked Bree.

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winter wonderland cocktail
Courtesy of The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie
Winter Wonderland Cocktail

Coconut cream, vanilla vodka, and creme de cocoa combine in this frosty Christmas cocktail that tastes just like you're drinking an Almond Joy.

Get the recipe at The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie.

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Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Fed and Fit
The Harvest Sparkle

Cider honey syrup mixed with whiskey and topped with Prosecco and rosemary makes for a Christmas cocktail with a kick.

Get the recipe at Fed and Fit.

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Christmas Cocktails
Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil
Raspberry Russian Cocktail

This twist on a classic White Russian features black raspberry liqueur and fresh muddled raspberries. For a beautiful touch, top with raspberry ice cubes.

Get the recipe at Love and Olive Oil.

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