25 Easy & Festive Christmas Cocktails

25 festive cocktails guaranteed to be the toast of your holiday season! From sparkling punches to spiced eggnog; find your next Christmas tipple among these fun and easy drink ideas.

two tall stemmed glasses set on a wooden board and filled with wine, cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary sprigs.
Christmas Sangria from Diethood

These easy Christmas cocktails are sure to bring some festive flair to your holiday celebrations this year! From classic Moscow Mules and Mulled Wine, to a creamy recipe for Mexican eggnog (aka Rompope), there’s something here for everyone.

We love the French 76 cocktail from Rustic Family Recipes, which pairs champagne and vodka with a touch of maple for sweetness. We also adore the Naughty and Nice cocktail from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Not only does it sound delicious, but is that name awesome or what?

Put on your bartender hat and get the holiday spirits flowing with these fun ideas! You might just find a new recipe to add to your list of go-to Christmas cocktails.

25 Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Ready to jump in and find a new recipe to try? Here we go:

an eggnog drink in a martini glass

Eggnog Cocktail

It wouldn’t be the holidays without eggnog! Try this modern spin on the creme de la creme of Christmastime cocktails that’s cold, creamy, and spiked with amaretto and brandy. A martini glass with a sugared rim gives a cool iced effect!

Blood orange margarita garnished with a blood orange wedge

Blood Orange Margarita


This blood orange margarita recipe can be made either with fresh oranges or storebought juice. Between the ruby-red color and delicious flavor, this simple margarita will be a welcome addition to any Christmas celebration!

Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka, you'll love this holiday twist on a classic and so will you're guests! Light, refreshing, and filled with holiday cheer! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Cranberry Moscow Mule

A Moscow mule infused with holiday cheer; namely, the bright flavors of cranberry and rosemary. A Christmas twist on a classic cocktail recipe, guests will love this refreshing and merry vodka drink.

harvest moon manhattan cocktail recipe

Harvest Moon Manhattan


This take on a classic Manhattan cocktail recipe swaps out sweet vermouth for red wine for a cozy drink that’s perfect for the holidays. Enjoy this festive martini by the fire on a chilly evening, or with family and friends at your next gathering!

Two mugs of mulled wine on a striped cloth.

Spiced Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is about as old fashioned as it gets when it comes to holiday cocktails! Simmered with warm spices and lightly sweetened with simple syrup, this simple cocktail is ready in 20 minutes.

Rompope dusted with cinnamon and served with a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Rompope (Mexican Eggnog)


This creamy Rompope recipe is surprisngly easy to make and full of festive flavor. Rompope is the Mexican version of eggnog and this recipe is a real keeper.

two side by side glasses filled with easy cranberry mimosa recipe with garnish

Easy Festive Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

Cranberries are so synonymous with the holidays and there are so many ways to use them! Toast your Thanksgiving and Christmas guests with this classy and festive mimosa made with cranberry juice and sparking wine.

Two French 76 cocktails

French 76 Cocktail


This elegant sip is made with Champagne, vodka and a hint of maple syrup for sweetness. It’s a bubbly and festive drink that is served with a maraschino cherry.

Apple Cider Mojito


Just five ingredients is all is takes for this easy fall-inspired cocktail recipe. Everything you love about a classic mojito with an injection of delicious fresh apple cider; the perfect refreshing and boozy drink to try out this season.

drinking glasses filled with white frozen margaritas and garnished with lime slices, rosemary sprigs, and cranberries

Frozen Christmas Margaritas

The taste of the tropics and magic of Christmas come together in a super fun and creamy coconut margarita! Triple Sec blended with frozen coconut milk and tequila make this a perfect snowy winter cocktail for parties.

Pomegranate prosecco punch is a beautiful drink that is full of flavor! Tangy, sweet, and bubbly — everything you want in a cocktail!

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch

With New Years in sight, there’s no reason to put off the celebrations! Kickstart your next holiday party or boozy brunch with this sweet and bubbly mimosa cocktail that packs a tart pomegranate punch. The beautiful red color garnished with a sprig of rosemary makes this a perfect wintertime drink.

White Hot Chocolate is an easy homemade hot chocolate recipe with RumChata

Spiked White Hot Chocolate

A wintery white hot chocolate with a splash of RumChata to warm up your evenings this holiday season. Chase away the winter chill with this creamy, sweet and spiked hot drink that’s great for holiday celebrations!

Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine, an easy party cocktail that will please a crowd. This Mulled Wine is perfect for any Holiday Party and sure to warm you up from head to toe! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

Holiday Spiced Mulled Wine

Filled with the unbeatable aromas of fall as well as brandy and citrus, this homemade mulled wine recipe is one for the books! Warm your guests’ hands and hearts with a mug of this delicious and easy party cocktail.

up close shot of two coupe glasses filled with prosecco and garnished with fresh cranberries, apples, and rosemary sprigs

Christmas Mimosas


It’s time to sparkle! Merry and bright holiday mimosas are the way to do it; diced green apples, pomegranate seeds, and cranberries bring the festive cheer to a mimosa made with Prosecco and Chambord. Great to make in a pitcher or punch bowl, too!

creamy drink recipe with candy canes as garnish

Peppermint White Russian

Peppermint vodka infuses this creamy cocktail recipe with holiday spirit! A fresh and minty remix of a classic White Russian that will bring the flavors of Christmas to your parties and happy hours.

A glass of coconut eggnog with spices on top.

The Best Coquito Recipe – Puerto Rican Eggnog

This is an ultra festive recipe for eggnog with a Caribbean kick. A creamy blend of coconut, rum, nutmeg and cinnamon makes this one of the best versions of the classic holiday cocktail.

Pumpkin Beer Cocktail

Cocktails are for beer lovers, too! A blend of whisky and pumpkin liquor topped with your favorite beer makes for a fun and unique fall cocktail, perfect for Thanksgiving day and more.

A martini glass with pomegranate maple cosmopolitan

Pomegranate Maple Cosmopolitan


Cosmo fans, this one’s for you – try out this seasonal version made from a blend of vodka and pomegranate juice. Maple syrup gives this cosmopolitan cocktail a sweet fall flavor, while the deep red colour brings out some serious festive vibes.

Cranberry Moscow Mule with Rosemary Infused Vodka, you'll love this holiday twist on a classic and so will you're guests! Light, refreshing, and filled with holiday cheer! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #recipes

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Between the copper cups, ginger beer and ruby red color, it’s hard to choose what we like most about this holiday cocktail. Ready in minutes, the traditional Moscow mule gets a festive twist from cranberry juice in this easy recipe.

Two apple cider margaritas on a wood cutting board with apples

Simple Apple Cider Margarita Cocktail


This refreshing apple cider margarita is what holiday cocktail dreams are made of! Fresh apple cider, thinly sliced apples, tequila and orange liqueur are paired with a cinnamon sugar rim for the ultimate festive sip.

Apple Brandy Hot Toddie

Hot toddies aren’t only for warding off the seasonal flu – they’re also the perfect winter cocktail for a cozy evening night cap! Warm, soothing tea and spices mingle with festive apple brandy in this potent, hot drink topped with fall apple slices and cinnamon sticks.

Overhead view of a cranberry margarita in a salt-rimmed glass, topped with a lime wedge, cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary, next to a bowl of cranberries and some rosemary sprigs

Cranberry Margaritas


These cranberry margaritas are perfect for your Christmas party. They’re sweet, tart, and pack a nice punch.

Christmas Punch is a cocktail recipe with cranberry juice for the holidays

Slow Cooker Christmas Punch Recipe

This boozy punch recipe starring vodka and triple sec is a double-feature of convenience: made in a slow cooker, and in batches for sharing! Hot or cold, this Christmas cocktail is destined for holiday party greatness.

photo of holiday cranberry sangria with rosemary in a glass

Easy Holiday Cranberry Sangria Recipe

There’s something so refreshing about a sangria, no matter the time of year. The warm combination of red wine, brandy, festive cranberries and Grand Marnier in this easy sangria recipe is perfect for the holidays!

Naughty and Nice Cocktail in a clear glass.

Naughty and Nice Cocktail


This Naughty and Nice Cocktail is made with whiskey, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and orange juice for a blend of sweet and tangy flavors.

Have a holly jolly holiday season! Don’t forget to check out the recipe finder for more fun and festive recipes.

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