Get the party started with a fabulous holiday cocktail or other party-worthy drink recipe. Apple cider cocktail, peppermint punch, hot chocolate, and eggnog are just a few of our favorite must-try holiday drinks of the season. Many of our Christmas drinks are easy to make ahead, leaving you stress-free (and extra cheery!) for your holiday party.
The alluring aromas of cinnamon and cranberry in this festive holiday cocktail are a delicious way to welcome Christmas guests. Start simmering the wine recipe in your slow cooker hours before the party, and it will be ready for guests whenever they arrive.
When it comes to Christmas drinks, beer might not be what first comes to mind. Shake things up this Christmas with a frosty beer cocktail. This one's made with chocolate stout, chocolate syrup, and bourbon -- and has party written all over it.
Rosemary and citrus -- it doesn't get any more holiday than this. Sliced kumquats and cranberries make the bourbon-base drink presentation-ready.
Real vanilla bean and white chocolate swirl into this year's must-have hot chocolate recipe. For holiday flair, garnish with shredded chocolate.
This pretty red-and-green punch is deliciously flavored with raspberry, mint, and lime. To make it kid-friendly, simply skip the rum and increase the carbonated water.
Chambord gives this frosty drink just a hint of pink blush. Add a drop of red food coloring for rosier color, or leave as is for a pretty red-and-white contrast.
We love warming up with a mug of hot chocolate. Make yours even better with our tip for ultimate creaminess.
Make a refreshing Christmas cocktail with splashes of creme de cacao, peppermint schnapps, and cream. Extra candy canes come in handy as a cool garnish for these creamy holiday drinks.
This seasonal apple cider will warm you from head to toe. Plus, you can transform the leftovers into hot buttered rum with a quick addition of 1/2 cup rum to the recipe.
Love the cool, wintry flavor of peppermint? Try this creamy punch recipe made with peppermint ice cream, eggnog, and ginger ale. To add even more holiday flair, use a peppermint stick as a stirrer for these minty Christmas cocktails.
This beautiful Christmas cocktail makes a decadent and memorable dessert. Ice cream, Irish cream, creme de cacao, and vodka are blended and served in a chocolate-rimmed martini glass.
Fresh cranberries are a colorful garnish for this tart and sweet alcohol-free punch. For a traditional red-and-green Christmas color combo, add a sprig of mint to each glass.
These adorable brandy shots are creamy, smooth, and warming. The addition of cinnamon spices things up for a Christmas-worthy cocktail.
This blend of red wine, honey, brandy, and dried fruit is a cocktail party favorite. Make it ahead of time and be stress-free at party time.
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Serve this icy-cold flavored vodka before dinner or use it as a base for cocktails. You can make it up to four days in advance.
This fresh cocktail recipe is the perfect counter to heavy holiday food. Fresh ginger mingles with grapefruit juice and champagne for a bright, refreshing drink.
To create these festive holiday cocktails, steep pomegranate seeds in brandy and float them atop glasses filled with champagne.