14 Dazzling Winter Cocktails

Twinkling Ginger Champagne Punch
Serve these winter drink recipes as Christmas cocktails, NYE sips, or just for relaxing with family and holiday guests. The winter cocktail recipes will be the talk of your snowy-weather soiree.

Winter Cranberry Sipper

Could these holiday vodka cocktails look any more festive? A simple garnish of fresh cranberries is all it takes to make these easy holiday cocktails with only three ingredients (plus ice) into a lovely party drink.

Triple-Citrus Whiskey Sour

Whiskey is a winter spirit, no doubt. The addition of three seasonal citrus fruits makes this twist on the whiskey sour rise to the top of our winter cocktail recipes list.

Rum Milk Punch

Milk, honey, and warm spices of the season guarantee this drink will be one of your go-to winter rum cocktails.

Cranberry-Orange-Rosemary Cocktail

We can think of nothing that shouts “winter cocktail recipes” like the classic cranberry and orange combo. Unless you add Prosecco, of course—so we did.

Apposta Cocktail

Sure to become one of your favorite gin cocktail recipes, this big-batch drink is ready to party with flavors of in-season citrus, Aperol, and, obviously, gin.

Blushing Maple Cocktail

Bourbon, kumquats, maple, and cranberry combine for a blushing Christmas cocktail that will make your cheeks rosy.

Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

When you combine dried apples, cranberries, and raisins with cinnamon and red wine, you create one of our favorite Christmas drink recipes: a sangria totally inappropriate for summer, but perfect for winter.

Dandy Shandy

If you're looking for easy holiday cocktails—emphasis on easy—here's your drink! Two ingredients, one glass—done. Choose a seasonal dark beer you can't get year-round to make the beer cocktail extra festive.


Spicy Tomato Gin & Tonic

Notice the red and green color combination happening here? That's all we need to say about these winter gin cocktails that are perfect for the holiday season. Plus, the bit of spice will help warm you on cold winter nights.

Chocolate Blitzen

If it's named after one of Santa's reindeer, it must be good! Whip up these chocolaty winter cocktails with vodka for your guests who are on the "nice list."

Cinnamon-Pumpkin Toddy

We use this as both a fall and winter cocktail recipe, but it’s so good we’d consider serving it year-round. Put whiskey, pumpkin, maple, and apple-cinnamon schnapps into your slow cooker, and out comes a whole batch of easy holiday cocktails.

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

Add a unique twist to the traditional midnight toast by blending bubbly with pomegranate (or cranberry) juice.

Cranberry Martini

Twist classic martinis into holiday martini recipes with the simple addition of cranberries. Skewer some extra cranberries for a so-simple garnish that makes the drink dazzle.

Ginger-Champagne Punch

Make this icy blue cocktail by blending bubbly with vodka, crystallized ginger, and sugar.


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