10 Christmas Cocktails + Poinsettia Drink
Are you looking for the best Christmas cocktails for the holidays or winter? Here are 15 to try ASAP, from mulled wine to Eggnog. Don’t miss our cranberry mimosa Christmas Champagne cocktail (aka Poinsettia Drink) at the end!
The holidays are all about celebrating with family and friends. If you’re looking for a healthier non-alcoholic beverage that’s just as festive, try Homemade Apple Cider, a Moscow Mule Mocktail, Shirley Temple, or a Cranberry ACV Drink.
You can make easy Christmas cocktail recipes with a variety of seasonal ingredients and spirits from Champagne to tequila to bourbon. Read on for some favorite holiday drink recipes and a festive Poinsettia cocktail recipe at the end.
BEST SEASONAL FLAVORS FOR CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS
- Demerara Sugar Syrup
COLORS FOR CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS
- Red and Green (cranberry, pomegranate, fresh herbs such as rosemary and mint)
- Skewered sugared cranberries
- Pomegranate arils
- Dried orange slices
- Fresh mint
- Sprig of rosemary
- Green olives
10 Christmas Cocktails
1. CLASSIC MARTINI
2. CRANBERRY MARGARITA
Cranberry, tequila, and lime are a delicious and refreshing combination. This naturally pink-red cocktail transforms into a beautiful holiday cocktail with a garnish or skewered fresh, dried, or sugared cranberries and a sprig of rosemary or mint.
3. MULLED WINE
Mulled Wine has been enjoyed since the Roman Empire and is still one of the most popular Christmas cocktails in Europe. This warming blend of red wine, orange, and spices will make you feel so warm and cozy. As a plus, your house will smell like the holidays.
4. BUBBLY CHRISTMAS SANGRIA
This bubbly cranberry sangria is a fun holiday drink recipe.
5. VEGAN EGGNOG
We think this Vegan Eggnog recipe tastes even better than the original. You won’t believe it’s made with natural ingredients like plant-based milk and sweetened with dates. As-is this could be considered a mocktail. Add a splash of bourbon to transform it into a deliciously creamy Christmas cocktail.
6. ORANGE-CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL OR MOCKTAIL
Get festive with a bubbly orange cranberry mimosa! This pretty red drink is easy to make with or without alcohol. Get the recipe on Rhubarbarians.
7. GINGERBREAD MARTINI
A sweet and creamy Gingerbread Martini from Aubrey’s Kitchen looks like the perfect Christmas after-dinner drink.
8. WINGER WHITE SANGRIA
This pretty concoction of Spanish white wine, citrus, and cranberries is cold and refreshing. This simple White Sangria Recipe has many 5-star reviews.
9. CRANBERRY JALAPENO MARGARITA
If you are into spicy cocktails, here’s a festive one to try from We are Not Martha. It combines homemade cranberry juice, jalapeño simple syrup, and tequila for a Christmas cocktail with a kick.
10. COCONUT BOURBON COFFEE NOG
Here’s a dairy-free nog with more complex flavors than usual. It’s cold and creamy with lovely holiday spices. Get the recipe on Running to the Kitchen.
11. POINSETTIA COCKTAIL
The Poinsettia cocktail is an easy holiday cocktail that works any time of day! Serve these poinsettia drinks cold anytime from brunch until cocktail hour.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH HOLIDAY COCKTAILS
- Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
- Vegan Caviar canapes
- Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Hummus and crudite
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
- 4 ounces Champagne or prosecco
- 1 fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish
- 3 fresh cranberries, for garnish
- Add the cranberry juice and orange liqueur to a Champagne flute.
- Top with Champagne.
- Garnish with a rosemary sprig and fresh cranberries.
- Enjoy your poinsettia drink Christmas cocktail chilled right away.
This drink should be served cold but without ice, so be sure your Champagne and cranberry juice are chilled well.
For a poinsettia mocktail, substitute sparkling water for the Champagne and add a squeeze of orange juice.
For even more festive holiday cocktail recipes please see the full post.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 glass
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Trans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mg
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