One of the best parts about the holidays are gathering your family and friends for a holiday party. There is no better way to entertain your guests than with a festive Christmas cocktail. The bar at your party will be all the rage, you’ll be feeling like Jay Gatsby. If you need some ideas for some festive cocktails this season, we have you covered. Here are 18 fancy Christmas cocktail recipes for your holiday party!
1. Mistletoe Cocktail
This Christmas cocktail will have you falling in love! Lime juice, honey, vodka, ginger beer, cranberries, and mint come together to create this delicious concoction. Garnish it with a sprig of rosemary, some cranberries, and a rim of white sugar and you will have created a masterpiece. This Christmas cocktail not only tastes delicious, but it is pleasing to the eye. Everyone will love this one for sure!
2. Santa’s Hat Christmas Cocktail
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with a themed cocktail recipe. Bring Santa into your cocktail party with this festive and aesthetically pleasing drink. To make this Christmas cocktail, all you need is coconut rum, cranberry juice, and grenadine. Shredded coconut, water, and confectioner’s sugar will make the rims of these glasses look like Santa hats. Your guests will be delighted to indulge in these drinks!
3. Winter White Cosmopolitan
If you are feeling fancy, this is the Christmas cocktail for you! White cranberry juice gives this drink its hue. Vodka, St.Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup finish this cocktail off. For garnish, use some sugared cranberries and mint. This Christmas cocktail is sure to wow the crowd!
4. White Chocolate Snowflake Martini
Have you ever seen a milky martini? This variation uses half and half, white chocolate liqueur, and vanilla vodka to give it it’s milky color. The white sugar rim adds a touch of sweetness to an already delectable cocktail. Winter nights are here again!
5. Slow-Cooker Cranberry Hot Toddy
The hot toddy is an essential holiday drink that keeps us warm during cold winter nights. Add some tangerines and cranberries for a little zing and you have a new twist on a holiday favorite. Cinnamon sticks and cranberries will make a great garnish and have everyone in the holiday spirit!
6. Christmas Sangria
Who doesn’t love sangria? It is the perfect blend of wine and fruit juice and this adds a holiday twist all of your guests will love. White wine, cranberries, oranges, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds are mixed with pomegranate juice. After a few hours of chilling, you can serve to your guests. This is the must-have holiday punch for the season!
7. Apple Cider Mimosas
Mimosas are a brunch classic. Apple cider is a winter essential. When you mix the two, you will get a delicious Christmas cocktail recipe that will be perfect for any Christmas Eve party or Christmas day brunch. Enjoy!
8. Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Apple cider mixed together with vodka, ginger beer and lime give the Moscow Mule a twist that will be a sure hit with your guests. Sip on this as you sing Christmas carols or decorate your tree and it is sure to keep you in the holiday spirit!
9.Jingle Juice Holiday Punch
If these Christmas cocktail recipes doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, I don’t know what will do the trick! I mean the joy is in the name. Making this cocktail is simple. All you need for this Christmas recipe is whipped vodka, pink champagne, and cherry 7-up. Mix it all together, give it a good stir, and you’re done! You’ll be one jolly fellow after drinking this Christmas concoction!
10. Raspberry Russian Cocktail
These Christmas cocktail recipes will be a crowd pleaser, especially if you opt to serve it with raspberry ice cubes. Everyone will delight on this classic featuring black raspberry liqueur. It is the perfect Christmas cocktail and it’s pretty too!
11. Hot Buttered Rum
Even Santa will come to your holiday party for a chance to taste this exquisite cocktail! Eggnog is mixed with rum, brown sugar, melted butter, and spices for a buttery and delicious holiday concoction. You’ll want to catch the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade after tasting this delicious brew!
12. Cherry Pomegranate Mojito
If you want to feel refreshed in the cold winter weather, this mojito will do the trick! Combine Sprite, agave syrup, pomegranate juice, white rum, and cherries together with the classic flavors of mint and lime for a festive take on this classic. Add some candy cane straws and mint for garnish to really bring this cocktail into the holiday spirit!
13. Christmas Tree Cocktails
Fruit juice, mint, and vodka come together to create these holiday drinks. Garnish it with a piece of lime, mint, and pomegranate seeds to make it feel more festive. It will be like decorating your own Christmas tree!
14. Kahlua Hot Chocolate
Another one of our favorite Christmas cocktail recipes treats is turned into the perfect holiday cocktail recipe! Spike it with some coffee liqueur and top i off with mini marshmallows drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce. You will be singing Christmas carols all night long!
15. Peppermint White Christmas Cocktail
Peppermint is an essential Christmas flavor and now it comes in your new favorite Christmas cocktail recipes! White chocolate, champagne, and peppermint sticks make this cocktail come to life. Decorate it with a candy cane for a festive touch!
16. Santa’s Little Helper Cocktail
In a glass, add some red liqueur of your choice. Add in a scoop of red sorbet and champagne to make this deep red Christmas cocktail. This fizzy drink will be a crowd pleaser. Plus, the deep red hue makes this an instagrammable Christmas cocktail!
17. Candy Cane Shooters
If you plan to turn your holiday party into a full on rave, these are the perfect holiday shots for your party. Take small mason jars and wet the rim with water or sugar. Roll them around in crushed candy canes for a candied rim and add white chocolate liqueur to the glass. Then shoot them up!
18. Berry Merry Christmas Cocktail
Make this your signature drink at your Christmas party and bring some smiles to your guests faces! A combination of vodka, lemoncello, chambord, grenadine, and club soda will have everyone feeling jolly. Your party cocktails will be the talk of the Christmas party circuit!
What Christmas cocktail recipes will you be serving at the bar this holiday season? Comment below!
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