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15 Festive Cocktails Your Holiday Party Needs

15 Festive Cocktails Your Holiday Party Needs

Below are a few festive cocktails every holiday party needs. These are the delicious drinks your guests will be sipping on all night long. From pure holiday fun to a little more subtle these are the festive cocktails you’ll definitely want to serve at your party.

1. Dirty Snowman

If you loved hot chocolate as a child and still want to enjoy that warm, sweet beverage as an adult this festive cocktail is for you. The Dirty Snowman basically everything you’d want in an epic hot chocolate. You have vanilla ice cream, chocolate shavings, cocoa, and to make it more age-appropriate add some Bailey’s Irish Cream. Follow the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and measurements needed to create this delectable treat that would melt Frosty’s heart.

2. Cranberry Lime Mojito

This cranberry lime mojito takes a twist on the otherwise delicious drink. If you’re someone who gravitates to more refreshing, festive cocktails than ones that are more creamy this cocktail is for you. Cranberries are a popular fruit this time of year so what better place to incorporate them than in your drinks? The cranberries create an unexpected flavor while the mint still ensures you that you’re drinking a mojito. The recipe below shows you how to create the thirst-quenching cocktail.


3. Winter Sangria

Sangrias are delicious enough to drink all year round, so why not sip on it during the holidays? This recipe takes a spin on the typical summer drink. Rather than exclusively focus on summer flavors, this winter sangria incorporates all the flavors that remind people of the holidays. This winter sangria also incorporates cinnamon, an unexpected sangria flavor that will wow your guests. Follow the recipe below and be sure to let it sit a few hours so that way every bit of the fruit is infused with flavor.

4. Winter Tequila Sunrise

Tequila isn’t just for margaritas. If you’re landlocked during the winter and craving a bit of relief this drink is what you want. While it is much more refreshing than the typical festive cocktails it still is very much a holiday drink. This cocktail is designed to imitate the colors of an actual winter sunrise, the way the colors radiate off of the snow-packed land. Make sure you’re indoors where it’s nice and warm before making this drink because it is definitely chilly!

5. Winter Aperol Spritz

This is another drink that incorporates cranberries, a holiday famed fruit. For this drink, you’re going to want to use cranberry juice, club soda, oranges, prosecco, of course, Aperol, and a sprig of rosemary for garnish and taste. The recipe below will show you everything and more you’ll need to make this drink. This is something that isn’t just delicious it’s also eye-catching. The added herb decoration will surely impress your guests.


6. Blood Orange Boulevardier

This is a sophisticated drink for anyone planning on hosting a classy Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. The blood orange boulevardier is something you’d imagine guests at a classic, big band holiday party would be sipping on. This recipe

7. Cherry-Chocolate Bourbon Soda

Cranberries aren’t the only fruit that is popular this time of year, cherries also share a bit of that spotlight. While it isn’t technically cherry season during the winter months that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them. This drink consists of three different flavors that combine to create an unexpected treat. This recipe below shows you how to make this amazing cocktail.

8. Mezcal Negroni

If drinks could be sexy that’s what this drink is. Mezcal is made from any type of agave, it’s a distilled form of alcohol. Negroni is an Italian cocktail made with gin. When combined these ingredients create an out of this world cocktail. The recipe below will show you how to create this mystical drink. Your guests will be beyond impressed with your mixology skills.


9. Jack Frost

This drink is the definition of festive cocktails. While the others on this list are more refined and designed for a mature setting this one is all about having fun. It’s the Curacao that gives the drink the blue color and the snowflake-like rim dressings are made from flaked coconut. The recipe below will show you how to create this absurdly festive cocktail.

10. S’mores KahlĂșa

What’s better than s’mores? An alcoholic s’mores drink. This recipe combines cocoa powder, kahlĂșa, and more to create this perfect drink. Be sure to cover the rim with graham cracker shavings and of course you can’t forget the marshmallow garnish.

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11. White Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas look no further than this festive cocktail. This one of those festive cocktails that doesn’t require a lot of work. It’s very easy to make, the recipe below shows that it really only takes three ingredients. Just don’t forget the candy-cane stick to put in each of the drinks.

12. A Long Winter’s Nap

A long winter’s nap is the drink version of being bundled up in blankets in front of a warm fire on a cold winter’s night. This bourbon drink consists of a variety of spices that are combined to create a body warming beverage. Follow the recipe below to find out just how to create this drink you’ll want to sip on every time it snows at night.

13. Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned

This recipe makes a festive twist on a classic old fashioned. This cocktail calls for a little more attention than some of the others on this list but that’s what makes it so great. If you’re a fan of old fashioned along with honey-flavored drinks this one is for you.


14. Mistletoe Kiss

If you don’t have anyone to kiss under the mistletoe you’ll want this cocktail, even if you do you’ll still want to sip on this. Now, this isn’t made of actual mistletoe because the actual plant can make you really sick. This cocktail consists of cranberries and the garnish is rosemary sprigs.

15. Salted Caramel White Russian

Last but certainly not least is a salted, caramel white Russian. This is a drink that screams Christmas. It’s a simple drink that is great for all kinds of holiday parties. You’ll want to make this at every event you host over the winter months.

What festive cocktails will you be making this season? Comment below!

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