Today on IBC, I’m serving up 10 must-try Christmas cocktail recipes.

If you can believe it, Christmas is but a week away. Say what!? I have no clue where the first two weeks of December went.

If you’re anything like me, you still have gifts to buy, oodles to wrap, and cookies to bake. Thankfully, somehow everything seems to always magically come together in the end, leaving time to sit back and enjoy the festivities with a cocktail in hand. (You’re going to need some appetizers too. Find all my BEST Christmas appetizer recipes here!)

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That’s why today I thought I’d pull together 10 of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes.

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Whether you and your guests prefer hot or cold, bourbon or vodka, creamy or fruity, there’s something in this collection for everyone! (Need tips on setting up a holiday bar cart? Then check out my guide for setting up the ultimate holiday bar cart here.)

Let’s shake up a few cocktails!

Christmas Cocktail Recipes:

White Christmas Martini
Anytime I share this White Christmas Martini on Facebook, all of you seem to love it. It’s made with vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and creme de cocoa. A coarse sugar garnish makes it sparkle.

White Christmas Martini - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Mulled Wine
This is my go-to recipe for Mulled Wine. Not only is it delicious, but it makes the house smell magical as it simmers on the stove or in a slow cooker.

Mulled Wine Recipe - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Cranberry Old Fashioned
I have been digging an Old Fashioned lately. That is why I decided to give the classic recipe a seasonal twist with cranberries and a super festive garnish.

Cranberry Old Fashioned - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Salted Caramel White Russians
Add a little flair to another traditional recipe with these Salted Caramel White Russians. If you’re a fan of salted caramel, you’ll love this libation.

Salted Caramel White Russians - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Slow Cooker Holiday Sangria
If you’re looking for a warm cocktail, try this Slow Cooker Holiday Sangria. Just set it and forget it with this one. It’s also perfect for warming up after spending time in the snow or returning from a chilly afternoon of shopping.

Slow Cooker Holiday Sangria - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

 

Non-Alcoholic Holiday Sangria
Need a cocktail without the booze? How about a mocktail? This Holiday Sangria has zero alcohol, but is just as tasty as the real thing.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

A delicious combination of flavors this White Chocolate Peppermint Martini tastes as festive as it looks. It’s smooth and creamy with a peppermint twist!

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Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
For the past two years, this Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail has been my personal go-to cocktail for the holidays. It’s simple to make and sensationally seasonal.

Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Very Merry Ornamentini
Not only is this a delicious cocktail, but this Very Merry Ornamentini wins the award for best presentation. It’s served in a glass ornament and garnished with sugared cranberries. This is another one of my favorite Christmas cocktail recipes.

Very Merry Ornamentini - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Cherry Almond Cocktail
This creamy Cherry Almond Cocktail combines two of my favorite holiday flavors: cherry and almonds! They also pair wonderfully with my Chocolate Covered Spiked Cherries!

Cherry Almond Cocktail - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Bonus: Chocolate Covered Spiked Cherries
I know they aren’t a cocktail, but I had to include these Chocolate Covered Spiked Cherries. They are soaked in booze and then dipped in chocolate for the perfect spiked treat.

Spiked Chocolate Covered Cherries - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Peppermint Espresso Martini
If you need a little pick-me-up after hitting the stores or doing holiday chores, the shot of espresso in this Peppermint Martini should do the trick.

Peppermint Espresso Martini - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Jingle Juice Holiday Punch

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Hands down, this Jingle Juice Holiday Punch is THE most popular holiday cocktail recipe on Inspired by Charm. It’s easy to see why. It’s beautiful, festive, and only requires three ingredients!

Jingle Juice Holiday Punch - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

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Cheers to these Christmas Cocktail Recipes!

I hope you enjoyed my collection of Christmas cocktail recipes and found one or two (new) favorites to serve up this holiday season. Cheers!

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  • DEBORAH PAPPAS at

    MY HUSBAND AND I ARE NUTS ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS! YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO TRY NEW WAYS OF DECORATING AND TRY NEW RECIPES. YOUR ORNAMENTINI WAS AN ABOSOLUTE HIT AT LAST YEARS CHRISTMAS PARTY! WE HAVE BEEN HAVING THE CHRISTMAS NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS. WE HAVE MOVED 4 TIMES IN OUR LIFE SO FAR AND HAVE ENJOYED SHARING EACH PARTY WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. I AM A HUGE FAN OF YOUR IDEAS AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR THIS CHRISTMAS. WARMEST GREETINGS,
    DEBORAH

  • A Chung at

    Please add me to your IBC cocktail mailing list. These look good!

  • Sharon pashel at

    Looking forward to serving the Jingle Juice Punch at my holiday party.

  • Jessica Ferreira at

    I am looking to prepare the Jingle Juice punch for 60-80 people – how much would I need of each ingredient?

  • Lorraine Jessup at

    I just found all your recipes and Im hooked ,,, you are AMAZING

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