Today on IBC, I’m serving up 16+ must-try Christmas cocktail recipes. We’ll cover everything including martinis, punch, sangria, and so much more. There’s even a cocktail that’s served out of an ornament. There’s clearly something for everyone, and then some! Cheers!

The Ultimate Must-Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes! #christmas #holiday #cocktail #punch #martini #recipe

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.

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

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:

Holly Jolly Christmas Punch Cocktail Recipe #christmas #punch #holiday #cocktail #easy #recipe #cranberry

Holly Jolly Christmas Punch
When it comes to holiday cocktail recipes, a Christmas punch is always a go-to for me.  This Holly Jolly Christmas Punch is incredibly easy to make and wonderfully delicious. If you’re serving a crowd this holiday season, this is a must-make!

White Christmas Martini - 10 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.

Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail #christmas #holiday #cocktail #easy #recipe #cranberry #drink #ChristmasCocktail

Naughty But Nice Christmas Cocktail
I wanted to create a holiday cocktail recipe that would work with a few different types of alcohol. I know that everyone has different preferences, so it’s nice to have a drink recipe that suits as many people as possible. This Naughty but Nice Christmas Cocktail is a delicious and festive mix of flavors almost anyone will love.

Mulled Wine Recipe - 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.

Cranberry Old Fashioned - 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.

Salted Caramel White Russians - 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.

Slow Cooker Holiday Sangria - 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.

Chai Spiced White Russians
Traditionally, White Russians are made of vodka, coffee-flavored liqueur, and half-and-half. To make this version of the cocktail, you incorporate the fabulous flavors of chai. This is a classic cocktail recipe with a seasonal flavor twist you’re going to love!

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.

Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini #holiday #cocktail #martini #recipe #PomegranateMartini #Pomegranate #gin #Christmas

Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini
This Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini is an easy, delicious, and refreshing drink that’s perfectly styled for the season. It’s made with gin (but you can use vodka), pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. You’re going to love it!

More Christmas Cocktail Recipes:

Jingle Juice Holiday Punch - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

Jingle Juice Holiday Punch

Jingle Juice Holiday Punch – HOW TO VIDEO:
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!

This White Chocolate Peppermint Martini makes delicious holiday cocktail. #christmas #cocktail #martini #recipe #peppermint #whitechocolate

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!

Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail - 10 Christmas Cocktail recipes

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.

Very Merry Ornamentini - 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.

Cherry Almond Cocktail - 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!

Spiked Chocolate Covered Cherries - 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.

Peppermint Espresso Martini - 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 White Russian Christmas cocktail recipe #christmas #holiday #cocktail #recipe #whiterussian #peppermint

Peppermint White Russian
This Peppermint White Russian is a delicious, seasonal take on the classic cocktail recipe. Garnished with a candy cane, it’s likely to become a holiday party staple.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail - Holiday / Christmas Cocktail Recipe #cranberry #bourbon #maple #holiday #chirstmas #cocktail #recipe

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
This Maple Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail recipe is the kind of delicious tart-meets-sweet libation you’ll want at every get-together from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.

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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Comments

  • Michelle Catapang at

    I can’t wait to try these different cocktail drinks this Christmas. Thank you for sharing this article.

  • Karen Mary at

    Am making your Christmas martini for all my holiday parties this year. First serving was tonight, and we all loved it! (I adjusted the strength for each guest by adding more half and half.) Thanks for this year’s special drink!

  • Jodi Sant at

    Michael, are you in the market for a new bf? I love EVERYTHING you post and I want to hang out with you!

  • SHIRLEY ORFANELLA at

    Michael, you are so creative; I love looking at all your cocktail recipes! But that’s as far as I get. They are all so beautiful and sound amazing, but then comes cocktail time and I don’t have all the ingredients, so I simply open a bottle of wine. I’m determined to try one of your ideas during this holiday season. Happen to have the Bailey’s salted caramel at my coffee station, so all I need to buy is the salted caramel vodka…or if that doesn’t happen, I’ll at least try it with the vanilla vodka I already have. Here’s to you, Michael! Merry Christmas!!

  • Fraser Laveay at

    These are all such great ideas, can’t wait to try them! Beautiful pictures as well 🙂

  • ASHLEY at

    WHERE ARE THE MERRY CHRISTMAS GLASSES USED FOR THE PEPPERMINT WHITE RUSSIAN FROM?!

  • Lorraine Jessup at

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

  • Jessica Ferreira at

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

  • Sharon pashel at

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

  • A Chung at

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

  • 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

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