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!)
What Makes A Great Christmas Cocktail Recipe?
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:
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.
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!
More Christmas Cocktail Recipes:
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!
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.
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.
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.
Want more tasty Christmas treats? Try these:
- The Ultimate Christmas Appetizer Recipes
- My Favorite Christmas Cookies
- Cheeseball Recipes for Every Season
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!