24 Festive Holiday Cocktails You’ll Love

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The holidays call for lots of festive holiday cocktails, for family get togethers, work parties, and general merriment. You won’t need to look for any other cocktail ideas after checking out the holiday cocktails in this post.

We’ve compiled 18 of the tastiest, most cheery cocktail for the holidays in this list. You’ll find classics like sangria and punch, martinis, cider cocktails, and holiday twists on classics.

18 Festive Holiday Cocktails

Many of these recipes come from our fellow cocktail bloggers. To see the full recipe, just click the link below each entry.

» You might also want to take a peek at these Fall-Inspired Cocktails or Festive Holiday Mimosas. Don’t forget the party appetizers! Check out these 16 Tasty Cocktail Party Appetizers.

Peppermint Mimosas

Peppermint Mimosas with Candy Canes

This Peppermint Mimosa with a festive candy cane for garnish is the perfect festive cocktail for your holiday brunch.

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Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

Hard Apple Cider Cocktail

This Hard Apple Cider cocktail is made with rye and apple cider for an drink that will put you right in the mood for fall.

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Pink Peppermint Martini

Pink Peppermint Martini

This Pink Peppermint Martini recipe is the only one you need to make a festive cocktail that invokes the holiday spirit with a single sip.

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Cranberry Old Fashioned Cocktail

Cranberry Old Fashioned Cocktail

This Cranberry Old Fashioned is a great way to change up your favorite classic cocktail and get it ready for the holiday season with a sweet cranberry simple syrup.

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

This time of year, there’s nothing better than sipping on a Hot Toddy, aka Hot Buttered Rum. The rich buttery flavor mixed with the spices and warming rum… it’s the perfect winter elixir.

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Pumpkin Spice Martini

Pumpkin Martini

This Pumpkin Spice Martini has all the fall flavor you expect in a creamy and decadent martini that’s made with pumpkin spice vodka.

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Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

A Cranberry Moscow Mule is a festive way to brighten up your classic Moscow Mule this winter. As always, this cocktail has a very good balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and boozy.

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Holiday Eggnog Cocktail

Holiday Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

Nothing says holiday party like a creamy eggnog cocktail. This boozy eggnog cocktail will be the hit of your party.

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Chambord Spritz: Black Raspberry Cocktail

Chambord Spritz

This Black Raspberry flavored cocktail is perfect for spring, with bright fruity flavor a crisp white wine and a bit of sparkle from the soda water. Try a Chambord Spritz at your next holiday party.

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Sparkling Kir Royale Cocktail

Kir Royale Cocktail

A Kir Royale cocktail is perfect for any celebration – from New Year’s Eve to Valentines Day or even a proposal – because of its gorgeous color and sparkling personality.

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Sparkling Spiced Pumpkin Punch

Pumpkin Spice Punch

Lightly spiced for the season, this easy Pumpkin Punch is a crowd pleaser! The easy Champagne Punch recipe is great for a crowd and is filled with all the flavors of fall. Simple and so festive!

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Fireball Whiskey Cocktail

Fireball Whiskey Cocktail

Fireball Whisky Cocktails made with orange, cinnamon, cloves, and apple cider. Serve these fireball whisky for game days, brunch, Fall parties, and Thanksgiving Day!Surprisingly refreshing and they taste like cinnamon red hots…. yummy. 

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Cranberry Orange Ginger Bourbon Fizz

Cranberry Ginger Orange Bourbon Fizz

Delicious cranberry ginger orange bourbon fizz. A great fall cocktail for your get together during this season.

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Traditional German Mulled Wine

German Mulled Wine

Traditional German mulled wine (Glühwein) with a modern twist. Very easy to make and always tasty. A combination of red wine, spices, fruits and other liquors. It’s served warm and traditionally enjoyed during the winter.

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Maple Whiskey Cocktail

Vermont Sezarac Cocktail

Embrace the cooler months with this maple whiskey cocktail, inspired by the classic Sazerac. In just three minutes you could be sipping on this Fall inspired whiskey cocktail!

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Apple Sidecar Cocktail

Apple Sidecar

Apple Sidecar is a seasonal and delicious twist on a cocktail classic with delicious flavors of orange, apple, sage and nutmeg. 

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Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch is perfect recipe for holiday meals and gatherings. It also can be changed up for a shortcut hot mulled drink too!

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Traditional Norwegian Glogg Recipe

Glogg

Mulled wine with a Scandinavian twist. This warm traditional wine recipe is meant to warm your spirit and comfort your tastebuds. Get out your crockpot and make this great recipe for your guests this holiday season or sip it by your fireplace

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Coquito – Puerto Rico Coconut Cinnamon Rum Cocktail

Coquito

The Puerto Rican equivalent of eggnog, this coconut-rum cocktail is a unique drink to toast, then sip. Perfect for any holiday get together.

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Fall Sangria

Fall Sangria

A Fall Sangria recipe infused with apples, pears, and cinnamon sticks in a Malbec wine base with just the right amount of Brandy!

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Use your favorite wine for this bubbly, fun, perfectly autumn apple cider sangria! With fresh Honeycrisp apples, pomegranates, fresh and sparkling cider, cinnamon, a splash of citrus, and plenty of alcohol, apple cider sangria the perfect drink for your comfy fall evenings and holiday get-togethers.

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Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

If you need a crowd-pleasing beverage for your next party, try this recipe for Pomegranate Cranberry Punch. This deliciously sparkly and festive holiday punch is super easy to make (and drink)!  A super easy and festive party punch that’s perfectly tart and a bit sweet.

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Apple Cider Margarita

Apple Cider Margarita

An Apple Cider Margarita is a great twist on a traditional margarita and is perfect for the colder months (Hellooooo Fall!!). This tequila cocktail is sweet with warm flavors of cinnamon and apples. Yet when it is served cold it is cool and refreshing.

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Gingerbread White Russian

Gingerbread White Russian

This gingerbread white Russian is the perfect holiday cocktail full of rich coffee flavor mixed with a sweet molasses drizzle. Say cheers!

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CONCLUSION

Fill up on holiday cheer with these festival holiday cocktails! There’s something for every taste in the list. Which cocktail(s) will you be making this season?

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18 Festive Holiday Cocktails

15 thoughts on “24 Festive Holiday Cocktails You’ll Love

  1. Luci says:

    These festive cocktails all sound delicious! I’m adding those pumpkin cocktails to my list to try first! I’ve been on the hunt for some fun drinks to serve this Halloween and I think they might be perfect!

  2. Jerika says:

    Thank you for these 24 Festive Holiday Cocktails ideas!:) It would definitely help me this coming holidays on what cocktails to prepare, it will definitely hustle free!:)

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