A festive drink can always put you in the holiday mood, and these top recipes for Christmas cocktails and no-alcohol holiday drinks bring plenty of Christmas cheer. From a cute and boozy gingerbread man-tini to a Christmas margarita, to classic eggnogs with and without rum, there are plenty of tasty, merry, and cozy beverages to help celebrate the season.
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Spiked Christmas Coffee
Coffee gets a festive touch with this spiked Christmas coffee recipe. Combining mint, chocolate, and cream, it's similar in flavor to a peppermint mocha latte, but this hot coffee cocktail is far easier to make.
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Dark and Fluffy
The dark and fluffy cocktail is a chocolate lover's dream in a glass, with the use of marshmallow vodka as the base spirit and loads of rich chocolate, from the use of both chocolate liqueur and cocoa powder, make this an ideal dessert cocktail. The bobbing mini-marshmallow garnishes brings this chilled, adults-only hot cocoa to life.
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Leave the classic brunch mimosa for another day, and instead serve these sparkling poinsetta cocktails at Christmas brunch this year. A combination of tart cranberry juice and sweet orange liqueur is topped with sparkling wine or champagne for a refreshing sipper. But it's the garnishes of fresh cranberries and sprigs of rosemary that make this a show-stopping holiday beverage.
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Sweet Adeline Pomegranate and Black Tea Drink
A fabulous tea drink is not difficult to create and the Sweet Adeline is a perfect example. This non-alcoholic drink recipe is warm, comforting, and a delight on those cold winter afternoons when you're stuck inside.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Sugar Cookie Martini
Sweet, delicious, and far quicker to make than actual cookies, the sugar cookie martini is sure to become a new favorite. It's the perfect dessert cocktail for the holidays and other celebrations, but it's also easy enough to enjoy on a weeknight when you have an insatiable sweet tooth.
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Easy Chocolate Martini
There are many versions of a chocolate-flavored martini and most have two things in common: vodka and chocolate. This is one of the easiest recipes because it simply mixes vodka with your favorite chocolate liqueur. It's also much lighter, skipping the cream entirely so you can just enjoy the delicious taste of chocolate.
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Candy Cane Punch
This Candy Cane Punch is our spin on the classic coquito. Rum, heavy cream, and oat milk create a luscious and festive base, with addition of bitter Campari and cocoa bitters rounding out the cocktail with that citrus-chocolate combo that's hard to top. An optional candy cane rim makes this a party-worthy batched cocktail.
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Nonalcoholic Hot Not Toddy
The hot toddy is great but sometimes you want that warm, soothing mix without the liquor. That's when you can turn to the hot not toddy. This recipe is the nonalcoholic version of the toddy and, yes, it really is just an enhanced cup of warm tea. However, it's a fabulous drink and perfect for cold nights.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Scandinavian Christmas Glögg
If you enjoy mulled wine, give this traditional Scandinavian version a try. The highly spiced Christmas punch is a nice way to warm up from the cold and packs plenty of flavor from cozy dried spices, brown sugar, and quite a bit of alcohol from red wine, vodka, and brandy or spiced rum. Stir up a big batch with this recipe that makes enough for everyone to enjoy refills at a small Christmas gathering.
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Easy Rum Eggnog
Rich, velvety, luxurious eggnog has been a popular Christmas drink for centuries. This easy, frothy version is made in a cocktail shaker and spiked with rum for the perfect grown-up holiday drink to enjoy while you're sitting around the tree or by the fire. It shakes up thick and creamy, with the perfect mild, eggy flavor and a hint of nutmeg.
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Sparkling Nonalcoholic Cranberry Punch
Tasty and inexpensive, this bright red, nonalcoholic punch is a refreshing drink that both kids and adults can enjoy. The simple combination of pink lemonade, cranberry juice, and sparkling water can be topped with floating orange slices or decorated with fresh cranberries, and easily scales up to serve a larger gathering. Add the soda water just before serving to keep it nice and fizzy.
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Add some tropical flair to your Christmas gatherings with a refreshing Christmas margarita. Coconut milk and seasonal white cranberry juice are added to a classic margarita base of tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur. The sweet and spicy cinnamon-sugar rim just says holiday.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Christmas Mule Cocktail
Bring the Moscow mule into the holiday season with the festive Christmas mule cocktail. You need only three ingredients for this cozy and inviting take on the popular vodka cocktail. It's filled with the warming flavors of pear vodka, ginger beer, and cinnamon, making it a pleasant sipper for any chilly winter night.
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Keto Mulled Wine
Once the cold weather hits, most of us trade our icy cocktails and frozen drinks for warming beverages. Enter mulled wine, a winter holiday favorite that takes the red wine we love and enhances it with a slew of spices, a hint of sweetener, and an extra ABV kick of brandy. To make mulled wine an option for anyone following a low carb diet like keto, we've started with a wine that's low in sugar, we swapped out the sweetener for a natural, noncaloric one, and we and kept the additional carbs from brandy to a minimum.
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Eggnog without eggs? Nothing a little tofu and soymilk can't handle! This vegan eggnog recipe transforms the classic holiday drink into an eggless delight and it's even easier to make than the original.
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Coquito Rum Cocktail
Coquito is a creamy Christmas tradition from Puerto Rico that will remind you of eggnog, but without the eggs. The thick and rich holiday concoction complete with white rum, coconut, and cinnamon is a wonderful way to celebrate the happiest season of the year. Whip it up easily in a blender and chill well before serving.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate With Variations
Old-fashioned hot chocolate is a delicious drink for the chilly days of fall and winter. This homemade version is creamy, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. All you need is unsweetened chocolate, milk, sugar, and vanilla. Classic toppings include regular or mini marshmallows or a big spoonful of marshmallow creme or fluff. You can also top it off with freshly whipped cream or whipped topping.
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Pine-Infused Christmas Mimosa
Add Christmas cheer to any holiday brunch with the spectacular Christmas mimosa. This light and sparkly Champagne cocktail includes sweet pomegranate liqueur and tart cranberry juice for a refreshing beverage to serve with holiday egg bakes and French toast casseroles. What makes it truly special is the pine garnish, which gently infuses the drink with the aromatic scent of a real Christmas tree.
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White Christmas Dream Cocktail
When you're dreaming of a white Christmas, grab a cocktail shaker to whip up a batch of this delightfully creamy cocktail. The easy combination of vodka, amaretto, and heavy cream is fantastically boozy and lush tasting. Serve it for a nightcap after a day of holiday festivities.
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Christmas Jones Cocktail
The Christmas Jones is a festive strawberry-pineapple drink that will put a little extra fun into the holiday season. It was created at New York City's Metro Marche (now closed) to coincide with the 2006 release of the James Bond movie "Casino Royale." The cocktail recipe is quite simple and it all begins in the blender. Fresh strawberries and pineapple juice are blended with your favorite vodka to create a boozy fruit smoothie.
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Holiday Spice Cocktail
It is the middle of winter and you have this deep craving for a piña colada, but it isn't quite the right drink for the season. What do you do? Mix up the holiday spice, a fun adaptation that's winter-worthy! This cocktail is utterly delicious, easy, and offers a taste of two seasons in one glass.
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Merry Christmas Cocktail
Have yourself a merry little Christmas cocktail. This punch-like, ruby red quaff is sure to make all your holiday parties festive. It is a refreshing, fruity drink made with sweet-tart cranberry juice, aromatic Plymouth Gin, sparkling club soda, and a splash of lemon juice.
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Holiday Hopper Cocktail
With a holly-like garnish of mint leaves and raspberry, the holiday hopper cocktail has oodles of festive appeal. It is similar to the popular grasshopper cocktail but with melon liqueur added for an extra-fruity flavor. With a fabulous creamy texture and wintry chocolate-mint base, it is an excellent after-dinner drink.
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Your favorite holiday cookie meets a vodka martini in this adorably named gingerbread man-tini cocktail. It begins with a classic vodka martini base, then adds in gingerbread liqueur and simple syrup for a sweet and spicy liquid libation that is perfect at holiday time.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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English Christmas Punch
This English Christmas punch is a traditional warm drink that is perfect for holiday parties. It is easy to make and the mix of rum, red wine, and the tea of your choice is fantastic against the citrus fruits.