Holiday flavors are only in season for a time, and if you want to truly enjoy those warm winter classics, it's now or never! These festive holiday cocktails will spice up your holiday parties and take your winter favorites to the next level (and they're all super easy to whip together). Check out our favorite holiday cocktails below:
1. Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is a holiday classic, and this recipe is perfect for family gatherings. This rich mix of red wine, brandy, apple cider, and holiday spices served piping hot will warm you inside out - and it tastes as festive as it looks. Try the recipe here.
2. Apple Pie on the Rocks
Apple pie lovers will love this apple-whiskey-vodka combo! It's incredibly simple with only 4 ingredients, and it packs a punch. Great for casual holiday get-togethers with friends. Try it here.
3. Cranberry Zombie
This holiday cocktail is a fruity rum combo any of your holiday guests will love. Bright red and green for Christmas, nothing is as festive as this! Try this delicious recipe here.
4. Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian
This rich holiday cocktail combines vodka, ginger, eggnog, coffee, and cinnamon for a perfect blend of all the holiday flavors you love. It's rich, delicious, and perfectly festive - great to try on a snowy night. See the recipe here!
5. Pomegranate Moscow Mule
Big fan of bold holiday flavors like pomegranate? This cocktail makes it the star, and it's perfect for Christmas with a bright red color to it. Simple to make and simply delicious. Follow the recipe here.
6. Bourbon Prosecco Harvest Cocktail
This light, bourbon + Prosecco spiced holiday cocktail is delicious and stunning. Made with simple holiday flavors that are tried-and-true, you and your holiday guests will love sipping on this cocktail. Check out the recipe here.
7. Peppermint Bark Martini
This twist on a classic Christmas flavor is great if you want to get adventurous. Mix white chocolate liqueur with peppermint schnapps and vanilla vodka, and top with crushed candy canes and cream for the perfect Christmas treat. Follow the recipe here.
8. The Grinch Cocktail
Looking for a splash of color in your holiday drinks? Look no further than this Grinch cocktail. It mixes fruity flavors with classic rum, so you can trust it tastes as good as it looks. See the recipe here.
9. Holiday Coffee Cocktail
If you love mixing that rich coffee flavor with alcohol, this is the holiday cocktail for you. Perfectly creamy, rich, and punchy, this holiday drink will be a hit. Check out the easy-to-follow recipe here.
10. Christmas Rum Punch
Need to serve a large crowd this Christmas? Everyone will love this Christmas Rum Punch, and it's easy to make in bulk too! It combines timeless flavors like cranberry and orange - the perfect holiday party drink. Make it here.
11. Hot Buttered Rum
This steaming holiday classic can be jazzed up with holiday spices and cream on top for a festive party cocktail. It'll keep you warm no matter the weather, and it looks perfect over a Christmas backdrop. Make this cocktail here.
12. Hot Toddy
Hot Toddies are a holiday classic we couldn't leave out! They're warm, soothing, and perfect for cozy holiday nights in. If you're looking to relax, this is the perfect holiday cocktail. Follow the recipe here.
13. Santa Hat Jello Shots
Looking for a fun, Christmas-y party addition? These Santa jello shots pack a punch, taste yummy, and look hilarious. They're super simple to make large-scale, and everyone loves them! Here's how to make them.
14. Cider Jack Cocktail
This cinnamon apple cocktail is sweet, sour, and powerful all at once. If you love that holiday apple flavor, you'll love this simple cocktail. The recipe has only two steps! Make it here.
15. Raspberry Champagne Cocktail
This super simple champagne cocktail is made with easy, fresh ingredients and looks stunning for the holidays. It's easy to make in batches, and that rich red color might be exactly what you need for your Christmas party. See the recipe here!
16. Caribbean Sorrel Cocktail
This deep red holiday cocktail mixes unique flavors like rose and ginger to spice up classic rum. If you're looking for something fun and adventurous for the holidays, this is a great flavor combo to experiment with. Try it out here.
17. Gingerbread Martini
What happens when you mix rich flavors like gingerbread, coffee, Irish cream, and vodka? You get this tasty holiday martini that will undoubtedly leave you wanting seconds. This cocktail is a great holiday desert drink, and it's easier to make than you might think. See the recipe here.
18. Pomegranate Sangria
This holiday cocktail is perfect if you're looking for a classy drink you can make ahead of time! Made with rich, fruity flavors that pair well with any holiday dinner, this cocktail is a great option for holiday gatherings. Make it here.
We couldn't leave out the Coquito! Made with classic Puerto Rican flavors like cinnamon, white rum, and coconut, this cocktail is frosty, creamy, and delicious. If you love coconut, you will love making this! Try out the simple recipe here.
Those are our favorite holiday cocktails this year, but the world is your oyster - get creative! Try new combos and make the cocktail you love most for your upcoming holiday party. You're sure to impress no matter what. Merry Christmas and happy New Year! Cheers!
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