These are the best festive cocktails from around the internet. Sorted via alcohol to make it easy to find your next favorite holiday drink!
Each year I have a few favorite cocktails I plan on making and then scour for a new recipe to try, as well. I've gathered some of my favorites from over the years and a few others that caught my eye. From vodka cocktails to mulled wine to old-fashioned's to spritzers...you'll find something for sure!
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This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Cocktail has the right balance of sweet and tart, with the warmth of bourbon and subtle orange tones. It is bright, delicious, and perfect for the holiday season (or any time you want the best bourbon-mixed drink!)
This fruity bourbon cherry cocktail is a perfect drink for sipping on a warm summer or fall evening. The homemade brown sugar and cherry-infused syrup make this drink stand out from the rest.
This brown sugar old fashioned is a cozy, fall cocktail that is easy to make. Made with a homemade brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple simple syrup. Mixed with bourbon whiskey and a twist of orange peel.
Holly Jolly Christmas Cocktail is a perfect spiked hot chocolate drink recipe! Made with bourbon (whiskey), nut liqueur (Frangelico), and butterscotch in a hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream for a warm Christmas cocktail.
Delicious homemade Bourbon Cream is the perfect nightcap or addition to any coffee or cocktail this holiday season.
A simple and delicious twist on a classic cocktail, this cranberry cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the holiday season.
More Bourbon Recipes to try:
- Christmas Old Fashioned by Gastronom
- Holiday Ginger Whiskey Flip from Gastronom
- Pomegranate Whiskey Cocktail from NellieBellie
Honey simple syrup is infused with fresh rosemary and added to vodka and ginger beer for a holiday take on the Moscow Mule. This Rosemary Honey Moscow Mule will be a favorite in your house all year long!
This creamy espresso martini is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and oat milk to make it a bit richer than the classic recipe. It's perfectly enjoyed at a holiday celebration.
This Candy Cane Martini uses a delicious simple syrup made from crushed candy canes. Mix with vodka for your new favorite cocktail.
Vodka Christmas drinks are always a delicious way of celebrating the sweet side of the holidays. A cocktail using cake flavored vodka is special enough for a Christmas party and is a festive delight in liquid form.
This creamy baileys espresso martini is the best holiday cocktail. Made with fresh espresso, Baileys, Kahlua and vodka shaken together for a simple but elegant drink.
This white chocolate martini recipe is the perfect holiday dessert drink! A sweet treat with a ton of white chocolate flavor, it makes for easy entertaining at your next Christmas party.
If you are looking for the perfect cocktail to serve during the festive season, look no further than this Christmas Cosmopolitan. It is a great way to begin a celebration and you can be certain that it is a crowd-pleaser. Made with vodka and Cointreau.
More Fun Vodka Recipes to try:
Rum Cocktail Recipes:
You only need 2 main ingredients and some ice. The best part is that these ingredients are easy to find and have a great shelf life. You can totally buy the Malibu Rum and Cream of coconut and make drinks all winter long without worrying about anything spoiling!
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Gin Cocktail Recipes
Wine, Champagne, etc...