11 Christmas Cocktails Recipes

This is the season to get hosting, and what better way to entertain your nearest and dearer than with a Christmas cocktail! Here, we’ve assembled the top jolly tipples.

1. Trick Dog

Trick dog

2+1/2 oz bourbon

1 teaspoon cherry liqueur

1/2 oz fresh orange juice

1/2 oz thick cream

A whole egg

1/4 oz brown sugar syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water)

Decoration: nutmeg, 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 oranges

San Francisco Bar's Stunt Dog Classic Egg Wine is a modern and intoxicating way to celebrate Christmas.

The classic cream, sugar and eggs are made into eggnog base, bourbon whiskey and orange juice. Finally, the top is sprinkled with ground nutmeg, cinnamon and orange peel. 

2. Last-Minute Mulled Wine

last-minutes mulled wine

1 bottle of fruity red wine

4 oz bourbon or brandy

2 teaspoons sugar

Amount of fennel pods

2 lemon peel or orange peel

Decoration: 6 cinnamon sticks

Simply mix red wine, bourbon or brandy with star anise pods, lemon peel or orange peel and a little sugar, and heating it, then let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes, let the taste blend, and decorate with cinnamon stick. You're done!

3. Christmas Punch

1.5 oz rum

1/2 oz cranberry juice

1/4 oz Sour Cherry Juice

1/2 oz Syrup

1 dash sweet pepper

1 small piece of fresh ginger ground

A little nutmeg grated

2 oz ginger ale

Decoration: ginger

This Christmas drink is very delicious whether it is made into an alcohol version or an alcohol-free version. It is suitable for friends and family of all ages. Shake the cranberry and sour cherry juice, simple syrup, spice powder and ginger with rum (for the alcohol version), and then add the iced ginger juice soda to make a sweet, fragrant and soft cocktail. Then decorate it with ground ginger and fresh rosemary.

4. Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

2 oz Golden Rum

1 tbsp hot cream rum spice paste

Pour boiling water on top

Decoration: nutmeg, cinnamon stick

With this winter classic drink, you can warm your body and mind from the inside out, especially when the temperature is going to drop again. Whether you are dragging a tired day home or having a happy party with friends, this drink is sure to give you a bright and sweet taste.

This recipe refers to the traditional rum drink, but uses spice ice cream sauce to increase the cream flavor, instead of coating a small piece of butter on the drink as traditional. Spice ice cream sauce has rich cream flavor, without the greasy feeling of the original formula. Just mix the spice sauce with rum and boiling water, put nutmeg and cinnamon on it.

The method of spice ice cream paste is as follows: find a large bowl, then add 1 pound of softened butter, 1 pound of brown sugar, 1 pound of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground clove and ground nutmeg, stir and mix, then add 1 pint of lightly softened vanilla ice cream, stir again, put it into a container with a lid, seal it and put it into the refrigerator.

5. Under the Mistletoe

Under the Mistletoe

4 cranberries

1 orange

1 ounce syrup

2 oz gin

Cranberry juice

Add Soda at the top

Decoration: thyme, cranberry

This cocktail is as sweet and comfortable as a kiss, which made of cranberries, fresh orange slices, simple syrup and cranberry juice. It is drizzled with soda, decorated with thyme twigs and a small amount of cranberries.

6. Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

3 oz Chardonnay

3 oz Pinot Noir

2 oz brandy

2 oz Luzadot Classic Cherry liqueur

4 oz ginger ale

Decoration: blood orange slice

Mix Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, add brandy and black cherry liqueur, add a little ginger ale foam and a little sweetness, and decorate a wonderful night with a piece of blood orange.

7.  Tea & Krampus

 Tea & Krampus

1.5 oz Appleton Manor Reserve Rum

1/2 oz Coluba Traditional Blend Rum

Half an ounce of blackberry liqueur

1/4 oz Sweet Spicy Whisky

1 oz lime juice

1/2 oz pineapple juice

1/2 oz Vanilla Syrup

1 dash Angostura Bitters

Decoration: Minced Cardamom

Two kinds of rum, blackberry liqueur and allspice fruit are mixed together to make a base, and then lime juice, pineapple juice, vanilla syrup and bitter agent are used to make the cocktail come alive; Add ice, sprinkle nutmeg powder, and play mischievously together.

8. Perfect Pear

Perfect Pear

1.5 oz dry gin

1/2 oz Saint Germain

3/4 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz Syrup

1 spoon fresh pear paste

Champagne/dry sparkling wine

Decoration: 1 pear slice

This is a very refreshing cocktail, which especially proves that we should drink gin at Christmas, especially with Saint Germain (a very famous liqueur) Lemon, syrup and fresh pears, topped with sparkling wine.


9. Aristocrat


1+1/2 oz red wine

1/2 oz Pimm's No.1

1 ounce strawberry syrup

Champagne/dry sparkling wine

Decoration: lemon or nutmeg

As a champagne cocktail, this drink is not based on brandy, gin or other spirits, but is mixed with Burgundy red wine, strawberry syrup and Pimm's No. 1. With its ruby like color and unique flavor, it will definitely impress the drinkers.


10. Love & Murder

Love & Murder

1 oz Campari

1 oz Chartreuse

1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

3/4 oz syrup

4 drops of normal saline (5:1 water to crude salt)

This drink from Porchlight, New York, combines Christmas colors. The green Chartreuse is mixed with the red Campari, plus lime juice, syrup and a little salt water, to create an unexpected but delicious cocktail with all the ingredients of a truly modern classic.

11. Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

4 cranberries

1.5 oz vodka

3 oz tonic water

1 oz sparkling cider

Decoration: 1 rosemary

During Christmas, cranberries are the best match for vodka. After cranberries are crushed, they have a bright sour taste. Shake with vodka until frosting occurs. Then add ice to the glass. Pour unfiltered wine into the glass to show the fresh taste of cranberries. Then add tonic water and apple sparkling wine. Finally, decorate with fresh rosemary twigs.

Merry Christmas~🎅

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