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If you are looking for a taste of Christmas in a glass, then these delicious and easy Christmas cocktails are perfect to try. From chocolate to mint and from red to blue, these drinks fully encompass all of the festivities of the winter holidays.
- Christmas Martinis
- Eggnog Martini
- Sugar Cookie Martini
- Peppermint Espresso Martini
- Peppermint Martini
- Chocolate Martini
- Christmas Shots
- Cherry Cheesecake Shot
- Peanut Butter Cup Shot
- Chocolate Covered Pretzel Shot
- Other Winter Cocktails
- Grinch Punch
- Cranberry Whiskey Sour
- Sea Breeze Cocktail
- Long Beach Iced Tea
- Chocolate Old Fashioned
- Toasted Almond Drink
- Holiday Flavored Simple Syrups
From easy two ingredient drinks to grinch themed drinks, the following cocktails are all perfect for the Christmas season. We have carefully selected just the best of the best based on their festive color, flavor and ease of scaling them of for a crowd.
Keep on scrolling to you can pick out your new favorite drink of the season.
From creamy dessert martinis to sweet, bright green martinis these Christmas themed martinis are perfect for your Christmas party. These include all the flavors of the season from eggnog to chocolate.
Eggnog is a favorite flavor for the holiday season, so shake up this eggnog martini to serve at your next Christmas get together. This creamy, sweet cocktail is topped off with a dash of nutmeg.
Why it’s good: really fast and easy to make with only three ingredients. You can easily customize the flavors or make it fancier by adding a sugar rim or using other flavored vodka.
Sugar Cookie Martini
This sugar cookie martini is the epitome of a dessert drink. It’s sweet cookie flavor is paired with a glass rimmed with frosting and sprinkles making it quite the centerpiece drink.
Why it’s good: perfect for serving as a dessert cocktail. And, it’s easy to customize by using different sprinkles on the rim.
Peppermint Espresso Martini
If you are an iced coffee fan, then this cocktail is a must try. The flavors of sweet mint and a full bodied coffee mingle together in this sweet peppermint espresso martini.
Why it’s good: it pairs perfectly as an after dinner drink. It has a smooth flavor that masks the vodka flavor almost completely.
Full of a sweet peppermint candy flavor, this bright green peppermint martini is the perfect combination of the colors and flavors of the winter season. This drink is a perfect dessert drink.
Why it’s good: it uses only three easy ingredients and takes just a few minutes to shake up. It’s bright green color fits in wonderfully with the other colors of the season.
Looking for a drink to serve in place of dessert? Give this decadent chocolate martini a try. This over the top cocktail has chocolate syrup drizzled around the inside of the glass in rim as well.
Why it’s good: it’s over the top flavor is achieved with just 4 ingredients and can be made in under 5 minutes.
This Grasshopper cocktail is a light green color and bursting with mint chocolate flavor. This delicious dessert martini fits in perfectly for Christmas celebrations.
Why it’s good: easy to make with just three ingredients. Easily make a frozen version by tossing in a few scoops of ice cream.
These shots are full of Christmas flavors like chocolate and cherry. They are all really easy to make with only a few ingredients.
Cherry Cheesecake Shot
Love the flavor of cherry cheesecake at the holidays, but don’t have time to bake one? Serve up this sweet, bright red cherry cheesecake shot to still get that delicious flavor.
Why it’s good: with just 3 ingredients, it can be mixed up in under 2 minutes. It’s bright red color makes is super festive for the winter holidays.
Peanut Butter Cup Shot
This fancy shot is the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. A peanut butter cup shot is topped off to be extra decadent by rimming the glass with crushed peanut butter cups.
Why it’s good: this sweet shot is perfect for serving as an after dinner dessert drink. It only uses 5 ingredients.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Shot
This chocolate covered pretzel shot is a delicious combination of sweet and salty. The chocolate drizzle and pretzel rim makes this easy shot look fancy.
Why it’s good: this shot is about as simple as it gets with just two ingredients. You can easily customize the flavor by adding a salt rim, or adding chocolate liqueur for more chocolate flavor.
Other Winter Cocktails
This list wouldn’t be complete without some holiday flavored simple syrups and cranberry flavored drinks. Check out these highballs, easy punches and more.
A combination of sweet, fruity and fizzy, this grinch punch is a party favorite. This pretty little cocktail is bright green with a red sugar rim making it perfect for Christmas time.
Why it’s good: it is super customizable as you can switch out several ingredients, but keep the general color and flavor. You can easily make this in a punch bowl or pitch to serve for a crowd.
Cranberry Whiskey Sour
Tart cranberry combined with a little mouth puckering sour is the flavor combination of this cranberry whiskey sour. This drink is a cranberry flavored twist on the classic sour cocktails.
Why it’s good: with just three ingredients, this drink is fast and easy to make. It also has a pretty red color.
Sea Breeze Cocktail
A sea breeze cocktail is a classic drink. It is bursting with tart fruity flavors of citrus and cranberry. It is a light and refreshing drink perfect for sipping during the day.
Why it’s good: only uses three simple ingredients, so it’s simple to make. It’s bright red color is perfect for Christmas season.
Long Beach Iced Tea
A long beach tea is a cranberry flavored twist on the classic Long island iced tea cocktail. It has a high alcohol content, so be cautious with this one.
Why it’s good: easy to mix up as an individual serving or as a pitcher to serve for crowds. It’s bright red color is especially festive for winter holidays.
Chocolate Old Fashioned
Love chocolate, but want a classic drink? Try this chocolate old fashioned which is a sweet twist on a classic cocktail. If you are a whiskey fan, this is a must try.
Why it’s good: ready for sipping in 5 minutes with no elaborate garnishes or glass rimming required. Perfect for after dinner drinks.
Toasted Almond Drink
This decadent and creamy toasted almond drink combines the flavors of almonds, coffee and chocolate. It is a sweet cocktail perfect for after dinner sipping.
Why it’s good: festive, sweet flavors topped off with a sprinkle of nutmeg makes this drink well suited for the holidays.
Holiday Flavored Simple Syrups
Why they’re good: use them to customize your own drinks, or use them to amp up the flavor in similarly flavored cocktails like the sugar cookie martini.