It’s just not a proper holiday party without a few festive cocktails thrown into the mix. Whether you’re a connoisseur of aged scotch or have just graduated from jello shots, there is a holiday cocktail here for everyone in your wonderfully dysfunctional family. Secure that Uber driver and break out your best bar wear — these 14 Christmas cocktails will send everyone home impressed and wanting more.

Christmas Cocktails Holiday Sangria

1. Holiday Sangria: Sangria definitely doesn’t have to be a summer-only thing. This one has a festive appearance and flavor, featuring Pinot Grigio, cranberries and citrus. (via The Blond Cook)

2. Persimmon Margaritas With Cinnamon Simple Syrup: Persimmon season is never long enough. Stock up while you can so you can make as many of these persimmon margs as humanly possible. (via Boulder Lovavore)

Christmas Cocktails Mocha Mudslide

3. Mocha Mudslide Hot Chocolate: Seriously, we cannot think of anything better than curling up with this hot chocolate and bae on a cold winter’s night. Be sure to pair with popcorn and your fave holiday flick. (via Lemons For Lulu)

Pumpkin Pie Martini

4. Pumpkin Pie Martini: Pumpkin pie doesn’t have to leave us after Thanksgiving. Especially when it is in cocktail form. (via No Spoon Necessary)

Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini

5. Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini: Your girls at the white elephant gift exchange are calling out for this tart seasonal martini. Plus, pomegranate and lemon are good for you… right? (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes)


6. Smoked Orange + Maple Old Fashioned: Nothing is sexier than a woman with a cocktail shaker. When your S.O. catches you shaking this up for them, you won’t be needing any mistletoe. (via The Homemade Haus)

Christmas Cocktail Ginger Bread Eggnog

7. Gingerbread Eggnog: This has wonderful seasonal flavors of eggnog with a soul-warming shot of scotch. It’s going to be an essential one on Christmas Eve. (via Cate in the Kitchen)

Christmas Cocktails Chocolate Martini

8. Peppermint Chocolate Martini: It’s just not Christmas until the chocolate-peppermint combo starts popping up everywhere. This luxe martini is going to become a new Christmas staple for sure. (via Growning Up Gabel)

Christmas Cocktails Bloody Mary

9. Spicy Bloody Mary: There is so much sweetness in everything during the holidays. Switch it up and make these spicy Bloody Marys for your post-Christmas brunch. (via Sarah Hearts)


10. Whiskey Fig Sangria: Nothing sounds quite as warming to the soul as this winter sangria with whiskey, red wine and fig. This one will please any kind of palette. (via Lauren Kelp)

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11. Spiced Pineapple Rum Hot Toddy: This naturally sweetened hot toddy also contains creamy coconut milk, making it the perfect rich cocktail for even your most health-conscious of guests. (via Cotter Crunch)

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12. Cranberry Shrub Cocktail: Shrubs are having a bit of a moment. These unique cocktails are made with vinegar, which pairs wonderfully with tart cranberry. (via The Framed Table)

Christmas Cocktails Maple Apple Sangria

13. Apple Cider Sangria: Need a quick and easy cocktail recipe in a hurry? This apple cider sangria is super simple, and you probably have everything you need to make it already. (via Lively Table)


14. Pomegranate Moscow Mule: You know those adorable copper mugs you were gifted last year but don’t get to use very often? Now’s the time to break them out. (via A Simple Pantry)

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