The Christmas Cocktail Recipe Collection

'Tis the Season for a Great Drink

The holidays are a favorite time of year and this cheery season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. As a part of these festivities, there are some wonderful drinks that you can serve that fit the holiday theme perfectly.

Traditional warm drinks are a great place to start and we cannot forget about the appeal of eggnog (a drink that should be on everyone's Christmas list). Beyond the Christmas classics, the drinks listed below make great...MORE additions to any party or casual holiday gathering. Happy Holidays!

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    Spiced Silver Bell Cocktail
    This Spiced Silver Bell cocktail pairs tequila with a DIY cranberry spiced syrup. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

    Ingredients: tequila, lime juice, cranberry spice syrup, ginger beer

    Tequila may not be the first liquor you think of when it comes to holiday cocktails, but it is actually quite fitting because of drinks like this.

    Here, a luscious silver tequila is paired with a unique and useful cranberry spiced syrup that can be used in other drinks as well. The ginger beer adds a snappy sparkle to finish off the simple mix with style.

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    Merry Christmas Cocktail
    This cocktail says Merry Christmas with its tall mix of Plymouth Gin and cranberries. Rob Palmer / Photolibrary / Getty Images

    Ingredients: Plymouth Gin, cranberry and lemon juices, club soda, fresh cranberries

    Spread the Christmas cheer with a round of these simple and refreshing highballs. The Merry Christmas features a holiday flavor favorite: cranberries and more cranberries. It comes together quickly and is perfect for those surprise holiday guests.

    It also makes a great mocktail when the gin is left out, giving you another option to serve to non-drinking guests.

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    Grinch Cocktail
    The Grinch is a simple green drink and you can add a little brightness by garnishing it with a red fruit - cherries and strawberries are perfect. Verity Jane Smith/Stockbyte/Getty Images

    Ingredients Midori, lemon juice, simple syrup

    Go green with this cocktail named for Dr. Seuss' classic holiday character. It is a simple Midori Sour and because each of the ingredients should already be in your bar, it is perfect for last minute entertaining.

    The red garnish is a symbol of the good heart that lies inside every Grinch. After one or two of these melon-flavored drinks even the meanest Grinch will have a smile on their face.

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    Mrs. Claus' Wildside Punch
    Mrs. Claus' Wildside Punch is a fun holiday party punch. Johner Images/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

    Ingredients: tequila, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice

    I always thought that Mrs. Claus had to have a wild side. Think about it...she's stuck in the North Pole all the time surrounded by busy little elves, while her over-achieving husband gallivants around the world one night every year. I mean, a woman has to let loose sometimes, right?

    Imagination comes to life in this fun and seductive punch that is perfect for office parties and those crazy holiday gatherings. It...MORE is a sweet punch backed by tequila and fun, fruity liqueur. Everything is mixed in equal proportions, so there is no extra thought needed, simply pour and stir.

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    Ciroc Vodka's Holiday Spice
    Vodka's answer to the Pina Colada and it's great for the holidays. Laura Johansen/StockFood Creative/Getty Images

    Ingredients: coconut vodka, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, milk, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice

    The Ciroc Holiday Spice brings that creamy coconut and pineapple taste​ we love in a Pina Colada, amplifies it with coconut vodka, milk, and egg, then tops everything off with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

    It is a fun drink, sort of a mix between the tropics and eggnog, and something completely different from what we normally associate with the season. It is both uplifting and comforting in a...MORE single sip.

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    Metro Marche's Christmas Jones Cocktail
    The blender is not relegated to summer! Mix up this fruity Christmas Jones to brighten up the holidays. Maximilian Stock Ltd./Photolibrary/Getty Images

    Ingredients: vodka, strawberries, pineapple, lemon-lime soda

    Fruits and the blender should not be left for summer cocktails alone. No, we can enjoy their sweet taste year round and the Christmas Jones is a fantastic (and easy) vodka cocktail that brings the tropics into the holidays.

    This sweet highball drink begins with a blend of strawberries, pineapple, and vodka and is topped with lemon-lime soda for a refreshing holiday cocktail. It's finished off with a mint garnish that adds a little...MORE cheer to the final presentation and it is a great all-around holiday drink for two.

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    La Vie En Rouge Cocktail with Grand Marnier
    Fantastic and oh so easy to make, La Vie En Rouge is a delightful holiday cocktail of Grand Marnier, cranberry, and a hint of rosemary. Alexadra Grablewski/Photodisc/Getty Images

    Ingredients: Grand Marnier, cranberry and lemon juices, simple syrup, rosemary

    This beautiful crimson cocktail not only brings out the color of the season, but a few of the favorite flavors. La Vie En Rouge is a delectable mix of Grand Marnier, cranberry, and rosemary.

    It is unbelievably easy to mix up and the rosemary adds an inviting aromatic aspect that guests will love. This makes a stunning drink pairing for almost any holiday meal.

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    Angel's Delight Cocktail
    Sweet, creamy, and beautifully pink, this fun little gin cocktail is truly an Angel's Delight. © Patryk Kosmider / Dollar Photo Club

    Ingredients: gin, triple sec, cream, grenadine

    Creamy, pink and absolutely delightful. The Angel's Delight is a fabulous cocktail for those little indulgences we allow ourselves during the holidays.

    This semi-classic cocktail is ideal for dessert but takes that genre into a different realm because of the underlying of the underlying gin. It is sweet but dimensional and that is why it remains a favorite.

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  • 09 of 12
    Reindeer Caesar Cocktail
    If you like a Bloody Caesar, add a little nutmeg for a holiday twist and call it a Reindeer Caesar. Lauri Patterson / E+ / Getty Images

    Ingredients: vodka, clamato, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg

    Take a Bloody Caesar, add some nutmeg on top and you have turned the everyday drink into a holiday-worthy cocktail. This small change makes a world of difference and it is fun to watch people try to guess the secret ingredient.

    The "bloody" base makes for ​a great Christmas morning brunch cocktail packed full of vitamins to get you through the day. The vodka is just a bonus.

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    JMW's Poinsettia Punch Cocktail - Jason Westplate
    A new take on a favorite holiday drink, JMW's Poinsettia Punch is a great drink for one or many. Paolo Cipriani/E+/Getty Images

    Ingredients: gin, Chambord, allspice dram, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, three kinds of bitters

    Even the best cocktails could use a little update every now and then and this recipe is a fabulous modern variation on the favorite Poinsettia Punch.

    JMW's Poinsettia Punch is a real winner, retaining the cinnamon syrup, gin, and allspice dram of the traditional recipe. It is the use of Hendrick's Gin, the addition of Chambord, and combination of not one, but three different bitters that make it...MORE spectacular.

    Though written for a single serving, this is also a great recipe to transform into a party punch.

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    Holiday Hopper Cocktail
    The Holiday Hopper is a sweet and delightful mint-chocolate cocktail with a hint of melon. © Palle Christensen / Dollar Photo Club

    Ingredients: melon liqueur, creme de menthe, creme de cacao, half and half

    Adding the taste of sweet melon to the favorite winter mix of creamy mint chocolate and cream may not be the most likely of mixes, but it works. The Holiday Hopper is a perfect example of how to pull off this unusual combination.

    The simplicity of the sweet martini makes it a great option for any holiday party. This pale green cocktail is absolutely delicious, intriguing and unusual, and an indulgence you deserve amid all...MORE of the holiday ​hoopla.

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    White Christmas Dream Cocktail
    The White Christmas Dream is a dreamy, creamy holiday-worthy cocktail. John A Rizzo/Photodisc/Getty Images

    Ingredients: vodka, amaretto, heavy cream, nutmeg

    The White Christmas Dream is a simply dreamy dessert drink for the holidays. It is very easy to mix up and can take care of all of those sweet cream cravings that tend to come up this time of year.

    This is a super smooth, creamy drink with the flavor of amaretto accented with a little nutmeg. It is comforting and inviting, a festive indulgence, indeed.