Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! The most magical time of the year is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make this year’s celebration your best one yet!
Possibly the most important factor to consider is the festive tipples you’ll be serving up.
Sweet or spicy, creamy or full of bubbles, the options for Christmas cocktails are seemingly endless. That is why our gift to you is these 10 delightful ideas to inspire you to whip up your most cheery Christmas cocktails yet!
Keep scrolling to discover them all…
Festive spices are what gives this sangria its festive cheer. All you need is a bottle of wine, some fresh cranberries, apples, oranges, rosemary, cinnamon, star anise and whole cloves and you’ll have yourself a refreshing treat. Best of all, you can prepare this one ahead of time, meaning you get to spend more time with your loved ones on the day.
Via Damn Delicious
Tangy, sweet and aromatic; this is a cocktail that will leave your guest wanting more… and more… and more. Just watch out no one starts to look like Rudolph with a glowing red nose. Bonus tip: if you want to share this one with the kids, simply skip the vodka, you’ll still be left with a delicious mocktail.
Via Coley Cooks
3. Mulled Wine
What could be more comforting during the holiday season than a warm glass of mulled wine? Sweet and spiced in equal measure, this traditional tipple is one we will never turn down. Settle a batch of this mulled wine on the stove and in just 10 minutes you and your guests will be settling in, all cosy and warm.
4. Rum EggNog
Is Christmas ever really complete without a cool and creamy glass of eggnog? We at HOORAY! sure don’t think so. This recipe is a slightly different take on the traditional eggnog, using rum instead of bourbon. The rum in this recipe makes the eggnog a little sweeter than usual and helps to combat a bit of the eggy flavour, meaning it may have the power to win over even the biggest nog hater. Bring it out at your Christmas party and put the powers of this recipe to the test.
Via The Spruce Eats
Spiced, creamy and just a bit boozy, this cocktail will never fail to disappoint. You’ll also be pleased to know you probably already have all the necessary ingredients in your kitchen (as if we had to make this recipe even more appealing!).
Via The Blond Cook
This pomegranate and rosemary spritzer is more than just pretty to look at—it is also completely delicious! Pomegranate and rosemary combine to create a simply divine balance of sweet and savoury. Festive colours and fruity flavours are more than enough to keep us happy during the holidays.
Add a little heat to your Christmas party with this spicy pomegranate Moscow Mule. An exciting twist on the classic, the key difference here the touch of jalapenos peppers giving it just the right amount of kick. Keep your guests on their toes with this unexpected concoction and just wait until the recipe requests come rolling in!
The north pole cocktail is basically Christmas in a cup. If Christmas time has you in the mood to go all out, then this is the cocktail for you! A bit chocolatey with a splash of coffee, peppermint and ginger, this drink has it all, naughty and nice. Can’t tell whether this counts as a drink or a dessert? Neither can we! Simply serve it pre, post or during a meal (or perhaps even all three) and enjoy.
This cocktail is your opportunity to bring a little bit of the tropics to your Christmas festivities. While it may have the look of a snowy white Christmas it has all the flavours of summer vacation, coconut, mint and lime. Say it with me… YUM!
This Christmas-time delight has all of the flavours of your mum’s famous Christmas cake but in liquid form. How better to celebrate the holidays than with comforting concoction prepared with a splash of sweet nostalgia?