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20 December, 2021 | Bon Tea Cafe Updated 2021

15 Best Christmas Drinks To Enjoy In The Festive Season

Are you planning a small family get-together party this Christmas season? Or maybe a reunion with old school friends and distant relatives? If so, the Christmas drinks explained in this guide will help you have a fantastic season! It's easy to make, and your loved ones will surely love it. 

Two things make every Christmas party fun and festive - holiday drinks and food (of course, you can’t leave sparkly Christmas decorations out!). 

Christmas beers and wine are always the go-to drinks when planning Christmas drinks. But you should never forget about Christmas cocktails. It’s one of the best ways to spread the holiday season. 

We’ll show you the different drinks to consider in this festive season. Let’s begin. 

Top 15 Christmas Drinks You Should Consider 

1. Christmas Martini 

Are you searching for a Christmas cocktail that will help you create a memorable experience during the festive season? The Christmas martini is where the magic is; it's drinkable, sweet-tart, and lively. 

It's one of the best holiday drinks that are perfect for entertaining. Furthermore, it's simple to mix, and the color it produces is beautifully brilliant, made from cranberry juice. Also, you can prepare it as a pitcher for simple preparation. 

2. Christmas Punch 

Consider Christmas punch if you need an excellent punch for your holiday break with your friends. The flavor is delicious and fruity and comes with sparkle from ginger ale. You can make the drink with rum for a punch with alcohol. 

But if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks, you can choose not to add them. Regardless, you’ll get the most incredible taste, especially when you garnish it up with rosemary branches, sliced citrus, and cranberries. What’s more beautiful and more festive than this?! 

3. Mulled Wine 

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Choose the classic mulled wine, and you'll never regret the holiday season. It's a traditional drink that was more popular than water in the Middle Ages. Thrifty households enjoyed the beverage as a way to extend the stale wine's life span. 

You can never go with mulled wine. However, it's super-friendly to beginners, so you shouldn't have any challenges making one. All you have to do is heat the red wine with festive spices such as clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. 

Then, add a bit of honey to sweeten and enjoy! 

4. Holiday Mai Tai 

If you enjoy your holidays on a tropical beach while enjoying the sunshine, consider mai tai. It's fruity and refreshing and adds summer fun to your Christmas party. All you need is four ingredients to make this delicious drink. 

Here’s how to prepare the mai tai: 

  • Mix amaretto, dark rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice. 
  • Serve the drink over crushed ice and garnish with cranberries (fresh)

It’s that simple! 

5. Peppermint Martini 

If you want a delightful Christmas cocktail signature, a peppermint martini will do. It's minty fresh, and creamy and comes with a delicious mixture of chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps. Even though it's perfect for the Christmas season, you can drink the peppermint martini any day! 

6. The Grinch Cocktail 

This cocktail is the type of drink where your inner Grinch comes to life! The grinch cocktail is light and refreshing; It’s a delicious blend of citrus, cherry flavors, and melon. The beverage is made with clear rum, melon liqueur, and sparkling lemon-lime soda. 

The grinch cocktail is so delicious you can quickly lose track of the number of drinks you've taken. So beware! 

7. Candy Cane Cocktail 

Thanks to this incredible recipe, you can have the best time enjoying all the delicious tastes of candy canes in a Christmas alcoholic drink. Here's how it's done: the candy canes are immersed in vodka, which gives it a delightful minty and syrup flavor. 

However, you need time to prepare because the process takes about three days to prepare. But it’s highly worth it. The candy cane vodka can be used as the base for various beverages. It’s one of the perfect holiday drinks to enjoy with the family. 

8. Poinsettia 

Do you like a Christmas cocktail that's vibrant and bubbly? Then, you'll enjoy this cranberry champagne drink - Poinsettia. The chilling beverage vibe and stunning color make it ideal for the winter weather. 

It makes it fun to enjoy any occasion, not only Christmas Eve. The ingredients are easy to use, and you can prepare in minutes at home. 

9. Christmas Mimosa 

Waking up on Christmas early morning to a Christmas Mimosa is one of the best moments of the season. The beverage is bubbly and ideal for the holiday season. 

The drink contains rich pomegranate juice that contrasts with the orange sweetness. It’s then topped off with plenty of bubbles. The Christmas Mimosa is a perfect tradition for brunch with snowman pancakes or gingerbread waffles and Christmas breakfast. 

10. Spiked Apple Cider 

Spiked Apple Cider can make your kitchen smell like a holiday wonderland. The drink is simple to make, and the rum implements the cloves, cinnamon, and star anise excellently. After the beverage lifts your Christmas spirit, it'll also make your kitchen smell like a candle shop. 

11. Winter Snowflake Cocktail 

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This beverage is one of the best Christmas drinks scented with cinnamon and made with Bailey's Irish Cream. If you're looking for a drink to serve at a Christmas party where you can skip dessert, consider a winter snowflake cocktail. 

It's a pudding or milkshake type of delicious and highly satisfying cocktail. 

12. Holly Jolly Cocktail 

This holiday drink is a mixture of citrus flavors that will make your Christmas both holly and jolly. The drink is made from elderflower liqueur, vodka, and orange juice that's freshly juiced. 

After, you add a bit of ginger beer and garnish with fresh mint and pomegranate seeds. It’s one of the sophisticated Christmas drinks to enjoy during the holiday season. 

13. Jingle Juice Holiday Punch

The jingle juice holiday punch is the best way to enjoy your Christmas holidays. The beverage comes with only three ingredients: vodka, cherry soda, and champagne. You can make the drink in minutes and enjoy the rest of the evening with your family and friends. 

14. Peppermint Patty 

If you want a warm and cozy mug that you can't stop sipping, consider peppermint patties. It's a hot chocolate spiked with two liqueurs, adding chocolate and mint flavors to this rich beverage. 

You can prepare the drink yourself by using a purchased hot cocoa mix. It’s one of the best drinks to look out for during festive seasons. 

15. Peppermint White Russian 

If you're searching for a fantastic winter cocktail that's creamy and sweet, we recommend peppermint white Russian. It's a twist on the classic, which might be more interesting than the original. 

It's fast and straightforward to make, and it'll surely amaze whoever you serve it to, including yourself! It's one of the best Christmas drinks to enjoy with your friends. 


You have lots of Christmas drinks to enjoy this festive season. Which ones would you go for? You can try as much as you want, as long as you have exciting moments with your loved ones. The drinks outlined in this guide are easy to make and only take a few minutes. All you need is the ingredients to make them. So go through the article and choose the ones that best work for you.