Are you feeling holly and jolly yet? Don't worry if you can't answer in the affirmative (the holidays can be stressful!), we have the perfect solution: a little bit of jingle juice in the form of festive Christmas cocktails. After all, we think that these jolly Christmas martinis and bubbly champagne cocktails will go perfectly with whatever menu you have planned for Christmas dinner. In fact, light and fizzy cocktails are great to serve with apps or to toast the fact that you managed to wrap your gifts in time this year, while steaming mugs of hot chocolate (spiked, of course!) are perfect for hunkering down after a day of snowball fights and sledding. Hosting the family Christmas party and wondering what to serve that'll be fun but not labor-intensive? Savvy hosts know to have a big batch of Christmas punch on hand for guests to help themselves.
And to close out the festivities, obviously, no holiday celebration is complete without a signature drink paired with the most delicious Christmas desserts — or maybe even a boozy beverage that can be the actual dessert. But whether you choose to serve up a festive vodka cocktail or a warming whiskey punch, these fun drinks are sure to help you celebrate the holidays in good spirits — with the help of a couple of, well, good spirits.
Let's face it: Cosmos are right any time of year, but their beautiful color is especially fitting during the holidays.
It's just not the holidays without sweet and creamy eggnog. Whip up a batch for some DIY Christmas crafts.
Made with pineapple juice, maraschino liqueur and grenadine, this cocktail tastes tropical but looks like it's made for the holidays.
This 3-ingredient cocktail is perfect for entertaining.
Pour pomegranate juice into ice cube trays for an instant flavor (and color!) boost to any bubbly beverage.
Top bourbon-spiked cocoa with toasty marshmallows for an end-of-the-night treat.
Citrus is in season all winter, make the most of it with this batch-able pick.
Cider syrup replaces sugar to lend seasonal flavor to this classic drink.
Add fruity flavor and jolly color to any cocktail with this homemade syrup.
Get the holiday started with a splash of this in your coffee, or serve it with dessert!
Garnish this sweet-sour sipper with brandied cherries to make it special for the holidays.
With maple, bourbon and citrus, this drink was practically made for the holidays. Whip it up for an adult game night!
Pomegranate and lime add red and green flair to this gin-and-bubbly drink.
Planning a traditional holiday menu? Pair it with a classic cocktail!
If you want a break from the seasonal cinnamon and dark chocolate flavors, this lemony sour drink is the perfect refresher.
The foamy, velvety texture of this New Orlean's classic looks like fresh snowfall, and tastes just as crisp.
A little bit of plum and a dash of thyme turns the fan-favorite Moscow Mule into a Christmas delight.
Even mimosas need a seasonal update. Trade traditional OJ for blood orange juice to give this cocktail a gorgeous crimson hue.
Give the bartender (you!) the night off by letting guests pour their own glass of this festive and fruity drink.
What's a holiday cocktail without champagne? Boring, that's what.
Think of this glass of bubbly as the grown up version of a Shirley Temple. (And obviously, it's best served with a side of cherries.)
There's something special about sipping on a glass of whiskey in the wintertime. For a quick and fruity fix, warm up with this orange-infused drink.
We spiked the punch bowl with a cinnamon-infused simple syrup and whiskey for your holiday sipping pleasure.
We turned our seasonal obsession — peppermint bark — into an easy cocktail. Serving tip: Use a slow cooker to make the hot chocolate and keep it warm during the party.