It’s not all wine that does a Christmas celebration. You can always mix some fruit juices, concoct some weird cocktail mixtures that nobody would have thought of. Or you can stick to that healthy diet of yours with some protein-shakes or smoothies. There is no wrong drink to have on Christmas and you can make whatever you want, drink whatever you want. While you’re preparing your drink, shop with amazing Christmas offers and maybe plan for a late surprise for your loved ones.
Food and drinks are an integral part of the festivities. For this festive season, to make your Christmas party a hit, try some amazing mocktails & cocktails and surprise your guests. Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic, add some special element to the drinks to make it unforgettable. Remember, your concoction might not be everyone’s favoured one. So, if you’re preparing for guests, try the popular drinks. But if you’re drinking yourself, then, feel free to experiment as much you want.
Here are some refreshing drinks for the Christmas evening:
- Mulled Wine Cocktail
It is a traditional beverage made with red wine with various spices and raisins. It can be served hot or warm. It is one of the best Christmas drinks. It’s the kind of drink you find being served at the “rich people parties”.
Ingredients Required for Mulled Wine Cocktail
- 100 grams of muscovado sugar
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 150 ml water
- 1 lemon
- 2 clementines
- 150 ml Cointreau
- 750 ml red wine
2. Raspberry Martini Fizz
Add fizz to your Christmas party with this stylish cocktail. Just mix martini and gin together, add raspberry and let it chill…done! With this martini fizz, make your Christmas merry and raspy!
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Ingredients Required for Raspberry Martini Fizz
- 350ml Martini Rosso
- 150ml gin
- 4 tsp icing sugar
- 24 frozen raspberries
- 2 bottles chilled prosecco
3. Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
Give your pomegranate juice a twist with herbals. Just add rosemary to the juice and serve.Christmas is not about ignoring your health for a day. Christmas is about celebrating your and your family’s good health. So, give this try pommy rosemary spritzer.
Ingredients Required for Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
- 200ml pomegranate juice
- Sprig of rosemary
4. White Christmas Cocktail
This refreshing vanilla vodka recipe drink is made out of coconut milk, vanilla and vodka, which makes a perfect entry for the Christmas party. Serve it with a sprinkling of our special spices.
Ingredients Required for White Christmas Cocktail
- 1 fluid ounce heavy cream
- 1 fluid ounce vodka
- 1 fluid ounce peppermint schnapps
- 1 fluid ounce white creme de cacao
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 small candy cane
5. Jack Frost Cocktail
A perfect drink for those who love winters. Just mix Vodka, pineapple juice, blue curacao and cream of coconut. Voila, your guests are going to love it.
Ingredients Required for Jack Frost Cocktail
- 4 cups of ice
- 4 part pineapple juice
- 1 part vodka, or light rum
- 1 part Blue Curacao
- 1 part coconut cream
6. Christmas Peppermint Shake Cocktail
This drink makes your Christmas party complete. Blend strawberry & vanilla ice cream, Smirnoff peppermint twist and mint syrup. Sprinkle a bit of Christmas in it with crushed candy canes.
Ingredients Required for Christmas Peppermint Shake Cocktail
- 1 Strawberry ice cream
- 1 Vanilla Bean ice cream
- 1 ounce Smirnoff Peppermint Twist
- 1/2 teaspoon Mint Syrup
- 2 Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark
- 3-4 Candy Cane
7. Cranberry Mojito
Add cranberry syrup and mint to a glass of Rum for this perfect Christmas drink. Top it up with fresh cranberries, lemon and mint sprigs.
Ingredients Required for Cranberry Mojito
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup Seltzer water
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 6 oz light rum
- 2 tsp of honey
- 1/3 cup mint leaves
- 3 cups of ice
8. Blood-Orange Italian Soda
Blood Orange Italian Soda is made of fruit juice and sparkling water. It is a perfect blend of fruits and fizz. You can also use vodka or diet coke instead of sparkling water if you want.
Ingredients Required for Blood-Orange Italian Soda
- 1/4 cup juice (1-2 large blood oranges)
- 12 oz sparkling water
- 1-2 tbsp simple syrup
9. Caramel Rum Hot Chocolate
Isn’t hot chocolate the drink for lazy occasions, you ask? Well, here’s how you make it more festive.This Rum blended hot chocolate is to die for. Add a good amount of thick caramel and hot chocolate to Rum. It’s perfect for a cold winter evening…mmmm.
Ingredients Required for Caramel Rum Hot Chocolate
- 25ml dark rum
- 2 tsp of thick caramel
- 150ml whole milk
- 50g milk chocolate
10. Boozy Grinch Punch
If you’re looking for something spicy green, this punch is the very drink for you. Place a jug of Boozy Grinch Punch on a table, turn down the lights and watch “How the Grinch stole Christmas” with your family. It’s the best way to do your Christmas evening.
Ingredients Required for Boozy Grinch Punch
- 1 Lemon Lime mix
- 4 cups of water
- 4 cups of ice
- 3 cups of lemon-lime soda
- 2 cups of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of vodka
- 1 cup ginger ale
11. Cranberry Mimosas
Every event or celebration has to have a mimosa. It’s the drink that celebrates an occasion with you, even when you’re alone. Wherever you go, it comes with you in one of your hands.
For your Christmas celebration though, a Cranberry Mimosa is the best choice. It livens up your Christmas party while keeping your own spirits high.
Ingredients Required for Cranberry Mimosas
- 1 lime halved
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 cup sweetened cranberry juice
- 1 bottle champagne
- 12 fresh cranberries
- 4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
12. Butterbeer Punch
How about a Harry Potter-themed Christmas? Well, if that’s your kind of thing, then, here’s a Butterbeer Punch for you. Make this and it will feel like a Christmas party at the Three Broomsticks with Harry himself. What’s more festive and fun than that?
Ingredients Required for Butterbeer Punch
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- Gold sanding sugar
- Butterscotch syrup
- 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 6 cans cream soda
- 3 cans seltzer
- 3 cups vanilla vodka
13. Candy Cane Jell-O Shots
If you want your Christmas drink to be an appetizer instead, then, make one of these. You start by having one, two, and three and before you know it, your body becomes as loose as the Jell-O you ate. Plus, they look so good that you can put up the leftovers as Christmas decorations of their own.
Ingredients Required for Candy Cane Jell-O Shots
- 2 packs of cherry Jell-O
- 1 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup vodka
- 2 envelopes gelatin
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Crushed candy canes
15. Irish Coffee
A coffee is not the most Christmassy of drinks but it’s just the pick-me-up drink you need in the morning. Have an Irish coffee to give your Christmas morning the boost you need to do the many tasks ahead.
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Ingredients Required for Irish Coffee
- Heavy cream
- 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 jigger Irish whiskey
16. Classic Eggnog
The best saved for the last, here’s a tried-and-tested recipe that has escaped very few Christmas households. It is considered as one of the best or should I say popular Christmas drinks.
It is made with eggs, milk, cream, rum, brandy and nutmeg. In a way, it owns the very spirit of Christmas in it. It is a warm welcome to all good things in life, it inspires good health and well-being. Anyone can make this classic eggnog because it is meant for everyone. Try it to know why it is considered as one of the best traditional Christmas drinks!
Ingredients Required for Classic Eggnog
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup bourbon or rum
- Whipped cream
In conclusion, I am tempted to ask what your ideal Christmas could be. Could it a celebration of all good that has happened through the year? Could it be the arrival/hope of a better tomorrow and even better day-after? Or just this very moment frozen where you share a laugh with all your loved ones? Whatever it is, your Christmas needs to have atleast one of these drinks.
So, get ready for the party. And, if you have any other interesting drinks for this party season, do share with us. We would love to know and try them. Merry Christmas in advance.