Best Refreshing Drinks For Christmas Celebrations

by Vinodkumar Sankranthi

It’s not all wine that does a Christmas celebration. You can always mix some fruit juices, or 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; you can make whatever you want and 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.

The holidays are all about delicious food and drinks. Want to jazz up your Christmas party? Try some awesome mocktails & cocktails to wow your guests. Whether it’s with or without alcohol, add a special twist to make the drinks unforgettable. Remember, not everyone likes the same flavors. If you’re hosting guests, go for popular drinks. But if it’s just for you, go wild with experimenting. Enjoy this Christmas and New Year’s Eve with tasty seasonal drinks like Mulled Wine Cocktail or Classic Eggnog. We’ve got you covered! Read further!!!

Here are some refreshing drinks for the Christmas evening:

1. Mulled Wine Cocktail


It is a traditional beverage made with red wine 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!


Ingredients Required for Raspberry Martini Fizz

  • 350ml Martini Rosso
  • 150ml gin
  • 4 tsp icing sugar
  • 24 frozen raspberries
  • 2 bottles of chilled prosecco

3. Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer


Give your pomegranate juice a twist with herbs. 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
  • Prosecco

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 of 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. Cranberry Ginger Shrub

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Cranberry Ginger Shrub is a party drink, and predominantly, one of the most loved drinks during the Christmas season. This refreshing drink is made with cranberries, ginger, and fruit juice for a sweet-tart flavor that will leave your taste buds singing merry Christmas tunes. It’s also best known for its health benefits – better hydration, promotes good skin tone, etc.

Ingredients Required for Cranberry Ginger Shrub

  • 1 bag cranberries ((16-oz.)
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 piece peeled and sliced fresh ginger
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Ice and club soda for serving purposes

9. 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

10. 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 the 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

11. 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

12. 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 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

13. 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 of cream soda
  • 3 cans seltzer
  • 3 cups vanilla vodka

14. 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 of 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.


Ingredients Required for Irish Coffee

  • Heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 jigger of Irish whiskey

16. Sugar Cookie White Russian

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The White Russians is for sure going to be a unique drink you can try for this Christmas. This cocktail is made from vodka, sugar cookie liqueur, cream (or milk), white chocolate shavings, and whipped cream. Combined together, these ingredients make for an irresistible libation that will leave your taste buds begging for more. All it takes to make this refreshing Christmas drink is ten minutes or less.

Ingredients Required for Sugar Cookie White Russian

  • Vodka
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Ice and Milk
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinklers

17. Classic Eggnog

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The best saved for the last, here’s a tried-and-tested recipe that has escaped very few Christmas households. It is considered 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 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

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, I am tempted to ask what your ideal Christmas could be. Could it be a celebration of all the good that has happened throughout the year? Could it be the arrival/hope of a better tomorrow and an 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 at least one of these drinks.

So, get ready for the party. And, if you have any other interesting drinks for this party season, do share them with us. We would love to know and try them. Merry Christmas in advance.

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