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21 Classic Christmas Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Celebrate the Christmas season with these festive cocktails!

The holiday season is a time of celebration, gratitude, and feasting. For many, this means indulging in some yummy Christmas cocktails.

Red Xmas martini on wood

A quality Christmas cocktail features classic flavors of the season. A good holiday cocktail should also feel extra decadent and mark the importance of the occasion.

When choosing the best Christmas cocktails, you should consider your time and money budget, as well as the tastes of your guests and the nature of the event.

Whether you need a cozy traditional cocktail or a cheerful drink for a tropical locale, you can get inspiration from these 21 amazing Christmas cocktails. 


As you can see, you don’t need a ton of ingredients or bartending skills to make a fun and tasty Christmas cocktail. As long as you have the basic supplies and a hefty dose of holiday spirit, you and your guests will enjoy a jolly celebration with these seasonal drinks.

Did we forget one of your favorite Christmas cocktails? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out. 

Check out our favorite Christmas beers if you prefer a beer over liquor!

21 Classic Christmas Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Red Xmas martini on wood

Get your holiday season off to a great start with some of these festive, tasty Christmas cocktails for inspiration! Perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 2 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.