21 Fun Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Are you looking for the best holiday cocktails to make your Christmas party memorable or enjoy the holiday season? 

Christmas cocktail with holiday decor

This list features the 21 best holiday cocktails for your next gathering or night in front of the fire. I personally sampled several cocktails to compile this list. The following selection of my favorites features everything from warm, spicy drinks to fizzy, fruity beverages. 

You’ll be surprised how many innovative and delectable holiday cocktails you can try. And don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself an accomplished mixologist. A few of these cocktails only need two ingredients to whip together. 

Don’t serve another bottle of boring wine or hand out the standard gimlet when you can wow your friends and family with these outstanding drinks! 

Festive Holiday Cocktails

What is Your Favorite Holiday Drink?

Hopefully, one or more of these festive cocktails appeals to you.

Whether you enjoy fruit-forward drinks, piping hot boozy beverages, or complex drinks with a distinct flavor profile, there’s a holiday cocktail for everyone, in my opinion. 

Don’t settle for another bland beer or the same old red wine when you can sip on one of these phenomenal and unique holiday cocktails. And don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite liquors or juices to personalize these cocktails. 

Check out some popular winter beers or Christmas themed beers to add to the party!

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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 3 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.