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Christmas Cocktails – 13 Festive Holiday Drinks You’ll Love

Looking for scrumptious Christmas cocktails? Impress your guests – and yourself – with these delicious Christmas drinks that are perfect for any holiday gathering.

Jello Shot Christmas Tree


A jello shot Christmas tree will make a marvelous centerpiece for your party…much more fun and attention-grabbing than a cake! They’re not that hard to make.

How to Make a Jello Shot Christmas Tree

Just choose at least two brightly colored Christmas jello shot recipes and pour them into jello shot cups with lids (like these on Amazon).

You can either use a large platter, or make the jello shot tree directly on the table you’re going to serve it on.
If you use a platter, place the platter on the table…don’t try to move the platter once you’ve built the jello shot Christmas tree!

Starting from the inside of the platter, add the covered jello shots in a circular pattern, keeping the shots as closely together as possible.

Add the next layer of shots on top, making sure the top layer of shots are centered over 3 of the bottom shots. The second layer should be smaller in diameter than the bottom layer.

Continue building smaller layers until you finally just have one jello shot at the top.

Decorate the jello shot Christmas tree with garland and a star.

A little bling for your Christmas party:

Boozy Christmas Cherry Bombs

Boozy Christmas Cheery Bombs are a fun and colorful accent that your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party people will love!


Now, these boozy Christmas cherry bombs aren’t technically a cocktail, but they are sure to up your partygoers’ alcohol levels. They’re a cinch to make, but you do need to soak the maraschino cherries at least 12 hours. Get the recipe at Tablespoon.

Easy Cranberry Margaritas

These festive easy cranberry margaritas are a great way to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater party started!


These festive cranberry margaritas from Isabel Eats are a fabulous way to get your party started! Consider rimming the glasses with green margarita salt for a festive Christmas look.

Do you have enough glasses for your party? If not, consider these premium disposable party glasses:

Santa Clausmopolitan

Brightly colored Santa Clausmopolitan is the perfect drink to make your signature holiday cocktail.


Having a signature holiday cocktail takes the stress out of deciding what to serve at parties and gatherings. This colorful Santa Clausmopolitan is a crowd pleaser! Karri over at Blue Ribbon Kitchen fills you in on the secrets to preparing this drink in advance (and getting the coconut to stick to the rim).

Colorful Christmas Colada

Festive Christmas Colada is almost as colorful as your guests' ugly Christmas sweaters...and it's actually very easy to make ahead, which means less stress and more play for you at the party!


Festive Christmas Colada is almost as colorful as your guests’ ugly Christmas sweaters…and it’s actually very easy to make ahead, which means less stress and more play for you at the party! Be sure to use tall glasses, such as these hurricane glasses at Amazon, to really show off the layered look.

Jack Frost Winter Cocktail

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Cocktails - Blue isn't usually a color associated with Christmas, but these scrumptious Jack Frost Cocktails are colorful enough to hold their own against the traditional red and green. Besides, with ugly Christmas sweater party cocktails, the more colors, the better!


Blue isn’t usually a color associated with Christmas, but these scrumptious Jack Frost Cocktails are colorful enough to hold their own against the traditional red and green. Besides, with ugly Christmas sweater party cocktails, the more colors, the better! Get the recipe – and see the video – at Homemade Hooplah.

Candy Cane Cosmopolitan

What’s Christmas without candy canes? Treat your party guests to a grown-up candy cane cosmopolitan this year. Find the recipe here.

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Very Merry Ornamentini Cocktail

This colorful (and delicious) Christmas martini just might win the prize for most inspired presentation!


This colorful (and delicious) Christmas martini just might win the prize for most inspired presentation! Michael over at Inspired by Charm had the brilliant idea to serve his signature martini recipe in a clear ornament for a sure-to-be-remembered holiday cocktail.

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine


Spiced or mulled hot wine is such a festive way to ward off the winter chill! This delicious mulled wine recipe from the lovely blogger at Well Plated is prepared in your crock pot…which makes it so easy to prepare ahead of time and serve once your guests arrive!

Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer


How elegant is this pomegranate rosemary spritzer from A House in the Hills? It’s a lovely choice for a dinner or sophisticated party…or for anyone who just loves champagne!

Jingle Juice


Punch is such a fun and easy way to serve cocktails at any party! Delicious Jingle Juice features citrus flavors highlighted with spiced rum, amaretto and Grand Marnier and packs quite a punch.

Be sure to check out Bree’s instructions on making a fruit ice ring for the punch…it’s a fabulously colorful way to keep your punch cold without watering it down like normal ice!

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Santa Hat Martini


I just love the way this martini glass is decorated to look like Santa’s hat! It’s a clever way to serve any red drink – although the pomegranate martini recipe she offers sounds delightful to me. Get the full directions at Oh My Creative.

White Chocolate Snowflake Martini


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Then this fabulous white chocolate snowflake martini is a must-have! Rim the glass with white sugar for an elegant look, or use colored sugars or crushed candy canes for a more colorful drink. Either way, it will taste marvelous.

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