Celebrate your adult get-togethers with 12 of the most Christmas-y cocktails you can make this season.
Sure the holidays are best spent with the family, but gathering together with your closest friends who feel like family is another occasion that’s difficult to pass up in the season of loving and giving. With whom else would you reminisce the silliest moments of your youth with over some sweet drinks spiked with a little something extra? We’ve searched high and low for some of the most amazing concoctions that’ll be sure to make your night a jolly one in the company of your friends. See our list below.
1. Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float
Undoubtedly one of the daintiest cocktails you’ll ever lay eyes on with its frothy top rim melting into the softest shade of pink, decorated with the earthy colors of a rosemary and blackberry to garnish. This one is a must-try for the girlies with a sweet tooth! See the recipe here.
2. White Russian
A bit of a harder drink compared to the sweet Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float above, the White Russian actually tastes smooth and it’s significantly easy to make as it only needs 3 ingredients—make it 4 if you’d prefer it with a garnish. The drink befits the season as the cream poured over the drink looks just like snow! See the recipe here.
3. Snowball Martini
Ever had a cotton candy infused cocktail? The Snowball Martini is something that needs to be tried, considering that to make that little cotton candy part you’d need a cotton candy machine—one that can be bought from a toy store! If you’re up for a challenge, take this drink on. See the recipe here.
4. The Poinsettia
The what? The Poinsettia? Like the plant? Yes, The Poinsettia, named after the plant is a fruity cocktail made with mostly cranberry juice. Its color and garnish alone have the very aura of Christmas, making it a perfect drink to enjoy during the holidays! See the recipe here.
5. Pear Nectar and Thyme Mimosa
This cocktail may have been made for fall, but that doesn’t mean it can’t easily fall into the Christmas category as well. Dress the drink up by setting it into a festive serving glass; and don’t forget the vibrant green thyme garnish! See the recipe here.
6. Candy Cane Martini
Feel like going for something significantly festive with a decorative garnish that just proclaims the season at hand? Try the Candy Cane Martini with only four ingredients needed to make it. It’s bound to give you that holiday kick with all the peppermint-y flavor. See the recipe here.
7. Campfire Cocktail
Think smores, just liquefied. The Campfire Cocktail is the perfect drink to hit the spot if you’re in the mood for coffee, smores, and milk! Allow the blend of childhood flavors to stir the memories and the grown-up taste of coffee liquor to bring you back so you can reminisce with your dearest friends. See the recipe here.
8. Peppermint Chocolate Martini
If you’re more in the mood for something a bit like a Starbucks Christmas drink, you could always go for a Peppermint Chocolate Martini. It celebrates the season with that minty taste blended with chocolate, but with a bit of an alcoholic spike. See the recipe here.
9. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini
If you prefer a white version of the concoction above, you can always opt for the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Martini. This might need a little more time ingredients to make, but to taste Christmas in flavors of white chocolate and peppermint, it’ll be worth it! See the recipe here.
10. Blackberry Ombre Sparkler
Another name for it could be Blackberry Mimosas. It was originally a Valentine’s cocktail, but it could just as easily be passed off as one for Christmas as well since its colors adhere to Christmas. It’s also far easier to make than you think making use of ingredients that are easy enough to be found. See the recipe here.
11. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
This Christmas drink looks far more different compared to the others in our list considering its garnish is covered in ‘snow,’ making it even more of an ideal beverage to sip on over light conversation. It’s another easy-to-make cocktail, adding to its feasibility if you’re not too keen on using a lot of equipment. See the recipe here.
12. Christmas Sangria
Last on our list? Of course it’s Sangria, the easiest and most festive of all! It takes a several couple of ingredients, sure, but it can easily serve a large party, and it tastes just like an explosion of fruity flavor. See the recipe here.
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Got any more holiday drinks to add to the list? Feel free to share with us in the Comments!