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These Christmas cocktails make the holiday festive! Pick from Christmas drinks that offer something for everyone, from martinis to cider.

Christmas cocktails and Christmas drinks

There’s nothing better for getting into the holiday mood than Christmas cocktails! A signature drink is more than just a tasty treat: it’s all about setting the scene for your holiday festivities. Here at A Couple Cooks, we’re cocktail experts, with 300+ cocktail recipes under our belt. We’ve reviewed our library to find all the best Christmas cocktails and drinks for your next gathering!

There’s something for everyone in this list, including alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic options that will please the whole family. There’s the brilliant Christmas martini made with cranberry juice, and spiced cider that will make your house smell like a holiday candle factory. Want to browse by type? Try Top 10 Vodka Christmas Cocktails or Top 10 Bourbon Christmas Cocktails.

And now…our top Christmas cocktails and drinks!

More Christmas drink ideas

Looking for non-alcoholic drinks or other Christmas cocktails? Here are a few more ideas:

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Christmas Mule

35 Christmas Cocktails & Drinks

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


These Christmas cocktails make the holiday festive! Pick from Christmas drinks that offer something for everyone, from martinis to cider.


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • 1 ounces 100% all natural cranberry juice
  • ½ tablespoon simple syrup (omit if using sweetened cranberry juice*)
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • For the garnish: Rosemary sprig, peppermint stick (optional)


  1. In a copper mug or glass, pour in the vodka, cranberry juice, peppermint schnapps, and simple syrup. Add the ginger beer.
  2. Add ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig and peppermint stick, if desired. Serve immediately.


*100% cranberry juice has no sugar added. If using cranberry juice cocktail, omit the simple syrup. You can also add the simple syrup to taste if you prefer a more tart drink.

**Tip: For advanced prep, pour together the 8x the recipe in a pitcher. Then pour a little over 3 ounces in each glass and top with 4 ounces ginger beer.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Christmas cocktails, Christmas cocktail recipes, Christmas drinks

More Christmas resources

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. Christmas martini, wow, I’d like to sample all of them like an advent calendar but I usually limit my cocktails to the weekends, no matter, these are still wonderful beyond Christmas, so thank you for all of them