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12 Fabulous Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Christmas is one of the biggest entertaining times of the year. Every great holiday party needs a special beverage to celebrate the festivities. I’ve found 12 fabulous Christmas cocktail ideas that you will want to serve to your guests – or share with Santa.

I’ve shared that Sweet Shark loves to create cocktails for just me (lucky me!). He especially loves to discover new cocktails when we entertain guests.

Finding new cocktail recipes that I can show off share with him (Look what I found!) is one of my favorite things.

Whether you are entertaining just one other couple, a small group, or a large party, it’s so nice to begin the party with a “drink of the day”. What a great way to greet guests and get the party going.

It’s also nice to end the party with an after-dinner drink or a “the party’s over” send-off.

We’ve all heard of the 12 Days of Christmas. How about 12 fabulous Christmas cocktail ideas?

I know that you will find one of these yummy and pretty Christmas cocktails to love.

I printed all the Christmas cocktail recipes for Sweet Shark. He has added them to his Christmas drinks folder.

Welcome to 10 12 Fabulous Finds at Bluesky Browsing #68.

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  • the latest trends in home decor
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  1. This week was “wrap presents and get them in the mail”. Most of the presents for the big kids and grands had been selected and sent (thank you, Amazon). I had a few presents that I bought locally that needed to be mailed. What a relief to have them in UPS’s hands and not mine.
  2. Sweet Shark and I had a lovely dinner out with his business partner and his wife. This couple are special long-time friends. Joining them for dinner is always a delight.
  3. As you are reading this post, im preparing for our party tonight. We are hosting several neighbors and friends from church for a cocktail party – now you understand why I had cocktails on the brain. I’m so excited to open our home to good friends. I’ll share more about the party next week in my weekly newsletter. SIGN UP!
  4. Last Sunday was our neighborhood Christmas party. I told you I was going to make one of the 14 desserts I shared last week as my contribution. Did you guess which one? I made the Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls from Jen of Midwest Life and Style. They are so delicious and were a big hit. In fact, I’m making them again for our party tonight.
  5. This week, the blog was, of course, about Christmas: How to Make a Christmas Tree Village in a Vase and 2022 Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour.
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12 Christmas Cocktail Recipes: Luscious Libations

Here we go with Bluesky Browsing #68.

I searched for Christmas cocktails that I would want to serve to my own friends.

Here’s what I looked for in Christmas cocktail recipe:

  • is so pretty that your guest will ooh and aah.
  • is a bit unique.
  • fairly easy to make.
  • ingredients that you may have on hand.
  • great instructions and clear recipe.

The first thing I look for in any recipe is appearance. Just like a food recipe, a Christmas cocktail has to be attractive. Christmas cocktails should make you smile, want to toast your friends, and take a sip.

That first sip has to have flavor and balance. Making a great cocktail is like making a cake: the ingredients have to be in the right proportion to create a balanced taste.

Let me know which one is your favorite.

12 Christmas cocktail ideas

Enjoy them all.

12 Christmas Cocktail Recipe Ideas for You

rudolph's tipsy spritzer

Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

Cheryl of Tidy Mom shares this easy cocktail with a garnish of rosemary and cherries in both alcoholic and non-alcohol versions. Don’t let the name “tipsy” fool you – spritzers have a lighter taste which is a good thing during the holidays.

white Christmas mojito Christmas cocktail

White Christmas Mojito

I love the pretty garnish of pomegranate ariels and mint on this yummy holiday version of a mojito from Lulu.

Jingle juice Christmas cocktail

Jingle Juice Punch

If you need a delicious punch for a larger gathering, try this light and refreshing one from Michael of Inspired by Charm. Be sure to check out his method for making pretty ice cubes.

mistletoe kiss Christmas cocktail

Mistletoe Kiss

Cranberries are the perfect Christmas garnish. Paired with a rosemary sprig, this drink is a delightful mixture of vodka, club soda, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup. Tara of Smells Like Home Shares how to make what she calls “her secret weapon”.

Grinch Christmas cocktail

Grinch Christmas Cocktail

This may be the funniest name for a Christmas cocktail. Playing off our favorite Christmas villain, Heather of The Toasty Kitchen uses Midori, an apple liqueur, for color and a delightful flavor.

Jack Frost Christmas Cocktail

Jack Frost Cocktail

Isn’t this one of the prettiest drinks you’ve ever seen? It reminds me of a snowy winter night. It tastes like a piña colada, but blue curacao and sweet shredded coconut give it that fun wintery look. A perfect holiday drink that takes only minutes to whip up from Belly Full.

cranberry moscow mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule

If you are a Moscow Mule lover (ginger beer, anyone?), then you will love this cranberry-infused version from Jeannine of Sweet Humble Home. This recipe takes the traditional Moscow mule and wraps it up for the holiday season.

Nutcracker Cocktail

Nutcracker Cocktail

When is a Christmas cocktail not a cocktail? When it’s made like a dessert with almond milk, Frangelico, and vanilla vodka. Topped with whipped cream and nutmeg, this luscious drink makes a tasty dessert cocktail. You can thank Becky of Adventures of B2 for the recipe.

Pretty Christmas Sangria

I had to share one of my favorite ways to bring in the holidays. This sophisticated version of sangria is a wonderful way to serve wine lovers among your friends. Perfect for sipping by the fireplace.

Mistletoe Christmas cocktail

Merry Mistletoe Cocktail

Who could resist this yummy Christmas cocktail? Heather and Lori of Who Needs a Cape? came up with this almost boozy milkshake. It is sippable and thick and rich, and completely minty delicious. With the addition of Creme de Menthe and Irish Whiskey, it has just the right amount of holiday spirit. Serve it instead of dessert.

peppermint Bailey's Christmas cocktail

Peppermint Bailey’s Christmas Cocktail

Tiffany of What Cha Cooking Good Looking created this super easy creamy Christmas cocktail combining peppermint vodka and Bailey’s – that’s a great match for the holidays.

mint with Peppermint Schnapps Christmas cocktail

Mint Peppermint Schnapps

Say schnapps and it reminds me of something to warm you up after skiing. This fun and festive Christmas cocktail is the perfect blend of cream, mint and vodka! Made with Peppermint Schnapps by Julie of Julie Blanner, it will also warm your soul this holiday season.

Barware for All Your Christmas Cocktails

Having pretty barware and glasses will make concocting these wonderful Christmas cocktail recipes especially fun.

Visit these Christmas Pinterest Boards full of delicious Christmas cocktail recipes. I would love for you to FOLLOW one or all of these boards.

I hope you PIN this post, visit each selection, and PIN each one.

What do you think of this new roundup format? From a creator’s standpoint, I love it. Here you find out more about Tasty Roundups.

I’d love to know what subjects you are most curious about. Let me know in the comments and I’ll search browse for them. Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy.

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I’ll be browsing away between writing posts, listening to podcasts, reading, doing various blogging tasks, playing tennis, and walking Nola.

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