Admittedly, I’ll take just about any excuse to try some new cocktails. But, Christmas and the rest of the holiday season is a pretty great excuse! While I haven’t tried most of these just yet, I’ve done enough digging to know that these holiday cocktails sound absolutely amazing! Plus, they’re all either vegan or easily substituted to be. And there are a few mocktails thrown in, too, or you could always make some substitutions to make them alcohol-free!
With lots of cranberries, peppermint, and other Christmas-y flavours, these holiday cocktails are perfect for a party, dinner, or other festive gatherings!
Jingle Juice Holiday Punch, Inspired by Charm
Despite only using a few ingredients, this Jingle Juice recipe looks delicious!
The Poinsettia, WeddingWire
Another super simple drink with just a few ingredients!
Mistletoe Cocktail, This Lil Piglet
Just substitute the honey with agave (or similar sweetener of choice) to make it vegan!
Berry Merry Christmas Cocktail, I’m Bored, Let’s Go
Berries, generally, might not be the first flavour to come to mind when I think “Christmas,” but this Berry Merry cocktail seems perfect!
Apple Pie on the Rocks, Vegan Yack Attack
It’s hard to go wrong with apple pie, but making it into a cocktail might just be the best idea yet.
Santa’s Hat Christmas Cocktail, The Kitchen is My Playground
I’ve never been a huge fan of coconut, but the adorable rim on Santa’s hat may be able to change this!
The Grinch, BoozeHouse
This proves it: Mr. Grinch is anything but a mean one. Or, he certainly fits well with Christmas when this cocktail is concerned.
Happy Elf, MyRecipes
The description for this post puts it perfectly:
“Why should Santa be the only one who gets a treat on Christmas Eve? He can have the milk and cookies; we want to share this colorful cocktails with his favorite toy makers.”
Those elves work hard all year round to make toys–they deserve a drink!
Spicy Gingerman, Single Minded Women
Ginger beer is a personal favourite of mine, so this drink sounds especially yummy.
The Red Queen, Supergolden Bakes
This is based on Alice in Wonderland, but my brain immediately went to the Tudors and Phillippa Gregory’s series. Either way, this seems oh-so-festive!
Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer, A House in the Hills
Prosecco is one of my all-time favourite things, and while I haven’t had pomegranate in ages, I love the flavour. Rosemary sounds like the perfect complement!
Santa Claus-mopolitan, Blue Ribbon Kitchen
This one gets bonus points for that fantastic pun!
Winter Bourbon Smash, Minimalist Baker
I’m not sure that I’ve ever tried bourbon, but this seems like an excellent recipe to test it out.
Mulled Wine, Gimme Some Oven
You can’t get much more festive than mulled wine!
Holiday Mule, Home Sweet Jones
This festive mule is garnished with a gorgeous sugared cranberry to make it both delicious and beautiful!
Winter Sangria, Baked New England
Sangria is always a good idea, whatever the occasion (or lack thereof).
Mulled Pomegranate Cider, The View from Great Island
Another delicious pomegranate concoction and this one is alcohol-free by default! The recipe comes with some great tips for going alcohol-free, too.