15 Christmas Cocktails and Shots Santa Would Love



No one wants their Christmas party to go out with a whimper. This drink menu, full of unique and inspired holiday beverages, is guaranteed to make sure your Christmas party pops off like dynamite. These unique styles and flavors of drinks have something for everyone, whether they're a wine lover or a whiskey drinker. Check out this list to get holiday spirits flowing.




Cognac Christmas Punch

via Jamie Oliver

via Jamie Oliver

This whirlwind combination of flavors includes clementines, cranberries and cognac. Check out the recipe here to whip up this perfect recipe in bulk that's perfect for any holiday party this Christmas season.


Santa's Milk

via Esquire

via Esquire

You'll definitely get some amazing presents if you leave this Christmas cocktail out for Santa with some cookies. It blends milk with white rum, brandy, sugar and nutmeg.


The Italian Eggnog Martini

via Tipsy Bartender

via Tipsy Bartender

Nothing will spice up your evening like a holiday martini garnished with cinnamon that has Amaretto, vanilla vodka, Egg Nog and more. You can find the way to mix this Christmas masterpiece to perfection here.


Peppermint Eggnog Shots

via Sugar And Cloth

via Sugar And Cloth

These creamy concoctions combine peppermint ice cream with eggnog (boozy or not, it's up to you) to make a holiday shot that's as dazzling to look at as it is delicious to drink. Check out the recipe for these liquid miracles here.


Cherry Peppermint Christmas Punch

via Rolling Spoon

via Rolling Spoon

This luscious punch is a slick mix of cherry brandy, Jim Beam and white rum garnished with a candy cane. Anyone looking for the proportions for a full bowl can check the recipe here.


The Spiced Silver Bell

via Shannon Graham / About Food

via Shannon Graham / About Food

This fiery little troublemaker might just be the shot of energy you need. The recipe contains silver tequila, lime juice and more. It borders on the flavor of a margarita but goes down so easy you might need a few before the end of the night.


Frosty Night

via Good To Know

via Good To Know

This exquisitely smooth cocktail combines gin, Cointreau and lemon juice in a recipe that would melt the heart of any ice queen at your party in damp spirits.


Holiday Sangria

via HGTV

via HGTV

This sangria is ideally served in bulk with small bowls of garnish surrounding it to act as a centerpiece for any table. This sensational drink combines white wine, champagne and vanilla liqueur, but you can find the full recipe here.


Christmas Cosmopolitan

via BBC Good Food

via BBC Good Food

This cocktail contains an exquisite mix of chilled vodka, cranberry juice and ginger wine to form a savory signature flavor that tastes like holiday cheer in a glass. Get the recipe to unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw this Christmas season.


Yuletide Punch

via Marie Claire

via Marie Claire

Not only is this delectable citrus drink perfect as a cocktail, but it serves wonderfully as boozy punch. The recipe shows you this beverage is as simple to make as it is delicious to drink.


Somerset Sidecar

via Marie Claire

via Marie Claire

This apple flavored drink is perfect in a martini glass because of its strong but savory taste that combines Frangelico, apple brandy and Cointreau. If you're looking for something classy to impress your guests, grab the recipe here.


Red Velvet Snowball

via Tipsy Bartender

via Tipsy Bartender

Although this drink looks like it was whipped up by your fairy Godmother, it's actually incredibly simple to make and is all in the garnish. It's just red velvet coffee combined with Godiva liqueur topped with whipped cream and red sprinkles.


Amaretto Fizz

via BBC Good Food

via BBC Good Food

This insatiably delectable slice of heaven in a glass has an incredibly distinct taste. It blends Disaronno and white wine to create an unforgettable flavor. See the recipe here to add this to your drink menu this holiday season.


The Jack Frost

via Iain Griffiths / The Guardian | Romas Foord / Observer Food Monthly

via Iain Griffiths / The Guardian | Romas Foord / Observer Food Monthly

This delightful mixed drink combines Jack Daniels with the rich flavors of maple syrup (preferably Canadian) to create a drink smoother than it sounds. Check out the recipe here to blend this tasty beverage for the whisky lovers in your clan.


Christmas Alexander

via Jamie Oliver

via Jamie Oliver

This incredible creation is an enriching combination of cognac, almond milk and other ingredients found here, thrown in a cocktail shaker and streamed into a small glass.