Christmas Cocktails to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year, and there is no better way to celebrate this special season than with festive cocktails. These Christmas-themed concoctions are sure to make your holiday merry and bright, with vibrant colors, rich flavors, and a whole lot of Christmas spirit! No matter what you choose, these recipes are guaranteed to help you ring in the holidays in style. Cheers!

1. Peppermint Mocha Martini

The peppermint mocha flavors in this drink are the perfect way to celebrate Christmas. The rich and creamy mocha liqueur mixed with sweet chocolate make for an indulgent yet satisfying drink that will have you feeling warm all over!

Peppermint Mocha Martini Recipe 

  • 2 oz. Tennessee Legend Peppermint Mocha Cream Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Locals Only Vodka 
  • .75 oz. Ballotin Original Chocolate Whiskey
  • Garnish: Mini candy cane and chocolate shavings 

Pour cream liqueur, vodka, and chocolate whiskey into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings and candy cane.


2. Salted Caramel Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of the most popular cocktails around, but it doesn't have to be boring. Adding salted caramel will transform your drink into an unforgettable Christmas treat!

Salted Caramel Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz. Knucklenoggin Salted Caramel Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz. Demerara 
  • A few dashes of orange bitters
  • Garnish: Orange peel, Luxardo cherry, and chocolate caramel candy

Pour bourbon, demerara, and bitters into a cocktail stirring/mixing glass. Add ice and stir with spoon until outside of mixing glass is cold to the touch. Strain cocktail into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with orange peel, and skewered Luxardo cherry and chocolate caramel candy.


3. Cranberry Margarita

Get ready for the holidays with this easy, refreshing cranberry margarita! What could be more Christmassy than the tangy, sweet taste of cranberries? 

Cranberry Margarita Recipe 

  • 2 oz. Asombroso El Platino Blanco Tequila
  • 2 oz. Cranberry juice
  • 0.75 oz. Lime juice
  • 0.50 oz. Agave syrup
  • 0.5 oz. Triple sec
  • Garnish: Lime wheel

Pour tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, agave, and triple sec into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wheel.