As you gather with loved ones to cherish the joyous season, why not raise a glass and toast to the magic of Christmas? These delightful cocktails will not only tantalize your senses but also create unforgettable memories. Try these 10 Christmas cocktail recipes, including Cranberry Sangria and Christmas Cosmopolitan.

Apple Cider Mimosas

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Apple Cider Mimosa is a festive twist on the classic brunch cocktail. This sophisticated blend of hard apple cider, champagne, cinnamon, and rosemary creates a flavorful “party in a glass,” perfect for Christmas celebrations. Get the recipe: Apple Cider Mimosas.

Cranberry Sangria

Two glasses of refreshing cranberry sangria garnished with slices of oranges and fresh cranberries.
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Simplify your holiday cocktails with a red wine blend with cranberry juice and orange slices. Make it ahead for a stress-free Christmas Dinner for Two, putting those leftover fresh cranberries to delicious use. Get the recipe: Cranberry Sangria.

Mistletoe Margarita

Mistletoe margarita with berries and lime garnish in a glass.
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Featuring reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, and spiced cranberry agave syrup, this Christmas cocktail is perfect for festive gatherings. Easy to make, it’s a delightful addition to your holiday celebrations, bringing Christmas cheer with every sip! Get the recipe: Mistletoe Margarita.

Homemade Eggnog

A delightful glass of homemade eggnog garnished with a cinnamon stick and a dash of nutmeg.
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Light, creamy, and spiced with freshly grated nutmeg, it’s a non-alcoholic treat that surpasses store-bought versions. Convert eggnog skeptics into festive lovers with this superb, alcohol-free recipe—a seasonal favorite for all! Get the recipe: Homemade Eggnog.

Cranberry Margarita

A refreshing cranberry margarita garnished with rosemary sprigs and berries.
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Raise a glass to the festive Cranberry Margarita! Easy to whip up for one or a crowd, it’s the perfect holiday cocktail. With a delightful mix of sweet, tart cranberry, and orange flavors, this margarita is a match made in Christmas heaven for tequila lovers. Get the recipe: Cranberry Margarita.

Mulled Wine with Caramel Vodka

A festive pan of cranberries, oranges, and spices simmering in Mulled Wine with Caramel Vodka.
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A brilliant twist on the traditional recipe, this boozy, fruity, and spiced concoction, inspired by Cranberry Orange Sangria and Caramel Apple Sangria, steals the show. It’s a festive delight that warms both hearts and palates. Get the recipe: Mulled Wine with Caramel Vodka.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

A glass of cranberry moscow mule with slice of lime and cranberries.
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Infused with cranberry juice and lime, and topped with spicy ginger beer, this is the ideal festive cocktail for Christmas gatherings. Sip and savor the season with this delightful drink, perfect for holiday parties and Christmas tree moments. Get the recipe: Cranberry Moscow Mule

Christmas Cosmopolitan

Two glasses of Christmas cosmopolitan cocktails garnished with lime slices.
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For the ultimate festive celebration, try this easy Christmas Cosmopolitan. This crowd-pleaser is not only visually stunning with its rose-hued allure but also incredibly simple to make. Perfectly balanced with sweet and tart flavors, it’s ideal for any occasion, not just Christmas. Get the recipe: Christmas Cosmopolitan.

Bourbon Eggnog

A delicious homemade bourbon eggnog topped with frothy milk and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
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This not-too-thick, not-too-sweet cocktail, enriched with warm bourbon and subtle vanilla hints, is sure to become a festive staple at your gatherings. Embrace the love for eggnog with this irresistible recipe! Get the recipe: Bourbon Eggnog.

Spiced Pineapple Hot Buttered Rum Toddy

Two glasses of Spiced pineapple hot butter rum toddy garnished with slices of pineapple and cherry on top.
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Ideal for Christmas, this delightful spiced rum toddy, featuring black spiced rum and butterscotch schnapps, is a must-have seasonal cocktail. Double the batch, as everyone will be clamoring for a second glass! Get the recipe: Spiced Pineapple Hot Buttered Rum Tody.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Apple Cider Mimosa’s in your lovely roundup. Can’t wait to try each and every recipe.