May Your Drinks Be Merry & Bright

As the saying goes, “Eat, drink, and be merry.” So, let’s talk holiday cocktails, shall we? Whether you’re hosting or attending a Christmas party or mixing up a drink to enjoy for a cozy night in with your plus one, you’re sure to find something up your alley below. The criteria for a cocktail recipe to be included on this list? It needs to be festive, easy to prepare, and delicious. Cheers to that!


1. Mulled Wine

A cocktail doesn’t get much more classically Christmas than this one. Bonus: Its preparation will make your house smell amazing. Recipe & photo by Jo Cooks.



2. Winter Margarita

Bring this warm-weather favorite into your holiday cocktail line-up by incorporating egg white and mezcal to make it smokier, thicker, and more seasonally appropriate. Recipe & photo by Esquire.



3. Christmosa

Your Christmas brunch game just improved in a hugely festive way. Recipe & photo by Delish.



4. Spiced Chocolate Stout Beer Cocktail

Perfect for the beer lover at that holiday party! Recipe & photo by My Recipes.



5. White Christmas Mojito

Here’s another cocktail you probably thought was relegated to summer months. Good news – there’s a Christmas version that’s perfect for this season, too! Recipe by Half Baked Harvest.



6. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Who needs to eat dessert when you can drink it (especially this spiked version)? Recipe & photo by Damn Delicious.



photo credit: Brooke Lark