Holiday Cocktails That Are Making Us Really Thirsty Right Now

Forget the traditional beer and wine. Your guests deserve to quench their thirst with something that refreshes AND inspires them.

‘Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to get in the party spirit than a show-stopping holiday cocktail?

Forget the traditional beer and wine. Your guests deserve to quench their thirst with something that refreshes AND inspires them. We’ve rounded up a variety of gorgeous seasonal cocktails that will make you proud to raise a toast. Although these drinks are served cold, there’s no doubt they’ll be giving you all the warm holiday feels you need to get through the holidays. From signature winter classics to chic festive drinks, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy at their next holiday happy hour.

Here are our faves (we’re getting thirsty just looking at them and hope you will too)

Please drink responsibly and happy holidays!

White Christmas Margarita Punch

If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, we’ve found it in a glass. Don’t let the dainty sprigs of rosemary and cute cranberries fool you. This boozy recipe calls for silver tequila, coconut rum and Grand Marnier. Take a sip, close your eyes- it’s like being transported to the islands on Christmas!

How Sweet Eats

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

A spicy holiday tradition with a kick! This refreshing combination of ginger beer, vodka and pomegranate is a guaranteed holiday crowd pleaser, thanks to its perfect balance of sweet and bubbly. Served in a copper mug and sprinkled with pretty pomegranate seeds, this cocktail is full of visual appeal.

Gourmet With Blakely

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

A champagne cocktail recipe that is so romantic, you might want to save it for the next holiday snuggle with your boo. This totally gorgeous and chic sparkler can impress just about anyone. The effort in making the blackberry syrup for the alluring ombre effect is entirely worth the rewards.

The Cookie Rookie

Delicious & Easy Peppermint Martini

Vodka combined with two familiar flavours of Christmas- crème de menthe and crème de cacao. We especially love how this recipe calls for clear liquids, making your martini glass look subzero cool. Add a sugared rim for an icy look and make it pop with a classic red and white candy cane. Perfection!

By Erin Elizabeth

Gingerbread Eggnog

Everyone’s favourite holiday drink just got a serious upgrade. Topped with whipped cream and drizzled with molasses, we doubt anyone will be turning this one away, regardless if they like eggnog or not. This is vodka and Kahlúa at its finest.

Delish

Hot Chocolate Martini

The classic cozy beverage, cooled to perfection. Just because it’s not hot doesn’t mean it won’t warm you up. Vanilla vodka, crème de cacao and coffee liqueur will absolutely do the trick. This dangerously-good martini is packed with chocolatey flavour and looks especially cute topped with toasted mini marshmallows.

The Kitchen Is My Playground

Christmosas

The only thing you need in hand as you open Christmas presents. Served in a punch bowl or in individual glasses, everyone will be dazzled with this sparkling bevvy decorated with grapes, chopped granny smith apples, cranberries and pomegranate seeds.

Delish

Sweet Red Wine Cocktail

Red wine doesn’t always have to be served at room temperature. Chilled and mixed up the right way, red wine can be so refreshing! This recipe blends cranberry vodka, red sweet wine and cranberry wine like a boss. Check out this recipe to learn how to make delicious cran-apple ice cubes to kick things up a notch.

Shrimp Salad Circus

Cranberry Ginger Fizz Cocktail

Made ever so slightly sweet, with a touch of tartness and a hint of spice, this refreshment has everything you’re looking for in a holiday drink. Serve this in a highball glass and top with a festive straw and a sprig of fresh mint. We promise a whole lot of fun with each sparkling sip.

What Should I make For…

Holiday Hustler Cocktail

Nothing makes a holiday cocktail more drink-worthy than gorgeous colouring. This Holiday Hustler cocktail is an eye-catching, pepperminty treat for the taste buds. This ice creamy liquid dessert is perfect for topping off your holiday meal or enjoying the company of friends by a toasty fire.

No Spoon Necessary

Pomegranate Orange Punch

A fantastic alternative to your traditional holiday punch. This chilled, infused rum punch warms you all over with festive spices like cinnamon sticks, pomegranate molasses, star anise and cloves. Stir in some fresh orange juice, pomegranate juice and ginger ale and you’ve got a winning party beverage. We’re parched just thinking about it.

Donal Skehan

Do you have any festive cocktail recipes to share? We’d love to hear about them!