To commemorate the season, tequila, vodka, white rum, red wine, champagne, and even whiskey are converted into spectacular Christmas cocktails. Your party attendees will celebrate as you choose from a choice of seasonal cocktail recipes complete with garnishes and festive touches.

Gingerbread Margaritas

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz tequila
  • 6 oz ginger liquer
  • 6 oz fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz coconut cream
  • 3 oz triple sec
  • 6 oz sour mix
  • 6 maraschino cherries

Directions: 

  • Combine first six ingredients in a blender for one minute at medium speed.
  • Pour into margarita glasses and garnish with a stemmed maraschino cherry.

This recipe makes six drinks.

Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum Punch

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz white rum
  • 1 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 3 oz fresh lime juice
  • sugar
  • 6 fresh sprigs mint
  • ice

Directions: 

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a large pitcher and mix well.
  • Stir in sugar little by little until preferred taste is reached.
  • Pour into drink glasses filled with ice and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.

This recipe makes 6 drinks.

The Jack Frost

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz whiskey
  • 6 oz peppermint schnaps
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 6 small candy canes or peppermint sticks
  • ice

Directions: 

  • Combine first three ingredients in a large pitcher and mix well.
  • Pour into cocktail glasses filled with ice and garnish with a small candy cane or peppermint stick.

This recipe makes six drinks.

The Happy New Year

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 bag of fresh or frozen cranberries

Directions: 

  • Pour champagne into champagne glasses and place 6 – 8 cranberries in each glass.
  • The cranberries will float on top of the champagne.

This recipe serves six.

Santa Baby Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup club soda
  • ice

Directions: 

  • Combine sugar and water in a large punch bowl and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the red wine into the sugar and water mixture, add the ice, oranges, limes and cranberries and stir until mixture is cold.
  • Pour club soda in and stir gently.

This recipe makes 15 servings.

The Naughty or Nice

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz vodka
  • 30 oz cranberry juice
  • sugar (optional)
  • ice

Directions: 

  • In a large pitcher, combine vodka and cranberry juice.
  • Rim cocktail glasses with sugar for those who want their drinks nice.
  • Pour the drinks into ice filled glasses.

This recipe serves six.

Festive Touches

Sugar-rimmed glasses create the illusion of glittering snow-capped cocktails, while garnishes such as maraschino cherries, fresh mint sprigs, miniature candy canes, or cranberries offer a particular touch.

Cranberries can be used in a variety of drinks, including white wine, ginger ale, and even sparkling water. A small bit of frozen cranberries in each cocktail will also help to keep the drink cool. Giving your party drinks a little additional flair will make for a very merry holiday gathering.