The 20 BEST holiday cocktail recipes for fall, Halloween, Christmas, and New Years! You’ll love these festive holiday cocktails for your next party whether you’re making drinks for a crowd or serving holiday cocktails by the glass.
Best Holiday Cocktail Recipes
It’s the cocktails during the holidays for me! Honestly, though, good and easy cocktails are a basic ingredient to the holiday season, you’re not doing it right if you don’t make them. I already know this year being trapped inside I’ll be spending a good deal making cocktail recipes and pretending I’m the seasonal bartender for the family.
It wasn’t Fall, Christmas, or New Years, but actually Valentine’s this year, I scored at hosting a Galentine’s with the most fabulous drinks! It was awesome. I took an idea from Pinterest including champagne and cotton candy (fun right?). The drink was so simple but SO freaking cute and got so many compliments.
You literally don’t have to mix things to make a crowd-pleasing drink, it can just be the presentation of it. I loved creating something that everyone was excited about. The holiday season is a perfect excuse to get creative with beverages and some of the best holiday cocktail drink recipes!
This article will have you ready for all the holiday fun. You’ll find an assortment of the best holiday cocktails recipes for Halloween and Fall time, Christmas, and New Year’s recipes. Whether you’re in the mood to make something simple or boujiee, classy or fancy, these cocktail ideas are for you!
There is no better way to start off the holiday season than with cocktails and one of the best times is Halloween! Here’s our favorite 5 best holiday cocktail recipes for Halloween.
You can stay in and get creative with so many drinks and have reason to host fun cocktail nights for your family and friends! Impress them with delicious and easy to make drinks that will entice them to come over again.
Halloween Rum Cocktail
“This Stormy Hallows Eve Rum Halloween Cocktail is incredibly simple to make and packed full of flavor with a little sparkle. Perfect for Halloween!” Add luster dust to make them sparkle!
Image & Recipe: Halloween Rum Cocktail | Three Olives Branch
Maleficent Halloween Cocktail
Even though it’s inspired by a vengeful fairy, this beautiful shimmering Maleficent Halloween Cocktail is anything but scary! Our delicious purple Maleficent drink is a show-stopper and guaranteed to be the hit of any party!”
Image & Recipe: Maleficent Halloween Cocktail
The Grave Digger Cocktail
“The Grave Digger Cocktail can be quickly made up for a crowd or for solo sipping for a ghoulishly good time! This Halloween cocktail is a refreshing, fizzy fall cocktail perfect for celebrating.”
Image & Recipe: The Grave Digger Cocktail
Bloody Shirley Temples
“These Bloody Shirley Temples are perfect for a Halloween party and so easy to make, too. Plus, your younger guests get to take home a fake syringe. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but I guarantee the little take away will make their day.”
Image & Recipe: Bloody Shirley Temples
The Hocus Pocus Halloween Cocktail
Bring in the Halloween season with a simple Hocus Pocus Halloween cocktail! This is a fun drink to make your friends and family and will get them in the Halloween spirit.
Image & Recipe: Hocus Pocus Halloween Cocktail
Fall Inspired Cocktails
Fall is everything in the holiday cocktail season, here are 5 of the best holiday cocktails for fall! You can make the simplest drinks for a party or a nice cocktail for a cozy night in.
Making cocktails for fall already has me wanting to get creative for the holidays, I’m definitely guilty of making drinks most nights! But this time of the year does that right? A splash of Baileys there, some pumpkin here, fall cocktails are so fun!
The White Pumpkin Cocktail
“Want to keep Halloween classy? Try this elegant little vanilla, honey, pumpkin-spiced White Pumpkin Cocktail at your next cocktail party.”
Image & Recipe: White Pumpkin Cocktail
Apple Cider Sangria
“Apple Cider Sangria is the perfect way to enjoy sangria on a crisp Fall night! It’s also one of my favorite cocktails to serve at a party, setting up a do-it-yourself sangria bar is a fun way to get your friends involved, and also give you a break from the bar!”
Image & Recipe: Apple Cider Sangria
Campfire Cocktail for Fall
“I’m not really sure if toasted marshmallows are a summer snack or fall food. But there’s also nothing better than being bundled up around a campfire when the sun starts to set early while wearing your favorite sweater and trying to roast your marshmallow just perfectly..”
Image & recipe: Campfire Cocktail
Pumpkin Pie Martini
“It’s a delicious combination of thick and creamy pumpkin pie spiced creme liqueur and vanilla vodka. Topped with a squirt of Reddi-wip you’re reddi to celebrate the turkey holiday.”
Image & Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Martini
Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
“Cozying up with this Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned. Homemade spiced chai simple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, winter citrus, a touch of vanilla, and fizzy sparkling water. This old fashioned makes for the most perfect cozy fall and winter cocktail that everyone will love.”
Image & Recipe: Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned
One of my all favorite times of the year for cocktail making, CHRISTMAS. OH WHAT FUN IT IS to make drinks on a winter night! The fun part about Christmas drinks is you can make a range of them, anything to go with the holiday theme or anything fancy. Enjoy 5 of the best holiday cocktails here!
Santa’s Hat Cocktail
“What better way to bring on the good cheer than with a Christmas cocktail named after the jolly old elf himself? With it’s coconut rim and bright red color, this Santa’s Hat Christmas Cocktail will most certainly bring on the holiday cheer!”
Image & Recipe: Santa’s hat Christmas Cocktail
“The food is important of course but the details of the table are equally as important to make a gathering turn into an experience. Equally appealing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds, this Mistletoe Cocktail is the perfect beverage to offer your guests while they are waiting for the dinner to begin.”
Image & Recipe: Mistletoe Cocktail
Jack Frost Cocktail
“NOW I see (and TASTE) what all the hype is about. OH. MY. WORD…with the Jack Frost Cocktail…they taste sweet, tropical and Christmas-y all at the same time.”
Image & Recipe: Jack Frost Cocktail
Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
“Yaaaaaaaasssssssssss!!!!!!!! Christmas Cocktails!! Oh my goodness this one is my favorite. The Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail is fabulous in so many ways. Baileys….helllllooooo. Peppermint vodka…deeelish! Cinnamon sprinkle! Died and went to Heaven.”
Image & Recipe: Peppermint Baileys Christmas Cocktail
Candy Cane Cocktail
“The Candy Cane Cocktail is a fabulous holiday dessert drink. Of course, you don’t have to save it for dessert – it’s just so deliciously sweet that you could. While the name might have you expecting a simple mint drink, there’s a lot more going on in this cocktail.”
Image & Recipe: Candy Cane Cocktail
New Years Holiday Cocktails
OKAY NEW YEAR, it’s time to spice it up! New years is probably one of the best times all year for the most bouijee, just fun drinks. Here are our favorite 5 best holiday cocktail recipes for New Years!
Glitter Champagne Flutes
How cute are these??? “This is a quick and easy way to dress up your glassware and is the perfect finishing touch for that signature cocktail you always serve. If you’re hosting a NYE party this year, this is a simple DIY that can be done the day/ night before, with the supplies easy to find.”
Image & Recipe: Glitter Champagne Flutes
Peppermint White Chocolate Martini
“The Peppermint White Chocolate Martini is a lovely after-dinner sipper for the holidays. Garnished with a candy cane drink flag, this festive drink features white chocolate liqueur, flavored vodkas, and Irish cream.
Image & Recipe: Peppermint White Chocolate Martini
Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
“Blackberry Champagne Sparklers are one of the prettiest cocktails out there. These easy Blackberry Cocktails have an ombre effect that makes them a beautiful addition to special occasions.
Image & Recipe: Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz
“Looking for a pretty cocktail recipe filled with delicious juicy pears and vanilla bean? If you thought YES then this Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz cocktail is the perfect recipe for you. A homemade pear and vanilla simple syrup combined with gin and soda water make this easy cocktail perfectly sweet, gorgeous, and refreshing!”
Image & Recipe: Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz
Blood Orange Champagne Mule
“This is a Moscow Mule, but with the addition of champagne and substitution of blood oranges. And yes, these are totally as awesome as they sound. And easy too, which is a must on New Year’s Eve!”
Image & Recipe: Blood orange Champagne Mule
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