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30 Festive & Easy Holiday Cocktails

Tis’ the season to be…partying with these easy holiday cocktails! I enjoy having friends over to celebrate the holidays, and I always want to have a festive atmosphere.

Holiday cocktail recipes in a collage.

Colorful plates, napkins, and a pretty centerpiece make my table look cheerful and inviting.

On my kitchen counter, I like to have all the ingredients for my guest to DIY a few of these easy holiday cocktails. That way I don’t have to stop and make a cocktail each time someone needs one.

One year I just had chilled Prosecco and raspberries, and it was a big hit! I also love the first recipe for the Raspberry Peppermint Fizz.

You could use Prosecco for that, too, instead of champagne. Add a little peppermint vodka and some raspberries and you have a cocktail that is sure to be the hit of the party!

I also love the idea of a cranberry mojito. How fun is that? Everyone loves a mojito, and the cranberries make it a perfect holiday party drink. Your guest will love any of these cocktails.

Remember to drink responsibly and decide on a designated driver before the party starts.

25 Easy Holiday Cocktails

You will love every single one of these simple holiday drinks. Some are made with vodka, others have wine. They are all so beautiful and perfect for holiday parties.

Cranberry Mimosa Recipe
Cranberry Mimosa Recipe
This Cranberry Mimosa recipe is as perfect for an elegant party or holiday brunch as it is for a lazy Christmas morning. The cocktail has just two ingredients making it simple to make!
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White cranberry juice mimosa with cranberries and rosemary in a fluted glass.
White Christmas Mimosa
This delicious Christmas mimosa is perfect for the holiday season and so festive! Made with white cranberry juice to give it more fruity sparkle, it’s so easy to make!
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Raspberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
I thought a raspberry Moscow mule cocktail would be fun instead of the traditional recipe. I used candied ginger and it turned out delicious!
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Refreshing Vodka Margarita
Refreshing Vodka Margarita
Love a good margarita but not a fan of tequila? We’ve got you! This Vodka Margarita has the fruity flavor of a margarita without the taste of tequila.
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French Martini
It took some experimenting to create this French Martini recipe, but it was so worth the effort! This might just be your new favorite cocktail!
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Cranberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
Cranberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas parties! What could be more festive for the holidays than a Cranberry Moscow Mule?
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White Chocolate Peppermint Martini on white tablecloth.
Peppermint White Chocolate Martini
This Peppermint White Chocolate Martini makes the perfect holiday drink! It takes just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make a Christmas cocktail everyone will love!
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Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule Cocktail
Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule Cocktail
A slight twist on a lovely classic cocktail! You have to try it!
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Peppermint Dream Holiday Cocktail
Have leftover candy canes just sitting around? Then, this peppermint dream cocktail is a perfect choice!! I think it might taste like Christmas!
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Cherry Candy Cane Cocktail
Sweet and refreshing and so very delicious! This Cherry Cnady Cane Cocltail is one of a kind!
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Cranberry Lime Spritzer
This Cranberry Lime Spritzer is fun and keeps the calories low with Zero Calorie Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer water. And make sure you use fresh limes… they are delicious.
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Cranberry Mojitos
Cranberry Mojitos are perfect for any night but especially a celebration! Tart, sweet, refreshing, and delicious – everything a good cocktail should be.
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Pomegranate Grapefruit Punch
Perfect for fall and winter, this Pomegranate Grapefruit Punch is great for sharing with friends because it puts everyone in the mood for some fun! Enjoy!
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Apple Cider Vodka Cocktail
Apple Cider Vodka Cocktail
HThis great fall cocktail would be a good edition to a Thanksgiving dinner or can be enjoyed on any other day.
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Frozen Cranberry Margarita
Cranberries are one of my favorite flavors during the winter. Their natural tartness pairs nicely with a bit of sugar to create a delicious combination. And this cocktail is no exception!
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Fruity Twister
A Perfect Holiday Cocktail for your holiday parties this season. You’ll love how easy this cocktail is to make. It’s a fruity fabulous drink.
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Sparkling Cranberry Bourbon Chiller
This Sparkling Cranberry Bourbon Chiller is a fun refreshing drink made with fresh cranberries. This Cranberry Cocktail can be non alcoholic.
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Holiday Cocktails with Wine

Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Spritzer
Celebrate the new year with this easy Cranberry Pomegranate Champagne Spritzer recipe. Break out the bubbly, add fresh fruit, and say cheers!
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Pomegranate Red Wine Sangria
Toast fall with this easy and delicious pomegranate red wine sangria recipe!
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Cranberry Orange Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipe
Perfect for elegant, but simple holiday entertaining! Full of delicious cranberry and orange flavor!
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Spiced Cranberry Sangria
Want a great winter sangria recipe?? How about this Spiced Cranberry version?? It’s simply delicious!
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Easy Cranberry Sangria
Easy Cranberry Sangria
This Easy Cranberry Sangria is delicious and the perfect holiday cocktail!
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Dessert Cocktails

Every party needs a dessert cocktail, too, right? Enjoy!

Decadent Roasted Marshmallow Cocktail
Decadent Roasted Marshmallow Cocktail
This roasted marshmallow cocktail recipe is one of my favorites ever, and it’s so easy! Doesn’t it look heavenly? Can also be made warm or as a mocktail!
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Million Dollar Chocolate Cocktail
Mixology Monday time with chocolate. Making a million dollar chocolate cocktail with ingredients from Taza chocolate and craft beer.
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Raspberry Cheesecake Cocktail Shots
Raspberry Cheesecake Cocktail Shots
The sweeter and more dessert like my drink is, the better! These raspberry cheesecake cocktail shots fit that description perfectly!
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Apple Pie Cinnamon Cocktail
This Apple Pie Cinnamon cocktail (for the over 21 crowd) is a festive drink for fall. Serve either warm or cold and enjoy!
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Spiced Eggnog Cocktail
A delicious way to enjoy classic egg nog…with a mix of spiced rum, bourbon and kahlua and a demerara sugar rim.
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White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail
White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail
This White Chocolate Eggnog Cocktail is a delicious combination of Eggnog and white chocolate liqueur that creates the ideal holiday drink!
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Holiday Mocktails

You should always have something for those who are not drinking, whether it’s simply a preference or they are designated drivers. These are a few of my favorites!

Easy Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider Recipe
Easy Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider Recipe
This hot spiced cranberry cider recipe is a nice change from apple cider. The vibrant red color makes it the perfect choice for holiday entertaining.
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Skinny Cosmopolitan Mocktail
This skinny virgin cosmopolitan recipe not only looks beautiful and light, but is also quick and easy to make. And it’s delicious!
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Holiday Appetizers

Looking for some holiday appetizers? Check out these 20 party appetizers! You will love these bacon-wrapped chicken bites and they are the easiest appetizer ever!

Looking for New Year's Eve appetizers? You've found 20! I'm always looking for new and easy recipes for parties, and these recipes are from some of the best food bloggers out there!

Holiday Desserts

And for dessert, you can have your choice of these 20 decadent Christmas desserts. The Hot Chocolate Cupcakes and White Chocolate Oreos are my favorites! Decorate the Oreos for whatever holiday you’re celebrating!

Appetizers, desserts, and cocktails, and you’re done!

Come back and let me know which recipe your guests loved the most!

Tis' the season to be...partying with these festive holiday cocktails! I enjoy having friends over to celebrate the holidays, and I always want to have a festive atmosphere.


Some things you will need for these recipes:

  • Sugar
  • Raspberries
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ginger
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Gin
  • Whiskey


Find your favorite recipe, gather what you need and enjoy!

  • Raspberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
  • Cranberry Moscow Mule Cocktail
  • French Martini
  • Raspberry Peppermint Fizz
  • Cherry Candy Cane Cocktail
  • Pomegranate Grapefruit Punch
  • Fruity Twister
  • Pomegranate Red Wine Sangria
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  1. Green creme de mint, white creme de cocoa and heavy cream shake over ice and pour over ice with whip cream on top!!! lovely, dont drink but one or two!!!

  2. Anything with egg nog and I’m in, especially around the holidays…. The Cranberry Lime Spritzer also looks good. Great post, saving this for the weekend. Some others, including the frozen cranberry margarita are definitely worth a try too.

    1. Thanks, Acacia! I can’t wait to try the margarita, too! Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment!