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16 Christmas Cocktails Guaranteed to Get Everyone in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you prefer rum, vodka or bourbon, we've got a tipple to tickle your fancy!

With all the hustle and bustle during the holiday season, sometimes you just want to kick back, relax and enjoy a festive tipple by the fire. That’s why the First for Women test kitchen pros have gathered their favorite recipes for Christmas cocktails that are as easy to make as they are delicious to sip. Whether you prefer vodka, gin or bourbon, there’s something for everyone, from cool and creamy to warm and cozy. Just keep scrolling to find you favorite or simply gather friends and family and try ‘em all!

16 easy recipes for Christmas cocktails

After all the shopping, wrapping and holiday baking, take time to enjoy a festive libation with loved ones. Need a delicious snack to serve with your sip? Check out these creamy Baked Brie recipes.

Christmas bourbon cocktails

1. Orange-Spiced Mulled Wine

Orange-Spiced Mulled Wine (Christmas cocktails)

A splash of bourbon makes this pitcher drink perfect for sipping by the fire.

2. Spiked Christmas Coffee

Spiked Christmas Coffee (Christmas cocktails)

Our after-dinner pick-me-up comes all dressed up for the holiday festivities.

3. Bourbon-Spiced Apple Cider

Bourbon-Spiced Apple Cider (Christmas cocktails)
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Apple bourbon and mulling spices transform this seasonal favorite into an adults-only winter warmer.

4. Merry Berry Blitz

Merry Berry Blitz (Christmas cocktails)
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A splash of raspberry-flavored brandy upgrades an ordinary whiskey sour into a berry-licious beverage.

5. Creamy Cinnamon Eggnog

Creamy Cinnamon Eggnog (Christmas cocktails)

Warm spices and frothy steamed milk turn the classic holiday beverage into a festive new favorite.

6. Apple Pie Refresher

Apple Pie Refresher (Christmas cocktails)

Our spiked apple cider punch is extra festive served with a sugared rim and spice garnish.

Christmas gin cocktails

7. Raspberry Gin and Tonic

Raspberry Gin and Tonic (Christmas cocktails)

This fruity spin on the classic sipper is a standout refresher.

8. Christmas Collins

Christmas Collins (Christmas cocktails)

This twist on a classic gets its festive color from a splash of maraschino cherry juice.

9. Cran-Rosemary Cooler

Cran-Rosemary Cooler (Christmas cocktails)

Just a handful of ingredients is all it takes to shake up this holiday refresher.

10. Cranberry Gin Fizz

Cranberry Gin Fizz (Christmas cocktails)

Our easy-prep syrup comes together with only 3 ingredients — make an extra batch to stir into club soda or mocktails.

11. Ruby Reindeer Cocktail

Ruby Reindeer (Christmas cocktails)

Rosemary-infused simple syrup adds a savory-sweet note to our take on a Salty Dog.

Christmas vodka cocktails

12. North Pole Martinis

North Pole Martinis (Christmas cocktails)

These tipples flavored with decadent chocolate or sweet-tart pomegranate will liven up the festivities.

13. Peppermint Twist

Peppermint Twist (Christmas cocktails)

Crushed candy cane and peppermint schnapps make this pretty-in-pink drink even more creamy cool.

14. Snappy Ginger RumChata

Snappy Ginger RumChata (Christmas cocktails)

For an adult version of cookies and milk, we spiced this shake with gingersnaps and spiked it with creamy sweet liqueur.

15. White & Milk Chocolatinis

White & Milk Chocolatinis (Christmas cocktails)

Whether you’re a chocolate lover or a vanilla fan, these silky-smooth sips are guaranteed to satisfy.

16. Winter White Russians

Winter White Russians (Christmas cocktails)

This silky-smooth blender drink is simply decadent — perfect for the holidays.

For more Christmas recipes, click through the links below!

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