Christmas Cocktails 2022
The Wine and Spirits Cellar
Don’t let the dreary cold weather put you in a seasonal slump. Instead, lift your spirits with a crackling fire and festive winter drink. Are you cooking up a holiday dinner? Curling up on the couch for a night of Christmas movies and popcorn? These winter cocktails are the perfect pairing for your comfort food recipes or any cold-weather occasion. Find ideas for Christmas cocktails, New Year’s Eve drinks, and easy cocktail recipes that’ll have you feeling warm and cozy in no time.
If you’re a fan of sweet holiday flavors, there are plenty of options featuring peppermint, eggnog, and maple syrup. Not to mention, you can make use of seasonal fruits like winter citrus, cranberries, and apples. Try the winter sangria that’s perfect for serving a crowd or the pomegranate sparkler. It will make even the coldest nights feel merry and bright. You’ll also find tons of warm cocktail recipes. Recipes like mulled apple cider or bourbon hot chocolate. These are best served in mugs after a day on the ski slopes—or after shoveling the driveway! Whether you prefer vodka, tequila, or bourbon-based drinks, this list of easy winter cocktails has them all. And if you’re looking for something the kids can enjoy, try a non-alcoholic Christmas drink that’s full of holiday cheer.
When it comes to winter cocktails, light and fruity might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But this bubbly drink is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays, New Year’s, or any seasonal celebration.
This tequila-based drink uses seasonal citrus fruit three ways—grapefruit juice, grapefruit soda, and fresh grapefruit slices.
Cranberry Mulled Wine
This mulled wine is perfect for chilly days. Not only is it made with warming spices like cloves, cinnamon, and ginger, but it’s also served hot straight from the stovetop.
Mulled Apple Cider
You can use store-bought juice or cider for this classic warm cocktail, but if you want to take things one step further, try squeezing your own apples for fresh, pulpy apple juice.
With equal parts, gin, vermouth, and Campari, this classic bitter cocktail couldn’t be easier to make. Give it a wintery garnish by adding an orange peel twist.