Popular Cocktails for Any Occasion

February 22, 2023

Popular Cocktails for Any Occasion

Winter Cocktails for Parties

If you thought summer had the cocktail game on lock, think again—it’s winter’s time to shine. From seasonal flavors to warm and cozy hot drinks to Christmas-themed cocktails, these cold-weather drinks will get everyone feeling festive.

If you’re a hot drink-only type of person in the wintertime, no worries, check out these warming, ultra-cozy cocktails. The classic Hot Toddy, mulled wine and RumChata hot cocoa are the boozy drinks you need to warm up when cold weather strikes. Looking to get festive? Peppermint bark mimosas, sugar cookie martinis, and jingle juice are sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Even the meanest of Grinches won’t be able to resist cheering a boozy Grinch punch; however, these winter cocktails go way beyond Christmas! These drinks were made to be enjoyed all season long—with classic cocktails and winter flavors like cranberry (cranberry mimosas or cranberry orange whiskey sour, anyone?), warming gingerbread, and decadent caramel, these boozy bevs go way beyond Christmas day.

Planning a holiday party? Many of these drinks are a breeze when it comes to entertaining. From crowd-pleasing holiday punches to big-batch drinks, these cocktails are easy, delicious, and a fabulously festive way to celebrate at your next party

Whiskey Ginger

Is there any whiskey cocktail more iconic and simple than a whiskey ginger? It’s just two ingredients, but it’s truly one of the best bubbly/spirit combinations out there. To go the extra mile, we wanted a homemade, showstopper garnish, and we couldn’t think of anything more fitting than fresh, spicy candied ginger. Not only does it look great atop a drink, but it’s also great for snacking.

Get the Whiskey Ginger recipe.

Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is one of our favorite drinks to sip on when you’re feeling under the weather or as a nightcap. Best part is? You almost definitely have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Change things up and make an apple cider version complete with caramel!

Get the Hot Toddy recipe.

Boozy Butterbeer Punch

The famous Harry Potter-themed drink, Butterbeer, gets a boozy upgrade. We solemnly swear we are up to no good when we have one of these.

Get the Boozy Butterbeer Punch recipe.

Irish Coffee

Coffee cocktails are the ideal double-hit of caffeine and booze straight to the system, perfect for the start or end of the night. Irish coffee is one the most classic coffee mixed drinks that just requires a combination of sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and (of course) whipped cream. It’s cozy, delicious, and incredibly easy to make.

Get the Irish Coffee recipe.

Moscow Mule Punch

Yep—this is basically one giant Moscow Mule. Which means that you don’t have to play bartender all night. Mint isn’t technically classic in the OG cocktail, but it’s a nice, fresh touch in this punch.

Get the Moscow Mule Punch recipe.

Recipes from Delish

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