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10 signature cocktails for your holiday party

Christmas punch on a winter table
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Every holiday party needs a signature cocktail. So if you’re hosting or sharing, find a merry and bright drink below sure to wow a crowd. After all, the only way to get through all of these holiday parties is to get blitzened!

2. Vanilla cranberry mimosas

Did you know vanilla and cranberry is a delicious combination? This recipe for Vanilla cranberry mimosas from Honey and Birch is fun to drink and easy to make! And with just three ingredients, it’s the perfect drink to make for a crowd.

Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa for Christmas Cocktails
Photo credit: Honey & Birch

3. Jack frost winter cocktail

Whether you’re in cold weather or hot, you can’t deny the tastiness of a piña colada. And this Jack frost winter cocktail from Homemade Hooplah is a blue Christmas version that brings a little tropical flavor to your holiday get-together.

ack Frost Winter Cocktail for holiday cocktails
Photo credit: Homemade Hooplah

4. Cinnamon roll cocktail

Waking up on Christmas morning to a warm plate of cinnamon rolls is the best. Wait, I take that back. Waking up to this Cinnamon roll cocktail from Farm Wife Drinks with RumChata and Kahlua would be the best.

Cinnamon Roll Cocktail for Christmas
Photo credit: Farm Wife Drinks

5. Gin & appletiser cocktail

If you’d like a Christmas cocktail that’s not too sweet, not too strong, and not too heavily spiced but still fresh and flavorful, turn to this Gin & appletiser Cocktail from Fuss Free Flavours. It’s elegant, classic and seasonal.

Gin and Appletiser a Christmas Cocktail
Photo credit: Fuss Free Flavours

6. Slow cooker peppermint mocha snugglers

This drink is great for kids and adults alike. The kids’ version boasts marshmallows and whipped cream; the adults-only drink is flavored with espresso and peppermint schnapps. Either way, you can’t go wrong with Slow cooker peppermint mocha snugglers from Crazy For Crust.

Slow Cooker Peppermint Mocha with Peppermint Schnapps for Christmas
Photo credit: Crazy for Crust

7. Honey winter bourbon cocktail

A Honey winter bourbon cocktail from One Broad’s Journey is what you need if you’re looking to class things up this year. With fresh sage, honey, bourbon and orange peel this isn’t for the faint of heart–but it’s perfect for bourbon lovers.

Honey Winter Bourbon Cocktail for Christmas
Photo credit: One Broad’s Journey

8. Dragon fruit holiday cocktail

This is almost too pretty to drink…but, if you insist! Dragon fruit is such a gorgeous and fascinating fruit. And totally underutilized–until now. This Dragon fruit holiday cocktail from Sugar and Charm features light rum, fresh lime, agave and ginger beer, so it’s actually a lot easier to make than it looks.

Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail
Photo credit: Sugar and Charm

9. The ultimate winter sangria

No holiday cocktail list would be complete without a little sangria. And this recipe for The Ultimate winter sangria from Joyful Healthy Eats will definitely warm you up with a hint of cinnamon, splash of brandy and Grand Marnier and lot of red wine.

Winter Sangria for Christmas
Photo credit: Joyful Healthy Eats

10. Winter sea breeze holiday cocktail

Light, bubbly, tart and fresh, this Winter sea breeze holiday cocktail from Catch My Party is easy to make and easy to sip. And pomegranate seeds and mint leaves make it red and green and festive.

Winter Sea Breeze Holiday Cocktail
Photo credit: Catch My Party

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