The holidays aren’t the holidays unless you’re a bit toasted. Anyone can splash a little whiskey in the eggnog or spike the holiday punch with cheap vodka, but bring these festive boozy drinks to the big day and you will officially win Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc. Not that it is a competition or anything…


18 Holiday Cocktails That Will Put Your Spiked Eggnog To Shame

#1- White Christmas Mojito

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Mix up the juice from one lime, one tbsp. of coconut rum, two tbsp. of white rum, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, a handful of pomegranate arils, a spoonful of sugar, eight mint leaves, and some sparkling water and you’ve got yourself a white Christmas in a glass.

#2- Sugar Cookie Martini

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Because adults can have cookies too. All you need is 6 oz. of vodka, 3 oz. of butterscotch schnapps, 3 oz. of whole milk, and some sprinkles for glass-dipping.

#3- Santa’s Little Ho Ho Ho

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A cocktail for those on the naughty list.


#4- Santa Claus-Mopolitan

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Add 1/2 cup of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of cranberry peach juice, 1 oz. triple sec, 1/2 oz. vodka, ice, and rim the glass with lime juice, corn syrup, and coconut. This one is for those looking to impress.

#5- Peppermint Mocha White Russian

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Update Mom’s favorite drink with 1 1/2 oz. of peppermint Kahlua, 1 1/2 oz. of vodka, 2 oz. of milk, 1 candy cane, and a squirt (yes, that’s the technical term) of whipped cream.

#6- Holiday Spiced Mull Wine

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Get your glass of red a day in (or bottle) with this comforting winter recipe. To fill a punch bowl, you’ll need 1/3 cup of brandy, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 cinnamon stick, 3 cloves, 2 star anise, 1 orange, 1 pink lady apple, and 1/4 cup of honey.

#7- Naughty Grinch Hot Cocoa

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Nix the alcohol for the kids, and for the grownups you will need green food coloring
whipped cream, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, 4 oz. of white chocolate, 1 tbsp. of peppermint schnapps, and 1 tbsp. of vanilla vodka. Mmmmm…


#8- Cranberry Margarita

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Tequila is the PERFECT solution for a hectic holiday season. You will need 3 oz. of tequila, 2 oz. of orange liqueur, 2 oz. of cranberry juice, 3 tbsp. of fresh lime juice, fresh cranberries, and rosemary sprigs for garnish for this take on the margarita.

#9- Cranberry and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour

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This one is a little complicated but 100% worth it. For a batch, get 3/4 cup of bourbon or whiskey, 2 cups of cranberries, 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of lime juice, 2 of cinnamon sticks, 2 cups of sugar, and 1/4 cup of orange juice. For 10 minutes, boil the cranberries, water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. This is your syrup. Add 3/4 cups to the rest of the ingredients and you are done!