11 Must-Try Holiday Cocktail Recipes (+1 Cute Mocktail!)

Toast to the holidays with these festive (and delicious) drinks.

Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just an attendee, you'll want the perfect beverage to sip as you're enjoying tasty hors d'oeuvres and all the sweet treats you can imagine.

Try one of our holiday-themed drink recipes to make the party or family gathering a huge success.

Creamy Cocktail

Christmas Cocktail

White Christmas Cocktail

No matter where you live you can enjoy a White Christmas with this yummy, delicious cocktail!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Dreaming of a white Christmas? We can’t promise snow, but this creamy concoction is the perfect complement to that chilly, peaceful night by the fireplace.

Fruity Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

Cranberry Margarita

This pretty bevvie is party-perfect with its gorgeous color and sweet, crisp taste.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

It’s not the holidays without something cranberry-related. Try this lovely twist on a classic margarita with a wedge of lime and a few cranberries for garnishing.

Make This: Cranberry Margarita

Pie, Please

Delicious Apple Pie Cocktail

Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

This holiday cocktail uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla. What great way to relax after a long fall day than by having a warm apple pie cocktail.

Have a slice of pie and drink it, too. Sip on this warm apple pie cocktail or try a pumpkin pie martini at your upcoming holiday party.

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail

Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail

Give your morning coffee a twist with this recipe that includes amaretto.

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Start the morning off right with a big cup of joe mixed with a splash of amaretto liqueur. We're sure Lorelai Gilmore would approve.

Spiked Eggnog

Rumpope Cocktail

Rosario's Rumpope (Ecuadorian Holiday Eggnog)

No holiday is complete without this traditional Ecuadorian family recipe for eggnog. Rumpope, pronounced "rom-poe-pay," uses eggs, condensed milk, peaches, vanilla extract and cinnamon to create a sweet, silky beverage that's perfect for cool winter nights. Add rum for an adults-only gathering, or serve it on the side so guests of all ages can enjoy this holiday treat.

You either hate it or you love it, but the season is not complete without a mug of eggnog. Try it spiked with rum for an extra kick on the classic beverage.

Kid-Friendly Hot Cocoa

Hot Chocolate With Topper

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Man Topper

Your friends and family will adore this rich, delicious hot chocolate recipe and the adorable marshmallow man topper that goes with it.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Brian Patrick Flynn, FlynnsideOut

Offer a non-alcoholic beverage for the younger guests and those that don't imbibe. The kids will be begging you to make this rich, slow-cooker hot chocolate. Plus, they'll love making a marshmallow snowman to top it off.

Red + Green

Holiday Cocktail Garnishes

Ribbon Candy Martini

The holidays call for peppermint, so decorate your next Creme de Menthe martini with peppermint ribbon candy, found at specialty candy shops or online. The classic combo of red and green is a no-brainer!

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Flynnside Out Productions

Incorporate the traditional color duo into your signature cocktail. This Creme de Menthe martini garnished with peppermint ribbon candy is the perfect addition for your holiday happy hour.

Kick It Up a Notch

Christmas cocktail toast

Ginger Bell Cocktail

Celebrate ginger two ways with this zippy bourbon cocktail that is bold, crisp and perfect for ringing in the seasonal festivities all winter long. [Get the recipe>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/ginger-bell-cocktail?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)

Please your guests with this bourbon and ginger beer cocktail that's light, refreshing and a perfect choice for the holidays.

Candy Cane in a Glass

Pink Peppermint Cocktail Recipe

Pink Peppermint Cocktail Recipe

If Santa left a sleigh full of candy canes for you this year, and you're wondering what to do with them all, here's an easy peppermint flavored cocktail guaranteed to please!

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Flynnside Out Productions

Pretty-in-pink and oh-so-sweet, this adult beverage is another great option for the peppermint-obsessed.

Drinkable Dessert

Holiday: Creamy Cocktail

Crowd-Pleasing Cocktail: Uncle Billy's Holiday Treat

This holiday season, try entertaining your guests with the help of Uncle Billy's holiday treat. This creamy cocktail is a perfect after-dinner dessert.

Perfect as an after-dinner treat, this delectable cocktail consists of three liqueurs, honey, whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a strawberry.

Pretty Presentation

girl holding a tray of cocktails

Holiday Gin Fizz Cocktail

Switch up your typical winter bubble routine with this simple sparkling cocktail. A perfectly festive and unique welcoming toast for your arriving holiday guests that's bursting with vibrant berry colors and evergreen-like fragrance. [Get the recipe>>](http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/holiday-gin-fizz-cocktail?syc=applenews_hgtv-christmas-dinner-recipes-for-the-novice-host)

Welcome guests into your home with a tray of these berry-colored beauties. Made with sparkling red wine, gin, rosemary syrup and agave, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Be the ultimate hostess by serving them on a fancy tray.

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