No holiday party is complete without the drinks! From large family celebrations to your Christmas office party, you’ll need plenty of drink ideas to make this holiday season one to remember.
But with the plethora of recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, you might struggle to pick the best drinks for your celebration. To help you out, here are 20 delicious holiday drinks to enjoy all season long!
1. Christmas Margarita
One of our favorite ideas for Christmas is a delicious Christmas margarita, which breathes new life into this classic drink! This vibrant and flavorful margarita is the perfect addition to your Christmas party appetizers. It will have guests coming back for more, with flavors of cranberry, pomegranate, and lime to make it extra special. You can find our favorite recipe here.
2. Classic Eggnog
What’s better than a glass of eggnog at your side as you brainstorm Christmas gift ideas? Our favorite traditional eggnog recipe has everything you need in this delicious drink, with the perfect balance of creaminess and richness to make for a decadent holiday treat. Serve with or without alcohol, depending on you and your guests’ preferences!
3. Cranberry Sangria
One of our favorite Thanksgiving party ideas is this twist on the classic sangria. A cranberry sangria is delicious, easy to make, and perfect for serving large groups – especially because its fruity flavors appeal to just about anyone! You can make this fantastic drink by checking out our favorite recipe here.
4. Gingerbread Hot Chocolate
Nothing screams Christmas like gingerbread and hot chocolate, and this recipe is one of the best Christmas party ideas because it combines both! This drink has everything you could ask for in a classic hot chocolate recipe, and it’s perfect for family celebrations with children – or to enjoy by yourself on a cold day spent indoors! You can find this amazing recipe here.
5. Mulled Wine
This drink has it all – it’s warm and cozy, fragrant, and absolutely delicious to taste! Few drinks scream the holiday season like a classic mulled wine, such as our favorite recipe found here. Sit back and let that delicious wine simmer on the stove while you await all the tastiness that’s to come!
6. Espresso Martini
Whether looking for Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve dinner ideas, you can’t go wrong with an espresso martini. This drink combines the mouthwatering taste of espresso with some of our favorite liqueurs for a beverage that is truly unique and distinctive – and one that we’re sure you’ll enjoy this holiday season. You can find an excellent recipe here.
If you’re a fan of eggnog, you can mix things up with your New Year’s Eve dinner recipes and try this Puerto Rican coconut eggnog drink! This drink perfectly combines richness and sweetness for a flavor that can’t be beaten and stands on its own, separate from traditional eggnog. You can find a wonderful coquito recipe here.
8. Holiday Punch
What’s better to serve at large gatherings than a classic punch? Holiday punch recipes like this one combine rum, champagne, cider, and more for a drink that’s truly unforgettable! Serve it with mouthwatering fruit and delicious flavors that will have you and your guests returning to the punch bowl repeatedly!
9. Cranberry Margarita
Another take on a classic margarita – and one that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner – is this cranberry margarita. This drink is easy to make and perfectly smooth, combining delectable tart cranberries with other sweet flavors for a beautiful balance that your taste buds will certainly appreciate. Though we enjoy this recipe most on Thanksgiving Day, nothing stops you from serving it at any holiday gathering!
10. Whiskey Ginger
A classic at all holiday parties, whiskey ginger is just what you need to make your celebration one to remember. This drink is one of the easiest to make, with the only required ingredients being ginger ale and whiskey – but you can dress it up however you like to add a twist to this classic recipe, such as including candied ginger! You can find a simple but easily customizable whiskey ginger recipe here.
11. Peppermint Martini
While you might be brainstorming Christmas party outfit ideas, don’t forget to plan for drinks, too! One of the best Christmas beverages you can make is a fantastic peppermint martini, which is as refreshing as it is delicious. No drink screams Christmas quite like this recipe!
12. Cranberry Mimosa
Cranberry is easily one of our favorite holiday flavors, and this mimosa is perfect for ringing in the new year at your New Year’s Eve party! This recipe isn’t only delicious – it’s also incredibly easy to make, with our favorite recipe only requiring two ingredients to reach perfection. When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll have a tasty drink by your side!
13. Caramel Apple Martini
While planning on making your best Thanksgiving sides for dinner, you shouldn’t forget about the drinks! A tasty caramel apple martini is the perfect falltime drink to celebrate the season and all its beauty. It has all the fall flavors and is pretty easy to make, especially when you use our favorite recipe!
14. Apple Cider Manhattan
Nothing screams fall quite like a good apple cider drink, and for all Manhattan lovers out there, this apple cider Manhattan is the best way to celebrate the holidays with your favorite beverage! This recipe is easy to make and perfect for anyone brainstorming Thanksgiving or New Year’s dinner ideas!
15. Hot Buttered Rum
If your mouth is watering just at the name of this drink, you’re certainly not alone. Hot buttered rum is one of the best classic holiday beverages, with a lengthy history that shows just how incredible this drink truly is – especially when it’s made right! You can enjoy hot buttered rum anytime during the holiday season, though we prefer it when it starts getting chilly outside because it’s the perfect way to warm you up! Check out our favorite recipe here.
16. Gingerbread Martini
This drink is fun and perfect for the holiday season! A gingerbread martini is creamy, delicious, and excellent for all of your Christmas celebrations, and your guests will undoubtedly love this take on the classic drink! Combining flavors of coffee, cream, and gingerbread, you wind up with a drink that’s all but heavenly – try our favorite recipe!
17. Apple Cider Old Fashioned
If you want to pair your holiday food with a delicious apple cider drink, why not try this incredible apple cider old fashioned? It’s a sweet and simple take on the classic beverage and will make you appreciate an old-fashioned like never before! Try our favorite recipe here.
18. White Russian
If you love creamy, coffee-flavored drinks, look no further than the classic white Russian. This cocktail is delicious all year round but is particularly warming and refreshing during the holiday season, making it one of our favorite ways to celebrate every year! Check out a wonderful recipe here.
19. Hot Toddy
With a few key ingredients like water, liqueur, honey, and lemon, a hot toddy is easy to make and perfect to warm you up this holiday season! This delicious drink tastes like the best tea you’ll ever have – and with only a few ingredients, you can make a hot toddy in no time! Try our favorite recipe today.
20. Cranberry Mules
Rounding out our list are cranberry mules, perfect for all of your holiday events and found in many restaurants! This take on the traditional Moscow mule is an excellent addition to your lineup of holiday food and is perfectly sharp and refreshing, making it one of our all-time favorites! Check out this wonderful recipe to make this drink a reality!
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