Is it wrong to say that fun and festive cocktails are one of my favorite parts of the Winter Holiday season?? Because if it is, I don’t want to be right! Seriously, Winter cocktails are the best! Read on to get some great winter holiday cocktail recipes to get you through the whole season long.
We originally shared this post on December 2, 2016. We have updated it with up-to-date recipes.
The colder weather makes it the perfect time to experiment with the smoky and rich bourbons and whiskeys that literally warm you up from the inside out.
Then there’s the decadently soothing warm toddies and mulled wines that will cure frostbite with the first sip.
Now that’s not to say I don’t crave a light and refreshing spritzer or cool and clean martini every once in a while, too.
Winter cocktails really are the absolute bomb because it’s freakin’ cold outside and you gotta do what you gotta do!
Cocktail Recipes Perfect For The Winter Holidays
To help you get started on your Winter Cocktail Journey I’ve collected more than 15 awesome recipes. Many are from our archives here! And the others were generously contributed by other fabulous blogging friends! So get those cocktail shakers shaking and celebrate the season with these fun and festive cocktails!!
Whisky and Bourbon Cocktails
Here are some cozy and boozy Whiskey and Bourbon cocktails to consider for this holiday season.
Inspired by the Love Boat’s famous bartender, Isaac, this Pomegranate Rum Cocktail will instantly make you feel like you are on vacation! If you love pomegranate as much as I do, scroll down for a list of pomegranate cocktails to try!
This Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martini is a festive cocktail for the holiday season. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up. If you like classic lemon drop cocktails, you’ll love this fun new ruby red pomegranate variation!
These Vanilla Pear Moscow Mules are super simple to stir together, and are a fun and festive cocktail for the holidays! Plus I have a handy cocktail calculator that will help you figure out how many drinks to plan to serve for your party.
If you haven't ever had one of these, you need to stop what you're doing right now to get the fixings together and mix one up! We love the way the eggnog blends with the flavors of Kahula and vodka. Delish!
This Cranberry Orange Sangria is a sure-fired way to get the party started. It’s full of cranberry flavor, perfect for the holidays.
About the Author
Stephanie Olson worked in television production and advertising before moving from Los Angeles to New England. She attended culinary school in Connecticut and has since worked as a pastry chef, recipe tester and food stylist. Stephanie grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenage daughters.
My free ebook, The Best Weeknight Dinners, includes 15 of my family’s favorites — recipes and meals we go back to over and over again. It includes simple entrees you can make start to finish in 20 to 40 minutes. And all are made with simple to follow instructions and easy to find ingredients.
Hi, I’m Katie and this is my Vermont kitchen. I'm a classically trained chef, cookbook author and seasonal produce fanatic. My mission is to make dinnertime easier for busy families.