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20 Cocktails that Will Jingle Your Bells

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All right, real talk – the holidays can be totes stressful.

Winter holidays, empowered by the less-than-cordial weather, can especially be a little daunting. Plus, everything is just happening so much: you’re busy like crazy trying to make time to kick it with friends and family, maybe not getting all your healthified workouts in and perhaps even feeling the pressure at work. GAH!  

Well, don’t lose sight of what’s important – all the delicious flavors of the season! What better way to enjoy said delicious flavors than to DRINK them? ‘Tis the season to party (responsibly, of course). Here’s a list of fantastic and festive cocktails that really showcase the tastes of the holiday season. So drink and be merry!


1. Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail

It’s as though someone made a delicious gingerbread cookie in a martini glass. C’mon, what could better than that?

2. St. Germain™ Cranberry Cocktail

St. Germain™ Cranberry Cocktail

Fresh lime juice, herbalicious St. Germain™ liqueur, stalwart vodka and tangy cranberry are all combined perfectly, so let your heart be light. 

3. Noel Spritzer

Noel Spritzer

Chilled dry white wine, nonalcoholic wine or apple juice (options are awesome!), cranberry-apple juice drink and sparkling water – zazzed up with apple slices and mint to make the season bright! 

4. Holiday Peppermint Punch

Holiday Peppermint Punch

You want to take eggnog the next level of deliciousness? All it takes is some crushed peppermint candies and club soda to guarantee good cheer. 

5. Chai-tini


Capture the spice of the season in this delicious adultified chai-flavored martini.

6. Peppermint Patty Cocktail

Peppermint Patty Cocktail

Hot cocoa spike with peppermint schnapps for minty goodness, crème de cacao for extra chocolately yum and cognac for class.

7. Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum

Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum

All the amazing spices that make you think of the winter holidays, plus good old H-Two-Oh and delicious rum, combined in your slow cooker – so you can go out and get your winter fun on. When you come inside to warm up, you’ll have some amazing hot buttered rum to get you back to room temperature.


8. Pear and Cranberry Orange Cocktail

Pear and Cranberry Orange Cocktail

This nice little drink is just a touch naughty, so no matter which list you’re on this year, you can enjoy it. 

9. Coquito


Just take a look at the ingredient list for this beverage and you’ll adopt “Ho Ho Ho Coquito!” as your holiday battle cry!


10. Warm Winter Rose Sangria

Warm Winter Rose Sangria

Who says sangria’s only for summertime? Rose wine, apple cider, bourbon and ALL THE SPICES spend quality time in your slow cooker to make a splendid warm-me-up for when you’re done playing in the snow.


11. Peppermint Barktini

Peppermint Barktini

You’re not barking up the wrong martini stem with this sweet treat! Chex Mix® Muddy Buddies® Peppermint Bark graces the rim of this decadent palate pleaser.


12. Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

I think it’s a rule that you have to serve this during the winter holidays on account of how many times it’s mentioned in old timey songs and holiday stories. Plus it’s got red wine, brandy and honey – yum.


13. Easy Vegan Eggnog

Easy Vegan Eggnog

Having vegan or vegetarian options need not be difficult. Just switch out the eggs and dairy for some coconut or almond milk and you’ll have a rich, dreamy nog that all can enjoy!


14. Candy Cane Cocktail

Candy Cane Cocktail

With candy-cane infused vodka and peppermint schnapps, this cocktail promises a happy holidays and a minty New Year.


15. Holiday Shake

Holiday Shake

Bourbon, brandy and vanilla ice cream – oh my! Add in cinnamon and nutmeg for a festive shake to celebrate the seasons!


16. Berry Hard Lemonade

Berry Hard Lemonade

Bright and spirited, this creamy and delicious concoction is ready to party!


17. Creamy Eggnog

Creamy Eggnog

Want to know how to make traditional eggnog even more betterer? Use this recipe to grant your eggnog a rich, creamy custard base.


18. Fizzy Ginger Cranberry Punch

Fizzy Ginger Cranberry Punch

Spice is always nice, and with this recipe you can enjoy spicy ginger in three different formations!


19. White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

White like the snow-capped mountain peaks, these are the chocolate martinis of our lives. Guaranteed to give you nothing but wonderful holiday flavor and zero cheesy drama.


20. Boozy Eggnog Cupcakes

Boozy Eggnog Cupcakes

Eggnog must be one of the richest drinks on the planet. So why not eat your eggnog? With a boozy rum frosting, you’ll be glad you did!

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