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10 Beautiful Holiday Cocktails

December 24, 2019

These beautiful holiday cocktails are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve! From flamboyant to demure. Minty, creamy, sparkly, spiced and full of color, these cocktails will delight your guests and are best made in batches, because one is never enough!

Help yourself to these 10 gorgeous holiday cocktails!

A series of 4 holiday cocktails and a title "To Beautiful Holiday Cocktails."

My favorite part of Holiday party planning is the signature cocktail. What garnish will I make, how will it pair with the appetizers or desserts? Will it be a cozy, creamy cocktail, or a sparkly, festive one?

The ultimate goal is to hear “Oh, I’ll have another one of those” from my guests, and every single one of these require a batch for multiple rounds. Help yourself to my most stunning (and delicious!) holiday cocktails below!

1. The Sparkling Spiced Hibiscus Christmas Cocktail

This sparkling spiced hibiscus Christmas cocktail is perhaps the most regal, sophisticated cocktail to serve at your elegant Christmas party! Garnished with powdered hibiscus and a little snowy powdered sugar, this prosecco, St. Germain and citrus cocktail is mixed with a simple, homemade spiced hibiscus syrup that’s sure to impress any guest. Help yourself to the Sparkling Spiced Hibiscus Christmas Cocktail recipe!

2. A Frosted Blackberry Christmas Cocktail

1 cocktail on a table surrounded by a few scattered blackberries, and garnished with frosted blackberries and rosemary.

This frosted blackberry Christmas cocktail is such an elegant, chilly winter treat. Essentially a sake French Gimlet with muddled blackberry and rosemary – it’s herbal, floral and an enchanting purple hue. Help yourself to the Frosted Blackberry Christmas Cocktail recipe!

3. A Sparkling Pear & Ginger Cocktail

3 pear and ginger cocktails, garnished with sliced pears on a cocktail pin and a few baby's breath flowers.
This sparkling pear & ginger cocktail is such a whimsically elegant, refreshing Christmas party signature and a perfect replacement for a Christmas morning mimosa! It’s floral and fruity, delicately ginger-spiced and twinkling with festive bubbles. Help yourself to the Sparkling Pear & Ginger Cocktail recipe!

4. The Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane Cocktail

3 chocolate cocktails, rimed with crushed candy cane on a black table with a few scattered candy canes.

This Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane cocktail is the very best cocktail for decorating the Christmas tree! It’s minty, chocolatey and so festive with a crushed candy cane rim! Made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka and peppermint schnapps, you might want to pre-mix a whole batch because one of these holly-jolly cocktails is never enough! Help yourself to The Godiva Chocolate Candy Cane Cocktail recipe!

5. A RumChata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail

3 white cocktails, rimmed with powdered sugar, on a black table, sprinkled with sugar and with a few snowflake ornaments.

This RumChata cocktail is creamy and minty with an island twist! Shaken, not stirred – it’s both frosty and heart warming. Playful and elegant. The tastiest Christmas cocktail from Hawaii to the North Pole. With a rim, delicately frosted with powdered sugar, it makes a perfectly whimsical, winter dessert cocktail. Help yourself to the RumChata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail recipe!

6. Mulled Wine Christmas Sangria

3 glasses of sangria, garnished with fruits, flowers, herbs and star anise on a dark table, with a few scattered cranberries and blackberries..

This festively-spiced mulled wine sangria is Christmas in a glass! With wintery flavors of citrus, blackberry, pomegranate, apple cider and cinnamon, it’s an inventive twist on a Spanish cocktail party favorite. Help yourself to the Mulled Wine Christmas Sangria recipe!

7. The Spiced Black Currant “Silent Night” Cocktail

A sugar rimmed, black cocktail surrounded by dry baby's breath on a sugar-sprinkled table.

This sake, St. Germain and spiced black currant juice cocktail makes a perfect winter punch for your non-traditional Christmas parties and elegantly different winter affairs. Let’s stray from the red and green into the black, frosty winter night. Help yourself to The Spiced Black Currant “Silent Night” Cocktail recipe!

8. Spicy Mexican Chocolate Liqueur

A small glass of Mexican chocolate liqueur sprinkled with cinnamon on a black table with small roses for garnish.

Add a little creamy spice to your Christmas cocktails with this decadent, chocolaty, homemade, spicy Mexican chocolate liqueur! I love spicy, Mexican hot chocolate when I’ve just come out of the cold, but when I’m nice and toasty inside by the fire, this is much better! Help yourself to the Spicy Mexican Chocolate Liqueur recipe!

9. White Rosemary Rose Coconut Cocktail

A White Rosemary Rose cocktail in a martini glass, garnished with small roses.

This White Rosemary Rose coconut cocktail tastes like winter white magic! With coconut milk, white rum, honey and rosewater, it’s not too sweet and not too floral. It’s delicate, dreamy and makes an elegant winter cocktail party signature. Help yourself to the White Rosemary Rose Coconut Cocktail recipe.

10. The Enchanting Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail

A coup glass cocktail garnished with white flowers on a black table, sprinkled with small green leaves.

This sparkling elderflower cocktail with Prosecco and St. Germain is the most elegantly simple cocktail to serve at any cocktail party from a glitzy New Year’s Eve ball to a lovely bridal shower. Bubbly and floral, it has a glamorous 1920’s sophistication, delicate sweetness and understated charm. Help yourself to The Enchanting Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail recipe.

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