5 Cocktail Recipes To Liven Up Your Holidays

Christmas day may not be the best time to party it up with your extended family, but it doesn’t mean you need to shy away from having some good drinks with the fam. Like most everything else, there’s a variety of cocktails out there for every type of alcohol drinker.

Here are a few recipes that you can throw together this holiday to share with your friends and family.

Christmas Sangria


This is for all you wine lovers out there! This Christmas Sangria sounds absolutely divine with some white wines, apple cider, and cranberries. Sweet and fruity – easy enough to down a whole bottle’s worth.

Peppermint Mocha White Russian


If you’ve been reading all of my posts this month (on both Inbetween Thoughts and Saphmira), you’ve probably noticed I usually choose something with peppermint or hot chocolate. I won’t disappoint you this post. This cocktail is another one that just looks awesome. Peppermint, vodka, and a bit of milk – you can’t go wrong with those ingredients!

Eggnog Mudslides


I’m not particularly fond of eggnog, but then again I’m not sure if I’ve ever had it. However, I know how popular this is during the holidays, so I just had to grab a cocktail recipe that included it. If you like your mudslides, then this is definitely a twist on the traditional recipe that you have to test out. It’s sure to put you in the festive mood!

Jingle Jangle Punch


Not only is the name fun, but this recipe involves punch – which means it’s sure to be awesome, right? It involves a few of my fave alcoholic beverages: vodka and sparkling wine. Add in the berries and lemon juice, this has just enough of a fruity kick to get you through any drama at the Christmas family dinner.


Toasted S’more Martini


Okay, where are the marshmallows, because I’m ready to get toasting. This cocktail looks more like a dessert and that’s totally fine with me (seriously, it’s half chocolate and marshmallows). This would be a great dessert cocktail after Christmas dinner, while the kiddoes roast marshmallows around the fire pit.

Do you have any favorite holiday cocktails? Did I entice your tastebuds with any of these fun finds? Share and comment down below – I’d love to hear from you!


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