The holiday season is the time for festive food and drinks. Lots of food and maybe one or two (or too many) drinks! It’s also a great time to choose just the right food and signature cocktail for your holiday party or even family dinner. Beer and wine might be the go-to for any get together but why not really get into the spirit with a cocktail that sets the mood and gets everyone into the festivities.
The Key to Holiday Entertaining? Cocktails!
A signature cocktail can be the centerpiece of your holiday table this year. If you are thinking, “great idea but where do I start?” look no further. We have rounded up 21 amazing holiday cocktails for entertaining from Thanksgiving through the New Year. And you don’t have to be an experienced mixologist to stir and shake up some of the most memorable and festive spirits.
How Many Guests at Your Holiday Party?
Consider first the type of gathering you are having and the food you will serve. Once you have that, you can browse this list and decide which cocktail is the one for your group. Are you having an early dinner, large group gathering? You might prefer a cocktail you can premake in large batches, even a punch! We found that. If your party is evening, cocktails and small plates, you can go a little more sophisticated and set up a mixed drink bar. There are plenty of cocktails to choose from.
The Perfect Drink for Every Occasion
Family gathering or evening open house; smooth and sophisticated or festive and even a little silly, this cocktail collection is all you need to keep them happy!
Mistletoe Cocktail | This Lil Piglet
The Lit Reindeer | Elle Talk
Christmas Sangria | Cake N Knife
Bad Santa Cocktail | Who Needs A Cape
Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer | Snappy Gourmet
Yule Mule | Feast and West
Winter White Cosmopolitan | Drink Wire
Santa Claus-mopolitan | Blue Ribbon Kitchen
Holiday Punch | Deliciously Sprinkled
Apple Cider Moscow Mule | Hot Beauty Health
Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail | Basil and Bubbly
Eggnog Mudslides | Lemon Tree Dwelling
Caramel Apple Mimosas | Delish
Orange Cranberry Margarita | Growing Up Abel
White Christmas Mojito | Half Baked Harvest
Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch | Spoon Fork Bacon
Mulled Wine | Taste Food
Cranberry Mules | The Speckled Palate
Holiday Champagne Punch | Tabler Party of Two
Cranberry Gin Fizz | Creative Culinary