It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to try out some new recipes for your next party or holiday dinner. Luckily for you, there are tons of unique holiday cocktail recipes to choose from, so you can supply something that everyone will enjoy. To really get these cocktails right, make sure you have all your bartending necessities—after all, you can’t make a proper flaming s’mores cocktail without the right tools. Read on for more sweet and sassy cocktails—you and your guests won’t regret it!
Candy Cane Cooler
If you’re a candy cane-lover, then this is the minty drink for you. Not to mention, it’s the perfect pink color for your girls’ night in or holiday gift-grab!
What You’ll Need: Mint-infused vodka, Bénédictine, brandy, half-and-half, crushed candy canes
White Christmas Martini
This is the perfect drink for fans of the film White Christmas—you’ll want this drink sitting next to you as you watch this year. An easy sipper, this drink is great for people who say they don’t like martinis.
What You’ll Need: Vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, white crème de cacao, half-and-half
Slow Cooker Holiday Sangria
For fans of warm beverages that get them nice and toasty during the holidays, this slow cooker sangria is the perfect match!
What You’ll Need: Two bottles of a light-bodied red wine (such as Rioja or pinot noir), brandy, cranberry juice, simple syrup, orange, cranberries, cinnamon sticks
Your new go-to drinks for Christmas Day, these mules are refreshing, classy, and photo-ready! Skip the pomegranate seeds if you’re not a fan, but we promise you’ll want the candy canes.
What You’ll Need: vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, pomegranate seeds, crushed and whole candy canes
Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer
When you need a festive cocktail for your holiday party, look no further than Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this drink is just as easy to make as it is to drink.
What You’ll Need: Orange juice, lemon-lime soda, vodka, maraschino cherry juice, lemon juice
Flaming S’mores Cocktail
The drink that requires your most luxurious bartending tools, this cocktail tastes just like marshmallows roasted on a fire. If you’re having a classy night in with close friends, this is the recipe to have in your pocket. Take a look at these directions before you begin.
What You’ll Need: Marshmallow fluff, graham crackers, hot chocolate packets, mini marshmallows, marshmallow vodka (vanilla or whipped cream vodka work as well), chocolate liqueur, heavy cream, high-proof alcohol (for the flame!)
Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian
A white Russian with a kick, this Gingerbread Eggnog White Russian will get you and your friends in the holiday spirit in no time. It’s an easy drink to make—so much so that you won’t want to stop making it!
What You’ll Need: Eggnog, vodka, Kahlúa, molasses
If any of these drinks have caught your fancy, try them out! But as always, make sure to drink responsibly and know your limits. Much too often during the holidays, people forget how alcohol affects their bodies and their BAC. Sip slowly and safely this holiday season—you won’t regret it.