6 Of The Best Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Maybe you are hosting a party, maybe you need to be consistently buzzed while your relatives are in town or maybe you just want to use the holidays as an excuse to drink… whatever it is, I got ya covered.  What are the best holiday cocktail recipes? Well we all have our favorites but below are some great ideas for holiday drinks to make you and your guests happy over the holiday! Whatever liquor is your go-to below are some holiday cocktails sure to make everyone merry.

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Below are some different options for you to try with ideas for rum, tequila, vodka, bailey’s, kahlua and other great ingredients to keep you smiling all the way through being around your extended family for far too long. From cold to hot, these recipes below will keep you nicely toasted over this festive time of year.

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Eggnog is a common theme below however what is great about lots of these recipes is that they are all versatile. If you don’t like rum, use vodka or whiskey, if you don’t like coffee use hot chocolate or mix and match other tastes you might prefer. Amaretto is a great addition to all of these recipes and you can’t really go wrong experimenting with fun combinations. Let these ideas be a guide or ideas to you start you creating your own perfect signature drinks to hosting on the holidays!

Before you start reading this article does not have you making your own eggnog. Some of you may be pissed but hopefully most of you just want to drink and the last thing you want to do is make your own eggnog. I am all about making things from scratch but sometimes just give me the K.I.S.S. method with some alcohol and let’s gooooo!


6 Perfect Spiked Holiday Cocktails

Spiked eggnog, margaritas, moscow mules and more! Perfect drinks for the holiday season and holiday hosting.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol drinks, christmas drinks, drinks, eggnog, holiday drinks, holiday hosting, holiday margarita, liquor, Moscow Mule
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2


Mistletoe Margarita Recipe

  • Salt or Sugar Rim
  • 2 oz tequila Any tequila but ideally not Mezcal
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz cranberry juice White cranberry juice is ideal
  • 2 oz fresh lime juice Bottled juice isn't good for this one
  • 1 tsp sugar optional
  • Garnish with cranberries, lime and rosemary

Eggnog Mudslide Recipe

  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz vodka Optional: use vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz irish cream Bailey's is always good.
  • Eggnog
  • Garnish chocolate shavings Simple tip: you can grate a chocolate bar... and even garnish it with the bar for a fun look

Spiked Espresso Eggnog Recipe

  • 1 oz vodka optional: vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz irish cream
  • Espresso or coffee
  • Eggnog
  • Garnish Whipped cream or marshmallows & chocolate shavings
  • Optional Add hot chocolate
  • Optional Can be served cold as a martini

Mistletoe Moscow Mule

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer Q or Fever tree are ideal
  • Garnish cranberries, lime & mint or rosemary
  • Optional 1/2 tsp fresh ginger

Spiked Peppermint Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

  • 1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1 oz dark rum is ideal Optional: Make it a martini with vodka
  • Eggnog
  • Garnish candy canes
  • Optional I will add a little almond milk sometimes if too sweet

Spiked Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 oz dark rum is ideal or Vodka to make it a martini
  • Eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Garnish whipped cream, pumpkin spice & star anise
  • Optional I will add a little almond milk sometimes if too sweet


Mistletoe Margarita

  • 1. Put salt or sugar on a plate. Run water over edge of glass then turn the glass edge into the salt/sugar to coat.
  • 2. Put ice, tequila, triple sec, cranberry juice & lime juice into shaker and shake up.
  • 3. Pour over ice and garnish.
    Mistletoe Margarita Holiday Cocktail 3

Eggnog Mudslide Recipe

  • 1. Pretty simple, mix all ingredients into shaker with ice. Pour over ice and garnish. 

Spiked Espresso Eggnog Recipe

  • 1. Fill 1/3 of mug with espresso/coffee/hot chocolate. Fill 1/3 of mug with hot eggnog.
  • 2. Add in liquor, stir and top with garnish.

Mistletoe Moscow Mule

  • 1. Add ice, vodka, lime juice & ginger to shaker. Shake and pour over ice, add in ginger beer at the end. Add garnish.
    Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe

Spiked Peppermint Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

  • 1. Crush candy cane on a plate, wet rim of glass and coat rim in candy cane.
  • 2. Add all ingredients into shaker with ice and shake. 
  • 3. Pour over ice then garnish with candy cane.

Spiked Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

  • 1. Mix all ingredients with ice into shaker and shake. 
  • 2. Pour over ice & garnish.


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