When it’s cold outside there’s nothing better than a handcrafted cocktail to warm you up!
Every year my family has our annual Christmas Eve Eve party. It started as a Christmas Eve party that had to move one year due to other obligations and then it stuck because Christmas Eve Eve is really easy to remember and honestly it’s just fun to say!
Besides coming up with the delicious menu, the other important thing is the drinks that we’ll serve. So that spark the ideas to find easy Christmas cocktails that are great for a crowd. Serve these cocktails in large pitchers, punch bowls or beverage dispensers that look nice on your serving table. That way guest can help themselves and you look like a superstar!
Here’s 10 Handcrafted Christmas Cocktails Ready for a Crowd!
1. White Christmas Margarita Punch
Found from How Sweet Eats
The white Christmas margarita punch is totally perfect for a Christmas party. This handcrafted cocktail has a Caribbean vide with crisp coconut, rum, and tequila! It will be the perfect comforting cocktail to serve on a cold winter night!
2. Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade Mimosas
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
These Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade Mimosas are an elevated version of your favorite lemonade and Sunday morning brunch mimosa to keep you cool on a warm day. By using fresh ingredients like rosemary and vanilla, you get a tasty sweet and tart lemonade mixed with Champagne that’s perfect for a large crowd. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
3. Christmas Sangria
Found from Muy Bueno Cookbook
I always recommend making sangria for large crowds. With a few ingredients, you can have a handcrafted cocktail that everyone will love. The key to a good sangria is letting it sit for a few hours before serving. You want to let the fruit soak up all the delicious wine. So make this cocktail the night before so it’s a no-brainer on the day of your party.
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4. Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
Found from A House In The Hills
I love fresh herbs in my cocktails and this cocktail features rosemary syrup that goes perfectly with pomegranate. The easy way to infuse the rosemary into the sugar syrup is boiling water and sugar together than on a low simmer add the rosemary and let it infuse for 10-15 minutes. Use this syrup to sweeten the cocktail! The sparkling wine is beautiful and something all your guests will enjoy!
5. Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch
Found from The Sweetest Occasion
I am beyond excited for this cocktail. It’s an unexpected cocktail that’s totally perfect for the holidays! Depending on the sweetness of the pear juice you can easily adjust the sugar syrup. It’s a clean fresh flavor that will become a new fall and winter favorite!
6. Cranberry Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
Found from Baker by Nature
I’m quite excited about this festive whiskey sour! Imagine your friend and family enjoy cranberry cinnamon whiskey sours, it’s like a comforting hug! Can’t wait to make it this holiday season!
7. Punch Parker
Found from Food and Wine
This cocktail is a deceptively strong prosecco punch. It’s packed with flavor and is something you can make in advance before your party. Everyone deserves bubbles in their life so this prosecco punch just makes sense for holiday entertaining!
8. Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch
Found from Brown Eyed Baker
This cocktail has the best of warm spices, fresh citrus and lots of rum! This apple cider is best served warm so keep it on low heat until guests begin to arrive then (here comes the best part) add the dark rum and serve! As soon as the warm spices hit your tongue you will feel instantly nice and toasted!
9. Holiday Champagne Punch
Found from A Spicy Perspective
This cocktail is beyond perfect for any Christmas Party. First of all, you can never go wrong with champagne so you are winning already. Secondly, this champagne punch is a great party drink. It’s a unique, homemade cocktail that everyone will enjoy. It’s easy to make but also easier to serve since your guests can help themselves all night.
10. Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider
Found from The Recipe Rebel
This recipe makes your home smell fantastic! Making this cocktail in the slow cooker is just genius. You can throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it hang out all day while your setting everything up. The fragrance of this cranberry apple cider is just intoxicating!
Bonus: Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule Punch
Found from Whitney Bond
This Moscow mule is just perfect for any holiday party crowd! It’s so simple to make but look super festive for Christmas. All you need is vodka, apple juice, ginger beer, cranberries, and apples. My favorite part is eating the marinated fruit at the end. Serve in a larger pitcher for easy pouring!
These 10 handcrafted Christmas cocktails that are totally perfect for entertaining! These holiday cocktails are definite crowd pleasers that will certainly keep you warm this winter!