Christmas is about shining lights, festive films, and family time, but it’s also about food, and that includes drinks. For the 21 and over set, a Christmas cocktail is likely going to be part of your celebration at some point. Whether you’re looking for a simple beverage to make for an upcoming holiday party or something warm to combat the winter chill, someone has made it on TikTok.
To make your holiday season as festive as possible, we’ve selected 10 of the most delicious-looking Christmas cocktail recipes on TikTok. So, grab your shopping list, take some notes, and get ready to say “Cheers!” to the holidays.
It’s Christmas morning, and there are cinnamon rolls in the oven. Of course, that means you need a mimosa. To make things a bit more festive, though, forgo the orange juice and use pomegranate instead.
Katie Kelly’s recipe calls for prosecco, pomegranate juice, and a few pomegranates as a garnish. It’s simple, looks festive, and is a great way to kick off the big day.
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Toast the holidays with these classic flutes.
Think you can’t make tropical flavors festive? Think again! The Grinch cocktail went viral last year, and has returned for an encore.
TikTok cocktail connoisseur, @that_cocktail_girl, combines vodka, Midori, lime cordial, and pineapple in a shake with ice. After shaking it, she pours it in a candy cane-rimmed glass. Thanks to the Midori and lime cordial, you get a fruity beverage that’s exactly the same color as one of Dr. Suess’ most famous characters.
Aperol spritzes were a staple this past summer, and if you’re still on the Aperol train, you can adapt it for the holidays with this Aperol gin sour.
You just combine gin, Aperol, lemon juice, maple syrup, a sprig of thyme, and, most importantly, an egg white in a shaker with ice. Shake until well combined, and then strain into a coupe glass. Thanks to that egg white, you’ll have a frothy top that looks like a real bartender made it.
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Get the perfect cocktail.
Think of this as the Jungle Juice you used to drink out of buckets in college, but a bit more upscale and festive. Macy Blackwell combines cherry vodka and Spite with cranberry, orange, and pineapple juices in a shaker full of ice.
After shaking, she pours the contents into clear plastic ornaments and places them in martini glasses full of muddled cranberry and thyme so guests can pour their own drinks.
Creative Hobbies Clear Plastic Ornaments, 12-Pack
Perfect for your Jingle Juice.
Who says a margarita is only for poolside sipping? This delicious cocktail from The Spritz Effect has seamlessly transitioned the classic drink into the holidays.
Using cranberry and lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila, she crafts the perfect cold-weather margarita that pairs perfectly with a sugar-rimmed glass, some cranberries, and a thyme sprig for garnish.
Libbey Stemless Margarita Glasses
For your winter 'ritas.
Not a fan of cranberry? No problem! Try this festive cider-based cocktail by Kristyn Cole instead. It’s a simple, but stout, mix with a cinnamon and sugar rim. Fill the glass with ice, and then add three parts apple cider and one part spiced rum. Garnish with rosemary and more cinnamon and sugar.
If you prefer wine to cocktails, sangria is the way to go. This Rudolph Sangria from Spritz and Spice combines chopped apples, oranges, and cranberries with Grand Marnier, pomegranate and cranberry juices, a splash of simple syrup, and red wine.
Mix it all up in a pitcher, refrigerate overnight, and then serve chilled.
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Perfect for a winter batch of sangria.
If you love classic seasonal cocktails like White Russians, you’ll definitely want to try this fun spin on what’s essentially adult chocolate milk.
To make a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini, you combine peppermint vodka, a cream liqueur, heavy cream, and a white chocolate liqueur. Shake over ice, and then pour into a peppermint-rimmed martini glass for a sweet, seasonal treat.
Elixir Glassware Crystal Martini Glasses, Set of Four
Enjoy your "adult chocolate milk" in a very adult glass.
Looking for something wine-based that’s even easier than sangria? Say Merry Christmas to this wine punch.
To make it, you just combine red wine and Sprite with orange and cranberry juices in a pitcher and stir. If you want to get really fancy, you can serve it like Mrs. Blinks does—in ornaments. Your guests can then pour their own punch over frozen cranberries and a sprig of thyme.
20 Pack DIY Ornament Balls
Fill these with booze instead of tinsel.
If you want to serve an eye-catching drink, Jack Frost is the way to go! This bold, blue cocktail gets its color from Blue Curacao and has a tropical spin. You’ll also need some cream of coconut, vodka, and pineapple juice.
Shake all of it well in a shaker filled with ice, and then pour it into a coconut-rimmed glass.
Whether you’re throwing a holiday party this year or just looking for a seasonal cocktail to enjoy on your own, TikTok is definitely worth a scroll. If you really love candy canes and peppermint, though, check out these tasty (and pretty) adult beverages.