Whether you’re hosting a giant bash, or a quiet night at home, you’ll find at least one of these 12 holiday cocktails recipes and mocktails recipes to love.
“You know how to make a mojito, don’t you? Can you figure out how to make mojitos for 200 people?”
That was the task my husband (then boyfriend) was tasked with during one of the very few weddings he served at with me when I would work for my stepmother’s catering company.
Between my stepmother and my husband, a plan was put into place to make several gallons of mint-infused simple syrup in an attempt to streamline the process of what is a labor-intensive drink to make.
And the guests devoured them.
Signature Cocktails at Your Party
The trend to serve signature drinks is well over a decade old, but is still going strong. And for good reason. Signature drinks, or signature cocktails add an extra layer of interest to your party.
But it can be difficult to serve them to large groups, especially if you don’t have a bartender.
Which is why I’ve paired up with 4 other bloggers for the next four weeks to share 12 easy holiday cocktails recipes (and mocktails recipes!) that are great for parties, or just for a quiet night at home.
I’ve seen a preview of the recipes, and there’s an awesome variety of tastes and flavors going on. And if you want to serve something a bit more tame, we’ve got a few mocktails in the mix as well.
So grab your big party pitcher and some awesome glasses, because the party starts on Wednesday the 29th and goes through December 22nd – just in time for Christmas!
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Don’t forget to save this post. It’s going to be updated real-time with all the amazing recipes. It’s like a one-stop shop for all the signature holiday cocktail inspiration you need. And, whenever possible, we’ve included ways to adapt the holiday cocktails recipes for large batches and parties. (Win!)
In the meantime, go check out my fellow mixologists!
12 Days of Holiday Cocktails Recipes
Festive Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails
White Wine Holiday Sangria Recipe with Rosemary and Cranberries
White wine holiday sangria with rosemary & cranberries is crisp and refreshing. It's the perfect holiday cocktail for Christmas Parties with family and friends!
White Christmas Mojito
Have you ever heard of a White Christmas Mojito? It's flavorful, refreshing, and gorgeous, making it the perfect holiday cocktail.
Holiday Eggnog White Russian Cocktail Recipe
You just have to try this eggnog white russian. It's a fun and festive update to the creamy classic with a peppermint twist and a bit of chocolate liqueur.
Quick & Easy Mimosas Recipe
Make the classic, or the non-alcoholic version of this quick and easy mimosas recipe for a gathering that's as relaxing as it is fun.
Cherry Ginger Mock Margarita Recipe
Kids young & old love this cherry ginger mock margarita recipe. From the festive color to the sherbet wreath, it's the perfect holiday mocktail for kids!
White Christmas Mimosa
This White Christmas Mimosa is perfect for your next holiday party! It's festive, easy to make, and best of all - delicious.
Mulled Wine Spritzer
This mulled wine spritzer combines the best flavors of mulled wine with the lightness of a spritzer for the perfect large-batch holiday party drink recipe.
Baileys Butterscotch Almond Cocktail Recipe
This Bailey's Butterscotch Almond Cocktail is the perfect light drink for a holiday evening at home or to serve as a light shot at your holiday party.
Creamy Apple Mock-Tini Recipe
Want a fun green drink for kids this holiday season? Make them surprisingly tasty creamy apple mock-tini recipe with a red rim and cherry on top.
Stormy IPA Cocktail Recipe
Meet the Stormy IPA Cocktail. Inspired by a classic dark rum cocktail and America's favorite beer style - the India Pale Ale, this craft beer cocktail can also be seen as a fortified version of a shandy.
Peppermint Mochatini Cocktail
This Peppermint Mochatini cocktail recipe will put the whole gang in the holiday spirit, even those who don't usually like martinis.
The Salty Rudolph Cocktail
The Salty Rudolph cocktail is a fun holiday twist on the summery salty dog with classic flavors of cranberry and orange, and surprising twist at the end.
Shimmery New Year's Eve Ball Drop Garnish
Kids and adults will all love this fun shimmery New Year's Eve ball drop mocktail garnish for kids. Don't forget to check out the fantastic tips to make this delicious decoration look its best!
Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe
Considered one of the earliest cocktails ever made, there's nothing quite like a classic champagne cocktail recipe when you feel like celebrating.
Shirley Temple Recipe
This classic Shirley Temple Recipe is a favorite for kids and adults thanks to its pretty color, refreshing flavor, and no alcohol required.
Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa Recipe
Blueberry lemonade mimosas are a delicious blend of sweet, tart, and bubbly. It's the perfect drink for a spring brunch or summer party!
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So fun. I love cocktails and mocktails – for the holidays and all year round.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
Eva Lewis says
Oh how I am saving this! You’ll find me in the corner enjoying one of these on Christmas day. So glad I won’t be having to drive home! lol
just completed a post about eggnog then to come here and find you have your own version I can imagine very tasty
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Rebecca Smith says
Wow, everything you need for the festive extras right here in one post, makes my life a lot easier 🙂
Nice! I can’t wait to see all the recipes. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!
I’ll definitely be stopping by again to see what wonderful creations you’ve come up with! Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJ’s. I’ve pinned and shared.
Mama Mia says
These look yummy! Will have to try some. #fortheloveofBLOG
I love your cocktail roundup. Mimosas are a favorite. I can drink them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the evenings, lol. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
Pinned this immediately – I love your unique ideas! I’m making the white sangria for Christmas Eve!
I am looking forward to your recipes. I enjoy trying new drinks.
Amber Harrop says
Cherry Ginger Mock Margarita sounds like my kind of drink
I will definitely have to check this out, I just bought some liquor and have no idea what to do with it. Happy Holidays Leslie!