Christmas Drinks Recipes

There's a whole lot more than just eggnog when it comes to holiday drinks. Celebrate the Christmas season with white hot chocolate, apple sparklers, spiced Christmas tea, or one of our many other recipes for festive Christmas drinks.

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Ginger-Lemon Tea

From Diabetic Living

This hot tea drink features fresh ginger, which infuses wonderful flavor and has a reputation for calming upset tummies.

Ginger-Lemon Tea

White Hot Chocolate

From Parents

White chocolate in milk make this hot drink a fun, new version of the traditional dark chocolate drink.

White Hot Chocolate

Peach Fizz

From Tyler Florence

Peach Fizz

French Pear Mocktail

From The Food Channel

The delicious flavor combination of pear, elderflower and ginger works great with or without alcohol. This recipe is the "virgin" version.

French Pear Mocktail

Champurrado

From Better Homes and Gardens

Champurrado

Christmas Sparklers

From Ladies' Home Journal

Dip the wet rims of champagne glasses into colored sugar to make these sparkling wine and fruit drinks.

Christmas Sparklers

Hot Sipping Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

From Ghirardelli Chocolate

Hot Sipping Chocolate with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate Mix

From Taste of the South

Hot Chocolate Mix

Chai

From Diabetic Living

Black tea, milk, and spices make this coffeehouse drink recipe easy to make at home.

Chai

Chocolate Cappuccino

From Better Homes and Gardens

For sweet stirrers, prop in peppermint sticks. This homemade treat is far less expensive than in a coffee shop.

Chocolate Cappuccino

Pomegranate Spritzer

From Tyler Florence

Pomegranate Spritzer

Hot Spiced Cider

From Heart-Healthy Living

For this favorite drink, make a simple spice bag, then let it simmer in the cider until your guests arrive.

Hot Spiced Cider

mexican cocoa mix

From Family Circle

If you're giving this cinnamon-spiced cocoa mix as a gift, add a holiday mug to the basket.

mexican cocoa mix

Peanut-Butter Hot Chocolate

From Taste of the South

Peanut-Butter Hot Chocolate

Cranberry Martini

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vanilla Sugar, made simply by placing a split vanilla bean in sugar, makes a sweet coating on the glass rims. It should be made several weeks before you plan to use it.

Cranberry Martini

Pomegranate Spritzers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Christmas and New Year's are good times to mix up this white wine cocktail recipe. This refreshing drink is extra easy to make.

Pomegranate Spritzers

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

From Ladies' Home Journal

With heavy cream and dark chocolate, this hot drink can work as dessert.

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Hot Cocoa

From Better Homes and Gardens

Warm up on a cold winter night with this low-calorie beverage.

Hot Cocoa

Eggnog Punch

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cinnamon and vanilla ice cream make this Christmas party punch creamy and spicy. Embellish each serving with a candy cane.

Eggnog Punch

Classic Irish Coffee

From The Food Channel

Irish Coffee was originally created by an Irish chef/barman as a warm and welcoming drink for the first American tourists who arrived in Ireland via transatlantic passenger airplanes.

Classic Irish Coffee

Almond Cream Liqueur

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a special drink, serve this rich, homemade liqueur over ice.

Almond Cream Liqueur

Pomegranate Martinis

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pomegranate syrup flavors this drink, but also try the orange and apple versions for your guests.

Pomegranate Martinis

Icy Cranberry Margarita

From Better Homes and Gardens

Made with cranberry juice, you could serve this summery cocktail during the winter holidays, too.

Icy Cranberry Margarita

Aztec Hot Chocolate

From Better Homes and Gardens

Aztec Hot Chocolate

Cranberry-Pineapple Cooler

From Better Homes and Gardens

This red punch is festive at Christmas but can be served any time of the year.

Cranberry-Pineapple Cooler

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