Holly Jolly Holiday Cocktails


It’s the most wonderful time of the year—thanks in part to the holiday cocktail parties we’ll attend this month. But not just any cocktail will do at these festive fêtes. The holidays call for something seasonal and special. Think champagne, cranberry, and mulled cider. Whether you’re serving up a cocktail or a mocktail, check out some of our favorite winter drink recipes to try at your next holiday party.

Sparkling sips
It seems champagne was made for the holidays—New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without it. Since we tend to reserve such an elegant drink for special occasions, a holiday cocktail party is the perfect time to pop open a bottle and mix up some festive cocktails. These champagne cocktail recipes were made for the holidays.

Cranberry Thyme Fizz

Specialty Cocktail

Sparkling Apple Cider Cocktail

Winter warmers
When the weather outside is frightful, warm cocktails are so delightful! Consider offering guests a warm beverage served in Comfort Cup® by Chinet® insulated hot cups. Here are a few alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes to try. 

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Toddy

Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Party-starting punch
If doling out individual cocktails isn’t your thing, consider big-batch drinks served in a pitcher or punch bowl. Keep flavors festive with cider, cranberry, and pomegranate. Check out our favorite punch recipes for Christmas and New Years’ Eve. 

Cranberry Ginger Punch

Apple Cider Sangria

Double Cider Bourbon Punch

Looking for more ways to make the holiday season sparkle? Check out our inspiration page with our favorite holiday entertaining content.