Christmas Drink Recipes

Make everyone merry with more than 260 Christmas drinks for all ages, from eggnog and hot chocolate to Christmas cocktails and mulled wine.

Staff Picks

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Rating: 5 stars 4
This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!

Amazingly Good Eggnog

Rating: 4.5 stars 1110
Creamy homemade eggnog made with rum, cinnamon, vanilla, and no raw eggs.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Chocolate and red wine are two things that go so well together. Combining them on a cold winter night and topping it off with a creamy froth and a sprinkle of grated chocolate will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

Cranberry-Pomegranate Mimosa

Rating: 5 stars 2
These cranberry-pomegranate mimosas are great for your holiday get-togethers and cocktail parties, or for just spreading holiday cheer!

Chef John's Hot Buttered Rum

Rating: 5 stars 15
While eggnog gets a lot more press, hot buttered rum is the ultimate festive holiday drink. So rich, so delicious, so satisfying, and super easy to make.

Hot Apple Cider

Rating: 5 stars 279
Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day sweetened with syrup.

Jack Frost Cocktails

These Jack Frost cocktails with champagne are a holiday favorite in the making!

Mexican Christmas Punch (Ponche Navideno)

This traditional Mexican fruit punch is spiked with rum and best served during the Christmas season. Garnish each mug with a fresh hibiscus flower and a sugar cane (or cinnamon) stick.

Gingerbread Latte

Rating: 5 stars 16
If you have an espresso maker in your home or office, you can whip up this spicy seasonal favorite.

Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Hot chocolate Italian-style is one of the most amazing treats in the world! You have to try this pudding-like chocolate decadence! Add some Irish cream, cinnamon, and whipped cream for a fun variation, or create your own!

Cozy Mulled Wine

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
Feel all warm and fuzzy this festive season with this satisfying mulled red wine that's quick and easy to make. Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!

Hot Cocoa Mix

Rating: 4 stars 303
I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.
By Earla Taylor

Inspiration and Ideas

Candy Cane Cocoa
Rating: Unrated 138
“What a yummy mug of cocoa! Great chocolate flavor with subtle peppermint too." – PULLEYHEATHER
9 Cranberry Cocktails
The holidays are here—it's showtime for the humble cranberry once again.