25 Holiday Party Drinks

Whether you're hosting the holiday bash of the century or having a low-key night at home, these cocktails and mocktails are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
By Grace Rasmus,

Spiced Merlot Punch

How Merlot can you go? This winter-y sangria riff is sure to make a splash at your holiday party.

Try our Spiced Merlot Punch

Rum-Spiked Ginger Beer Cocktails

Top with the ginger beer just before serving so your bubbles don't go flat.

Try our Rum-Spiked Ginger Beer Cocktails

Grapefruit Sidecar

Citrus is at its peak in the winter months, so let it shine in this pretty cocktail.

Try our Grapefruit Sidecar

Spiked Caramel Sippers

If you can't get your hands on hazelnut liqueur, rum works too!

Try our Spiked Caramel Sippers

Red 75

Gin lovers, this one's for you!

Try our Red 75

Sparkling Pomegranate Sangria Mocktail

No booze, no problem! Everyone can have a glass of this family friendly pitcher drink.

Try our Sparkling Pomegranate Sangria Mocktail

Winter Pimm's Punch

Give this make-ahead punch at least two hours to chill in the fridge so the flavors can meld together.

Try our Winter Pimm's Punch

Cranberry-Cava Sparklers

Spanish sparkling wine gets in the holiday spirit with pomegranate juice and ginger.

Try our Cranberry-Cava Sparklers

The Tipsy Earl

This delightful drink is great well past tea time!

Try our Tipsy Earl

Pink Grapefruit Whiskey Sours

This vibrant, zesty drink can get any party started.

Try our Pink Grapefruit Whiskey Sours

Blood-Orange Old Fashioned

Add some drama with blood oranges!

Try our Blood-Orange Old Fashioned

Grapefruit-Lemon Spritzer

Every drink is better with a cool-looking garnish.

Try our Grapefruit-Lemon Spritzer

Blood Orange Negroni Punch

Get this gorgeous drink recipe, plus an easy ice-block how-to.

Try our Blood Orange Negroni Punch

Mulled Punch

Want to make your whole house smell like the holidays? This recipe is for you!

Try our Mulled Punch

Almond Nog

Here's a secret: You don't need eggs to get in on the eggnog action!

Try our Almond Nog

Candy Cane Vodka

Serve over ice, or use to spike eggnog or hot chocolate!

Try our Candy Cane Vodka

Winter Shandy

Here's a refreshing cocktail for beer fans... and lemonade fans!

Try our Winter Shandy

Red Mojitos

Rum is optional here, so you can easily make this a mocktail.

Try our Red Mojitos

Citrus Spritzer Bar

With this easy bar set-up, let guests mix their own drinks so you can enjoy your own party.

Try our Citrus Spritzer Bar

Cranberry Negroni

Can't tackle Christmas dinner without a Cranberry Negroni by your side!

Try our Cranberry Negroni

Spiced Fruitcake Cider

Forget everything you thought you knew about fruitcake and give this booze-free drink a try!

Try our Spiced Fruitcake Cider

Pear-Ginger Margarita

Who says margaritas are just for summer?

Try our Pear-Ginger Margarita

Winter Sangria

Unsweetened black cherry juice gives this alcohol-free sangria its iconic color.

Try our Winter Sangria

Ginger French 75

Gin and ginger are a match made in heaven.

Try our Ginger French 75 

Dark and Stormy-ish

How cool is this garnish?

Try our Dark and Stormy-ish

Join the Conversation