Christmas Cocktails & Drinks

F&W's festive holiday cocktail recipes that are bound to be a hit at your party, from party punches to quick mixed drinks.

Christmas Cocktail Recipes

  • Evergreen Swizzle

    Instead of making cocktails one at a time, borrow a mixology trend: Premix them in batches and serve in small bottles. This aromatic cocktail is made with gin, Yellow Chartreuse, pine liqueur and fresh lime juice.

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    Evergreen Swizzle Christmas Cocktail Recipe
  • Punch Parker

    Allen Katz, mixologist at the Shanty and a partner in New York Distilling, uses his own Dorothy Parker gin to make this fruity punch.

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    Punch Parker Christmas Cocktail Recipe
  • Stone Rose

    This sparkling, pear-scented cocktail is made with a spiced honey syrup; leftover syrup can be poured over fresh fruit for a quick breakfast for holiday houseguests.

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    Stone Rose Christmas Cocktail Recipe
  • Champagne Cocktail

    This classic cocktail has remained unchanged for 150 years.

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    Champagne Cocktail Recipe
  • Peppermint Paddy

    Mixologist Todd Thrasher loves reproducing the flavors of classic candies in cocktails. The Peppermint Paddy is his take on his wife Maria's favorite guilty pleasure.

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    Peppermint Paddy Cocktail Recipe
  • Italian Spritz Punch

    Agostino Perrone, head mixologist at London's luxurious Connaught Bar, created this simple sparkling punch. "It would be a great aperitif for a large dinner party," says mixologist Wayne Collins.

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    Italian Spritz Punch Christmas Cocktail
  • Ortensia

    Holly Roberts refashions classic recipes such as the Negroni, made here with Scotch whisky and Punt e Mes, an assertive sweet vermouth.

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    Ortensia Christmas Cocktail Recipe
  • Ginger's Lost Island

    Bryan Dayton's cocktail is a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger liqueur and smoky mezcal.

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    Ginger's Lost Island Christmas Cocktail Recipe
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