There’s nothing quite like the holiday season. So use your next holiday get-together to serve a Christmas whiskey cocktail because they make delicious cocktails for the fall and winter seasons.
The following list of Christmas whiskey cocktails is full of holiday flavors but would make an excellent addition to Thanksgiving or New Year celebrations. Whether your preference is cranberries, eggnog, or gingerbread flavors, there’s something for everyone on this list.
Without further ado, let’s dive into this list of Christmas whiskey cocktails guaranteed to be a fan favorite at your next holiday party.
If you love the holidays, you’ve indulged in some tasty eggnog. Classic eggnog combines the bitter taste of rum and whiskey with every sip. However, this cocktail is sweet-tasting due to the milk, sugar, and cinnamon included.
You can make multiple servings to make this cocktail the main event at any party or gathering this holiday season.
Irish Coffee is one of the most famous coffee-based cocktails in the world. It’s perfect for sipping late on a cold winter night.
The Irish coffee mixed with Irish whiskey and sweet brown sugar has a lot of flavors. You can use the back of a spoon to pour the cream over the top to create a floating layer. The floating layer allows for the flavors to blend gradually.
Nothing is better than sweet, spicy, and tart blended in one cocktail. This Caramel Apple Hot Toddy combines hot apple cider, cinnamon whiskey, and caramel to give you all different flavors and tastes.
You can rim the glass with caramel syrup or honey for a sweet taste when you sip this cocktail.
All you need for the Jingle Bell Smash is bourbon, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and lemon juice. Unfortunately, it’s all combined in a cocktail shaker, so making these drinks for a party may take longer.
You can substitute the simple syrup for maple syrup to add an abundance of sweetness.
This Aperol Pear Cider Spritz includes these three simple ingredients, aperol, hard pear cider, and apple juice. You may know Aperol as a summertime drink, but it’s great for drinks all year round. Garnish with pear slices to enhance the fruity flavors.
This Christmas Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail is so simple to make you’ll be bringing it to every party this holiday season.
It’s sweet due to the honey-cranberry syrup and grapefruit juice, while the tartness is due to the citrus garnish on top. The bourbon gives you the warm feeling you want during those cold winter nights.
Add ginger beer before serving to prepare the carbonation for all your guests.
The Holiday Whiskey Fizz will get the party started this holiday season. But no matter how much fizz is in this drink, you’ll always taste the sweet-tasting cranberry syrup. Mix your favorite whiskey with fresh lime juice and cranberry-flavored club soda.
Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary for a beautiful holiday finish.
This Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail is the perfect fall drink to take you through the holiday season. But, of course, it also works as a Christmas whiskey cocktail.
Alongside whiskey, you need cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup for this recipe. Add triple Sec to this recipe for sweetness that pairs well with orange juice.
Top with ginger beer for a slight fizz.
There you have it, the best Christmas cocktails made with whiskey perfect for the holiday season. Of course, there are many whiskey cocktails to try, but the ones on this list have various flavors for the best taste.
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Cheers to the Holidays: 22 Delicious Christmas Whiskey Cocktails
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In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.