Of all the holidays jockeying for your happy hour, none pour it on quite like Christmas. The songs, the decorations, the endless family gatherings—they go down easier after a stiff cocktail or two. Make your holidays merry with these Christmas drinks.
Pumpkin Nog cocktail
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Kickin' Mule cocktail
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A Collins glass filled with bright yellow punch garnished with a pineapple slice and a sprig of fresh mint.
Reggae Rum Punch
spiced eggnog cocktail in a wine glass with fresh nutmeg on top
Spiced Eggnog
A pair of hands pour a steaming ladleful of mulled wine into a clear glass mug. The background with a crock pot full of mulled wine is just out of focus.
Hit Me Baby One More Glühwein
Champagne Holiday Punch
Champagne Holiday Punch
The Spice Is Right
Three rocks glasses rest on a dark marble bar top. Each is filled with ice, a bright red punch, a large slice of grapefruit, pomegranate seeds, and a sprig of rosemary. Next to them is a bottle of Fever-Tree ginger beer.
Ginger Fever Punch
A creamy Eggnog drink fills a rocks glass with a heavy clear base. The drink is garnished with nutmeg and an orange peel, and the background is hazy.
A glass mug holds a lush, golden-brown serving of Hot Buttered Rum. Its pale surface is flecked with nutmeg, and a cinnamon stick rests across the mouth of the mug. The background is pale blue, and the surface a light gray.
Hot Buttered Rum
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Bourbon Rosemary Punch
hot buttered rum batter in a sealed mason jar
Hot Buttered Rum Batter
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green and yellow Jello shots in plastic shot cups
Jell-O Shot
tom and jerry cocktail in a white coffee mug
Tom & Jerry
Brandy Alexander cocktail
Brandy Alexander
Eggnog Is Great. But This Holiday Season, Go for a Beautifully Clear Milk Punch.
spiced rum milk punch with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg
Spiced Rum Milk Punch
A large glass bowl filled with dark red punch rests on a white tablecloth, surrounded by gold pinecones, green apples and glass mugs of punch.
Ponche Navideño
Cranberry-Ginger Mimosa
Cranberry-Ginger Mimosa
A clear rocks glass filled with creamy Coquito and garnished with two cinnamon sticks
Under the Mistletoe cocktail in a collins glass, garnished with cranberries and thyme sprigs
Under the Mistletoe
Colony Records cocktail
Colony Records
Uncle Angelo's Eggnog in a clear punch glass, topped with fresh nutmeg
Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog
Last-Minute Mulled Wine
creamy yellow Trick Nog cocktail in ornate punch glass with cinnamon stick and orange peel garnishes, sitting in front of a pine tree
Trick Nog
Holiday Sparkler cocktail
Holiday Sparkler
Hot Caramel Buttered Rum
Hot Caramel Buttered Rum
Shoe Maker
A handled, clear glass mug is branded with an emblem that reads “Highlands NYC Est. 2007.” The mug sits on a marble table and is filled with a pale golden drink. It’s garnished with a cinnamon stick and a clove-studded lemon wheel.
Tea & Sympathy
Kir Royale cocktail
Kir Royale
Autumn cocktail
X-Mas Sin
Poached Pear & Ginger Daiquiri
Ruby Mae's (Second) Surfing Bird
Glogg cocktail
Spiced Pear Bellini
Spiced Pear Bellini
Thistle cocktail
Cousin Eddie cocktail in a rocks glass with one large ice cube, garnished with black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg
Cousin Eddie
Falling Leaves cocktail
Falling Leaves
Rudolph's Nose cocktail
Rudolph's Nose
Celtic Frappe
Celtic Frappé
Andean Dusk cocktail
Andean Dusk
Holiday Cheer cocktail
Holiday Cheer
Snow Bunny
Two rocks glasses on a gray marble surface hold dark red drinks over ice, garnished with blood orange slices.
Naughty or Nice
The bowl of a champagne flute is shown in a close-up shot. It’s filled with a bubbly violet drink and garnished with a small, curled lemon twist. The background is gray and fuzzy.
West 75th
A small mug shaped like a garden gnome is filled with a drink topped with whipped cream and garnished with two Pocky sticks and a tree ornament shaped like a golden gift box.
Bring Me Back Something French
A Hot Toddy mugs rests on a slatted wooden table. It’s filled with a golden drink, a cinnamon stick floats at its base, and it is garnished with a lemon wheel.
Temple Toddy
A coupe glass is set upon an all white backdrop. The glass holds a violet-hued sparkling cocktail, a dehydrated blood orange floats in it.
La Violetta
Figurati cocktail
Audrey Saunders' Tom & Jerry
Pear & Pub Ale Party Punch
Pear & Pub Ale Party Punch
Two slight rocks glasses sit on black marble. Each is filled with a golden, milky drink garnished with nutmeg.
Lemon Bar Clarified Milk Punch
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