20 Popular Holiday Drink Recipes for Adults

The most popular drink recipe including holiday drinks and non-alcoholic fruity drinks perfect for your holiday party.  These holiday drinks include Shirley temple drink recipe, popular alcoholic drinks, appletini recipe, Manhattan recipe, blue lagoon cocktail, cosmopolitan drink recipe, sangria recipe, as well as margarita recipes.

These drink recipes also include rum drinks, mix drinks with vodka, liquor drink recipes, shot recipes perfect for your holiday party.  I’m posting these drink recipes by popular demand… yes, I’ve been getting your requests so here you go.  {wink}

Tip Junkie has 220 drink recipes all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more  holiday drinks with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Drink Recipe

Alcohol Cocktail

1.  Santa’s Sleigh Cocktail ~ Ho ho ho!  Santa’s coming to town with a creamy spicy drink for you.  It combines eggnog, brandy, amaretto, nutmeg, and ice cream in a blender.

Non-Alcoholic Fruity Drinks


Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

2.  Shirley Temple Drink Recipe  ~ Bring out the inner child in you with this yummy non-alcoholic cocktail.  The cherry on top is perfect!

3.  Blood Orange Cocktail ~ A fun festive cocktail without the alcohol!  It’s so simple to make too.  Pour italian soda over ice and to dress it up dip the lip of the glass in honey and sugar crystals.

Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

4.  Apple Sparkler ~ The combination of sparkling apple cider and raspberry juice make a wonderful non-alcoholic fruity drink.  Garnish it with a citrus wedge for a festive touch.

Popular Alcoholic Drinks

Popular Alcoholic Drinks

5.  Caramel Appletini Recipe ~ This popular cocktail is perfect for any occasion.  Only four ingredients are needed, caramel irish cream, green apple vodka and caramel and sliced apple for garnish.

6.  Pink Grapefruit Martini~ Cheers to this holiday season with a Pink Grapefruit Martini.  Simply shake vermouth, grapefruit juice, gin and ice in a shaker cup and garnish with grapefruit rind.

Manhattan Cocktail

7.  Manhattan Recipe ~ This Manhattan cocktail is sweet and spicy and perfect your holiday party.  Unlike the traditional bourbon and cherry in the drink, this one is made with cognac and topped with an orange.

8.  Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe ~ Toast to your health with this healthy holiday cocktail.  Cranberries are a great antioxidant and it adds a wonderful color to live’n up the drink.

Holiday Cocktail

9.  Mulled Wine Sangria Recipe ~ This Mulled Wine Sangria is a great version of the Spanish drink.  It’s perfect for making ahead of time, you just add the club soda just before serving.

10.  Reindeer Bubbles {sparkling wine} ~ This glass of bubbly is all dressed up for Christmas with the help of some Pomegranate and green rimming sugar.  Switch out the green for silver and you have a fun drink for New Year’s eve as well.  Switch out the champagne for sparkling cider for a family friendly version to celebrate with.

Margarita Recipes

11.  Icy Holiday Margarita ~ Refreshing cranberry-raspberry cocktails that look festive and offer a special-occasion twist on classic margaritas.

Rum Drinks

Rum Drinks

12.  Black-Spiced Rum Eggnog ~ A delicious creamy spiced holiday cocktail!  The full recipe includes homemade eggnog and the perfect spiced topping.  It can last up to a week in the refrigerator or two weeks with the rum added.

Rum Drinks

13.  Spiced Snowflake Cocktail ~ Spiced flavored drinks are perfect for this holiday season.  This Snowflake Cocktails has a little bit of spice and a little bit of sweet from combining, vanilla soy milk, rum, allspice liqueur and maple syrup.

Rum Cocktail

14.  Hot Buttered Rum Drink ~ This holiday classic gets sweetness from brown sugar and spice from cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Rum Drinks

15.  Rum Punch ~ Ginger beer and dark rum add deep rich flavor to this spiced fruit juice punch.  It’s perfect for entertaining a large crowd.  The recipe serves 20.

Mix Drinks with Vodka

Mix Drinks with Vodka

16.  Godiva Chocolate Martini ~ Skip the chocolate cake and enjoy this chocolate martini.  It’s rich and creamy just like the cake and combines Godiva® chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, vodka and half and half.

17.  Candy Cane Cooler ~ Kick off your holiday party with this mint-infused vodka.  The added candy cane is adorable!

Shot Recipes

Shot Recipes

18.  Pumpkin Pie Shot Recipe ~ A festive shot of Baileys Irish Cream, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices will warm you up and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

Alcohol Shots

19.  Eggnog Pudding Shot ~ This eggnog shot is sure to get your taste buds revved up!  The recipe uses eggnog, pudding, whipped cream vodka.  Have you heard of whipped cream vodka?  Well, this recipe calls for it and it sounds delish.

Shot Recipes

20.  Santa’s Hat Jelly Shots ~ Here comes Santa Claus…  Aren’t these Santa Hat Jelly Shots absolutely adorable?  They are super easy to make too.  A mixture of cranberry juice, malibu rum, grenadine and knox gelatin were formed in a silicone pyramid mold and coconut for the fur.




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