12 Days of Christmas Cocktails
Updated: May 31, 2022
Enjoy the holidays with these cocktail recipes. Spread some Christmas cheer with friends, colleagues, and family. Whether you enjoy a piping hot drink or have a frozen favorite, we gathered a variety of our favorites.
Enjoy the smooth taste of tomatoes and toss in some celery. This tasty twist packs in your daily greens with a secret ingredient. Breakfast, brunch, or lunch is the perfect time to share this vitamin-packed delight.
Serve this lighter version of a classic margarita at brunch or as a pre-dinner drink. Citrus fruits or berries will brighten up your glasses for a holiday toast. Sneak in some fruit whenever you can. Use pomegranate or cherries for some holiday red.
Red wine doesn't have to be heavy or only served with dinner. Try this recipe using club soda. The cocktail is a bit lighter and reduces alcohol content and calories.
Fresh peaches aren't really in season, but frozen peaches pack the same delicious punch.
Soy Egg Nog may seem a bit unusual, but this protein-packed recipe is a favorite with our cross-fit crew.
You will not find a more festive cocktail than the Mistletoe Margarita. Yes, we are a bit obsessed with a good margarita. Cranberry and lime blended to a smooth perfection will be a crowd favorite. Top with a sprig of mint, toss in some fresh cranberries and serve over ice.
Steer clear of premade margarita mixtures. This simple recipe cuts the sugar and maintains the classic margarita flavor.
This is Kelly's favorite. Fresh or frozen mango offers Vitamin C, fiber, and pectin. Pair this with some baked pita chips, salsa, and guacamole to kick off your cocktail hour. Hang a tiny candy cane from the glass to rev up the holiday spirit.
Warning! This one is very tasty and just might encourage over-indulgence. Champagne Margarita Punch is the perfect brunch beverage. Seasonal fruits are the best choice for topping this alternative to the classic mimosa.
Top of the Strawberry Margarita with a little whipped cream and spring a bit of dark chocolate to add a holiday twist. Garnish with a bit of fresh mint and a mini candy cane.
Cinnamon and spices will give your home a delicious warm holiday feel. Simmer in a crock-pot to slowly diffuse a classic holiday aroma. Serve up with orange slices and cinnamon sticks in a large mug to round off your cocktail hour on a cold night by the fire.
Get a full day of vitamin C with a unique twist on the classic Bloody Mary. Garnish with fresh fruit kabobs and fresh mint. It is a brunch-friendly variation or worthy of the classic happy hour festivities.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Delayne & Kelly