Shake up the silly season with some extra cheer thanks to these delicious and easy Christmas cocktails!

Christmas and cocktails go hand-in-hand. Thankfully, there’s a whole bunch of holiday cocktails that are bound to put some extra cheer in your festive season.

Whether you’re looking for something that pairs well with lunch and dinner or maybe a cocktail that acts as its own dessert, we’ve got you covered! Plus, with these new Christmas cocktail ideas, they are sure to have you feeling merry in no time.

So get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with our list of eight easy and must try Christmas cocktail drink recipes for the 2022 festive season!

<strong>Christmas Eggnog</strong>
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Christmas Eggnog

45mL Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
30mL whole milk
30mL fresh cream
1 egg yolk
10mL vanilla syrup
Nutmeg and star anise, to garnish

1. In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients and shake until combined.
2. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with nutmeg and star anise.

<strong>Clover Club</strong>
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Clover Club

45mL Forty Spotted Classic Gin
1.5 tbsp raspberry jam
15mL Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth
20mL lemon juice
Raspberries, to garnish

1. Place your coupe glass in the fridge to chill.
2. Then, combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake. Then, add ice and vigorously shake again to create a froth.
3. Strain into your chilled coupe glass and serve with skewered raspberries as a garnish.

<strong>Disaronno Strüdel-tini</strong>
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Disaronno Strüdel-tini

30mL Disaronno
30mL pink apple juice
30mL apple and raisin syrup
Crushed biscuit, to garnish

1. Crush the biscuits on a plate. Then, wet the rim of your coupette glass with a lemon wedge.
2. Roll the glass into the crushed biscuits to create a biscuit-covered rim.
3. Then, in an ice-filled shaker, add your wet ingredients. Shake hard for 10 seconds.
4. Strain the cocktail into your garnished glass and enjoy!

<strong>Gingergoat Martini</strong>
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Gingergoat Martini

45mL Jumping Goat Vodka Coffee Liqueur
30mL Archie Rose Native Botanical Vodka
30mL gingerbread syrup or liqueur
20mL Baileys Irish Cream
Whipped Cream, gingerbread and cinnamon powder, to garnish

1. In a shaker, mix Jumping Goat Vodka Liqueur with Vodka, Gingerbread Syrup and Baileys Irish Cream.
2. Fill the shaker with ice and shake hard. Double strain into a goblet-like festive glass.
3. Garnish with whipped cream, a mini piece of gingerbread and cinnamon powder.

<strong>Honey Pineapple Margarita</strong>
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Honey Pineapple Margarita

30mL Cazcabel Honey Tequila
20mL Cazcabel Blanco Tequila
25mL lime juice
25mL pineapple juice
5mL agave syrup
Garnish with orange peel and pineapple leaf

1. Using a cocktail shaker, shake all of ingredients hard before straining into an ice-filled rocks glass.
2. Garnish with an orange peel and pineapple leaf.

<strong>Pie ‘n’ Dry</strong>
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Pie ‘n’ Dry

30ml Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur
Dry Ginger Ale
Lime, to garnish

1. In a tall glass filled with ice, pour the Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur.
2. Finish by topping with the dry ginger ale and garnishing with a slice of lime. Enjoy immediately!

<strong>The Queen Bee</strong>
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The Queen Bee

60mL Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb Liqueur
15mL fresh lemon juice
10mL sugar syrup
1 tsp forest berry jam
3 dashes orange bitters
Orange twist, to garnish

1. Combine all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake hard.
2. Double strain into a chilled martini glass before garnishing with an orange twist.

<strong>Toffee Apple Stinger</strong>
Recipe by Nick Tesar (Bar Liberty, Melbourne).
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Toffee Apple Stinger

35mL Tullamore DEW Blended Irish Whiskey
20mL Charles Oates Distilling Apple Brandy
10mL Marionette Mure Liqueur
10mL Marie Brizard Crème de Menthe
5mL Fernet-Branca Aperitif

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail tin with ice.
2. Stir until cold and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Going booze-free this Christmas? Check out these 10 Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes. For some more inspiration, you can’t go wrong with these 5 Cocktail Recipe Books You Must Have in 2023.

Feature image: Photographed by Brooke Lark. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on December 17 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 06 2022.
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