14 Popular Mocktails & Cocktails for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Sharing 14 Popular Cocktails for Thanksgiving and Christmas to help you find the perfect drink for your upcoming holiday gathering.

Whether you’re looking for a pitcher-style drink like a festive sangria, a healthier cocktail, or a delicious holiday Mule, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone here. These drinks are perfect for snuggling up by the fire, decorating the Christmas tree, or hosting a holiday get-together. No matter the festivity or mood you’re in, get your holiday cocktail inspo here.

Set out your favorite appetizer, and have a drink.

Autumn Aperol Spritz

I am a sucker for an Aperol spritz, and when I saw this autumn version on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try. It’s so delicious.

Autumn Aperol Spritz Recipe

Apple Butter Old Fashioned

Apple Butter Old Fashion

Bourbon and homemade apple butter?! YUM! This one is a must-make fall drink. So perfect for Thanksgiving.

Apple Butter Old Fashioned Recipe

Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy

Everyone loves a hot toddy. This one is the perfect holiday version that’ll leave you feeling warm and cozy.

Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy Recipe

Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned

Spiced Persimmon Bourbon

Talk about Fall in a Cup. Such a great way to use up that Fall produce and turn it into a signature cocktail.

Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashion Recipe

Smoky Harvest Apple Cider Margarita

For all you margarita lovers…this one is for you. Smoky mezcal (or tequila) mixed with a splash of orange liqueur, spiced apple cider, a touch of citrusy lime, and sweet maple.

Smokey Harvest Apple Cider Margarita Recipe

Cranberry Mocktail

Cranberry Mocktail

The perfect festive non-alcoholic drink. Looks incredibly refreshing and delicious.

Cranberry Mocktail Recipe

Mulled Wine

mulled wine

One of my favorite cozy Fall/Winter drinks is Mulled Wine. Trust me…no holiday season is complete without Mulled Wine! With seasonal spices, a bold red wine, and bright orange, this cocktail is comforting and warming.

Simple Mulled Wine Recipe

Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule

This one is made with vodka mixed with fresh lime juice, a squeeze of grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, spicy jalapeños, and topped off with ginger beer. The perfect kick for a holiday festive drink.

Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule Recipe

Cranberry Thyme Spritz

A drink that is sweet and mixed with vodka, thyme, and elderberry flower. So festive and perfect for this holiday season.

Cranberry Thyme Spritz Recipe

Holiday Mojito Mocktail


Mojito lovers! This is a great non-alcoholic mocktail with the perfect amount of flavors.

Cranberry Mojito Mocktail Recipe

Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail

A mocktail that is vegan, paleo, and simple to make.

Sparkling Cranberry Kombucha Mocktail Recipe

Festive Holiday Cranberry Sangria


Sangria is such a great cocktail to mix and forget about. This festive holiday sangria is a good one to make this year.

Festive Holiday Cranberry Sangria Recipe

Clementine Cranberry Holiday Cocktail

clementine cranberry drink

This one had me at clementine! How delicious does this look? I will definitely be giving it a try this year. This one is using rum and cranberry juice.

Clementine Cranberry Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Keto Orange Cranberry Vodka Spritzer

Don’t let the holiday season get you off your diet. This Keto Orange Vodka Cranberry Spritzer is light, refreshing, and perfect for the holiday season!

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There you have it… A round-up of 14  Cocktails for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you can tell, Half-Baked Harvest is one of my favorites bloggers to follow, and her drinks are so tasty. I hope this roundup of holiday cocktails for Thanksgiving and Christmas has something for everyone to enjoy this season.

Natalie Cardozo
Natalie is a California girl living in a Texas world who's developed quite eclectic personal tastes. Her lifelong interest in health and wellness meets its equal in her Texas-sized love for fashion, beauty, and travel. Her passion for clean eating began in 2011 when her husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and she began her research into the ways in which the food we eat and the products we use affect our overall health. She's the author of Precious Time, a health and lifestyle blog to help others on their journey to clean living and to share her own personal best practices.