Festive Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails

‘Tis the season to start planning for the holidays. There are so many opportunities for gatherings during this time of year—Friendsmas, holiday dinners, ugly sweater parties. One thing is for sure: you will need a festive drink to celebrate.

I’ve rounded up delicious beverages for everyone, whether your preference is warm, iced, spicy, or spirit-forward. Keep reading to find the perfect holiday cocktail and mocktail recipes!

Bourbon Cranberry Spice
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Bourbon Cranberry Spice Cocktail

Bourbon is a great spirit for this time of year, and it pairs so well with spices.

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Jamaican Sorrel Drink

Sorrel punch is a popular drink in Caribbean households during the holidays. It’s a great drink for a group because you make it in a pitcher. Enjoy it spiked or zero-proof. 

Thanksgiving Punch
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Holiday Punch Mocktail

This mocktail has all of the seasonal flavors and spices you love with notes of apple and pumpkin spice. Yum!

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Pomegranate Cranberry Mint Julep

If you’re a fan of mint juleps, you’ll enjoy this twist on the popular drink. 

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Sugar Cookie Martini

A holiday dessert cocktail is the perfect way to end dinner. How cute is this drink, by the way!

White Christmas Cosmo
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White Christmas Cosmo

This cocktail looks like Christmas in a glass!

I hope this list gives you inspiration for a new holiday cocktail/mocktail to sip on as you cozy up by the fire, in front of the tree, or on the couch watching Hallmark movies.

Shanelle Fisher
Shanelle grew up in South Florida and is a proud Gator! In 2009 she relocated to Dallas with her college sweetheart and now husband. She resides in Collin County with her husband, elementary school age kids (son and daughter), and a yellow Lab. Shanelle is an attorney, and practices social security disability law. She enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and hosting brunches with her brunch club. You can follow Shanelle's foodie adventures on her blog, Mochas and Mimosas , Instagram , and Facebook .