Hosting a holiday gathering is no small feat; planning a menu, managing the guestlist, tidying up the house...no wonder it takes so much energy to pull off! The last thing you want to stress about is your cocktail list.
Thankfully, we've found so many incredible cocktail recipes that are simple to prepare while still delivering that wow factor for your guests. Read on to discover 5 of our favorite recipes!
The Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail by The Spruce Eats
With just 3 ingredients (orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and champagne), this festive cocktail comes together in no time. The champagne adds a fun, bubbly touch and the optional fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig garnish can take this yummy cocktail from simple to fancy in a flash.
Vegan Eggnog by Jessica in the Kitchen
If you're not already familiar with Jessica in the Kitchen, she is an incredible source for all kinds of yummy vegan recipes that could satisfy even the most dedicated meat-eaters. And her vegan eggnog is no exception. Perfect for your next holiday gathering, whether your guests are plant-based or not, this delicious drink truly tastes like the real deal. We love to warm it up for that extra cozy touch!
The Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail by Tidy Mom
Creamy with a cool peppermint twist, this delicious cocktail is a must for the holidays. Requiring only 3 ingredients (vanilla vodka, half and half cream, and peppermint schnapps), the finished product is smooth and full of minty goodness.
The Jingle Juice Holiday Punch by Inspired by Charm
For a larger gathering, nothing's better (or easier) than a holiday punch. We love the way a punchbowl brings your guests together and encourages conversation, allowing you to dip out and focus on other things. The Jingle Juice recipe by Inspired by Charm results in the perfect shade of pink and tastes refreshing, sweet, and bubbly.
The Non-Alcoholic Pomegranate Christmas Punch by Mitten Girl
A non-alcoholic cocktail option is great for your designated drivers, those who are sober, or your guests that would simply rather abstain. This recipe from Mitten Girl is so delicious you'll enjoy sipping it from cocktail hour through dinner.