Whether you want to experiment with mixology or need an easy festive drink, our favourite Christmassy cocktails and mocktails will provide much merriment.
Mulled wine cocktails & mocktails
No other whiff encompasses Christmas quite like the aroma of mulling fruit and spices. Choose from a classic blend or give yours a light modern twist – either way, it'll be the perfect welcome for guests arriving in from the cold.
1. Mulled wine cocktail
Mulled wine cocktail
2. Appleberry mulled wine
Appleberry mulled wine
3. White mulled wine
4. Mulled apple juice
Don't leave teetotallers out in the cold – this spiced citrus treat holds all the flavour of the traditional tipple with none of the alcohol.
Mulled apple juice
5. Mock mulled wine
Make a mock mulled wine using pomegranate juice, blackberries and spices.
Non-alcoholic mulled wine
Prosecco cocktails & mocktails
Raise a toast to Christmas Day in style with our prosecco drinks that are quick to make and guaranteed to impress. Be sure to fill glasses to the brim with fizzy cheer.
6. Amaretto fizz
Combine prosecco with a bittersweet Italian liqueur for a quick cocktail with a grown-up taste.
7. Raspberry martini fizz
Super smooth vermouth, gin and prosecco make this impressive cocktail one to remember. A teaspoon of sugar and frozen raspberries add a sweet finish.
Raspberry martini fizz
Create a classic with just two ingredients. These bright yellow cocktails are best served chilled.
9. Pomegranate rosemary spritzer
The savoury, herby notes of this deep pink prosecco cocktail make it an ideal accompaniment to your festive feast.
Pomegranate rosemary spritzer
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10. Orange & cranberry spritz
James Martin's healthy spritzers are ideal for those who like their bubbles without the booze.
Orange & cranberry spritz
11. Faux fizz
Mix this easy pear and apricot syrup and top up with sparkling water.
Vodka cocktails & mocktails
If your chosen boozy base is this clear spirit, mixing up some old-school classics is a must for the festive season.
12. White Christmas cocktail
Mix creamy coconut and vanilla vodka, then serve in mini milk bottles and garnish with chocolate wafer straws.
White Christmas cocktail
13. Vodka & cranberry blush
Serve these fruity cocktails over crushed ice for a sophisticated feel.
Vodka & cranberry blush
14. Christmas cosmopolitan
Infuse your cosmos with ginger wine for a perfect party drink that's ready in just five minutes.
15. Bitter orange & cardamom martinis
Whether shaken or stirred, martinis are divine. Crush cardamom pods to serve in these chilled beauties.
Bitter orange & cardamom martinis
16. Drivers' punch
Combine the fruity flavours of a cosmopolitan in this alcohol-free favourite.
17. Pineapple & lime mocktail
Make this fruity mocktail extra festive with a sprinkle of edible gold glitter.
Pineapple & lime mocktail
Coffee cocktails & hot chocolates
Finish Christmas dinner in style with a luxurious coffee cocktail or a flavoured hot chocolate treat.
18. Salted caramel rum hot chocolate
Add dulce de leche to hot chocolate, then finish with a splash of rum and a pinch of sea salt for a mug of pure boozy bliss.
Salted caramel rum hot chocolate
19. Coffee cocktail
This creamy Kahlúa-based coffee drink is made extra special when served with festive sugar-dusted biscuits.
20. Angel's kiss
Just three ingredients are needed for these pretty, layered drinks.
21. Peppermint hot chocolate
Combine chocolate, cream, milk and candy canes for a hot cocoa with real Christmas cheer.
Peppermint hot chocolate
22. Slow cooker hot chocolate
Hosting a Christmas party? Make this deliciously rich hot chocolate in a slow cooker for an easy way to serve a crowd.
Slow cooker hot chocolate
Perfect Christmas punch recipes
Set out a big bowl of punch and let guests help themselves – it's the easiest way to cater for a crowd.
23. Winter Pimm's punch
Dig your bottle of Pimm's out from the back of the cupboard and resurrect the popular cocktail for winter months. Use brandy, apple juice and cinnamon for a festive twist.
Winter Pimm's punch
24. Mulled pear & cranberry punch
Winter cocktails don't come much better than this punch, which combines warm pear cider, sloe gin, fruit juice and festive spices.
Mulled pear & cranberry punch
25. Non-alcoholic tropical fizz
Mix up a batch of this tropical thirst quencher. For added pizzazz, make it with fizzy apple juice.
Non-alcoholic tropical fizz
26. Hot apple pie punch
If you're after a warming booze-free alternative, try this hot apple drink, spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Hot apple pie punch
Looking for more inspiration for your Christmas bar? Find more festive ideas with our Christmas drinks collection.