Top 12 Unique Holiday Drinks

in Food & Drink

The month of December is a time for holiday celebration, family gatherings, and reconnecting with friends. Regardless of what your plans are this holiday season, cocktails are always a good idea! Looking to make some of those crazy drinks you see all over social media? Hamilton Rising has you covered on how to make sure your drink-game is on point!

1) Dirty Snowman
Boozy hot chocolate is the ultimate way to stay warm this holiday season! Add a little ice cream, a lot of baileys, a chocolate rim, and you are sure to have the most memorable hot chocolate of the season!
Get the full recipe at Delish

2) Grinch Punch
Whether you’re feeling as cheery as a Whovillian or just want to lay low like the Grinch, this punch is a great way to spice up a holiday party. Although the recipe is designed for kids and is non-alcoholic, we recommend adding your favourite rum, vodka, or gin for that 19+ predrink or party!
Get the full recipe at Raining Hot Coupons

3) Peppermint Bark Mimosa
No party is complete without candy canes! This drink is perfect for the mint lover in your friend group. If you have never tried champagne mixed with chocolate, your life is about to change!
Get the full recipe at Delish

4) Santa Clausmopolitans
This drink totally looks like something Mrs. Claus whips up on a Friday night before heading out with her crew. This Santa Claumopolitan is the perfect combination of tart and sweet!
Get the full recipe at Delish

5) The North Pole Cocktail
This specialty cocktail looks like Christmas in a cup. Any drink that is topped with gingerbread cookies is sure to put a smile on the face of your holiday guests!
Get the full recipe at Half Baked Harvest

6) Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned
If you’re not the type of person who is a fan of the sugary drinks that often come along with holiday partying, keep it simple by trying an old fashioned with a touch of cinnamon!
Get the full recipe at Salted Plains

8) Jack Frost Cocktail
This drink has gone viral on social media over the last few months, and for a good reason — it’s *$%^ing delicious! The Jack Frost Cocktail is the perfect combination of tropical flavour and wintery goodness!
Get the full recipe at
The Blond Cook

9) The Ultimate Eggnog Cocktail
Eggnog has been a holiday tradition for decades, and although it’s a classic, sometimes you need to spice things up a little it! You’re going to love the added touch of a caramel glazed rim!
Get the full recipe at

10) Sparkling Cranberry Punch
Yes, somebody did spike the punch bowl — and it was totally on purpose. This cocktail is super easy to make and goes down smoothly!
Get the full recipe at Taste and Tell

11) White Christmas Mojito
Are you ready for a mojito on coconut steroids?! If you love coconut creaminess and rum, this is going to be your go-to holiday drink!
Get the full recipe at Half Baked Harvest

12) The Best Holiday Sangria
Regardless of the season, sangria is always a good idea! This recipe is filled with the top fruits of the season that are sure to give you that winter-holiday vibe!
Get the full recipe at Real House Moms


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