Just one sip of these refreshing and cheery Christmas gin cocktails is enough to make this yuletide season merry and bright.
And they’re all Santa-approved!
Between the festive feast and all those sweet treats, what’s left to crave?
How about a crisp gin drink?
I’m all for tasty adult beverages with holiday flavor, and these Christmas gin cocktails have that in spades.
From bright cranberry to a warm hot toddy, there’s something here for every occasion.
So grab your favorite holiday glass and try these Christmas gin cocktail recipes. Drinking responsibly has never tasted so good.
10 Festive Gin Cocktail Recipes for Christmas
1. Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail
I’m kicking things off with my absolute favorite Christmas cocktail.
This creamy drink garnished with fresh cranberries is both beautiful and delicious!
Featuring whole milk and cream, it’s a pretty indulgent beverage. It’s also lightly sweetened with maple syrup and nicely tart from the cranberry juice.
Garnish each glass with a few sprigs of rosemary and fresh cranberries, making it snowy, festive, and the perfect addition to your holiday gatherings.
2. Holiday Cranberry Gin Fizz
Nothing says festive quite like a fizzy drink. I mean, how can you resist a beautiful bubbly drink that’s this easy to make?
This recipe is made in two steps, which is how it gets that signature foam on top.
First, shake cranberry juice, gin, and egg whites in a shaker. Then, add ice and shake again to chill.
Finish it with ginger beer or ginger ale for the perfect bubbly bevvy. Then, serve in a Champagne glass and enjoy with loved ones.
3. Gin Hot Toddy
When the cold nights hit, a hot toddy is the perfect remedy.
It’s a simple winter classic that can’t be beat, and it’s best served after a day out in the snow.
To make this warm holiday drink, you’ll need honey, gin, orange juice, and hot water.
Combine everything in a mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick for extra warmth.
Feel free to add additional honey if you like it sweeter, or add more spices if you prefer.
It’s your hot toddy, after all, so drink it the way you want!
4. Holiday Pomegranate Gin Cocktail
Citrus, pomegranate, and thyme combine to make of helluva tasty Christmas drink.
You’ll love sipping this drink while decorating the tree or unwrapping presents.
It’s sweet and tart, thanks to the pomegranate and orange juices. Then come the honey, gin, and sparkling water for a boozy, sweet, bubbly finish.
Finally, a sprig of thyme and orange slices are all you need to make this one pop.
5. Orange Cranberry Gin and Juice Cocktail
Start Christmas morning right with this stunning sunrise gin cocktail.
And don’t worry, this beautiful drink is effortless and calls for just a few ingredients.
Start with a bit of cranberry juice and ice in a glass. Then pour over the orange juice and gin mixture to float the different layers.
The resulting drink is layered with orange and reds, perfect for holiday brunch. Garnish with an orange slice and cranberries for a beautiful presentation.
6. Pomegranate French 75
A traditional French 75 is sweet, sour, bubbly, and pretty darn strong.
Named for a World War I gun, they say just one glass is enough to knock you off your feet.
Of course, this one has a fun holiday twist.
You’ll add pomegranate juice with the gin, Champagne, and simple syrup for a deeper and more colorful finish.
And I think I actually prefer this version. It’s far less tart, which means you can enjoy more than one!
7. Holiday Gin and Tonic
Who can resist a chilled gin and tonic after a long day of Christmas festivities? That’s even more true when you add pomegranate and cranberry to the mix!
For the prettiest presentation, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries.
It’s refreshing, simple, and oh-so-beautiful!
8. Poinsettia Pomegranate Martini
Poinsettias are a beautiful and iconic image of Christmas cheer. And this recipe encapsulates that signature beauty in your favorite cocktail glass!
A few pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the drink add a touch of dramatic flare.
Top with a shaken combination of pomegranate juice, lime, gin, and simple syrup.
Sure, there’s no poinsettia in this recipe, but it’s just as stunning! So garnish your gorgeous drink with a slice of lime and enjoy!
9. Frosted Pine Gibson Martini
Serve a glass of sophistication this year and make these Gibson martinis instead.
Like the original drink, this one is quite piney. But you’ll also include rosemary simple syrup, making every sip deliciously herbaceous.
Better yet, along with the gin, dry vermouth, and rosemary simple syrup, there’s just a touch of luster dust to make it magical.
You and your loved ones will adore how the edible glitter swirls in the glass.
10. Cranberry Gimlet
A classic Gimlet is made with lime and gin. And this Christmassy version incorporates cranberry to the mix for a festive finish.
You’ll need cranberry simple syrup, which is just a mix of sugar, cranberries, and water.
And if you’re planning a few holiday parties, I suggest making extra because it’s ideal for cocktails.
Add some gin, syrup, cranberry juice, and lime to a shaker with ice, and work it until it’s chilled.
Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh cranberry if desired. Yum!
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