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10 Christmas Tequila Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

‘Tis the season to enjoy some delicious Christmas tequila cocktails!

They’re a little naughty but totally nice, and absolutely perfect for your next holiday get-together. 

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Tequila has a reputation. Unfortunately, it’s not the best reputation. But I want to change that. 

Pomegranate Margarita Cocktail with Lime and Tequila

Of course, tequila will always be the college coed’s party drink of choice.

But tequila can also be classy and refined. These scrumptious cocktails prove it.  

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, these Christmas tequila cocktails will bring extra holiday cheer.

And that’s always nice this time of year. Here are 10 of my favorites! 

Please celebrate responsibly. Cheers!

1. Mistletoe Margaritas

Pucker up and prepare to be wowed by this delicious margarita!

The orange and cranberry flavors are so festive and exciting. Every sip is just plain yummy. 

Make this margarita with Grand Marnier, your favorite tequila, and white cranberry juice.

Add simple syrup for sweetness and lime juice for that extra something-something. 

Don’t forget to salt the rim! The salt makes the sweetness pop and the flavors stronger, so it dazzles your tongue.

Garnish it with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. 

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It’s almost as good as finding yourself under the mistletoe with someone you love.

Heck, if you need some courage, this margarita might just give you what you need. 

2. Saint Nickarita 

Ho ho ho, this Saint Nickarita will bring you a holly-jolly good time!

I daresay this is Santa’s drink of choice when he’s not driving his sleigh around. 

The main flavor profiles are cranberries and limes. But each ingredient works together to create a deliciously balanced drink. 

Tequila, cranberry juice, Cointreau, lime juice, and club soda come together to make this drink.

Extra cranberries and a wedge of lime are the perfect garnish. 

It’s bubbly and delicious. You and your guests will love it! 

3. Christmas Cranberry Margarita

This Christmas Cranberry margarita is the epitome of all things holiday.

It features festive flavors that come from red and green ingredients. See, it screams Christmas!

This delicious cranberry margarita is made with red cranberries, tequila blanco, and green lime juice.

But the star of the show is the rosemary (more green) simple syrup!

The simple syrup is sweet and herbaceous, and it’s truly the highlight of the drink.

It tastes amazing with the lime. Fresh cranberries also add flavor, but they add even more color. 

Garnish with sugared cranberries and a salt rim. 

4. White Christmas Margaritas

I’m dreaming of this White Christmas margarita. After one sip, you won’t stop dreaming about it either.

It’s like the lovechild of a Mexican Mule and a cranberry marg, and it’s delicious. 

It’s also super easy to make, though it looks quite fancy.  It’s awesome.

You can wow your guests with your bartending skills, even if you don’t have any! 

The White Christmas margarita features tequila blanco, white cranberry juice, and lime juice.

Then, you top it with your favorite ginger beer

Garnish with fresh cranberries, a lime wedge, and a sprig of rosemary.

I think a bit of candied ginger would also be a fantastic garnish. You could even rim the glass with it!

This drink is sweet and spicy and totally refreshing. You can serve it in a mule mug or a margarita glass. 

5. Candy Cane Margarita

Of course, I couldn’t make a list of Christmas drinks without the addition of peppermint!

And this candy cane margarita is a perfect choice. 

It’s a bit unexpected, but I think you will love it. 

Of course, this margarita has a fresh minty flavor. It gets that mintiness from peppermint extract and crushed candy canes.

What’s surprising is the other flavors you’ll encounter. 

This drink is actually quite fruity! It has raspberry seltzer, orange liqueur, and cranberry juice.

But those fruity flavors work so well with the mint. 

6. Grinch Margarita

The Grinch may have no Christmas spirit, but this drink sure does!

And if you’re feeling grumpy, give this a few sips. I suspect you won’t be so grinchy afterward. 

That’s because this margarita is scrumptious!

Lime juice, cranberry juice, tequila, and triple sec come together to create this fun drink. Agave adds the perfect amount of sweetness.  

So, what makes this drink so grinchy? Well, a bit of food coloring turns it into a vibrant shade of green. It’s incredibly festive. 

7. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

It’s time to take a break from the cranberry drinks, just for a minute or so.

And it’s time to focus on another fabulous holiday flavor, pomegranate.  

A typical paloma is made with tequila and grapefruit soda.

It’s delicious, but this version might even be better. And I hesitate to say that when the original is so good. 

It features grapefruit and tequila, like the original drink.

But instead of grapefruit soda, this one uses grapefruit juice and ginger beer. It also has pomegranate juice.

My favorite part is the honey-ginger syrup. It’s sweet, spicy, and fresh. On a scale of 1-10, it takes this drink from 10 to 12! 

This paloma is beautifully balanced and will absolutely rock your tastebuds.

8. Cranberry Citrus Paloma Punch

No party is complete without a party punch.

And this cranberry citrus paloma punch is the perfect punch to party with. Try saying that 10 times fast!

Tongue twisters aside, this is a truly delicious punch. It’s bright and effervescent and bursting with holiday flavors!

Your guests will rave about it until New Year’s Eve. 

And maybe even longer! 

This punch features fresh cranberries in three ways: pureed, ground, and whole.

It also contains grapefruit, orange, and lime juices, plus tequila blanco. 

Finish it with your favorite lemon-lime soda and you’re ready to party!

9. Holiday Clayton Margarita

Named for its creator, the Clayton Margarita is the perfect homemade margarita.

And this is the holiday version! It’s simple, yet delectable, and your guests will love it.

This holiday twist on the classic margarita features two special things.

First, it has a bright pomegranate flavor, with a hint of orange and lime. Second, it’s made with egg whites

Yes, you read that correctly. This drink contains egg whites.

In fact, egg whites are actually a fairly common bartending ingredient. 

They add a silky smooth richness to every cocktail. Plus, when the drink is shaken like this one is, you get a lovely foam.

It floats right on top, taking the drink over the top! 

It’s fabulous! 

10. Best Pomegranate Margarita

This delicious margarita is as red as Rudolph’s nose or Santa’s suit.

Plus, the flavors are just as vibrant. In fact, it’s so yummy, I want this pomegranate margarita year round. 

You start by mixing and chilling tequila blanco, Triple Sec, lime juice, and pomegranate juice.

Then, rim your glasses with pomegranate juice and salt. 

Pour the chilled mixture into your rimmed glasses.

Garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and a lime wedge. 

Everything about this drink balances sweet and salty, which is why it’s so delicious.

Everything works together and nothing is overpowering. 

10 Christmas Tequila Cocktails (+ Easy Drink Recipes)

These Christmas tequila cocktails pack a punch! From different types of margaritas to palomas, each one gives the perfect festive buzz.


  • Mistletoe Margaritas

  • Saint Nickarita

  • Christmas Cranberry Margarita

  • White Christmas Margaritas

  • Candy Cane Margarita

  • Grinch Margarita

  • Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

  • Cranberry Citrus Paloma Punch

  • Holiday Clayton Margarita

  • Best Pomegranate Margarita


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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