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10 Festive Christmas Tequila Cocktails

These Christmas tequila cocktails pack a punch!

And from fruity margaritas to zippy Palomas, each one gives the perfect festive buzz.

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Christmas Tequila Cocktails & Drink Recipes

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

Because even though tequila is most often served in fruity summer drinks, these fun tequila cocktail recipes are ideal for the holiday season.

So try the cranberry Paloma if you want something tart and fruity. Or go for the Mistletoe Margaritas if you’d like something Instagram worthy!

1. Mistletoe Margaritas

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

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

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

It’s almost as good as finding yourself under the mistletoe with someone you love. So make a big pitcher, and pucker up!

Ingredients: Grand Marnier, tequila, white cranberry juice, lime juice, simple syrup or agave nectar, lime wedge, fresh cranberries & rosemary (for garnish)

2. Saint Nickarita 

Ho ho ho, this Saint Nickarita will bring you a holly-jolly good time at your next holiday bash!

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

It’s one of those stunning cranberry cocktails you’ll want to make the whole holiday season.

It’s bubbly, delicious, and you and your holiday party guests will love it! 

Ingredients: tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, Cointreau, club soda, fresh cranberries & lime wedges (for garnish)

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3. Christmas Cranberry Margarita

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

It features festive flavors and colors and has a lovely blend of sweet and tart flavors.

But the star of the show is the rosemary simple syrup! It’s sweet and herbaceous, and truly the highlight of the drink.

(Give this a fall twist and use apple cider instead of cranberry juice!)

Ingredients: silver tequila, cranberries, rosemary simple syrup, lime juice, fresh cranberries & rosemary sprigs (for garnish)

4. White Christmas Margaritas

Forget eggnog! 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. So you can wow your guests with your bartending skills, even if you don’t have any! 

I think a bit of candied ginger would be a fantastic garnish. Just think how amazing it’ll look on your Instagram feed!

Ingredients: tequila, white cranberry juice, lime juice, ginger beer, ice, fresh cranberries, fresh rosemary & lime slices (for garnish)

5. Candy Cane Margarita

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. 

This Christmas cocktail recipe has a fresh minty flavor, thanks to the peppermint extract and crushed candy canes.

But it’s also loaded with sweet-tart berries and a touch of citrus. Delish!

Ingredients: cranberry juice, tequila, orange liqueur, peppermint extract, raspberry seltzer water, crushed candy canes, lime wedges & candy canes (for garnish)

6. Grinch Margarita

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

So 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! And all you need to do is add everything to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.

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

Ingredients: lime juice, white cranberry juice, tequila, Triple Sec, agave nectar, green food coloring, green sugar sprinkles (for the rim)

7. Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

It’s time to take a break from cranberry drinks and focus on another fabulous holiday flavor, pomegranate.  

A typical Paloma is made with tequila and grapefruit soda. But I think this version might even be better!

It features grapefruit and tequila, like the original drink. But you’ll also add deeply fruit pomegranate and lightly spiced ginger beer,

It’s sweet, spicy, and oh-so-fresh.

Ingredients: ginger simple syrup, crushed ice, pomegranate juice, lime juice, tequila, ginger beer or sparkling water

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 holiday drink. It’s bright and effervescent and bursting with holiday flavors!

Your guests will rave about this cranberry Paloma recipe until New Year’s Eve – maybe even longer! 

Ingredients: cranberry puree, grapefruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, tequila blanco, lime soda, ice

9. Holiday Clayton Margarita

Named for its creator, the Clayton margarita is the perfect Christmas or Thanksgiving tequila cocktail.

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

That signature foam makes this one super silky and gives it a snow-like finish on top!

It’s totally safe to eat and doesn’t change the flavor one bit. That said, you can leave it out if you prefer!

Ingredients: tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, lime juice, pomegranate juice, egg white

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. 

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

Everything works together, and nothing is overpowering. And you just can’t beat that vibrant color!

Ingredients: pomegranate juice, silver tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, ice cubes, lime wedges & pomegranate arils (for garnish)

10 Festive Christmas Tequila Cocktails

These Christmas tequila cocktails pack a punch! From different types of margaritas to zippy 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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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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