The Best Christmas Cocktails to Make This Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And you can’t avoid it anymore! You have to admit that the atmosphere changes, everyone is slightly happier and the sunshine shines for longer.

Well, I’ve got a way to make your holiday season next level. Invite your girlfriends round, have a friendsmas lunch and add these delicious cocktails to your menu. Your friends will be so impressed you will be known as the hostess with the mostess for the foreseeable future!

The Eggnog Martini

We all know what eggnog is and its sung about in numerous Christmas songs around the globe. However when you combine a classic Christmas drink with a modern cocktail like a Martini you get the perfect after-dinner dessert drink. For added sparkle line the rim of your glass with brown sugar and cinnamon. These are relatively simple to make and it’s easy to make a big batch when you have lots of guests coming over.


  • 2 1/2 ounces eggnog
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • Caramel syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon Stick

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The Grinch Cocktail

Picture this – you’re sitting in the sun on a warm Sunday afternoon. You have your best friends over all lounging about talking. But something is missing … and it’s probably an easy and refreshing cocktail! If you’re wanting something that is light, fruity and summery then the Grinch cocktail is what you’re after. With the sweet mix of Midori, lemon juice and sugar syrup, it’s the perfect mid-afternoon refresher that you need.


● 2 ounces Midori
● 1/2 ounce lemon juice
● 1 teaspoon simple syrup

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Peppermint White Christmas

Wouldn’t it be a dream to experience a white Christmas? Unfortunately not all of us are lucky enough to have the opportunity to wake up on Christmas morning to snow on the ground but the next best thing has got to be a “White Christmas Cocktail”, right?! This is a simple but effective cocktail that has the wow factor. Crush the candy canes to line the rim. Place the champagne in the flute and finish with a candy cane placed in there. The colour from the candy cane will bleed turning your cocktail a beautiful blush colour. This cocktail is also very Instagrammable so show it off on your feed!


  • 1 bottle chilled Champagne
  • White Creme de Cocoa
  • Candy canes

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These easy and beautiful cocktails are the key to throwing the best event. There is something for all of your guests whether they prefer the fruity taste of Midori or the mint from the peppermint. I can’t wait to wow my guests with these!

When you make them don’t forget to tag us in your creations on Instagram! @HerWorldNZ

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Written by Analesha Little

A beauty guru with a love for travel, wine and Uber Eats, Analesha enjoys writing about everything from makeup to motherhood and all the sassy bits in between. 

Favourite quote: “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”


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