Classic Christmas Cocktails Every Southern Hostess Should Know
We’re always in favor of trying out new recipes, but during the holidays, we tend to get nostalgic about the oldies. Making vintage Christmas recipes that Mama (and her Mama) once prepared gets us in a warm, sentimental mood. These traditional Christmas cocktails are no exception. Pull out Granny’s punch bowl you inherited—it’s time for some classic Christmas cocktails. Frosé and Moscow mules have their place in our cocktail repertoire, but for Christmas, we’re sticking with tradition. There’s a reason these Christmas cocktails have stuck around for so long: They still taste amazing. Whether you need a sweet Christmas cocktail to cap off the night, a warm Christmas cocktail to enjoy by the fire, or a big-batch Christmas punch recipe to get the party started, these classic Christmas cocktails deliver year after year. These traditional Christmas cocktails will become annual fixtures at your holiday parties.
Recipe: Alan Jackson’s Eggnog
Eggnog is a seasonal drink you only see during the holidays, so drink up while you can! Country star Alan Jackson’s recipe is easy and rich.
Hot Buttered Rye
Recipe: Retro Rum Punch
Classic Christmas punch recipes are best enjoyed when served from an old-fashioned punch bowl.
Recipe: Christmas Mimosa
If your family prepares a Christmas brunch, mimosas are a must. This ruby-colored recipe is perfectly festive for your gathering.
Punch with Ice Cream
Recipe: Grinch Punch
Old-school Christmas punches always had a few scoops of ice cream bobbing around, and this delightful green recipe might even make your heart grow three sizes.
Recipe: Ultimate Alexander
Our version of this classic cocktail is perfect for the coffee lovers in your family to enjoy pre- or post-dinner.
Recipe: Southern Russian Punch
Our Southern riff on the White Russian has a kick of chicory coffee. This recipe is made for a crowd, so it should be served out of a punch bowl, but make the presentation special by rimming glasses with turbinado sugar.
It’s great to make a batch of hot chocolate for the kids on a chilly winter afternoon, but this version is sure to be a favorite for adults-only cocktail parties or Christmas movie nights.