Festive Drink Ideas To Serve at Christmas Brunch

Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch
Photo: Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Nothing says "Christmas brunch" like offering guests a festive cocktail or two to go with their relaxed holiday meal. The holidays are a great time to try out a new festive drink, and we've rounded up plenty of options to serve at Christmas brunch. The good news is, plenty of our favorite holiday drinks are non-alcoholic so little ones don't have to miss out on the festive fun.

We recommend mixing up a big batch of punch and letting guests serve themselves for easy Christmas morning cocktails. Holiday drinks, of course, should always include a warm option, and we love slow cooker hot chocolate on a cold Christmas morning. Mulled cider is also a festive Christmas brunch option. Each of these Christmas morning drink ideas, whether it includes alcohol or not, will elevate the normal holiday festivities to next-level merry-making.

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Triple B Milk Punch

Triple B Milk Punch
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Triple B Milk Punch

Bourbon, brandy, and buttermilk come together to create this wintery cocktail.

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Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate

Keep this luxurious treat warm in your slow cooker to indulge in after the meal has been served.

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Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch

Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch

This refreshing citrus punch will pair perfectly with your favorite brunch spread.

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Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog
Jennifer Causey; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Homemade Eggnog

Get in the holiday spirit with a cup of homemade eggnog. No other drink quite epitomizes the holidays like eggnog. Cheers!

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Cranberry Sangría Punch

Cranberry Sangría Punch
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Cranberry Sangría Punch

Our test kitchen recommends using Champagne, not Prosecco, for this punch to ensure it doesn't turn out too sweet.

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Big-Batch Mulled Cider

Big-Batch Mulled Cider
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

Recipe: Big-Batch Mulled Cider

This cider recipe can be prepared up to three days in advance, just store it in the refrigerator and heat before serving.

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Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch

Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch

Frozen cranberries serve as a festive garnish, but will also help keep this pretty punch cold.

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Pomegranate Mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Pomegranate Mimosa

Using pomegranate juice instead of orange juice gives mimosas a punch of flavor as well as a festive ruby red color.

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Fizzy Cider Punch

Fizzy Cider Punch
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Fizzy Cider Punch

This drink has a perfectly bubbly-meets-cider taste, as long as you follow one crucial step: The Prosecco needs to be poured into the punch just before serving.

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Cranberry Mojito

Cranberry Mojito
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe: Cranberry Mojito

A homemade cranberry reduction give mojitos a holiday makeover.

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Texas Santa Punch

Texas Santa Punch
Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe: Texas Santa Punch

A dry sparkling wine helps balance out the sweetness of this festive punch.

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Bourbon Bloody Marys

Bloody Mary Bar
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Bourbon Bloody Marys

Give just the right amount of kick to your holiday brunch with these perfectly seasoned cocktails.

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