Hosting a Christmas party or just want to serve a fun cocktail over the holidays? We are sharing 20 fun Holiday Drinks for Adults only! Sure some can be made without alcohol if you want them to be family friendly.
20 Holiday Drinks For Adults
Have you ever been out with friends and had someone order a White Russian cocktail? The striking creamy white color makes it stand out from other classic drinks, but there is more about the unusual beverage that makes it a great drink to sip on while munching on your favorite foods – and that may be why it is so popular in bars and clubs around the world.
History of Creation
Three very different stories are associated with the creation of the White Russian.
- The first claims that the drink was invented by 1955 in Oakland, California, although no specifics are offered.
- The second claims that a popular drink called the Russian was altered in the 1930s and moved west with the immigrants leaving their homes. The second creation story is also lacking in details but is thought to be feasible since the immigrants loved vodka-based drinks.
- The third creation story involves a Belgian bartender, Gustave Tops, who added cream to the Russian cocktail to reduce the strong alcohol taste in the potent drink. Since the cream also altered the appearance, the White Russian was said to be born.
Variations of White Russian Drink
The original White Russian recipe is known to be a strong potable mixture, but the cream makes it taste more like a Sunday morning delight. With so many people enjoying the creamy coffee mixture, it is no surprise the recipe has been modified by many cultures around the world to include their area items.
There is a White Mexican that uses horchata instead of the standard cream, while the White Canadian adds goat’s milk to the mixture.
For chocolate lovers, the White Belgian removes the coffee flavor and adds chocolate liqueur, and the Dirty Russian removes the cream altogether and adds chocolate milk.
For those that love a taste of the Irish, the Mudslide adds the creamy liqueur flavor, and for those that worry about calories, there is the Anna Kournikova drink that removes the cream totally and adds a liberal amount of skim milk. Some people even love to top the already velvety drink with whipped cream to add an even more decadent creaminess to the cocktail.
Although the White Russian has no definitive creation story, the one sure thing about the popular drink is that it has a powerful punch – and that makes it trendy. No matter how you love your Russian cocktail, you can find it in a flavor that will fit your mood.
Try an ice-cold glass of my chocolate peppermint white Russian, when you’d like to sip a holiday twist on a classic cocktail.
This Lemon Peach Fizz is sweet, simple, refreshing, and absolutely delicious Vodka based drink. Great for parties, weddings, or after dinner!
Candy Cane Infused Vodka Chocolate Martini is a festive cocktail made with a candy cane infused vodka, crème de cacao, milk, and chocolate syrup with a candy cane rim.
This Raspberry Mule features a homemade raspberry cordial, lime, ginger beer, and vodka. This fun and festive cocktail will brighten your holiday season!
You can never go wrong with a chocolate martini. With all the holiday parties and cookie swaps, this is a perfect cocktail to serve with your sweets.
This Cranberry Lemon Drop Martini uses a homemade cranberry simple syrup that is actually simple to make using only fresh cranberries, sugar and water.
This Pomegranate Mojito Cocktail is a bright and festive drink that’s perfect for holiday celebrations! It’s flavored with lime and garnished with mint
Baby, it’s cold outside. And you should be drinking your cranberry cocktail warm with plenty of seasonal spices and vodka. This is the perfect holiday drink and will warm you right up!
A festive twist on the classic margarita with White cranberry Juice. A recipe for a White Christmas Margarita the Perfect cocktail for a Christmas Party.
The best Fall flavors come together in this crowd-pleasing festive Cranberry Apple Sangria!
When you are thirsting for a fruit cocktail made with gin, this dark cherry gin fizz will hit the spot.
Syllabub is an English drink most popular from the 16th to 19th centuries. Syllabub has a frothed top made from milk whisked with sugar, cider, spices, and cream, and it tastes somewhat like eggnog. I think it’s even better, and this syllabub recipe makes a perfect Christmas cocktail.
These vegan Hot Chocolate in Peppermint Shot Glasses are festive and fun for all of your holiday parties – fill with hot chocolate, spiked or not, or any other holiday beverage that pairs with mint!
Make a Drink Bar for your guests to help themselves to drinks
Romantic Ginger Beer & Bourbon Drink is sure to warm up your guests.
This tasty treat never fails to impress the guests when arranged and garnished with crushed candy canes to enjoy.
This Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer is what I’d like to call an Italian American Christmas fusion mixed drink kind of like an Italian lemonade cocktail.
This warming and festive mulled wine is a holiday favourite...and it's made right in your slow cooker!
Cranberry Sangria is an easy cocktail recipe that will warm you up during the holiday season with rich bodied wines and a hint of spice! Red wine, spiced rum and port combine with cranberry juice, fruits and spices for a flavorful easy sangria recipe.