There's no better way to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family than with a festive cocktail!
These bourbon Christmas cocktails bring out the flavors of the season for the winter holidays with delicious drinks featuring bourbon whiskey and seasonal ingredients fit for any special occasion during the Christmas season.
Why Bourbon is the perfect spirit for your holiday cocktails
With a slightly sweet, oaky and spicy profile, bourbon has the perfect flavor for a holiday whiskey cocktail. Perfect for cold nights, bourbon whiskey pairs well with all the good stuff readily available around the winter holidays.
Pair it with anything from angostura bitters or orange bitter for a simple old fashioned, to fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for a whiskey drink that screams holiday party! The options are endlessly delicious. Get festive with your bottle of bourbon this season with these fun ideas! Any bourbon fan will loves these!
1. Cranberry Rosemary Shrub Cocktail
This Cranberry Rosemary Shrub Cocktail is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail! A homemade cranberry shrub with hints of black pepper, rosemary, and cinnamon is combined with bourbon and seltzer for a festive and colorful drink.
Get the recipe from Good Life Eats Here.
2. Cranberry Mint Cocktail
Kick off this holiday season with this fun and refreshing cranberry mint cocktail recipe. Not only is this recipe refreshing, it also looks beautiful on a holiday tablescape.
Get the Recipe from California Unpublished Here.
3. Bourbon Cream
Create a perfectly delicious treat with this easy to make Home Made Bourbon Cream Recipe. Five Simple ingredients are all it takes to create the perfect drink for this time of year. Creamy with a hint of sweetness and a strong bourbon flavor. So good!
Get the recipe from A Grill for All Seasons Here.
4. Gingerbread Old Fashioned
Let’s toast to this jolly season with a gingerbread old fashioned! Full of warming, cozy spices from a homemade gingerbread simple syrup, this Christmas bourbon cocktail is perfect for serving a crowd at your holiday party or sipping on a quiet night by the fireplace. You’ll also love how easily this Christmas old fashioned comes together — no advanced bartending skills required. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange peel for extra holiday flair!
Get the recipe from Burrata and Bubbles Here.
5. Whiskey and Eggnog (Cocktail or Pitcher)
Is whiskey good with eggnog? Yes whiskey and eggnog make a perfect combination of cream and subtle oak flavors. This cocktail can be made as a single sipper or in a large pitcher for any of your winter holiday get togethers.
Get the recipe from Occasional Cocktails Here.
6. Rosemary Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
This whiskey cocktail is perfect for the holiday season! It’s a delicious cocktail with the perfect balance of flavors that’s perfect for Christmas or New Year celebrations.
Get the recipe from Blackberry Babe Here.
7. Bourbon Black Forest Cocktail
Loaded with chocolate & cherry flavors this Bourbon Black Forest Cocktail is deeply warming and pleasantly sweet. It’s a particularly stylish winter drink.
Get the recipe from Little Sugar Snaps Here.
8. Pumpkin Spice Cocktails
When autumn arrives, it is like pumpkin spice is in the air! This is when you will love a cocktail like our Pumpkin Spice Cocktails. With homemade pumpkin spice simple syrup, whisky or bourbon, apple cider, and ginger beer, there is nothing like this cocktail for fall.
Get the recipe from Noshing with the Nolands Here.
9. Apple Bourbon Cocktails
This Apple Bourbon Cocktail with a splash of pomegranate juice is the perfect holiday cocktail! We love it for Thanksgiving or Christmas and our guests love it too:). Plus it’s so easy to make and you don’t need any special bartending skills.
Get the recipe from Mediterranean Latin Love Affair Here.
10. Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Stir up this easy cranberry bourbon cocktail with just 3 ingredients. It’s ideal for holiday parties, happy hour, or guys night.
Get the recipe from Celebrations at Home Here.
11. Spiced Bourbon Vanilla Slammer
This rich and smooth Spiced Bourbon Vanilla Slammer combines bourbon, vanilla, angostura aromatic bitters and a quick and easy fennel seed simple syrup for a deliciously simple cocktail for all seasons.
Get the recipe from Jawns I Cooked Here.
12. Bourbon Hot Cocoa
Delicious hot cocoa for adults! This bourbon hot cocoa recipe is simple to make. Infused with a hint of orange, this adult hot chocolate beverage is a wonderful treat on a cold night.
Get the recipe from Ann's Entitled Life Here.
13. Cranberry Orange Bourbon Cocktail
This Cranberry Orange Bourbon Cocktail is perfect for winter and the holiday season! This easy four ingredient cocktail has just the right balance of sweet and tart flavors and is sure to be a favorite for bourbon lovers!
Get the recipe from Recipe Runner Here.
14. Apple Cider Mule
The Holiday Season Is The Perfect Time For A Signature Cocktail And This Bourbon Apple Cider Mule, Featuring Fresh Apple Cider, Spicy Ginger Beer And Bold Bourbon, Is A Cozy Drink For A Cool Autumn Night!
Get the recipe from Kitchen Concoctions Here.
15. Cranberry Whiskey Sour
The perfect festive twist on a classic cocktail. This Cranberry Whiskey Sour is easy enough for any home mixologist to craft up and will impress your guests.
Get the recipe from A Paige of Positivity Here.
16. Rosemary & Honey Whiskey Cocktail
Anything made with an infused simple syrup is destined for greatness — and this Rosemary & Honey Whiskey Cocktail is no different. Very similar to an Old Fashioned, this cocktail combines your favorite whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup for a tasty beverage you’re sure to enjoy.
Get the recipe from Dude That Cookz Here.
17. Cran Rosemary Christmas Cocktails
These Easy Christmas Bourbon Cocktails are sure to make your season bright! With a honey and rosemary simple syrup, cranberry juice, Melogold grapefruit, bourbon and ginger beer, these holiday drinks are always a hit!
Get the recipe from Jawns I Cooked Here.
18. Coconut Water Bourbon Punch
This light cocktail combined with flavored coconut water and aged spirits complement one another and will transport you to a tropical paradise with hints of mango and pineapple, but at the same time warms your soul.
Get the recipe from Muy Bueno Here.
19. Easy Horchata Cocktail with Bourbon and Cream
This delicious horchata cocktail combines some of your favorite flavors, AND it’s boozy! This horchata mixed drink is perfect for cold weather.
Get the recipe from DIY Candy Here.
20. Bourbon Rosemary Cocktail
This bourbon rosemary cocktail is the best cocktail for fall and winter. Made with a homemade rosemary syrup, bourbon, lemon juice and a dash of maple syrup. Topped with club soda and served over ice.
Get the recipe from The Littlest Crumb Here.
21. Spiced Apple Mule
With spicy ginger, fragrant apple cider and brandy, this Apple Cider Mule cocktail will put you in a great fall spirits!
Get the recipe from Art of Natural Living Here.
22. Cranberry Sauce Bourbon Cocktail
Use your homemade leftover cranberry sauce for this Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail! All you need is three ingredients: cranberry sauce, bourbon, and ginger beer.
Get the recipe from The Roasted Root Here.
23. Bourbon Spiked Mulled Apple Cider
This hot apple cider is mulled with warming spices and spiked with bourbon for a cozy fall drink! It's ready in under 30 minutes and is perfect for fall gatherings.
Get the recipe from Cozy Peach Kitchen Here.
24. Pomegranate Bourbon Punch
Pomegranate Bourbon Punch is a festive cocktail for the holiday season. Our Bourbon punch combines two juices, Bourbon and a hint of vanilla topped off with bubbly ginger ale, orange slices and pomegranate arils.
Get the recipe from Swirls of Flavor Here.
25. Cranberry Bourbon Sour
Cranberry Bourbon Sour cocktail recipe, made with 4 simple ingredients. Smoky bourbon, fresh lemon juice, 100% tart cranberry juice, lightly sweetened with cane sugar simple syrup! Low sugar, all-natural Christmas bourbon cocktails, perfect for winter celebrations.
Get the recipe from The Fresh Cooky Here.
26. Rosemary Infused Cranberry Bourbon Martini Recipe
A Rosemary Infused Cranberry Bourbon Martini is a signature cocktail that’s festive, fragrant and fruity. It’s sure to be a hit at any holiday celebration.
Ge the recipe from Lisa's Dinnertime Dish Here.
27. Lemon Bourbon Cocktail with Rosemary
This Bourbon Lemon Rosemary Cocktail is a modern twist on a classic bourbon sour recipe. With herb-infused simple syrup and a bright citrus flavor, it’s perfect for happy hour, or your family Christmas party.
Get the recipe from Foxes Love Lemons Here.
28. Cranberry Orange Bourbon Smash
Cranberry Orange Bourbon Smash is a fun twist on a classic cocktail. It features cranberry sauce, fresh squeezed lemon and orange juice, bourbon, and fresh mint. Use up your leftover cranberry sauce during the holidays or enjoy this delightful drink all year round.
Get the recipe from Dish 'N The Kitchen Here.
29 Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour
This quick and easy Grapefruit Pomegranate Whiskey Sour Recipe is a fresh take on a classic whiskey sour! It's fresh, fruity, and made with all fresh ingredients!
Get the recipe from Jawns I Cooked Here.
30. Christmas Kentucky Buck
Get into the holiday spirit with this fresh Christmas Kentucky Buck Recipe. Boozy holiday fortifications never looked more festive or tasted quite so bright! A delicious bourbon cocktail – ready in 5 minutes from start to finish. Add some sugared cranberries for a festive presentation!
Get the recipe from Pickled Plum Here.
31. Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail
Sweet and spicy meet bourbon in this delicious and flavorful summer cocktail recipe. Muddled with fresh strawberries, lime, jalapeño slices, and topped with ginger beer, this Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail is a winning combination of flavors to beat the summer heat.
Get the recipe from Inspired by Charm Here.
32. Blizzard Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
Looking for a unique bourbon drink to enjoy during Thanksgiving, Christmas and other winter holidays? These slightly sweet Blizzard Cranberry Christmas Bourbon Cocktails is perfect for the chilly winter months. Serve it up with large ice cubes in a fun shape!