Christmas Party Drinks Under 5 Ingredients

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Christmas party drinks can make or break your holiday shindig. Go big this December!  We’re going to help you do it, in easy, breezy fashion. Whether you’re throwing an office party or an ugly sweater contest, we’re here to assist with the merry drink menu.

We’ll give you the scoop (or the “pour,” we should say) on the liquor you’ll need for your Christmas festivities. Keep reading to dive into whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum, gin, and brandy. We’ll keep things pretty simple here with four ingredients or fewer! After all, the important part is that you’re able to enjoy yourself, too. And highlight the liquor, of course.

The 6 Christmas Party Drinks They’ll Love

1. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

Cinnamon maple  makes a great part of Christmas party drinks!
Maple syrup: it’s not just for breakfast anymore! [Photo cred: Flickr]

We dig Cookie + Kate’s Christmas party drinks right here! Kathryne Taylor is a vegetarian who knows how to drink, and her love for her dog, Cookie, is a bonus. This cocktail is super easy and perfect for your holiday event–especially if you’re running the bar and trying to socialize at the same time. You’ll need three main ingredients: bourbon of your choice, fresh lemon, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon (optional). That’s it! Best of all, you can add extra to your shaker and make multiple drinks at once!

Follow the duo @cookieandkate for recipes, cocktails, and even gift guides!

Want more whiskey sour options at your party? See our article Transform Your Whiskey Sour Now [Recipes].

2. White Christmas Dream

Christmas party drinks - white christmas dream brings the nutmeg!
Nutmeg makes it better. [Photo cred: Flickr]

You’ve heard Bing sing it: I’m dreaming of a white Christmas… Our friends at The Spruce Eats are bringing us that very White Christmas Dream here. Give your guests a winter wonderland–an edible snow globe, if you will! All you’ll need is vodka, amaretto liqueur, heavy cream, and nutmeg. The Spruce tell us it’s great after a meal and perfect for a nightcap.

Follow @thespruceeats for plenty of Christmas party drinks and so much more. You could plan your entire dreamy menu with them.

3. Rosemary Reposado

Christmas party drinks - featuring rosemary reposado!
Hello there, Christmas. [Photo cred: Flickr]

If anything screams “Christmas party drinks,” it’s this red and green delight! With agave, tequila, pomegranate juice, and a sprig of rosemary, Mantitlement brings us Christmas in a glass right here. Add everything to an ice-filled shaker, and get to it. Super easy, and that rosemary garnish adds a magical Christmas tree touch. Ho, ho, ho! Bottoms up!

All you foodies (and drinkies? If that’s not a thing, it should be.) should follow Dan and Christie @mantitlement for plenty of inspiration!

(We know these are listed as fall cocktails, but you should still check out our article – Fall Cocktails: 9 Hotties for the Autumn Season – for more ideas. The punch bowl options may be especially appealing for easy entertaining.)

4. Candy Cane Cocktail

Christmas party drinks - with candy cane cocktail.
Mini candy canes are a great garnish! [Photo cred: Public Domain Pictures]

Yeah, for some of us, it’s not Christmas until we get a candy cane from Santa. Dress your bartender up like the big elf himself, and serve up this Food Network recipe right here from @sandraleeonline. You’ll need four simple ingredients to get this party started: vanilla rum, white chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and candy canes for garnish. All you do is shake and strain. It’s one easy, boozy good time!

5. Gin Champagne Fizz

Christmas party drinks - featuring gin champagne fizz.
Live in a warmer climate? Christmas party drinks on the patio! [Photo cred: Flickr]

The Gin Queen says you won’t be able to stop at just one. Get the recipe here! You’ll need gin, lemon juice, egg whites, and champagne. It’s classy but still pretty simple to pull off. If you’re looking for Christmas party drinks with a sophisticated flair, this is your site. This lady knows her stuff.

Follow Caroline Childerley @theginqueenau. She’s “three parts woman, one part gin” all day, every day.

Looking to serve martinis all party long? You’re in luck! Read our article Best Martini Recipes (5 Exciting Alternatives). Your guests will appreciate the creativity and powerful flavors for sure.

6. Brandy Snapper

Christmas party drinks - brandy snapper.
Simple and fine. [Photo cred: Flickr]

Cocktail Party helps us out with this recipe here. Cognac, lemon juice, raspberry liqueur, and honey syrup are all the ingredients you need. Shake it with ice, and pour it over ice. It’s simple, elegant, and sure to be a favorite among your Christmas party drinks!

Cheers for the Easiest Christmas Party Drinks of the Season!

Party planning is stressful.  When the event finally arrives, you need to be able to relax and enjoy the celebrations yourself. That’s where these simple masterpieces come in. Garnishes not included, a couple of these have fewer than four ingredients. Awesome or what? We thought so.

Want to discover even more Christmas party drinks? Check out our article Warm Cocktails: 6 Classics to Cozy Up With. We’ve got Scotch as well as more brandy, vodka, and bourbon, of course.

And since it’s the holiday season, you may be searching for the perfect, unique gift. Look no further! Our Prestige Decanters and whiskey glasses are bound to make a statement when they’re unwrapped.

Have any more super easy Christmastime cocktail favorites? Share them with us in the comments section below. We love hearing from our community. Happy holidays, everyone!

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