Unwrapping Joy: The Top 7 Christmas Cocktails to Elevate Your Celebrations

'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread the festive cheer than with a delightful Christmas cocktail in hand? Here, where the sun is shining and the BBQs are firing up, the holiday season calls for refreshing and vibrant concoctions that capture the essence of a Southern Hemisphere Christmas. Whether you're hosting a beachside bash or a cozy family gathering, these top 7 Christmas cocktails are sure to be the stars of your festive soirée.

 two hands holding Aussie Christmas Fizz cocktails cheers

# 1. Aussie Christmas Fizz



- 30 ml Vodka

- 15 ml Cointreau

- 30 ml Cranberry Juice

- Champagne or Sparkling Wine

- Fresh Cranberries for garnish



  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute glass.
  3. Top with champagne or sparkling wine.
  4. Garnish with fresh cranberries for a festive touch.


The Aussie Christmas Fizz is a sparkling sensation that combines the zing of cranberry with the effervescence of champagne, creating a drink that embodies the spirit of celebration.

 three citrus gin fizz cocktails with an orange wedge next to them

# 2. Summer Citrus Gin Punch



- 60 ml Gin

- 30 ml Triple Sec

- 30 ml Lemon Juice

- 30 ml Orange Juice

- 15 ml Simple Syrup

- Club Soda

- Citrus slices for garnish



  1. In a pitcher, combine gin, triple sec, lemon juice, orange juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Pour over ice in a glass and top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with citrus slices for a burst of colour.


The Summer Citrus Gin Punch brings a refreshing twist to traditional gin cocktails, making it perfect for the warm Australian Christmas weather.

 two tropical mojitos on a chopping board with pineapple slices

# 3. Tropical Christmas Mojito



- 60 ml White Rum

- 30 ml Coconut Cream

- 30 ml Pineapple Juice

- Fresh Mint Leaves

- Lime Wedges

- Soda Water



  1. Muddle fresh mint leaves and lime wedges in a glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and pour in white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.
  3. Top with soda water and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig and a pineapple wedge.


Embrace the tropical vibes with a refreshing Tropical Christmas Mojito, combining the coolness of coconut and the sweetness of pineapple.

 close up of candy cane martini with a candy cane hooked onto the side

# 4. Candy Cane Martini



- 60 ml Peppermint Vodka

- 30 ml White Chocolate Liqueur

- Crushed Candy Canes for rimming



  1. Rim a chilled martini glass with crushed candy canes.
  2. In a shaker, combine peppermint vodka and white chocolate liqueur with ice.
  3. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with a small candy cane for a festive touch.


The Candy Cane Martini adds a touch of sweetness and holiday spirit to your Christmas cocktail lineup.

 gingerbread Russian cocktail with pieces of ginger

# 5. Gingerbread White Russian



- 60 ml Vodka

- 30 ml Coffee Liqueur

- 30 ml Gingerbread Syrup

- Cream



  1. In a glass filled with ice, pour vodka and coffee liqueur.
  2. Add gingerbread syrup and stir gently.
  3. Top with cream for a velvety finish.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a gingerbread cookie.


The Gingerbread White Russian is a decadent treat that combines the classic White Russian with the warm and comforting flavours of gingerbread.

 three pomegranate and rosemary spritz on a table

# 6. Pomegranate Rosemary Spritz



- 60 ml Gin

- 30 ml Pomegranate Juice

- 15 ml Rosemary Simple Syrup

- Prosecco

- Pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprig for garnish



  1. In a shaker, combine gin, pomegranate juice, and rosemary simple syrup with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with Prosecco.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a rosemary sprig.


The Pomegranate Rosemary Spritz is a sophisticated and festive option that brings a touch of elegance to your Christmas celebrations.

 Jug of Aussie Sangria with two glasses filled

# 7. Aussie Sangria



- 1 bottle Red Wine

- 120 ml Brandy

- 60 ml Triple Sec

- 60 ml Simple Syrup

- Assorted Fruits (such as oranges, berries, and kiwi)



  1. In a large pitcher, combine red wine, brandy, triple sec, and simple syrup.
  2. Add sliced fruits and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Serve over ice in wine glasses.


Wrap up your Christmas celebration with a refreshing Aussie Sangria, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

 As you gather with loved ones to celebrate the festive season, these Christmas cocktails will add a touch of merriment to your holiday gatherings. Cheers to a season filled with joy, laughter, and delicious drinks that capture the spirit of Christmas!

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