The Holidays are here, and we couldn’t be more excited!   The holiday season is a time for dinner parties and holiday events with family and friends.  Although party planning can be stressful, it can also be a lot of fun! The list of to do’s can be daunting but don’t fret, Raising the Bar KC has you covered for easy holiday cocktails. Get ready for some holiday cheer! Because we’ve put together some easy holiday cocktails that your guests are sure to adore.  

7 Easy Holiday Cocktails Your Guests Will Adore 

Orange Cranberry Mimosa

Mimosas are a perfect sweet drink that most people enjoy.  This recipe is a holiday favorite and is perfect for a Christmas brunch or a party. While Mimosas tend to be sweet you can modify how sweet by using juices that have less sugar.  Regardless, we suggest using pulp-free orange juice. The flavor of this Mimosa has a nice little punch of tartness that your taste buds will love!

easy holiday cocktail recipes


  1. Orange juice
  2. Cranberry juice
  3. Orange Liqueur 
  4. Champagne 
  5. Garnish Optional: fresh Cranberries, rosemary sprigs, or orange slices

Fill a champagne glass half full of equal parts cranberry juice and orange juice.

Add a small splash of orange liqueur.

Fill the remainder of the glass with your favorite champagne.

Garnish the drink with any of the following items: cranberries, orange wedges and or a sprig of rosemary.   

Christmas Cosmopolitan 

If you love a good Cosmopolitan but want to add a holiday twist, try out a Christmas Cosmopolitan.  This simple recipe is delightful and so simple making it a part of our easy holiday cocktails list. 


  1. Vodka 
  2. Pomegranate-cranberry juice
  3. Orange Liqueur
  4. Fresh lime juice
  5. Garnish Optional:  Lime Twists 

Pour 1 cup of Vodka, 1 cup of Pomegranate-cranberry juice, ¼ cup of Orange Liqueur and 3 tablespoons of Fresh Lime Juice into a cocktail shaker and shake for approximately 10 seconds.

Next, add ice and stir or shake for 30 seconds to get your drink nice and cold

Strain the liquid into your favorite martini glass

Garnish the drink with Lime Twists

Candy Cane Martini

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without candy canes.  This year why not try a twist and have a Candy Cane Cocktail

candy cane martini easy holiday recipe


  1. Vanilla Rum
  2. White Chocolate Liqueur
  3. Peppermint Vodka
  4. Garnish Optional: mini candy canes 

Pour 1 shot of vanilla rum, 1 shot of white chocolate liqueur, and 1 shot of peppermint vodka into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 10 seconds.

Strain the liquid into your favorite martini glass

Garnish the drink with mini candy canes on the edge of the glass

Holly Jolly Margarita

Have a Holly Jolly Margarita during the best time of the year!  This margarita recipe can be made on the rocks or blended. With only five simple ingredients, this margarita is one of our favorite easy holiday cocktails.


  1. Tequila
  2. Amaretto
  3. Cherry Juice
  4. Simple syrup
  5. Lime Juice

Rub a lime over the rim of a margarita glass and dip in salt or sugar (whatever your preference).

Add crushed ice in the glass (if you prefer no ice add ice to the shaker instead and strain into the glass)

Pour 1.5 ounces of tequila, ¾ ounces of amaretto, 1-ounce lime juice, 1-ounce simple syrup and 2 ounces of cherry juice vodka into a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.

Pour the liquid into a margarita glass (If you prefer blended margaritas, add all ingredients to a blender with 4 to 5 ice cubes and blend until there are no ice chunks) and enjoy!

Snowflake Martini

Christmas time cheer wouldn’t be the same without snowflakes. We prefer the indoor version of snowflakes, Snowflake Martinis. This Christmas holiday stay warm and cozy while enjoying your snowflake. 


  1. Vanilla Vodka
  2. White Chocolate Liqueur
  3. Heavy cream
  4. Garnish: Orange wedge, fine sugar

Rub the orange wedge over the edge of a martini glass and dip it in the sugar

Pour 2 ounces of vanilla vodka, 3 ounces of white chocolate liqueur, and 2 tbsp of heavy cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 10 seconds

Strain the liquid into your favorite martini glass 

Chocolate Caramel White Russian

The Chocolate Caramel White Russian is the perfect cocktail for sitting by the fire with friends.  This yummy twist will have you trading your old version of this drink in for good!  

white russian easy holiday recipes


  1. Caramel Vodka
  2. Caramel Coffee Liqueur
  3. Chocolate Liqueur
  4. Half and Half
  5. Garnish: Chocolate Caramel sauce

Pour chocolate caramel sauce on the inside edges of a glass and then fill the glass with ice about ¾ of the way full

Pour 2 ounces of caramel vodka, 1 ounce of caramel liqueur, 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur, and 1 ounce of half and half into a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.

Pour the liquid into your prepared glass.

Christmas Punch

If you’re looking for a drink that you can make ahead of time for your guests, Christmas Punch is a family favorite at Raising the Bar KC.  We also make a nonalcoholic version for the kiddos! Just combine all the ingredients and you’ll have delicious easy holiday cocktails at your fingertips. 

christmas punch easy holiday cocktails


  1. Orange Juice
  2. Cranberry Juice
  3. Pineapple Juice
  4. Ginger ale
  5. Raspberry Vodka (Raspberry syrup)
  6. Garnish: Orange slices

Combine 2 cups of orange juice, 2 cups of cranberry juice, 2 cups of pineapple juice, 1 cup of ginger ale, 4 ounces of raspberry vodka (or 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup) in a pitcher.

Stir until mixed well and refrigerate.

Serve cold over ice and garnish with orange slices

Final Notes on Easy Holiday Cocktails

Raising the Bar knows this time of year can be stressful and cause anxiety. Don’t let making fun drinks for your loved ones be a part of that stress! Visit Raising the Bar Liquors for all the ingredients you need for these fun, easy holiday cocktails. We can’t wait to see you!