Every Christmas party needs two things to make it fun and festive: food and drinks (and also some sparkling Christmas decorations, of course!). When it comes to preparing your Christmas drinks, you can’t go wrong with glasses of delightful Christmas wines, and also the holly-jolly cocktails. Sipping a glass of delightful wine or whipping up a round of mixed drinks is one of the best ways to spread some holiday cheer—especially when you have snagged the best deals using our Christmas promo. If you’re hosting a Christmas dinner or simply having a virtual Christmas get-together this year, this list of crowd-pleasing Christmas drinks has you covered.

Christmas promo with 8 spirited Christmas cocktails to get your party started 

White Christmas Margaritas

Let’s guarantee yourself a white Christmas this year with a glass of white Christmas Margarita cocktail. This drink, with its stunning white color, an amazing bubble layer, along with festive garnish using cranberries, surely switches up your usual holiday cocktail. The coconut and lime flavors combine perfectly to seduce your taste. 

Ingredients

  • 4 oz of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 4 cups of ice cubes
  • A thin lime wedge and sugar, for rimming glass
  • Lime slices and about 4 fresh cranberries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk, triple sec, tequila, lime juice, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend all ingredients well until it is perfectly smooth.
  2. Rim the cocktail glass with a lime wedge and dip it in sanding sugar. Pour the blended mixture into the glass and garnish to the top with lime and cranberries.

Espresso Martini for coffee lovers

This cocktail, which has risen in popularity in recent years, will delight coffee enthusiasts and exhausted pre-gamers alike. The Espresso Martini is a great way to get a little buzzed and perked up at the same time. This drink has a nice garnish, but it's easier than it appears. Cover half of the glass with a napkin or paper towel, then dust the remaining half with cocoa powder or espresso powder. Finish with coffee beans on the other side, and you're done! You've created a drink that is not only delicious but also beautiful for your Christmas party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. of espresso 
  • 1 oz. of  Kahlúa coffee liqueur 
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake it vigorously until the hot expresso is chilled and create foam. It takes about 15 to 30 seconds.
  2. Double strain the Espresso Martini mixture into a coupe glass. Cover half the top of the glass with a paper towel and dust the remaining half with espresso or cocoa powder. Garnish the cocktail with some coffee beans.

Holly Jolly Christmas punch

When it comes to holiday cocktail recipes, a Christmas punch is always a go-to option.  This Holly Jolly Christmas Punch is super easy to make and wonderfully delicious. It is a must-make if you're serving your family members as the festive blend of flavors is bound to bring everyone closer these holidays. Carefully combine the cocktail's ingredients in a punch bowl as you end the year with your nearest and dearest.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz of Triple Sec liqueur
  • 2 oz of vodka
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 6 oz ginger ale
  • 2 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Garnish: use lime or orange slice, cranberries

Instructions

  1. Add all main ingredients (except the orange juice concentrate) to a punch bowl and stir it well. Slowly add in the orange juice concentrate.
  2. Add ice cubes to chill. Garnish your punch with fresh cranberries and lime slices.

Winter Sangria

National Sangria day takes place just days before Christmas (20th of December, to be exact). This is a day dedicated to the fruity drink that is one of Spain’s claims to fame in the area of the culinary arts! How about adding this festive drink to the table this Christmas dinner? You can prepare this wintry Sangria punch in a pitcher the night before the big day. The fruits will soak up all those deliciously spiced wine flavors, hence, you won’t have to worry about mixing up individual drinks!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine. 9 Lives Carmenere with its spicy notes is your best choice.
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup of Cointreau orange liqueur 
  • 1/2 cup of Campari 
  • 2 medium oranges, one thinly sliced and one quartered
  • 2 medium apples, cut each one into 1-inch pieces

Instructions

  • Combine all the above ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir gently.
  • Refrigerate the sangria punch for 2 to 6 hours before serving.

Naughty But Nice Christmas cocktail

Sure, Santa makes a list and all naughty people get coal. Well, here we’ve got a refreshing and festive recipe that even the naughty can raise a glass to, which is the Naughty But Nice cocktail. It will shake things up while offering a stunning flavor layer of rye whiskey, fruity juice, and ginger syrup. Time to mix!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz rye whiskey
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz ginger syrup
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Ice cubs, to chill
  • Some orange slices and fresh cranberries to garnish

Instructions 

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add in your whiskey, orange juice, ginger syrup, and cranberry juice.
  2. Shake the cocktail container well to combine.
  3. Pour into prepared glasses and add extra ice if needed. Top your glass with club soda and garnish with a thin orange wedge and fresh cranberries.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

This is for all dessert lovers out there! This festive drink, made with pure pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, rum, and warm spices, tastes just like a slice of pie. It's even topped with a scoop of frozen whipped cream! The steps are much straightforward and you can totally make it at home without any hassle.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of whipped cream
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz aged rum 
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 ½ tbsp. maple syrup 
  • 1/4 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice, plus ½ oz additional for garnish
  • ice cubes

Instructions 

  1. Place your martini glasses in the freezer beforehand.
  2. For the frozen whipped topping: Use parchment or waxed paper to line a small sheet tray. Make dollops of whipped topping or whipped cream and freeze them for 30 minutes. 
  3. For the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover and shake it vigorously for about 25 seconds. Strain the martini mixture into the 2 prepared glasses (glasses in step 1).  Top each cocktail glass with one piece of frozen whipped cream. 
  4. Add in additional pumpkin pie spice and serve immediately.

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

The Christmas holiday season is all about cheerful cocktail recipes with festive garnishes, and this peppermint martini drink fits the bill perfectly. The flavor is super rich and creamy from the decadent white chocolate liqueur. Furthermore, vodka adds interest, while a bit of peppermint schnapps makes you feel cool and refreshing. It is the perfect signature festive cocktail to offer at a holiday cocktail party or your next cookie exchange, and it is equally ideal for sipping by the fireplace on a chilly winter night.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of candy melts, or white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp of red sanding sugar
  • 5 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 2 small candy canes, for garnish

Instructions 

  1. Place the red sanding sugar on a small plate, save for later. 
  2. Microwave 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds, until it is melted and smooth. Dip the rims of your martini glasses with the melted white chocolate, then dip them again into the sanding sugar to coat. 
  3. Place the glass in the freezer while preparing the cocktails.
  4. Pour the remaining ingredients into a large cocktail shaker. Fill with ice cubes and shake until the mixture turns cold. Pour your drink through a fine-mesh strainer into the prepared martini glasses. 
  5. Garnish each one with a small candy cane.

Hot Buttered Rum

Who doesn't enjoy the rich, warm, and creamy taste of buttered rum?! Make sure you've got a Christmas movie queued up and your Christmas pajamas on because this drink will fit right into the ambience. Also, don't forget to garnish with (a) cinnamon sticks.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ oz dark rum
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon, 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of whole milk, heated

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, stir the first three ingredients until combined.
  2. Add hot whole milk, rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg ground. Stir the mug well to combine.  
  3. Garnish with one or two cinnamon sticks and star anise.

Christmas promo: Best Christmas wines to create unforgettable moments

A festive round of Christmas cocktails gets any party started right, and heady amounts of Christmas punch save the host from standing behind the bar all night. However, whether you're looking for a delicious wine to match with each dish on your Christmas menu or the ideal bottle to uncork while binge-watching your favorite Christmas movies, many of us struggle to find the greatest Christmas wines to offer. Take your time as these Christmas wines below are sure to turn head.

Best reasonable: Gato Cabernet Sauvignon

Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark ruby-red colored wine. It is fresh, full of intense flavors, hints at strawberry and chocolate notes while offering a touch of vanilla. This medium-bodied wine has a delicious texture and is much-loved for its freshness and lengthy, gentle finish. Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon is unquestionably excellent with red meats such as lamb, duck, as well as hard cheeses.

  • ABV: 13%
  • Price on Drinkies.ph: 399PHP

Best sparkling from our Christmas promo: Chandon Brut

A glass or two of sparkling wine surely gives us all a little lift right about now - this Christmas season. And Chandon Brut from Napa valley is your fantastic pick. The drink is produced from conventional Champagne grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier and undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle in the traditional Champagne method.

Chandon Brut has more fruity aromas of lemon, peach, and cherry, which serve to balance the flavors of the dish you're cooking. Most importantly, with average alcohol content and high acidity, it's the perfect drink to share with friends and homies at a party. Anything salty, creamy, or nutty pairs well with Chandon California Brut. It enjoys shellfish, fried chicken, and creamy salads in particular.

  • ABV: 13%
  • Price on Drinkies.ph: 900PHP

Best white wine for Christmas promo: 9 Lives Sauvignon Blanc

9 Lives Sauvignon Blanc’s tangy and beautiful flavors will never let you down. This white wine will let your wild side arise and refresh your soul with its intense citrus and grapefruit aromas. Greenish yellow in color and well-balanced acidity that's smooth on the palate, it’s surely a treat for your Christmas recipe. In terms of food pairings, 9 Lives Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with shellfish, chicken, and spicy Filipino dishes - in fact, almost any dish from veggies to robust meat-based entrees.

  • ABV: 11%
  • Price on Drinkies.ph: 540PHP 

Best rose: Jacob's Creek Dots Moscato Rose

How about a cup of rose wine to celebrate Christmas eve with your homies? If you wish to avoid a heavy hangover the next morning while insisting on an approachable yet delightful wine this Christmas promo, you can never go wrong with a wonderful Jacob's Creek Dots Moscato Rose. Specifically, this Australian beverage reveals stunning aromas and flavors of ripe raspberry, strawberry, and candied fruit with subtle pear and sherbet notes. The palate is a bit sweet with a refreshing spritz and bright red berries on the finish. 

Regarding food pairings, this rose wine can make a match in heaven with grilled chicken, salmon, almost everything on your Christmas menu.

  • Alcohol content: 8.4%
  • Price at Drinkies PH: 630 PHP

Get the best Christmas promo with Drinkies.ph

And to close out the festivities, obviously, no holiday celebration is complete without signature drinks. But whether you choose to serve up a festive wine or a delicious cocktail, these fun drinks are sure to help you celebrate the holidays in good spirits, with the help of Drinkies.ph. 

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Drinkies.ph offers convenient and quick delivery so you can enjoy your favorite beverages in less than 60 minutes! You can also opt to have your item delivered to a specific address and receive free shipping if you spend P1,500 or more.

Hesitate no more, it’s time to add your favorite bottles to your cart. And finally, Merry Christmas!