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25 Best Christmas Gin Cocktails for a Festive Holiday

Looking to level up your holiday cocktail game? This post will help you find the 25 Best Christmas Gin Cocktails for a Festive Holiday season. From a Gin Fizz to a wintery Gimlet, you will be sure to find something unique here . Perfect for a holiday meal of 2 or to add to your spread for a large group. What’s not to love about fun festive holiday themed cocktails?

Winter cocktails perfect for holiday parties or Christmas dinner! Use cinnamon sticks, star anise, lemon twist, orange peel, or a cocktail pick for garnish. Or set up bar with a cocktail shaker or mixing glass and have your guests whip up their own cocktail creation! Other cocktails like boozy hot chocolate, hot toddies, or a classic mimosa also make fun holiday ideas!

Cinnamon Pear Gin Fizz

This cinnamon pear gin fizz is fresh, simple, and has the perfect hint of cinnamon spice. Quick to make and very refreshing. Cinnamon pear simple syrup can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to a month. These are perfect year round, but especially late summer, early fall when pears are in season. Serve in a chilled martini glass.

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Festive Gin Smash

Red, white and green with a bit of gold is an absolute representation of a truly festive thing. And so, my glorious Christmas cocktail which has fresh fruit layers of white lychees, red strawberries and green mint is aptly called – Festive Gin Smash!

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Pomegranate, Gin, and Champagne Cocktail

This festive pomegranate champagne cocktail, made with gin, citrus juice, and elderflower liquor, is perfect for your next celebration! Serve in a champagne flute or rocks glass.

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Rosemary Pomegranate French 75

This recipe is modelled after the famous French 75 with a holiday twist. It’s refreshing, light, and very festive! Cheers!

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Frosted Cranberry Empress Gin Cocktail

The Frosted Cranberry Empress Gin Cocktail is a holiday cocktail to impress anyone. For real, I’ve paid way too much for cocktails at expensive restaurants and glitzy bars, but I’d pay up for this one. It looks amazing but tastes like perfection in a glass!

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Festive Empress Gin

Start by making the Cranberry Orange Syrup, one hour before. Add cranberries, sugar & ¾ cup of water to a medium saucepan. Quarter the orange, and add 2 slices to the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until berries break down and syrup thickens. Remove oranges and refrigerate until cool. When you’re ready to start sipping, fill a 32 oz pitcher with ice, gin, ginger beer and cranberry orange syrup. Serve in cocktail glasses and garnish with thyme and fresh cranberries.

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Cranberry Gin Fizz Holiday Cocktail

Sparkling Cranberry Gin Fizz Holiday Cocktails are refreshing, light, and perfect for pairing with all of the rich holiday offerings.

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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

This Pomegranate Gin Cocktail is a wonderful cocktail to enjoy over the holiday season. It’s light, refreshing and festive!

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Holiday Gin Mule

The Holiday Gin Mule is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that was created for a sampling event at a local grocery store during the holidays. The recipe was made for La Crosse Distilling Company’s Christmas Gin, a limited edition spirit flavored with blackcurrant and released at Christmastime. The bitterness of the spirit is tempered with the sweetness of a homemade apple cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and ginger beer.

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Simple Gin Moscow Mule Recipe

This holiday gin Moscow mule recipe is a quick, refreshing spin on the classic mule. Just four simple ingredients, gin of choice, lime, fresh mint, and ginger beer! Perfect for anyone who does not like vodka, substitute club soda or tonic water for a non-alcoholic version. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Cranberry Gin & Tonic

This Cranberry Gin Christmas cocktail is dressed up for the holidays with seasonal citrus and cranberries, plus sprigs of fresh thyme. It’s bright, tart, sweet, and earthy…absolutely perfect!

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Rosemary Gin Fizz

I saw these charming snow globe cocktail glasses on Pinterest and knew it would be such a fun and charming way to serve a simple Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktail! Who wouldn’t want to drink a cocktail out of an adorable snow globe? It doesn’t get more festive than that!

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Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz

Looking for a pretty cocktail recipe filled with delicious juicy pears and vanilla bean? If you thought YES then this Pear Vanilla Gin Fizz cocktail is the perfect recipe for you. A homemade pear and vanilla simple syrup combined with gin and soda water make this easy cocktail perfectly sweet, gorgeous, and refreshing!

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Plum Gin Cocktail

This plum gin cocktail is a blend of fresh ingredients and aromas. Thanks to the addition of fresh plums and St. Germain there is no need to add any additional sugar.

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Ginger, Cardamom and Rosemary Gin Cocktail

The rosemary is muddled into the gin to infuse it with flavor without being too overpowering in the cocktail. The ginger and cardamom syrup gives it some spice and sweetness. The acidity of the lemon helps balance the sweetness and the sweet vermouth gives it an extra layer of flavor.

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Pomegranate Rosemary Gin and Tonic

A gin and tonics is a classic cocktail that I like to give a festive spin on for the holidays with pomegranate and rosemary. This fun holiday cocktail is easy to make and is so pretty to serve at any gathering you might be attending or hosting over the month. The color of this cocktail alone is reason enough to make this delicious holiday version of a gin and tonic and it truly requires minimal effort which is something we all want during the holiday season. This recipe for a pomegranate rosemary gin and tonic will surely become a favorite drink to serve up every holiday season.

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Christmas Cookie Gin Fizz

Cue the Christmas Cookie Gin Fizz! This riff on a classic ramos gin fizz is the best of both worlds – a cookie and a cocktail! And honestly, is there a better combination?! I don’t think so… Although this cocktail doesn’t include creamy frosting, which is arguably the best part of the cookie, I did make sure to put in some of my other favorite ingredients like fresh lemon juice, sprinkles, and Greenall’s Gin!

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Gin and Cranberry Christmas Cocktail

This Gin and Cranberry Christmas Cocktail is festive in both appearance and flavor, making it the most refreshing way to cheers to the Holiday season.

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Sugar Plum Gin Sour

The sweet Sugar Plum Sour is a holiday vision. Rich plum wine, festive spice and vibrant lemon make for an all-too-tasty trio. Recipe by Empress 1908 Brand Ambassador, Tracey Eden.

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Cranberry Gin Shaker

The holiday season is a perfect time to impress your guests with delicious cocktails! This cranberry shaker combines gin, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, mint, and a homemade cranberry simple syrup that is irresistible! Garnish with sugar coated cranberries for an elegant touch.

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Pomegranate Gin Fizz

This Pomegranate Gin Fizz is a tasty cocktail with a sweet tart flavor and frothy topping! Impress everyone with this brilliant drink.

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Brûléed Blood Orange Spiced Winter Gin & Tonic

When you imagine sipping Gin and Tonics, do you envision outdoor sipping in the sun in 80 degree weather or bundled up under a cozy blanket in -8 degrees? Why not both?! Refreshing cocktails shouldn’t be reserved for sipping in summer breeze’s that make you feel fine. Maybe it is my upbringing of year round Gin & Tonics, but there is no wrong way to drink a G&T, I say! This Brûléed Blood Orange Spiced Winter Gin & Tonic is my way of change everyone’s mind about this versatile mixed drink.

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Pomegranate Gin Fizz Cocktail

You’re gonna love our take on a classic gin fizz cocktail…the Pomegranate juice Gin Fizz Cocktail dressed for the holiday season. Lite and refreshing – cheers!

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Rosemary Gimlet

This easy variation on the classic Gimlet uses rosemary simple syrup to add fresh, herbal flavor to this wintery gin cocktail. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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Ginger Cranberry Gin Cocktails

A sweet and fizzy cocktail that is great for the holidays. Ginger and cranberry mix together wonderfully with a slight zip of gin. Garnish with sugared cranberries. Garnish with a white sugar rim.

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These festive gin cocktails are perfect for the winter months!

If you like these festive gin cocktails, try these other easy recipes!

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Pineapple Orange Vodka Smash Cocktail

Simple Jalapeño Paloma

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