The 10 Best Holiday Cocktails for Day Drinking

Get ready to party the day away with these delicious holiday cocktails - from classics to new twists, you'll find something for everyone's day-drinking delights.
Holiday Cocktail Mulled Wine
Hello, festive folks! As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to deck the halls, trim the tree, and most importantly, prepare the bar cart. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or a Christmas extravaganza, day drinking is a cherished tradition that brings a dash of cheer to any gathering. So, let’s dive into the world of holiday cocktails that are perfect for sipping under the mistletoe from dawn till dusk.

1. Mimosa: The Brunch Bellwether

Ingredients: Champagne, Orange Juice Nothing screams “holiday brunch” louder than a classic Mimosa. This delightful concoction of champagne and orange juice is light, refreshing, and low in alcohol content, making it the perfect companion for your mid-morning turkey and stuffing. Plus, you can always say you’re getting your daily dose of vitamin C!

2. Bloody Mary: The Spice of Life

Ingredients: Vodka, Tomato Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Spices For those who like a little kick in their cocktail, the Bloody Mary is a must. This vodka-based drink, complete with tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and a sprinkle of holiday magic (a.k.a. spices), is like a Christmas gift in a glass. It’s practically a salad, right?

3. Irish Coffee: Santa’s Pick-Me-Up

Ingredients: Coffee, Irish Whiskey, Sugar, Cream When the holiday hustle gets too real, turn to the comforting warmth of an Irish Coffee. Combining coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and cream, this cocktail is sure to keep your spirits bright (and your eyes open) during those long family gatherings.
Holiday Cocktail Hot Toddy

4. Hot Toddy: The Winter Warmer

Ingredients: Whiskey, Honey, Lemon, Spices A Hot Toddy is like a hug in a mug. This warm whiskey drink, complete with honey, lemon, and spices, is the perfect remedy for cold weather, holiday stress, and even the common cold. It’s basically medicine, right?

5. White Russian: The Dude’s Holiday Favorite

Ingredients: Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Cream A White Russian is essentially an adult milkshake, making it a fun and festive choice for holiday day drinking. This creamy cocktail, made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, is like a liquid dessert that The Dude himself would approve of. p.s. Don’t forget your bathrobe!

6. Bellini: Peachy Keen

Ingredients: Prosecco, Peach Purée If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas but live in a warm climate, a Bellini is the next best thing. This Italian classic, made with Prosecco and peach purée, is a refreshing and classy choice for a holiday brunch or afternoon gathering.

7. Mulled Wine: A Cup of Good Cheer

Ingredients: Red Wine, Spices Mulled wine is like a cozy Christmas sweater in a cup. This warm, spiced red wine concoction is a holiday staple that’s perfect for sipping by the fire. Plus, it makes your house smell like a winter wonderland!
Holiday Cocktail Eggnog

8. Eggnog: The Holiday Heavyweight

Ingredients: Milk, Cream, Sugar, Whipped Eggs, Bourbon No holiday drink list would be complete without Eggnog. This rich, creamy cocktail is a Christmas classic that’s perfect for sipping slowly throughout the day. Just remember, this one’s a bit heavier on the alcohol (and the calories), so sip responsibly!

9. Poinsettia: The Christmas Classic

Ingredients: Cranberry Juice, Orange Liqueur, Champagne Named after the iconic Christmas plant, the Poinsettia cocktail is a festive blend of cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and champagne. Its bright red color and sparkling presentation make it a holiday showstopper.

10. Apple Cider Mimosa: The Autumnal Twist

Ingredients: Champagne, Apple Cider Last but not least, the Apple Cider Mimosa is a delightful twist on the classic Mimosa. Swap out the orange juice for apple cider, and you’ve got a festive, fall-inspired cocktail that’s perfect for Thanksgiving day drinking.

Let's wrap things up!

So there you have it, folks! Ten holiday cocktails that are sure to spread cheer at your next holiday gathering. Remember, the key to successful day drinking is to pace yourself, stay hydrated, and above all, enjoy the company of loved ones. After all, that’s what the holiday season is all about. Cheers to a season filled with joy, laughter, and fantastic cocktails!
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