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20 Best Bourbon Christmas Cocktails for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And that means it’s time to celebrate with some bourbon Christmas cocktails.

Bourbon is a staple in any home bar. But did you know it’s also an excellent base for holiday-themed cocktails?

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From classic old-fashioneds to fruity cocktails and glitzy champagne cocktails, there’s always something to love.

They’re festive, flavorful, and just the right amount of naughty.

Plus, you can even have a mug of warm bourbon-spiked hot chocolate.

And if you haven’t tried that one yet, you need to check out this list!

Get ready to shake things up with these bourbon Christmas cocktails. Cheers!

1. Christmas Kentucky Buck

There’s no better time to enjoy a Kentucky buck than during the holidays!

This Christmas cocktail features a blend of bourbon, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and simple syrup.

It’s mixed with club soda for a satisfying fizz to amp up the fruity flavors.

Serve it with a garnish of fresh cranberries for a more festive presentation.

2. Ginger Peach Bourbon Buck

With the holiday season approaching, you need to start planning your party.

And this fruity ginger peach bourbon buck must be on your drinks table!

It features ginger beer, lemons, and peaches which brightens up the warm notes of bourbon.

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The pomegranate seeds bring bursts of tartness to make this drink extra special.

Each sip will leave you feeling energized and ready to party.

3. Christmas Old-Fashioned

Are you on the hunt for something familiar yet festive to enjoy on the holidays?

Try this holiday-themed twist on the classic old-fashioned.

The cinnamon, allspice, and orange flavors elevate bourbon’s warm vanilla notes.

It’s mixed with bitters for an extra kick for sensational richness.

Its full-bodied spice and citrusy hint make it an excellent choice for the holidays.

It’s the perfect drink to sip while cozied up in front of the fireplace.

4. Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon, milk, vanilla, and simple syrup are all you need for the best holiday cocktail.

The whole milk brings a creamy contrast to the warm oak and caramel notes of bourbon.

It’s infused with vanilla and simple syrup for added sweetness.

It has a rich, smooth flavor with a kick of alcohol that’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy.

5. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

There’s nothing like a little boozy kick to get you in the mood for Christmas.

And if you want to try something different, try this cinnamon maple whiskey sour!

It’s a little sweet with a bit of spice and a whole lot of richness.

The warmth of cinnamon with the sweetness of maple syrup is a stunning combination.

When you mix it with the full-bodied bourbon, you’ll be hooked. A spritz of lemon juice ties all the flavors together.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make yourself a glass!

6. Winter Bourbon Smash

If you want a fruity, refreshing drink for the holidays, this cocktail recipe is for you!

This drink is irresistibly delightful with bourbon, fruit preserves, and orange juice.

The triple sec elevates the citrusy flavor while the club soda brings a satisfying fizz.

This cocktail is so simple and delicious you’ll be making them all season long.

7. Bourbon Smash Cocktail | Whiskey Winter Smash (with Blueberries)

Get your holiday party started with this bourbon smash cocktail!

This festive drink features smashed lemons and blueberries with a dash of cinnamon.

The smashed fruit is strained and mixed with bourbon.

The result is a bright-flavored drink that elevates the warm notes of bourbon.

8. Bourbon Coconut Milk Cocktail

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And that means one thing: it’s time to get your holiday drink on!

This white Christmas cocktail will complete your celebrations.

It’s a rich, silky drink that combines coconut milk, whole milk, bourbon, and vanilla extract.

This drink is mixed with brown sugar for added sweetness and nutmeg for spice.

This creamy, boozy delight will make you wish for the holiday season to last all year.

9. Seelbach Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

What’s the perfect drink to celebrate a special occasion? A sparkling Seelbach bourbon champagne cocktail!

This drink includes bourbon, champagne, and cocktail bitters.

It has a glitzy, golden color that’ll make your holiday table feel even more festive!

Add a garnish of orange twists for a bright, zesty kick. Trust me, this is the drink you’ll want to drink all night.

10. Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

Soothe your soul with this rich, aromatic spiced cinnamon bourbon hot toddy.

Sweet, rich, and spicy, this drink combines classic hot toddy with spiced cinnamon maple simple syrup. 

This comforting drink will surely keep you warm on chilly December nights.

11. Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate

Christmas isn’t complete without sipping a mug of hot chocolate while listening to festive carols.

But if you want to take it up a notch, add bourbon to the mix!

This warming drink combines hot chocolate’s cozy deliciousness with a bourbon kick.

It’s sweet, rich, and chocolatey. This drink will become your new comfort drink.

Plus, you can top it with marshmallows or whipped cream for extra decadence.

Each sip will make you feel like you’re celebrating Christmas in a cozy cabin.

12. Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider

Something about the holidays makes me want to enjoy something warm and spiced.

And this bourbon-spiked apple cider is the perfect drink.

The sweet, crisp apple cider complements the warm oaky taste of bourbon.

It’s infused with cinnamon and star anise for a comforting depth of flavor.

Whether you serve it hot or cold, it’ll surely complete your Christmas celebration!

13. Cinnamon Spice Cherry 7UP® Spritzer

Bring some glitz to your holiday fete with this cinnamon spice cherry 7UP spritzer.

Sweet and rich, this drink is a fantastic blend of cherry, cinnamon, and bourbon.

This drink is the perfect balance of bright flavors and warm notes of spice.

The 7UP brings a fizzy kick so that every sip feels like a party in your mouth!

14. Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

The holiday season is here, so it’s time for some cranberries!

This festive cocktail boasts a blend of ginger beer, bourbon, and spiced cranberry juice.

It’s sweet, tart, and rich but not heavily spiced.

You’ll love how the flavors glide on your tongue with warmth and sweetness.

Plus, it has a bright red color to match your Christmas decor.

15. The Ultimate Holiday Sangria

Get in the season’s spirit with a sip of this Christmas sangria.

It’s got the fruity essence of sangria and the sweet, dark flavor of red wine.

But it also has all the spice and warmth that makes this Christmas cocktail special.

Get ready for a holiday party like no other with this festive drink!

16. Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

If you want your holiday cocktail to be zesty yet sophisticated, this mix is for you.

The depth of bourbon is bold and pronounced but not overpowering.

It blends perfectly with the sweetness of maple syrup and orange essence from the bitters.

This drink is simple, but it packs a punch. It’s like Christmas served in a glass!

17. Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail

A classic cocktail is a thing of beauty, and you can never go wrong with it.

This bourbon Manhattan cocktail is the perfect drink if you want a familiar taste.

It’s made with three ingredients: bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

The result is a smooth, full-bodied drink that’ll keep you delighted.

Serve it with a Maraschino cherry and orange peels for a sweet, citrusy hint. 

18. Maple New York Sour

Bring the holiday cheer to your home with a glass of maple New York sour.

This elegant holiday cocktail combines bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup. You can add fruity red wine for an added sweet, dark taste.

The best part? This drink looks super fancy on the table!

It has a deep amber color with a layered effect from the red wine.

19. Blood Orange Bourbon Sour Cocktail

Drink bourbon in style with this blood orange bourbon sour cocktail.

This Christmas cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and sour, with enough depth from bourbon.

It’s fruity and festive but still classic enough to be enjoyed by all.

Once you try this drink, it’ll become a part of your holiday tradition!

20. Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail

Bring a touch of autumn flavors to your holiday celebration with this apple bourbon cocktail.

It packs apple juice’s fruity sweetness, balancing the oaky bourbon notes.

The maple syrup brings a decadent taste that ties all the flavors together.

This vibrant drink will get your party going until late in the evening.

It’s so good, you’ll forget that it has alcohol, so drink moderately!

20 Best Bourbon Christmas Cocktails for the Holidays

These bourbon Christmas cocktails are the best part of the season! From an old-fashioned to punch to a winter smash, you’ll live these festive drinks.


  • Christmas Kentucky Buck

  • Ginger Peach Bourbon Buck

  • Christmas Old-Fashioned

  • Bourbon Milk Punch

  • Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

  • Winter Bourbon Smash

  • Bourbon Smash Cocktail | Whiskey Winter Smash (with Blueberries)

  • Bourbon Coconut Milk Cocktail

  • Seelbach Bourbon Champagne Cocktail

  • Spiced Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy

  • Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate

  • Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider

  • Cinnamon Spice Cherry 7UP® Spritzer

  • Spiced Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail

  • The Ultimate Holiday Sangria

  • Maple Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • Classic Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail

  • Maple New York Sour

  • Blood Orange Bourbon Sour Cocktail

  • Juicy Apple Bourbon Fall Cocktail


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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