Holiday-themed cocktails sure to spread cheer

Holiday parties require the perfect cocktail. Check out these festive and fun drinks for inspiration!

Rachel Kleszyk and Nicole Mattson

Celebrate the holiday season with these drinks inspired by classic winter songs.

It’s the Mimosa Wonderful Time of the Year

This cranberry mimosa is sure to put you in a jolly mood. Commemorate the season with this joyous drink.

Ready in: Less than five minutes 


  • 2 parts cranberry juice

  • 1 part orange liqueur 

  • 1 part champagne 


  • Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary


  • Pour ingredients into mimosa glass and serve. 

Copper Bells

This merry mule is a fun holiday twist for fans of the classic drink. Enjoy this refreshment in your favorite copper mug.

Ready in: Less than five minutes


  • 2 parts apple cider

  • 2 parts ginger beer

  • 1 part vodka 


  • Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks 


  • Pour ingredients into a copper mug over ice and serve. 

You’re a Sober One Mr. Grinch (non-alcoholic)

For a non-alcoholic holiday choice, try this green punch. This cheerful drink is the perfect way to land you on every guest’s nice list this year.

Ready in: Less than five minutes


  • 3 parts pineapple juice

  • 2 parts Kool-Aid lemon lime drink mix

  • 2 parts lemon-lime soda


  • Garnish with sliced strawberries 


  • Stir and combine ingredients together in a large pitcher or bowl.

  • Pour over ice and serve. 


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The legal drinking age in Iowa is 21. Please drink responsibly.