17+ Christmas Drinks (There’s Something For Everyone!)

Looking for some delicious and festive drinks to serve at your Christmas party or family gathering? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 17 fun and festive Christmas drinks that are sure to impress all of your guests.

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Low-Calorie Christmas Drinks

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First things first, if you’re health-conscious or trying to at least do a little better this year, then you’ll want to enjoy lighter-side low-calorie Christmas drinks.

This list of low-calorie Christmas drinks includes yummy options that’ll help you enjoy the holiday – with none of the guilt!


Cranberry Gin Fizz


This light and refreshing cocktail only has 113 calories per serving. Made with gin, cranberry juice, lime juice, and sparkling water – it’s a perfect balance of festive flavors.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • Sparkling water to top off
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, cranberry juice, and lime juice with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top it off with sparkling water and garnish with fresh cranberries or a lime wedge.

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Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Who says hot chocolate is just for kids? This grown-up version adds peppermint schnapps for a deliciously festive twist. And at only 150 calories, you can indulge without any guilt!

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 packet hot cocoa mix
  • Hot water
  • In a mug, prepare the hot cocoa mix according to package instructions.
  • Stir in peppermint schnapps and top with whipped cream or crushed candy canes for an extra festive touch.


Pomegranate Moscow Mule


This colorful and refreshing drink is perfect for any holiday party. Made with pomegranate juice, vodka, and ginger beer – it’s a festive twist on the classic Moscow mule. And at only 145 calories, you can enjoy more than one!

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • In a copper mug or glass, combine vodka and pomegranate juice with ice.
  • Top it off with ginger beer and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds if you have some.
  • With these low-calorie Christmas cocktails, you can easily impress your guests and add some festive cheer to any party.


Low-Sugar Christmas Drinks

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Next, if you’re not so much worried about calories but want to reduce sugar in your cocktails this Christmas, these low-sugar Christmas drink recipes are exactly what you need.


Skinny Eggnog

Eggnog is a classic Christmas drink, but it can be loaded with sugar and calories.

You can buy lower-calorie eggnog already prepared for you, or you can make your own!

This skinny version cuts out the heavy cream and uses almond milk as a substitute. So you can still enjoy this creamy holiday treat without all the guilt.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
  • Optional: rum or brandy for a boozy version
  • In a saucepan, heat the almond milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon over medium heat.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and honey or agave nectar.
  • Slowly pour the warm almond milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Optional: add a splash of rum or brandy for a boozy twist on this low-sugar eggnog.


Spiced Mulled Wine


Mulled wine is a holiday favorite, but it can also pack a sugary punch. This low-sugar version uses only natural sweeteners and spices to give you all the warmth and flavor without the extra sugar.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • In a large pot, combine the wine, orange slices, cinnamon stick, and cloves.
  • Heat over medium-low heat until warm but not boiling.
  • Stir in the honey or maple syrup until well combined.
  • Let simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Ladle into mugs and enjoy this cozy winter drink.


Cranberry Cider Punch


This festive punch is perfect for holiday parties and gatherings. It’s also a great alternative to sugary cocktails, as it uses unsweetened cranberry juice and natural sweeteners.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • Optional: cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • In a large punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice, apple cider, and honey/agave nectar.
  • Add in the sliced orange and stir well.
  • If desired, add in a couple of cinnamon sticks for garnish and extra flavor.
  • Serve chilled or over ice.
  • For an adult version, you can also add a splash of vodka or rum to the punch mixture before serving.

These reduced-sugar Christmas cocktails will leave you feeling festive and satisfied without the added sugar crash. Cheers to a healthier holiday season! 


Keto Christmas Drinks

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Next, let’s explore some festive drinks that are suitable for those following a keto diet. These drinks are low in carbs and sugar, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge without derailing their healthy eating habits.


Low-Carb Eggnog


Eggnog is a holiday classic, but traditional versions can be loaded with sugar and carbs. This low-carb version still has all the creamy, spiced flavors of traditional eggnog without the added sugar.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Optional: 2 oz bourbon or rum (for an adult version)
  • In a blender, mix together the heavy cream, almond milk, eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract, and nutmeg until well combined.
  • If desired, add in the bourbon or rum for an adult version.
  • Serve chilled and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.


Keto Hot Chocolate

Nothing says winter like a warm cup of hot chocolate, and this keto-friendly version is just as delicious as the real thing. It’s rich, creamy, and perfect for sipping by the fireplace.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp powdered erythritol (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: sugar-free whipped cream for topping
  • In a small saucepan, heat the milk and heavy cream on medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in the cocoa powder, erythritol, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Heat until warm, but not boiling.
  • Pour into a mug and top with sugar-free whipped cream if desired.


Low-Carb Gingerbread Cocktail


Gingerbread is a holiday favorite, and this low-carb cocktail version allows you to indulge without all the added sugar. It’s perfect for cozy nights in with friends or family.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz sugar-free gingerbread syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon for garnish
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, gingerbread syrup, and lemon juice.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top if desired.
  • Enjoy responsibly!


Christmas Jello Shots


  • 1 box of green or red sugar-free Jello 
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup vodka
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Jello mix with boiling water.
  • Stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add in the cold water and vodka and stir until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into shot-sized plastic cups with lids.
  • Place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours.

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These delicious and simple lower-carb or keto Christmas drinks are sure to please! Try one or more of these at your next Christmas or Holiday party and see how it goes! 


Christmas Drinks Without Alcohol

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Next, we have some delicious mocktails for those who want to skip the alcohol but still enjoy festive Christmas drinks. These mocktails are perfect for everyone at any holiday party, from pregnant people to older teenagers and anyone in between!


Cranberry Orange Mocktail


Cranberry and orange are classic holiday flavors, and this mocktail combines them perfectly. It’s tangy, refreshing, and perfect for sipping all night long.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Optional: fresh cranberries for garnish
  • In a glass filled with ice, combine the cranberry juice, orange juice, and lime juice.
  • Top with club soda or sparkling water.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh cranberries if desired.

Enjoy this non-alcoholic twist on a classic holiday drink!


Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer


This mocktail is a refreshing and elegant option for any holiday gathering.

The pomegranate and rosemary combination is both flavorful and festive.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water or club soda
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Optional: pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • In a glass filled with ice, combine the pomegranate juice and sparkling water.
  • Add a few sprigs of fresh rosemary to the glass.
  • Stir to combine and infuse the drink with rosemary flavor.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired.

Sip on this refreshing mocktail while enjoying the holiday festivities!

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Sparkling Cider Mocktail


This mocktail is a fun and bubbly option for any holiday celebration. It’s perfect for those who want a non-traditional drink but still want to join in on the cheers.

Here are the ingredients and instructions:

  • 1/2 cup sparkling apple cider
  • 1/4 cup ginger ale
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Optional: apple slices for garnish
  • In a glass filled with ice, combine the sparkling apple cider and ginger ale.
  • Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Garnish with apple slices if desired.

Enjoy this festive and bubbly mocktail!

Overall, mocktails are a fun and flavorful option for those who don’t drink alcohol or simply want to add more variety to their holiday drinks. With these four recipes, you can impress your friends and family with tasty and festive mocktails that everyone can enjoy.


Healthy Christmas Drinks

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Last but not least we have healthy Christmas drinks for those who are less concerned with alcohol or fancy ingredients but just want to know what beverages can help them stay in the holiday season.

Here are a few ideas for healthy options that you can drink on Christmas.


Sparkling Cider

Sparkling cider is an excellent choice if you want something simple to enjoy while everyone else is popping Champagne bottles.

It’s also a great non-alcoholic option for those who don’t drink alcohol, pregnant people, or those seeking lower-calorie options.

There are several options you can buy at a store or online. 


Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is a classic holiday beverage that everyone loves.

You can make your own hot chocolate using cocoa powder, milk, and sugar, or you can use pre-made mixes.

For a healthier option, use almond milk or coconut milk instead of regular dairy milk.

You can also top off your hot chocolate with some whipped cream and crushed candy cane pieces for a festive twist.


Cranberry Punch

Cranberry punch is a tasty and healthy option for those looking for a non-alcoholic Christmas drink.

Simply mix cranberry juice, sparkling water ginger ale, and some fresh cranberries in a pitcher.

For an extra kick of flavor, add some lime juice and honey to taste.


Mulled Wine (Non-Alcoholic)

If you still want to enjoy the taste of mulled wine without the alcohol, there are non-alcoholic versions available.

You can make your own by simmering apple juice, cranberry juice, spices like cinnamon and cloves, and orange slices in a pot.

This warm beverage is perfect for cold winter nights and has all the holiday flavors without any alcohol.


Cheers to good company and delicious drinks

I hope you have a safe, fun, and healthy holiday season whether you choose the healthiest Christmas drinks or not.

Remember, moderation is key when it comes to enjoying more or different food and drink during the holidays.

Merry Christmas!


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Alex from Eat Those Plants
Alex from Eat Those Plants

My name is Alex and I'm a passionate advocate of a whole food plant-based lifestyle. Since losing over 40 pounds on a vegan diet I've created the Eat Those Plants website to help you look good and feel great by putting more plants on your plate!