Best Christmas Hot Drinks

Best quick and easy festive hot drink recipes for this holiday season, from creamy hot chocolates to the classic warm mulled wine recipe.

Peppermint hot chocolate

Tis the season for big mugs of creamy hot chocolate and warm festive cocktails. There is nothing better than that cozy feeling you get when your fingers are wrapped around a warm mug of deliciousness. We have created a list of the best Christmas hot drink recipes that you should try this festive season. From creamy hot chocolate recipes and tasty teas to easy-to-make hot toddies, best slow cooker cocktails, winter punches, and pretty much everything in between.

Best Christmas hot drink

There is something for everyone, whether you want to get cozy with a hot chocolate to watch your favorite Christmas movie or you’re hosting a festive party and need a drink that serves a crowd we have you covered with Love Food Feeds best Christmas hot drinks. Let’s kick start this Christmas hot drink list with a yummy peppermint candy cane hot chocolate recipe.

21 Best Christmas Hot Drinks

1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

This peppermint hot chocolate recipe is easy to make and tastes extra Christmassy. Add a few marshmallows, lots of whipped cream, and a little crushed candy cane to the top. Oh, and don’t forget to hook a candy cane over the edge of your hot chocolate mug too.

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2. Hot Toddy

This Hot Toddy recipe by Jamie Oliver is a winter cocktail at its best. The flavor of the lemon and cloves makes this the perfect warming winter drink to share with friends this Christmas.

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3. Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Slow-cooker hot chocolate recipes are the way to go if you’re serving a small crowd or want something warm and delicious to look forward to at the end of a chilly winter’s day. This slow cooker hot chocolate is easy to prepare and tastes amazing with a small dash of liqueur.

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4. Hot Chocolate Mocha Coffee Bombs

This is a hot chocolate bomb recipe with a twist. The chocolate case is filled with mocha coffee and marshmallows. It’s a great hot chocolate recipe that can be made ahead of time. Just add hot boiling water when you’re ready to serve. Or if you like your coffee extra creamy add hot milk instead.

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5. Classic Eggnog

We can’t have a list of the best Christmas hot drinks and not add the classic Eggnog. Traditionally, Eggnog is served chilled, but you can also heat it, and serve it warm too. This famous winter drink takes a little care and attention to make, but it’s well worth the effort. When you’re ready to serve this festive drink garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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6. Hot Buttered Rum

Hot buttered rum tastes as good as it sounds. It’s too irresistible not to make some to serve over the winter. This hot buttered rum is filled with warm cozy flavors such as cinnamon and apple pie spice. It’s the perfect hot cocktail to enjoy this winter season.

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7. Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a traditional warm drink served over the Christmas holidays. This homemade mulled wine recipe is simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Mulled wine is the perfect drink to serve after standing in the chilly winter air listening to the Christmas Carol service. It gives you such a warm cozy feeling and tastes so delightful.

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8. Tom and Jerry Drink

We’ve all watched the famous Tom and Jerry cartoons but have you tried the Tom and Jerry rich, silky punch? If not what are you waiting for? This is another hot cocktail that needs a little love, it’s made using a two-part process, the first making the tasty whip. Then make the punch and combine the two, creating the most delicious Christmas cocktail that tastes like warm cookies with a hint of booze.

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9. Orange Tea Recipe

It’s the season for oranges, so why not take advantage and brew yourself a refreshing yet warm and cozy orange tea? It takes about 20 minutes to make and is the perfect healthy drink to serve over the Christmas holidays.

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10. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

No need to head to Starbucks, because we have found this scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe, made with real pumpkin puree and comforting pumpkin pie spice. You’ll love this naturally sweet, dairy-free Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe. It’ll give you a little bit of delicious Christmas cheer to kick-start your day.

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11. Hot Spiced Cider

This hot cider recipe is Christmas in a cup. It’s made with vintage cider, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and ginger syrup, to create a gorgeous steamy cup of spiced cider that will wow your family and friends.

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12. Matcha Latte

Matcha tea latte is easier to make than you think and only uses 3 ingredients. This matcha tea latte by Love and Lemons is made with green tea powder and warmed coconut milk. It’s the perfect way to start your day off healthy during the festive season. But if you like your tea sweet you can add a dash of honey or maple syrup to taste.

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13. Best Hot Chocolate Ever

If you’re looking for a quick and easy hot chocolate recipe that tastes absolutely delicious and creamy, stop scrolling, as this is the only hot chocolate recipe you’ll need. It’s so simple to make and only takes a couple of minutes of your time. Simply add marshmallows and whipped cream and you’re set for a cozy night watching Netflix.

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14. Masala Chai

Learn how to make yourself a cup of authentic masala chai with Sylvia. It’s made using whole spices such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, and more. It’s the perfect tea to keep you warm during these chilly winter days.

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15. Hot Lemonade

Hot lemonade is one drink you have to try this winter. This homemade hot lemonade takes classic lemonade and turns it on its head. It’s filled with the classic festive flavors that scream Christmas. The cinnamon, star anise, and vanilla with the freshly squeezed mandarins are a match made in heaven. This recipe is also sugar- and alcohol-free, so it’s a healthy drink the whole family can enjoy.

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16. Crock-pot Spiced Cherry Cider Recipe

How beautiful does this spiced cherry cider recipe look? This crock pot cider is simple to prepare, only uses three ingredients, and serves 16, so it’s the perfect recipe for a party. Its bright festive colors and sweet winter flavor is excellent for Christmas.

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17. Slow Cooker Wassail Punch

Having a slow cooker is a must-have when it comes to making hot cocktails and mocktails. Using the slow cooker allows the time needed for those famous festive flavors to combine, leaving you with the most mouth-watering beverages this holiday season. This Wassail punch is easy to make and uses apple cider, orange juice, mulling spices, and spicy ginger that create the best warming winter punch.

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18. Hot Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail

This Hot Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail recipe is just what you need for those snowy winter days. Made with only four ingredients, cider, Fireball whiskey, vanilla vodka, and a dash of sugar for a bit of sweetness. It’s easy to make, delicious to drink, and perfect for the holidays. Go and make yourself a mug of this warm delicious cocktail to sip over the holidays. I think your taste buds will thank you for it.

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19. Pimm's Winter Cup

Pimm’s isn’t just a summer cocktail. You can also make warming winter Pimm’s too. This takes a classic cocktail to a whole new level of scrumptious. It’s made with apple juice infused with caramel, orange, and cinnamon, and it tastes as good as it sounds. You slowly simmer the ingredients until the winter flavors have united. Add in a dash of Pimms and you’re ready to serve.

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20. Tequila and Chai Hot Toddy

This Tequila and Chai Hot Toddy recipe is simple to make and tastes so yummy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before. Warm tequila is a sure way to keep the winter chills away and bring some Christmas cheer.

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21. Hot Detox Tonic

I thought I would end this list of best Christmas drinks with a healthy hot detox tonic. This is a great drink to help you detox after overindulging over the festive holidays. It’s a great drink to say goodbye to the year and kick-start January the right way, feeling cleansed and refreshed.

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Peppermint hot chocolate

Best Christmas Hot Drinks

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Best quick and easy festive hot drink recipes for this holiday season, from creamy hot chocolates to the classic warm mulled wine recipe.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine American, British, Indian
Servings 2
Calories 373 kcal


  • Select your favorite Christmas hot drink recipes!
    Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe, Hot Toddy, Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate Mocha Coffee Bombs, Classic Eggnog, Hot Buttered Rum, Mulled Wine, Tom and Jerry Drink, Orange Tea Recipe, Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hot Spiced Cider, Matcha Latte, Best Hot Chocolate Ever, Masala Chai, Hot Lemonade, Crock-pot Spiced Cherry Cider Recipe, Slow Cooker Wassail Punch, Hot Fireball Apple Cider Cocktail, Pimm's Winter Cup, Tequila and Chai Hot Toddy, Hot Detox Tonic
  • Organize all the required ingredients for your chosen Christmas hot drinks.
  • Prep your festive hot drinks recipe and enjoy.
    Peppermint hot chocolate whipped cream


Calories: 373kcal
Keyword Best Christmas Hot Drinks, christmas candy, halloween drinks, hot drink
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If you’re looking for more Christmas-themed drinks, check out our Best Christmas Cocktail Recipes list. Whether you want to sip on something comforting and warm to fight off the winter chills or you’re hosting a festive party and are looking for something that serves a crowd. We have a cocktail or punch recipe for everyone.

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The Love Food Feed team wishes you a Merry Christmas and hopes you have a fantastic Happy New Year.