When it comes to Christmas, there’s nothing I love more than themed drinks. I mean, it’s the holidays! Why NOT get festive with your drinks, am I right?!

I feel like for all holidays, you need to get creative when it comes to drinks.

This Christmas, Andrew and I are hosting quite a bit, because 1. We LOVE to host. And 2. We’re in our new place together, which makes it even more fun.

So, of course we decorated the place mid November. Some may say that’s too early (ahem, Andrew) but not me. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, so the earlier, the better. I’ve been playing Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ on repeat – everyday. Super annoying for Andrew 😉

Anyway, let’s get into my 3 favourite Christmas-y drinks. They are easy, SUPER FUN, and obviously tasty. All your guests will want to Instagram them too, which is SUCH a plus if you ask me. They have been tested and tried many times, so you’re in good hands.

Cran-Gin Cocktail:



Maple syrup

Hendricks gin


Muddle cranberries, rosemary, and maple syrup in a shaker.

Add Hendricks gin and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously.

Pour into glass and add a splash of champagne (or prosecco)


Christmas-y Clausmopolitan:

1 oz Vodka

1.5 oz cranberry juice

¼ oz triple sec

¼ oz fresh lime juice

Throw in a couple cranberries and a fresh stick of thyme leaves for garnish

If you want to get super fancy, rim your glass with white sugar. (Half rimmed)

Candy Cane Mimosas:

This one is totally INSTAGRAMABLE!

All it is, is chilled champagne or prosecco.

Add a couple splashes of your favourite juice (Cranberry for red colour)

I also just love grapefruit.

Add a whole candy cane to your drink. YUMMM.



Also – cute ideas for garnishes:

  • Lemon/Lime rind
  • Fresh Basil Leaf
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Candy canes
  • Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries
  • Wedge of Lime for the rim
  • Edible stir sticks
  • Herbed ice cubes

I’d say EVERYONE loves a good detail, but that may just be me…

Also, some other good ways to spruce up your party drinks is to get festive with napkins, cute champagne flutes, or tumbler glasses. These are cheaper ways to include some festive decor to your kitchen table. Serve your drinks with a gold foil napkin. ….DETAILS….

K, what do you guys think? Do you think you’ll try these out for your holiday parties?

If so, you NEED to tag me on Insta. @thechicconfidential

Talk soon!

Xx, kim


+ check out 3 gifts EVERYONE will want for Christmas

& recipes for His and Hers gin cocktails!




  1. December 12, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I want to try them all! Also, Hendrick’s gin is one of our favorites.

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:41 am

      It honestly is the BEST gin! So good. xx

  2. December 12, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Love the way the rosemary looks against the red! I may steal that one for my holiday bar!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:42 am

      Steal away! I love decorating with rosemary! So pretty. xx

  3. December 12, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    I love Mimosas so I am definitely making the candy cane mimosa for Christmas morning!! I need something with all the presents the kids got. ha

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:45 am

      hahahah! Good luck! xx

  4. December 12, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    I love Mimosas so I am definitely making the candy cane mimosa for Christmas morning!! I need something with all the presents the kids got. ha

  5. December 12, 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Just in time for my holiday party this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Yayyy! enjoy!

  6. December 13, 2018 / 12:51 am

    The last one – yummmm! I’m currently pregnant and this post is making me miss drinking!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Make yourself all three once you give birth 😉 haha

  7. December 13, 2018 / 2:57 am

    These are great for upcoming holiday parties! I especially like the candy canes!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Right?? Candy canes make the perfect garnish! xx

  8. December 13, 2018 / 8:14 am

    I love the look of the Candy Cane Mimosa! Every year for Christmas my cousin brings Coquito that she makes herself. It’s an old family recipe and it’s so good. But I really want to try the Candy Cane Mimosa 🙂

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 9:55 am

      Oou, I’ve never had coquito! Sounds like funnn! Share the recipe! xx

  9. December 13, 2018 / 9:52 am

    These are great – how fun! I love the Candy Cane Mimosa and will give it a try this season!

    • Kimberley Marquis
      December 13, 2018 / 10:02 am

      Please do!! And let me know how it is! xx

  10. December 13, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Yes to everyone of these cocktails. You’ve given me a couple to add to our holiday party list! Thanks for sharing

  11. December 13, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, I want to try all of these! That mimosa is speaking my language, though! 🙂

    xo Brandi

  12. December 13, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    You’re so cute, and those drinks look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  13. December 14, 2018 / 6:55 am

    All of these drinks sound and look so yummy!!

  14. December 14, 2018 / 8:26 am

    These are so fun! Saving that candy came mimosa for our Christmas party this weekend!

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