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Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Published on Jul 20, 2018

Get into the Christmas ‘spirit’ with a delicious Christmas cocktail. Here are some of the Office Christmas team’s favourite Christmas cocktail recipes, one for each day of Christmas!

We hope you enjoy tasting these delicious Christmas beverages. If you have a go at making any yourself we’d love to hear how you do. Send us your pics.
 

1. Christmas Grinch

A delicious green coloured cocktail that looks terrifying but tastes delightful! Add a cherry garnish for added Christmassy colour.
 
You’ll need:

  • 50ml Midori
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Crushed ice

 

How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for at least 1 minute
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass

 

2. Mulled Wine with a Twist!

With a large helping of cranberry juice, this is a great recipe for enjoying the delicious taste of mulled wine whilst avoiding a terrible hangover.
 
You’ll need:

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 500ml of cranberry juice
  • 1 orange, halved
  • 60g demerara sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Grated nutmeg

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Put the wine and cranberry juice in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, and the spices.
  2. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if you want the wine sweeter, and add more sugar to taste.
  3. Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.

 

3. The White Christmas

You may well recognise this recipe as the famous ‘White Russian’, add white chocolate instead of dark to complete the snowy feel of this delicious after dinner treat.
 
You’ll need:

  • 50ml Vodka
  • 25ml Kahlua
  • 25ml cream
  • 50ml Milk
  • 25g of grated white chocolate
  • Crushed ice

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Add half the ice and all the other ingredients apart from the chocolate into a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for at least 1 minute
  3. Pour into a large cocktail glass over the rest of the ice

 

4. The Poinsettia

For chic sophistication at your Christmas party create a delicious Champagne cocktail reflecting the colours of this beautiful Christmas plant.
 
You’ll need:

  • 75ml of Champagne
  • 25ml of triple sec
  • 75ml of cranberry juice

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Chill the Champagne and cranberry juice
  2. Pour the ingredients into a fluted Champagne glass
  3. Stir gently

 

5. Christmas Hopper

This is the traditional ‘Grasshopper’ cocktail with a delicious Christmas twist!
 
You’ll need:

  • 25ml Midori melon liqueur
  • 15ml green creme de menthe
  • 15ml white creme de cacao
  • 25ml milk
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Raspberry for garnish
  • Crushed ice

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for at least 1 minute
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a mint leaves and a raspberry

 

6. Snow Ball

Made famous by Nana Royle this vintage Christmas treat is sure to tickle those taste buds this festive season.
 
You’ll need:

  • 50ml Advocaat
  • 300ml chilled Lemonade
  • 1 slice lemon
  • Crushed ice

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Add the crushed ice to a glass
  2. Pour in the Advocaat
  3. Fill the glass with lemonade
  4. Add the slice of lemon

 

7. Strawberry Cheesecake Martini

Great as a dinner party dessert!
 
You’ll need:

  • 5ml Gomme
  • 5 strawberries
  • 25ml vodka
  • 25ml chambord

 
Topping:

  • 50ml cream
  • 30ml frangelico
  • 1 x digestive biscuit

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Bash together in a glass to get all the juice from strawberries
  2. Shake with ice
  3. Strain into martini glass
  4. Shake with ice
  5. Strain and pour over the back of a spoon to make the cream float on top
  6. Sprinkle with crushed digestive biscuits

 

8. Egg Nog

A classic Christmas drink perfect for serving to a crowd on Christmas Eve
 
You’ll need (serves 4-6):

  • 2 pints whole milk
  • 6 free range eggs
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 200ml bourbon
  • Chocolate shavings to garnish

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Place the milk, sugar, vanilla pod and eggs into a pan and heat gently on the hob, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon – be careful not to boil the mixture or your eggs will scramble!
  2. Divide the bourbon into the bottom of six small heatproof tumblers and top up with the egg nog mixture
  3. Garnish with chocolate shavings

Get ahead tip: You can chill the mixture at the end of step one and store in the fridge until ready to serve as a cold drink later in the evening. The mixture will keep for up to 24 hours.
 

9. Apple Strudel

A fruity, spiced winter warmer for a cold Christmas night.
 
You’ll need:

  • 50ml vodka
  • 15ml Krupnik (honey liqueur)
  • 1 tbsp blackberry puree
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
  • 75ml apple juice
  • Grated nutmeg to garnish

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for at least 1 minute
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with a pinch of fresh grated nutmeg

 

10. Candy Cane Martini

A colourful cocktail to serve to a party crowd.
 
You’ll need:

  • 50ml vanilla vodka
  • 15ml peppermint schnapps
  • 50ml club soda
  • Candy canes (garnish)
  • 1 egg white, beaten (garnish)

 
How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker
  2. Shake well for at least 1 minute
  3. To make the garnish, crush the candy canes with a rolling pin and spread on a plate in an even layer
  4. Pour the beaten egg white on to a plate and dip the rim of a martini glass into the egg white, then into the crushed candy canes which should stick to the rim of the glass
  5. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass and serve

 

11. Christmas Pudding

If the main course leaves little room for pudding, try this delightful cocktail instead.

 

You’ll need:

  • 30ml Drambuie
  • 150ml Guinness
  • 30ml Southern Comfort

 

How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a jug and stir gently to combine
  2. Pour into a red wine glass to serve

 

12. The Snow Berry

A short party shot that looks the part for a festive soiree.

 

You’ll need:

  • 15ml cranberry liqueur (chilled)
  • 10ml Baileys (chilled)

 

How to make your Christmas cocktail:

  1. Pour the cranberry liqueur in first
  2. Take a teaspoon and pour the baileys over the back of the spoon on top of the cranberry to keep the layers separate

 

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