The party season is in full swing so to help you on your way we’ve picked seven delicious Christmas cocktails. From the fun and fizzy to the hot and creamy, there’s something here for everyone.
We’ve already covered two of the most Christmassy drinks on the blog this month with the mighty Mulled Wine and the even mightier Hot Cider Punch. But there’s more to festive drinking than hot cups. So for all your festive cocktailing needs, we’ve picked seven of the best Christmas cocktails around from a rum-scented Eggnog to a lighter take on a Negroni and a couple of whisky-based drinks. We are Master of Malt, after all. And there’s a hot one in there too cos baby, it’s cold outside.
Here we go, let’s make some delicious Christmas cocktails:
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain back into a shaker. Dry shake (without ice) and fine strain into an ice-filled glass or cup and dust with freshly grated nutmeg.
Under the Mistletoe
Shake ingredients and strain over fresh cubed ice in a Highball glass. Garnish with a stick of rosemary, a cinnamon stick, and a maraschino cherry.
Ho ho ho Highball
This recipe comes from Fernando Costa. Add the Johnnie Walker Black Label, raisin syrup, and lime juice to a Highball glass, then stir to mix. Add ice and top with sparkling water
**To make the raisin syrup, leave raisins to soak in double the amount of water overnight. Then, run them through a food processor to the point of a thick syrup.
The Negroni Rosa
Add ingredients to a tumbler filled with ice, stir and garnish with two frozen grapes on a stick.
Brockmans French 75
Shake the first three ingredients with ice, strain into a flute glass, and top with Champagne and creme de cassis on the top.
Cotswolds Old Fashioned
Add the whisky and maple syrup to a shaker (or mixing glass, pint glass or whatever you have to hand). Add ice and stir continuously for dilution. Add the bitters, more ice, and stir a few more times. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and express orange peel around the glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and serve.
60ml St-Rémy XO
60ml hot black coffee
30ml simple syrup
Add the first three ingredients to a mug and stir. Top with whipped cream.