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:

Christmas cocktails

Chairman’s Spicenog

25ml Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum
25ml Courvoisier VS Cognac
10ml sugar syrup
25ml whole milk
1 fresh egg

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.

Christmas cocktails

Under the Mistletoe

60ml Dewar’s 12 Year Old
20ml lemon juice
30ml cranberry juice
2 dashes Angostura orange bitters 

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. 

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Ho ho ho Highball

50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
25ml raisin syrup** or PX sherry
10ml lime juice
120ml sparkling water

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.

Christmas cocktails

The Negroni Rosa

35ml Amaro Santoni
35ml Lustau Rose Vermouth
35ml Bathtub Gin 

Add ingredients to a tumbler filled with ice, stir and garnish with two frozen grapes on a stick. 

Christmas cocktails

Brockmans French 75

50ml Brockmans Intensely Smooth Gin
25ml lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
Champagne to top
10ml Bols creme de cassis 

Shake the first three ingredients with ice, strain into a flute glass, and top with Champagne and creme de cassis on the top. 

Christmas cocktails

Cotswolds Old Fashioned 

60ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
10ml maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

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.

Christmas cocktails

XO Coffee

60ml St-Rémy XO
60ml hot black coffee
30ml simple syrup
Whipped cream

Add the first three ingredients to a mug and stir. Top with whipped cream.