December is one of the busiest months of the social calendar and is perfect for enjoying delicious food and drink. Whether you are looking to create Christmas cocktails for friends and family to accompany your turkey lunch or are heading out for drinks with friends and colleagues, we have some tasty examples to put the ‘Merry’ in Christmas this December.
The delicious and chic espresso martini cocktail is ideal for coffee lovers. Its smooth and distinguished flavoured is created by blending vodka, Kahlua, espresso coffee and syrup. It can also be garnished with a few coffee beans.
For a classic twist on the popular tipple Kir Royale, add sloe gin to bubbles (Champagne, Prosecco or sparkling wine) and enjoy.
An ideal creation to enjoy on Christmas day is a fruity Christmas punch. This recipe mixes clementine juice, Benedictine liqueur, whiskey or cognac, cranberry juice plus a vanilla pod, sliced clementine and cherries. You can also make a non-alcoholic version too.
There’s nothing better than adding a little fizz to the festive celebrations and this tasty tipple does just that. Mix Aperol with some bubbly and a little ginger beer to taste and voila some winter spritz to brighten the occasion.
The Merry Muddler
This tasty treat may sound like a muddle of flavours but the blend of zesty satsumas and lime with vodka, mulled wine and Cava plus a sprinkling of red berries for garnish, packs a delicious punch.
Indulging in an abundance of sweet treats is a must over the festive season. For the perfect way to mix your favourite chocolate treats in a flavoursome mocktail, try the Chocolate Cocktail. This non-alcoholic drink is ideal for children and designated drivers or makes the perfect after dinner treat. Blend melted chocolate with milk and vanilla syrup. Allow to cool and store in the fridge and garnish with a cube of chocolate. For an adult alternative, add some rum or coffee liqueur to the mix.