With the festive season well upon us, these delicious Christmas cocktail recipes are perfect to get the party going for a girl’s night in or date night with your other half.
These Christmas cocktail recipes are just perfect for the festive season, whether you’re having a DIY cocktail evening with your bride squad, a romantic festive date night at home or want to serve them up at your winter wedding.
Delicious Christmas Cocktail Recipes
Mince Pie Martini (serves 4)
Christmas is not complete without a mince pie. This fun mince pie martini combines the best of both treats to bring you a deliciously sweet cocktail. (Source: Wren Kitchens)
- 100ml of gin
- 100ml of sweet red vermouth
- 20ml of dark rum
- 110g of caster suger
- 50g of mincemeat
(for the garnish)
- 4tbsp of caster sugar
- 4tsp of mixed spice
- Begin by making the mincemeat syrup. Fill a pan with 100ml of water, the caster sugar, and mincemeat, and bring it to boil. Once boiled, leave the mix to cool before straining it through a sieve laced with muslin, then place the syrup to one side.
- Mix the garnish caster sugar and mixed spice into a glass and use it to dampen the rims of your martini glasses.
- Take your mincemeat mixture and dollop it into your shaker. Add the gin, sweet vermouth, dark rum, ice cubes, and 80ml of your strained mincemeat syrup, and shake the mixture thoroughly.
- Once shaken, strain the mixture into your martini glass.
The Winter Cup (serves 1)
Get festive with this wintery cocktail – either as a one-off serve or as a warm wintery punch bowl to share! (source: Fentiman’s)
- 25ml sloe gin
- 125ml Fentiman’s Ginger Beer
- 125ml apple cider
- 10ml elderflower liqueur
- Fresh lemon slice
- Pour all ingredients (except the lemon) into a pan on a low-medium heat.
- Bring all to a gentler simmer until hot and garnish with a slice of the fresh lemon to serve.
Sloe Rhubarb Punch (serves 1)
The gin of the festive season has got to be sloe. Plus, the dark pink colour looks super festive and cute! (source: Fentiman’s)
- 50ml sloe gin
- 125ml Fentiman’s Pink Rhubarb Tonic Water
- Fresh lemon slice
- Mint sprig
- Measure out the sloe gin and add ice.
- Top with the tonic water and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon and the mint sprig.
Snowball Dessert Cocktail (Serves 1)
If you’re looking for a festive cocktail with more of a tropical zing, this snowball dessert-inspired cocktail is made using coconut rum and vanilla vodka to recreate the dessert’s true flavour. (Source: Wren Kitchens)
- 30ml of vanilla vodka
- 60ml of coconut rum
- 15ml of cream of coconut
- A sprinkling of granulated sugar or shredded sweetened coconut for the rim
- Coat the rim of your cocktail glass with sugar or shredded coconut.
- Mix the vodka, rum, and cream of coconut in your shaker and shake until the mix becomes frothy.
- Pour the mix into your glass and relax.
Cinnamon Collins (serves 1)
Nothing is more Christmassy than cinnamon – we love this warming winter Christmas cocktail version of a Tom Collins. (source: Fentiman’s)
- 50ml whisky
- 25ml lemon juice
- 10ml cinnamon spiced syrup (available from Amazon and most online food stores)
- 10ml honey
- Fentiman’s Ginger Ale
- Fresh lemon slice
- Cinnamon stick
- Mix the whisky, lemon juice, cinnamon-spiced syrup and honey in a short tumbler-style glass with a teaspoon and add ice.
- Fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale.
- Garnish with a slice of fresh lemon and the cinnamon stick.
Winter Warmer Cocktail (serves 1)
Pair Tame & Wild’s fruity botanical drink with sloe gin for a warming festive tipple. (source: Tame & Wild)
- Tame & Wild’s Damson, Rosehip and Passionflower Drink
- Sloe gin
- Orange peel
- Start off by adding a generous handful of ice into your rocks glass and set aside.
- To create the orange twist: with a smooth, even motion roll the orange around in your hand continuing to cut a strip of the peel as you go. Stop when you have the desired length or until the peel naturally cuts off. Roll the strip of peel into a spiral without breaking it.
- Add one shot (50ml) of Sloe Gin.
- Top with Tame & Wild Damson, Rosehip and Passionflower’s sparkling non-alcoholic drink.
- Garnish with orange twist and enjoy!
Sticky Toffee Pudding Martini (Serves 1)
A firm facourite at Christmas time and beyond, the humble sticky toffee pudding is the ultimate indulgent dessert, so why not turn it into a drink?! Made with everyone’s festive favourite tipple Baileys, this makes for a delicious after-dinner drink. (Source: Wren Kitchens)
- 20ml of Baileys
- 20ml of Drambuie
- 20ml of Disaronno
- 30ml of cream
- 30ml of milk
- Chocolate shavings
- Add all your liquid ingredients into your cocktail shaker, top it up with ice, and shake the mixture thoroughly.
- Strain the mixture into your cocktail glass and garnish with the chocolate shavings before enjoying a sip.
Rose Snowball (serves 1)
Go back to the 80s with this delicious classic Christmas cocktail recipe to really warm your cockles. (source: Fentiman’s)
- 75ml Advocaat
- Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade
- Add the rose lemonade to 75ml Advocaat in a tall glass.
- Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a festive touch.
Mulled Wine Cocktail (serves 4-6)
Serve this classic festive Christmas cocktail recipe cold or hot for the ultimate party-starter. (source: BBC Good Food)
- 100g light muscovado sugar
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 150ml water
- 1 lemon
- 2 clememtines
- 150ml Cointreau
- 750ml bottle light red wine
- Twist of orange zest and star anise to serve
- Put 100g light muscovado sugar in a pan with 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves and 150ml water. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Simmer for 2 mins, then pour into a large jug and leave to cool. Add 1 lemon and 2 clementines, both thinly sliced, to the jug along with 150ml Cointreau and a 750ml bottle light red wine, such as a Beaujolais. Stir well, then cover and chill for at least 2 hrs or overnight if you can.
- Serve chilled or over ice, with a twist of orange zest and a star anise. If you’d like to serve a traditional warm mulled wine, there’s no need to chill – simply warm through without boiling and serve in heatproof glasses.
Delicious Christmas Cocktail Recipes: Mocktails
Purple Queen Mocktail (serves 1)
If you’re teetoal – or just want to give the hard stuff a break for the night – this warming fruity Christmas mocktail recipe is a delicious alternative. Plus, it looks gorgeously festive! (source: Tame & Wild)
- 1 teaspoon of Belvoir Farm Blueberry + Blackcurrant Cordial
- Wild Life Botanicals Blush Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine
- Tame & Wild Blueberry & Dandelion Drink
- Make sure all ingredients are chilled for a few hours.
- Pour the cordial into a champagne glass then top half with the alcohol-free sparkling wine and half with the the Tame & Wild drink and garnish with a few blueberries.
Non-alcoholic Irish Cream Liqueur (Serves 4-6)
There’s nothing better post-Christmas canapés than a creamy dessert drink, and this non-alcoholic version has all the indulgence and flavour of the classic Christmassy Irish liqueur tipple. (source: BBC Good Food)
- 150ml double cream
- 50ml evaporated milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 25ml freshly brewed espresso
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of grated orange zest
- Put all the ingredients in a large cocktail shaker or jug with a generous handful of ice.
- If using a shaker, shake well until the outside feels cold, then double strain into tumblers. If using a jug, stir well until combined. Serve poured over ice.
Christmas Trifle Mocktail (Serves 1)
Just because you don’t drink, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a festive mocktail. This faux trifle mocktail is sure to hit the sweet tooth of those who try it. (Source: Wren Kitchens)
- Cream soda (enough to top up the glass)
- 20ml of lime juice
- 30ml of cranberry juice
- 20ml of cream
- Lime wedges
- Pour the cranberry and lime juice into your shaker and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into your glass and top it up with the creaming soda. Add the cream on top, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy.