One of the nice things about Christmas is having your favourite tipple with friends and family over the holiday season. It’s that time of year when people bring out their best booze and you can warm yourself up from the cold with a little drink of something special. If you’re throwing a party and really want to treat your guests, you might want to get together some ingredients for cocktails which will really get your knees up into full swing! Here we look at some of our classic cocktail favourites to have over Christmas time.
Not just one for the older ladies in your family. If you’ve been wishing for a white Christmas but have yet to see those flakes of snow, make your own! This cocktail is a mixture of Advocaat, lemonade and lime juice, make it a simple crowd pleaser that you can mix up and serve easily.
Hot Gin Punch
If the sound of a snowball has you shivering, then why not try something that’s going to heat you up a little. This cocktail recipe is based on one by Charles Dickens himself who may have faced the cold winter nights with this hot toddy. It mixes gin, wine, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, honey, pineapple and lemons all heated up together on a stove for about 20 minutes. The sweet and sour ingredients can be adjusted to make this treat perfect for you and your guests.
Fruity Rum Punch
Looking for a drink with a summer feel to combat those dark nights? A classic rum punch cocktail would be perfect for a Hawaiian themed party, simply combine rum, orange juice, lemon juice and Angostura Bitters for a little mix of something tropical!
Ice White Russian
From the tropics to a decidedly colder atmosphere, this delicious cocktail will perk you up and is a perfect drink to serve after a meal. Simply pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ices and stir to make everything nice and cold. Carefully pour some cream over the top so that it floats on the drink, and sprinkle with a dash of Christmassy nutmeg!
Ultimate Woo Woo
This is a fun and fruity drink for anyone feeling frisky this Christmas, Simply mix together some vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice for a drink that is going to taste like the best fruit juice in the world. Be careful because with these being so delicious you’re going to have to remind yourself it’s got alcohol in!
Hot Buttered Rum
This is a delicious cocktail that really will warm the cockles of your heart when it’s chilly outside. Use an Irish coffee glass, as this is a hot drink, and pour yourself a generous 50ml measure of dark rum and a tablespoon of sugar. Add three cloves and a cinnamon stick and boiling water to top up. Mix in two teaspoons of butter and you’ll have yourself a warming treat in no time!
These are just a few of our favourites but why not have a try this Christmas at mixing your own for your office Christmas party!