Hosting a Christmas party soon? Impress your guests by trying your hand at some of these delicious Christmas cocktails! For extra glamour, serve up your creations in a stylish mason jar – all the best bars and restaurants are doing it!
Eggnog has become synonymous with the festive season, being especially popular in the USA and Canada between Thanksgiving and New Year. It’s creamy, flavourful and has a lovely kick of warming liquor.
Ingredients: Milk, Whole Cloves, Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Egg Yolks, Caster Sugar, Light Rum, Single Cream and Ground Nutmeg.
Find the full recipe at All Recipes.
Kahlua Hot Chocolate
This decadent creation only takes 10 minutes to make from scratch and is the perfect drink to cosy up with in front of the television! Yes, we know that its calorific to the extreme, but if you can’t pile on the pounds at Christmas, when can you? Go on, treat yourself…
Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, Mini Marshmallows, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Syrup.
Find the full recipe at Damn Delicious.
White Christmas Mojito
If you don’t get the white Christmas you were hoping for, why not create your own white Christmas indoors? The White Christmas Mojito combines tropical flavours with winter colours, with coconut and rum giving this drink a taste of the Caribbean. Finish with sparkling water for a fizzy sensation.
Ingredients: Lime Juice, Mint Leaves, Sugar, White Rum, Coconut Rum, Coconut Milk, Sparkling Water and Pomegranate Arils.
Find the full recipe at Half Baked Harvest.
Originally created as a cure for the common cold, this Scottish cocktail has fast become a winter favourite! Drink before bed for a lovely, warming end to your day.
Ingredients: Whiskey, Honey Syrup, Hot Water, Dried Cloves, Lemon Juice, Lemon Slices and Cinnamon Sticks.
Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver.
What could be better suited to get your Christmas party started than Jingle Juice? It’s a crazy mix of many different fruit juices, spices and liquor! It takes a lot of shopping and some time to get it ready, but we think the effort will be worth it.
Ingredients: Sugar, Lemon Zest, Lime Zest, Grapefruit Zest, Orange Zest, Ground Ginger, Ground Cinnamon, Lime Juice, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Mango Nectar, Pineapple Juice, Spiced Rum, Grand Marnier, Amaretto and Sparkling Water.
Find the full recipe at Baked Bree.
Hot Apple Pie Punch
Why eat apple pie when you can drink it? The beauty of this cocktail is that it tastes just as good without the added alcohol, so you can make a separate batch that children can enjoy as well!
Ingredients: Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Grated Nutmeg, Apple Juice, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Rum (optional).
Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.
Salted Caramel White Russian
Who doesn’t love salted caramel? This tempting cocktail is basically a pudding, which you can finish with style by adding sprigs of rosemary and chocolate shards for decoration.
Ingredients: Salted Caramel Sauce, Ice, Salt Flakes, Salted Caramel Irish Cream, Amaretto, Milk and Cream.
Find the full recipe at Kate La Vie.
This is a great cocktail to serve up to guests in champagne flutes as they arrive at your party! It’s very quick and easy to make, with only 3 main ingredients.
Ingredients: Amaretto, Orange Juice, Sparkling Wine and Orange Zest.
Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.
And some non-alcoholic mocktails for the kids….
This delicious mocktail is fantastic for kids, with a vibrant red colour and sweet taste. Who says adults have to have all the fun?
Ingredients: Grenadine, Maraschino Cherries and Citrus Soda.
Find the full recipe at Martha Stewart.
If you want your eggnog without the addition of rum or brandy, this non-alcoholic version is great to share with all the family! It’s so much better than shop-bought varieties, as you can control the amount of spices and cream go into your drink.
Ingredients: Milk, Whole Cloves, Ground Cinnamon, Condensed Milk, Egg Yolks, Granulated Sugar, Heavy Whipping Cream, Ground Nutmeg and Vanilla Extract.
Find the full recipe at A Sweet Pea Chef.