Blogmas 2020

3 Christmas Cocktails That Will Get You Merry

I think that after the shocking year we’ve had, we deserve to get a little merry this Christmas. Well, these three Christmas cocktails will definitely help get you in the spirit. I’ve been searching through Pinterest for a few days because, now that my area is in tier 4, I could use a drink! Rather than your average gin and tonic, I really wanted to try some fun and festive new recipes. So now I’ll be sharing some of those Christmas cocktail recipes with you too.

*Side note: I will be giving credit to the creators of these magical drinks, and linking to their website so that you can see their masterpieces for yourself!

Christmas cocktail number 1 – Jingle Juice Holiday Punch

Michael from Inspired By Charm has concocted this super easy and delicious Christmas punch recipe.

You will need:

  • 750ml Whipped Vodka
  • Pink Champagne or Sparkling Rosé
  • Cherry 7-up
  • Cranberries for garnish – optional

Recipe:

  1. In a punch bowl or large pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Serve over ice and garnish with cranberries.

Christmas cocktail number 2 – Drunken Snowman Cocktail

The next of the Christmas cocktails on this list is by the lovely Amanda from I Am Baker. This super inventive and cosy beverage is perfect for Christmas evening.

You will need:

  • White chocolate
  • Milk chocolate shavings
  • Vanilla ice cream – 3 scoops just like a snowman! (depending on the size of your glass)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Baileys
  • Whipped cream

Recipe:

  1. In two separate dishes, pour the melted white chocolate and milk chocolate shavings.
  2. Dip the rims of two mugs into the melted white chocolate, followed immediately by dipping the rims into the milk chocolate shavings.
  3. Add two scoops of ice cream to each mug.
  4. Pour the hot chocolate and Baileys on top of the ice cream.
  5. Top with whipped cream and any extra milk chocolate shavings.
christmas cocktails by iambaker.net
Photo by iambaker.net

Find the full post here: https://iambaker.net/drunken-snowman-cocktail/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=1107238362_53647500_337975

Christmas cocktail number 3 – Mulled Sloe Gin and Apple

The final of the Christmas cocktails is from Craft Gin Club, and adds a dash of excitement to your usual mulled wine.

You will need:

  • 50ml sloe gin
  • 150ml apple juice
  • 50-100ml freshly squeezed orange juice, to taste
  • 1 tsp cranberry jelly (optional)
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Any additional festive spices of your choice: try star anise, cloves or cardamom pods
  • Orange slices and/or fresh cranberries, to garnish

Recipe:

  1. Add the juices, jelly and spices to a pan, then heat gently – stirring occasionally – for a few minutes, until the jelly has dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat, strain into your drinking glass, then top up with sloe gin.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange and/or a few fresh cranberries; you can also pop a fresh star anise or cinnamon stick in, for added flavour.
Photo by CraftGinClub.co.uk

To see for yourself, click here: https://www.craftginclub.co.uk/ginnedmagazine/mulled-sloe-gin-is-the-new-mulled-wine-this-christmas


I’ll certainly be trying out some of these recipes over the next couple of days; and I think you should too!

For our hot chocolate recipe: http://www.emgoingplaces.com/2020/12/the-greatest-hot-chocolate-for-christmas-time/

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