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
- In a punch bowl or large pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients.
- Stir well.
- 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
- Whipped cream
- In two separate dishes, pour the melted white chocolate and milk chocolate shavings.
- Dip the rims of two mugs into the melted white chocolate, followed immediately by dipping the rims into the milk chocolate shavings.
- Add two scoops of ice cream to each mug.
- Pour the hot chocolate and Baileys on top of the ice cream.
- Top with whipped cream and any extra milk chocolate shavings.
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
- Add the juices, jelly and spices to a pan, then heat gently – stirring occasionally – for a few minutes, until the jelly has dissolved.
- Remove from the heat, strain into your drinking glass, then top up with sloe gin.
- 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.
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/