'Tis the Season: Festive Drinks
Thursday, 16 December 2021
We couldn't do a blog about festive food and NOT feature some Christmassy cocktails...
*All recipes are linked via the photographs.
Rich and warming, that first a sip of Nigella Lawsons 'Christmas Martini' gives you an instant Christmassy fireside glow.
Gin fizz is a member of the sours cocktail family (because it contains lemon juice). It will appeal to G&T lovers and anyone who likes a long, refreshing tipple. A classic fizz shouldn’t be served over ice, so make sure the ingredients are shaken with plenty of ice to keep them cold.
Swedish Christmas Glögg
Glögg is an essential part of Christmas all over Scandinavia. This is recipe was created by my sister-in-law Annika in her Gothenburg kitchen.
A refreshingly zingy cocktail to get you in the festive spirit. Leave out the brandy for a non-alcoholic version.
Christmas pudding vodka
Keep this delicious aperitif in the freezer for a refreshing - and surprising - Christmas drink.
The boulevardier is simply a variation on the classic negroni. The champion spirit here is bourbon, alongside sweet red vermouth and Campari.
This deliciously creamy eggnog recipe is a little taste of Christmas history. George Washington, the first American president, even made his own eggnog, and is very clear about ageing it for a few days to let the flavour mellow.
A quick and easy guide to making the French 75 cocktail. This wonderfully refreshing classic combines gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne.
Mulled wine with sloe gin
Find out how to make mulled wine for the festive season, brimming with Christmassy spice and perfect for parties. This recipe is spiked with an extra fruity hit of sloe gin.
Whisky cider hot toddy
This cross between mulled cider and a hot toddy is incredible on cold, winter's evenings with friends. It will certainly have everyone feeling festive and jolly.
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to improve a Guinness, you discover the black velvet cocktail! Champagne and Guinness, who knew? Delicious.
A quick and easy guide to making this indulgent vodka-based cocktail at home.