With just a few days to go until Christmas, there’s no better time to get that bar cart stocked and start prepping your drink choices for the big day! We’ll be giving these festive tipples a go to impress friends and family with our bartender skills this year. After all, the practicing should be just as fun as the main event…
Salted Caramel Maker’s 46 Eggnog
Inspired by one of America’s most popular holiday drinks – eggnog – this creamy treat has been given a tasty twist courtesy of sweet and salty caramel! Perfect for a cosy night in with your favourite Christmas film.
Of course, everyone has their own mulled wine recipe but this one from Jamie Oliver is like a supercharged version thanks to the fruity addition of crème de cassis! Use a mix of apple and blackcurrant juice and add the same spices if you’d prefer a booze-free version.
Peppermint White Christmas
Give your bottle of celebratory bubbly a seasonal upgrade with this simple how-to from Freutcake. All you need is a dash of white crème de cacao (or another chocolate liqueur) and some candy canes for some festive flavour.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
For us, hot chocolate is a winter staple so we can’t wait to give this boozy version from bon appetit a whirl. Made from scratch from chocolate and crushed cinnamon it’s oh-so-warming. Add your favourite whiskey or dark liqueur for extra warmth – or leave it out if you’re after an alcohol-tree tipple.
Peach and Orange Flower Old Fashioned
Festive cocktails can typically be heavy on the cream, chocolate, and artificial flavourings so this fruity and floral one from Joy The Baker is perfect if you’re after something a little lighter! Use tinned peaches if you’re struggling to find fresh at this time of year. Psst.. we think this would be lovely with gin or vodka, instead of whiskey, too!