After an eventful and somewhat challenging year, what better to cheer you up than planning your drinks menu for the festive season?
Whether you’re planning to have family over for a boozy Christmas lunch, celebrate the new year with your friends at home, or simply enjoy some peace and quiet siping away on homemade concoctions by yourself, making amazing drinks has never been easier!
Don’t believe us?
To help you turn your holiday into an unforgettable memory, we’ve listed below 5 cocktails that will be sure to be show-stoppers at your next festive gathering ;)
White Christmas Punch
Fancy serving something exotic to your guests this year? White punch is a creamy drink made from blending coconut milk, white rum, cane sugar, and mango. This tropical and flavoursome beverage will provide your tastebuds with an explosion of flavours. Be ready to hear your friends and family ask for more ;)
1/6 mango juice
1/6 cane sugar syrup
2/6 skimmed milk
1/6 coconut milk
1/6 white rum
1 pinch of cinnamon
Originally from Italy, the spritz is a bright and vivid wine-based cocktail packed with delicious flavours. Perfect to bring a little freshness and sparkle to an evening or a Christmas lunch, this cocktail is an Aussie favourite. If you want to impress your guests, you can even step up your game by preparing some smoked salmon and an apple salad to serve with your amazing creation!
1/2 glass of sparkling white wine (like Prosecco)
1/3 glass of sparkling water
1/6 blood orange
5 ice cubes
A dash of soda
Ever heard of a Christmas Sangria? Here's a recipe that might leave your guests speechless! Indeed, blending sparkling wine, spices, and seasonal fresh fruit, this recipe offers a delicious and unique twist to this great Spanish classic!
750 ml Moscato white wine
1/4 cup vodka
1 white peach thinly sliced stone removed
1 yellow peach thinly sliced stone removed
125 g fresh blueberries
1 cup sparkling water chilled
2 cinnamon sticks
Christmas Black Pearl
The Christmas Black Pearl is the perfect drink for the end of year celebrations!
You might know of the Black Pearl as it is a classic cocktail. An old-time favourite, this tropical drink is hard to improve. And yet, our Christmas version of this classic might immediately transport you to the shores of South America for a flavour fiesta!
Indeed, add some champagne to the coffee and rum or cognac blend and you’ll find yourself sipping on one of the best festive cocktails out there!
9 cl of brut chilled champagne
1.5 cl of cognac or dark rum
1.5 cl of coffee liqueur
Lemon Tequila Sparkling Rosé
We’re pretty sure you’d agree; nothing screams summer better than rosé. And to make our rosé-based drink festive, we’ve selected a fabulous recipe as tasteful as it is unusual featuring lemon tequila and sparkling rosé. With its vibrant color, refreshing bubbles, and lemon zest spirals, this cocktail is simple, chic, and surprisingly tasty!
some ice cubes
30 ml (2 tbsp.) Meyer lemon juice
30 ml (2 tbsp.) Simple syrup (see recipe below)
30 ml (2 tbsp.) Tequila
125 ml (1/2 cup) sparkling rosé wine
spiral cut lemon zest
We hope this post gave you some inspiration, will help you brush up on your cocktail-mixing skills and come up with some amazing ideas during the holiday! Do you have recipes of your own? If so, we’d love to read about them in the comment section below :)