18 Christmas cocktail recipes to make the season merry
Cocktails and Christmas go hand in hand, so why not veer away from the classic G&T and impress your guests with some of these superb spritzers
Nothing says Christmas like a festive tipple, and the perfect Christmas cocktail can make a gathering truly special.
If you want to impress your party guests this year, here's our pick of the best Christmas cocktail recipes, from dark and spicy concoctions to light seasonal spritzes. There's definitely something for everyone!
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Christmas cocktail recipes to wow your guests
Festive French Martini
Although this classic cocktail only takes three ingredients, it’s sure to impress your guests this festive season!
Add a tropical twist to traditional Christmas flavours with this coconutty cocktail.
Creme Brûlée Martini
If you're looking for an after Christmas dinner treat, then look no further. This surprisingly easy recipe creates a perfect and indulgent Christmas treat.
If you, or your guests, aren't a fan of sickly sweet cocktails, this sophisticated crush is the perfect thing to serve.
Campari Starry Spritz
This simple festive spritz uses puts a Christmas twist on a cocktail classic - bitter Italian liqueur Campari.
Festive Espresso Martini
This Absolut and Kahlúa festive espresso martini features gingerbread and cinnamon - the perfect yuletide twist on a cocktail classic. And for post-Christmas fun, check out this New Year take on the martini!
Winter Berry Mule
Fancy yuletide fun with the Chambord winter berry mule?
Cranberry Christmas in a glass
Festive cocktails don't get much simpler than this 4-ingredient sparkling cranberry gin cocktail recipe. This winter fizz is sure to impress all your guests!
Give Peach a Chance
While whole heartedly supporting John Lennon’s famous charge to ‘give peace a chance’, Belvoir urges us to ‘give peach a chance’ too and enjoy this boozy tipple. A few glasses of it and peace (and quiet) is highly unlikely.
Perfect for a guest who can handle the heat, this warming fireside cocktail is sure to banish any winter chills.
Pomegranate Party Punch
A party isn't a party without some punch – serve this in your favourite festive bowl for guests to help themselves.
Spritz in some edible glitter spray to really make this shooting star sparkle.
If you really want to impress your guests, treat them to this sophisticated sugared spritz.
The perfect drink to warm your soul, this traditional and festive tipple is spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Very Berry Serve
Caught out in the cold? Cosy up with this Chambord very berry serve!
Honeyed Spiced Cider
This sweet and spiced cider is perfect for a cosy night in – simply mix it together and settle down by the fire.
Not all Christmas cocktails have to be sweet... add some spice to the festive season with this fiery festive snapper.
Winter White Grape Kir Royale
Add a fashionable winter twist to an old time classic kir royale and impress your guests.