Spread some festive cheer and add some sparkle to your usual tipple with these Christmas cocktail recipes.

 Malibu Strawberry Spritz in glass with baubles - Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Need some inspiration for the holiday season ahead? Treat your friends and family to a selection of classic cocktails with a Christmas twist.

By introducing flavours such as cinnamon, gingerbread, rosemary and cranberry, your guests will certainly feel the warmth and spirit of Christmas.

Plymouth Christmas Buck

Buck the trend this Christmas by using ginger ale as a mixer, instead of your usual tonic.

 Plymouth Gin bottle with Christmas Buck cocktail - Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Combine 50ml of gin with 150ml of ginger ale and 20ml of lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds.

2) Using a strainer, serve over cubed ice.

3) Top with sprigs of rosemary and a couple of fresh cranberries and star anise to garnish.

Chocolate orange martini

Absolut-Kahlua-Chocolate-Orange-Martini: Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Combine 30ml of the vodka with 30ml of the coffee liqueur.

2) Next, add 15ml of the orange liqueur, 5ml of sugar syrup and 25ml of  the prepared espresso.

3) Pour into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake for 15-20 seconds.

4) Strain into martini glasses and garnish with fresh orange slices.

Rhubarb and apple hot toddy

 Absolut Rhubarb Hot Toddy Bottle - Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Pour 50ml Absolut Rhubarb and 75ml of cloudy apple juice

2) Add 75ml of hot water and 15ml of maple syrup

3) Serve in a mug, channeling the festive season by garnishing with a cinnamon stick and/or dehydrated lemon slice.

Festive espresso martini

 Festive Espresso Martini with Absolut vodka and Kahlua bottles - Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Combine 25ml coffee liqueur and 25ml vodka.

2) Add 10ml cinnamon syrup, 10ml of gingerbread syrup and 25ml of the prepared espresso.

3) Serve in a chilled cocoa powder dusted glass, reminiscent of a snowy winter setting. 

Whiskey hot toddy

 Whiskey hot toddy with Glenlivet bottle - Credit: Pernod Ricard 

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Combine 50ml of the whiskey with 10ml of the sugar syrup.

2) Top up with hot water.

3) Add 3 dashes of angostura bitters.

4) Garnish with a lemon wedge (studded with cloves if using).

Irish coffee

Take the classic Irish Coffee to the next level by adding Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition for extra chocolatey tones.

 Irish Coffee with Jameson Caskmates Stout Bottle - Credit: Pernod Ricard

Image: Pernod Ricard

Ingredients

Method

1) Pour 40ml of the whiskey and stir in 2 tsp Demarara sugar into a warmed glass until dissolved.

2) Add 75ml of the prepared dark roast coffee.

3) Gently float the whipped cream onto the coffee.

4) To garnish, sprinkle the grated nutmeg from a height.

 

Have you tried making any of these delicious cocktails, or perhaps you've created your own versions? Tweet your creations @goodhomesmag or tag us in your Instagram posts using the hashtag #thisgoodhome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram feed, or share your festive drinks on our Facebook page.

 

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