Christmas Cocktails To Get You In The Festive Spirit

If you can’t go to the bar, then bring the bar to you and be the toast of your bubble with these festive Christmas cocktails.

Cranberry Caipirinha

Ingredients
(Makes 1)

40g cranberries
½ fresh lime, cut into quarters
2 heaped tsp light brown sugar
50ml Abelha Cachaça Silver
Ice cubes 

Glass: Rocks
Garnish: Sprig of rosemary

Method

  • Add the cranberries, lime quarters and the light brown sugar to a cocktail shaker or large glass and muddle well.   
  • Strain into a rocks glass and then fill it with ice.
  • Add in the Abelha Cachaça Silver and stir gently.  
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary. 

Spiced Espresso Martini

Ingredients
(Makes 1)

50ml Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (or 50ml Conker Decaf Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur if you preferred)
50ml cinnamon-infused vodka (add a stick of cinnamon to 200ml vodka along with 1 tsp of sugar, cover with clingfilm and leave overnight in the fridge to infuse. The longer you leave it, the spicier it will get)
50ml espresso coffee (allowed to cool)
¼ tsp ground nutmeg (and a grating for garnish)
10ml Sugar syrup
Ice

Glass: Martini glass (make sure it’s chilled).
Garnish: Grating of nutmeg and a small stick of cinnamon.

Method

  • Add the ground nutmeg to your ground coffee beans and make an espresso. Leave to one side to cool. 
  • Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add the cinnamon-infused vodka, Conker Cold Brew Liqueur, the cold nutmeg-infused espresso coffee, sugar syrup and shake well for at least 20 seconds.   
  • Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a grating of nutmeg and a small stick of cinnamon. 

Rummy Santa Punch

Ingredients
(Makes a big jug)

120ml Gosling’s Gold Bermuda Rum 
120ml Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 
120ml Padró & Co. Red Vermouth
300ml freshly squeezed clementine juice (orange juice will work the same)
300ml cranberry juice
6 peppercorns 
1 stick of cinnamon 
1 tsp ginger 
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp of sugar for each serve.
1 star anise

Glass: Heat proof glass or mug

Method

  • In a pan gently simmer together the clementine juice, cranberry juice and spices for 30 minutes making sure the liquid doesn’t boil.
  • Take off the heat and add the two rums, vermouth and then stir.
  • Serve warm and simply add ½ teaspoon of sugar to the bottom of the glass, fill with the punch and stir. 

White Russian Twistmas

Ingredients
(Makes 1 but you will have some of the cranberry compote left over for another 3-4 drinks)

150g frozen cranberries
200ml water
50g caster sugar
1 orange peel
Half a stick of cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 star anise
50ml Vodka
20ml White Heron British Cassis
30ml Double cream

Glass: Tumbler/Red Wine Glass/Cocktail Glass

Method

  • In a pan, add the cranberries, orange peel, water and sugar, plus the spices.
  • Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Take off the heat and allow to cool, making sure to discard the orange peel and star anise. 
  • To serve, add a good dollop of the cranberry syrup mixture into a tumbler, red wine glass or dessert glass.
  • Fill will ice and then pour over the vodka, White Heron British Cassis and cream. 
  • Garnish with a small dollop of the cranberry compote. 

Christmas Gin Spritz (Sherry)

Ingredients

25ml London Dry Gin 
Pedrino Sherry & Tonic Spritz 
Lemon Wedge 

Method 

Add Ice to a short glass Add 25ml London Dry Gin Top with Pedrino Sherry & Tonic Spritz Garnish with Lemon Wedge

Dark ‘n Stormy® Granita

Ingredients

1 can of Goslings Ginger Beer 
50ml Goslings Black Seal Rum

Method

  • Pour you can of Goslings ginger ale into a freezer proof container and freeze for three hours.  Every 30 minutes, go back and break up the ice.
  • Add to the slushy to a glass and tip the Goslings Black Seal rum on top.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime. 
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