3 Christmas cocktails to get you in the festive spirit

Published on 05 December 2016

There’s nothing like a few spirits to get you into the spirit of Christmas, so to make sure your December is filled with festive cheer, we’ve collected three Santa approved cocktails to put on your wish list this year (and we promise they won’t get you put on the naughty list).

Candy Cane Cocktail

  • ½ part vodka
  • ½ part Chambord
  • 1 part peppermint schnapps
  • 1 part white crème de cacao
  • ½ part grenadine
  • ½ part heavy cream
  • ½ part milk
  • Crushed candy cane

Mix the vodka, peppermint schnapps, grenadine and creme de cacao with ice in a cocktail shaker. Be sure to shake it up thoroughly. Rim a cocktail glass with crushed hard peppermint candy and pour the shaken mixture into the glass. Top it off with half ‘n’ half.

Christmas punch

  • 75ml orange juice
  • 150ml Benedictine
  • 225ml whiskey
  • 300ml cranberry juice
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 orange, thinly sliced

Mix all the ingredients together in a jug and store in the fridge for 2–3 hours before using – no longer as the sour elements will start to affect the overall flavour of the punch. Serve in a large jug or bowl half-filled with ice. Mix well and allow to dilute for 5 minutes before serving.

Christmas Prosecco

  • Passionfruit flesh
  • Grape fruit juice
  • Orange juice
  • Blackcurrant cordial
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Fresh lime
  • 1 bottle Prosecco

Pour or squeeze your chosen combination of fruit juice into chilled champagne flutes, add cordial to some if you choose to, then top up with Prosecco and serve! You can even try different fruits – just pop into Earth Markets and see what’s in season this month!