With many bars and restaurants up and down the country shuttered over the Christmas period, getting your fix of festive tipples could prove more difficult than normal this year. Do not fear though, we've got you covered with five fun to create Christmassy drinks, perfect whether you're celebrating with your bubble or the whole family on a video call. It's time to let out that inner mixologist and give these Five Festive Cocktails for Christmas and New Year's Eve a go.
Nothing says Christmas like breaking out a bottle of Baileys, rather than just enjoying over ice though, why not give things a twist with this delicious Baileys White Russian recipe.
Combine ingredients in a glass with a generous amount of ice and stir until combined.
This spicy, creamy egg nog recipe is so good it will have you wanting to make it all year round. You can serve it without alcohol for the kids but choose a good spiced rum for a fantastic grown-up drink.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar
Slowly heat the milk in a saucepan with the cloves, star anise and cinnamon
Slowly add half the milk into the eggs and then add the mix back in to the milk saucepan
Heat slowly without boiling until the liquid thickens then remove from the heat and add the cream
Let the liquid cool then add the vanilla extract and rum then top with grated nutmeg to serve
The Negroni is a delicious Italian aperitif that's incredibly easy to make and this Christmassy version would be the perfect thing to serve just before sitting down for dinner on the big day.
Combine liquid ingredients in a glass with ice and stir to combine
Serve garnished with clementine peel and fig
Rose wine is fantastic when mulled and works great with a splash of Tequila and Cointreau to create this delicious combination of two classic cocktails.
Combine ingredients in a pan and warm slowly for 15-20 mins
Add sugar rim to glasses, pour in serving from pan and garnish with a slice of grapefruit
Syrups make a great Christmas gift, they're fantastic in coffee and can really expand your cocktail making repertoire. Give an Old Fashioned that festive twist by switching out sugar for a spicy gingerbread syrup.
Combine syrup, whisky and bitters in a glass with plenty of ice then stir until combined
Serve garnished with orange peel and crystallised ginger