5 Festive Cocktails

Five Festive Cocktails

Posted on 17/12/2020

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.

Baileys White Russian Cocktail

Baileys White Russian

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.


  • 35ml Baileys Irish Cream
  • 35ml Vodka
  • 35ml Kalhua


Combine ingredients in a glass with a generous amount of ice and stir until combined.

Rum Based Christmas Cocktail

Spiced Rum Egg Nog

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.


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 150g sugar
  • 500ml semi skimmed milk
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 250ml double cream
  • Nutmeg to grate
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100ml spiced rum


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

Figroni Festive Drink

Festive Figroni

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.


  • 35ml Tarquins Figgy Pudding Gin
  • 35ml Red Vermouth
  • 35ml Campari
  • Clementine peel
  • ½ Fig


Combine liquid ingredients in a glass with ice and stir to combine

Serve garnished with clementine peel and fig

Tequila Based Christmas Cocktail

Mulled Rose Margarita

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.


  • 1 bottle rose wine
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • Grapefruit sliced
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100ml Cointreau
  • 100ml Tequila
  • White Sugar for glass rim


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

Gingerbread Cocktail

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

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.


  • 35ml Gingerbread syrup
  • 70ml Rye Whisky
  • 2 drops Angostura Bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Crystalised ginger


Combine syrup, whisky and bitters in a glass with plenty of ice then stir until combined

Serve garnished with orange peel and crystallised ginger