These are the Best Cocktails for your Christmas Party

December 11, 2017yahireFurniture Hire

There are many elements that make up a great Christmas party, from the decorations to the food and of course – the company. By now you will have your venue chosen and chair hire booked, next you will need to think about which drinks you will be serving at the party. Adding some festive Christmas cocktails will certainly put your guests in the party spirit, so we have searched for the best ones for your Christmas party.

Prosecco cocktail

  • 1 sugar cube (½ teaspoon sugar)
  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 part Cognac
  • Martini Prosecco

Add the first three ingredients to a champagne flute then top up with the Martini Prosecco. This is a perfect drink to hand to your guests as they arrive.

Christmas Alexander

  • 40ml cognac
  • 30ml Crème de cacao white
  • 15ml almond milk
  • 15ml double cream
  • 1 star anise grated to garnish
  • 1 tsp peeled and grated pistachios to garnish

Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and then shake to combine. Strain into a cocktail glass than sprinkle with the grated pistachio and star anise mix.

White Christmas Mojito

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white rum
  • 1 tablespoon coconut rum
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • Sparkling water for topping
  • Pomegranate seeds for serving

Put the two rums and the coconut milk in a blender and combine. In a glass place the mint, lime juice and the sugar and mash a little. Pour on the coconut mixture and top with the sparkling water, mint and pomegranate seeds.

Winter Sidecar

  • 15ml (plus a little extra) clementine juice
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 50ml cognac
  • 30ml Martini Bianco

Use the extra juice to wet the rim of the glass, then dip in the cinnamon. Put all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake then strain into the glass.

Oliver’s Twist Cocktail

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 30ml dry gin
  • 15ml elderflower liqueur
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • 300ml lager
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 x 340 g jar of runny honey

3 hours before your guests arrive prepare the chilli-infused honey by halving the chilli and placing it in the honey. 5 minutes before they arrive place a long glass in the freezer. When your guests have arrived, take out the glass, add the lemon juice and the chilli-infused honey, gin and elderflower liqueur. Top with ice and fill the rest of the glass with the lager.

Winter Wonderland Cocktail

  • 1oz Cream of coconut
  • 1½oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1½oz Crème de Cocoa
  • Ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add the cream of coconut, vanilla vodka and crème de cocoa. Shake until chilled and combined then strain into a glass filled with ice.

Jack Frost Winter Cocktail

  • 1 tbsp syrup
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut to garnish
  • 3 cup ice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka or light rum
  • 1/2 cup Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut (not coconut milk)

Wet the rim of the glass in the syrup then dab into the shredded coconut mixture. In a blender add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into the frosted glasses and serve immediately.