There’s nothing like a festive drink to get you in the holiday mood! We’ve put together three of our favourites to help kickstart your Christmas season.
1. Classic Snowball
This classic cocktail mixed with lemonade, ice and Advocaat will make all your guests feel this season’s greetings. Simply fill the glass with ice, then add the lime cordial or lime juice. Pour the lemonade and Advocaat over the ice and stir. Finish with a garnish of lemon or cherry!
• 50ml sparkling lemonade
• 50ml Advocaat
• 10-15ml lime juice or lime cordial, (optional)
• ice, to serve
• Slice of lemon or cherry
2. Some Merry Mulled Wine
Make yourself merry with this classic mulled wine this Christmas, all in only three easy steps. First, add the red wine, cloves, cinnamon, sugar and star anise in a large pan and cook on low heat for around 10 mins. Then, remove from the heat to cool, so the mix can infuse for 30 mins. When you’re ready to drink, heat (don’t boil) and stir in the sloe gin. Finish by pouring into a glass and garnish with strips of lemon peel.
• 750ml bottle of red wine
• 2 star anise
• 4 tbsp caster sugar
• 1 large cinnamon stick
• 2 strips of lemon zest (use a vegetable peeler!)
• 4 cloves
3. Hot Buttered Rum
End your Christmas dinner the right way with some hot buttered rum, full of sweetness and spice! All you have to do is combine the cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg in a bowl, slowly pour in the rum and melted butter, and stir. Divide the mixture into the glasses and add 100ml of boiling water to them, then garnish with a cinnamon stick, whipped cream, or both!
If you’re looking for a tasty rum to perfect this festive drink, check out HoneyBell Spiced Rum!
• 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
• ½ tsp of ground nutmeg
• 1 tbsp of soft light brown sugar
• 2 tbsp of unsalted melted butter
• 100ml of dark rum
• 2 cinnamon sticks to serve
• Whipped cream
There you go, three tasty Christmas cocktails! We hope you love them as much as we do!