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Christmas Cocktails to indulge in instead of desserts

Skip the desserts, have cocktails instead!

It’s that time of year again, the silly season. The time to spend with family or friends, or your beloved pets. Full of laughter, catch-ups and all of that food! Sometimes there might just be an overload of food, perhaps you ate too much ham and now there is no room for dessert. Well, if that’s the case, then you will love our holiday cocktail drink guide, to switch out the desserts for liquid ones!

Caramel Apple Martini

Instead of overeating on Nana’s apple pie, perhaps we can swap out the last bit of space in your stomach for a delicious Caramel Apple Martini instead. This delicious martini recipe includes liqueurs such as Bailey’s, apple schnapps, butterscotch schnapps all mixed with cinnamon and milk. Who needs the pudding when you have pudding in a martini glass?

We recommend this drink after dinner when everyone lapses into food comas.

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Peppermint White Russian

Candy canes are almost the most tedious and sticky Christmas treats to consume. So, if you want to taste the joy of a candy cane without the mess and time-wasting, perhaps a Peppermint White Russian is more your speed. A simple cocktail you can make with just peppermint vodka, peppermint Kaluha and some milk. Don’t forget to garnish with some crushed-up candy canes!

We recommend indulging in this drink before your guests arrive; this one is just for you.

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Gingerbread Eggnog

With eggnog becoming more popular down under, why not try out an extra Christmassy eggnog cocktail? It also has the added bonus of hitting your gingerbread quota. With ingredients like cinnamon sugar, eggnog, vodka, Kahlua, molasses, ginger and whipped cream, your tastebuds will be enjoying the sweet and spicy balance.

We recommend this drink during present opening.

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Pavlova Cocktail

Pavlova is an Australian staple dessert at Christmas time. But what if you just can’t fit another bite of food in? Or worse… what if nobody made one? Luckily for you, we’ve found a Pavlova Cocktail to hit that sweet spot. With vodka, apricot brandy, yellow chartreuse and lemon juice, this simple recipe will have you going back for second and third helpings. Garnish with some strawberries and kiwi fruit to feel that little bit more festive!

We recommend you drink this bad boy after the Christmas ham.

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Piña Colada

Now the Piña Colada isn’t typically a traditional Christmas drink, but that isn’t going to stop us from including this crowd-pleaser. Being a tropical, pineapple drink, we truly believe Piña Coladas should be an Australian Christmas tradition. This delicious concoction is made with pineapple juice, white rum, coconut cream and a pineapple slice to garnish and is deliciously paired with Christmas lunch or dinner.

We recommend you drink this with ham in hand.

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Enjoy the Christmas season with delicious cocktails to help you feel all the merrier. Bottoms up!