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10 Christmas Cocktail Recipes to Indulge in this 2020 Festive Season

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Perfect for lunch, dinner and even dessert, these 10 easy to make Christmas cocktail recipes will have you feeling merry in no time.

If all you want for Christmas is to enjoy a delectable cocktail or two, then get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with one of these 10 easy to make Christmas-inspired cocktails that are perfect to indulge in this 2020 festive season.

Whisky Peach Smash
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Whisky Peach Smash

Ingredients:
15mL brown sugar syrup
1/4 peach, diced (place diced cubes in freezer to solidify)
3 mint leaves
30mL Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Splash ginger ale
Ice
Fresh mint and peach slices, to garnish

Method:
1. Using an old fashioned glass, place your ice cubes, mint leaves and diced peach inside to fill. Next, add the brown sugar syrup and the Loch Lomond 12 YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
2. Finally, top with a splash of ginger ale and stir thoroughly. Garnish your drink with the additional mint sprig and peach slices. Cheers!


Australian Welcome Punch
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Australian Welcome Punch

Ingredients:
200mL Vantage Pioneers
200mL lemonade
200mL cranberry juice
2 fresh sprigs of rosemary
Punnet fresh raspberries
Ice

Method:
1. Using a large 750mL carafe, fill with ice to halfway point.
2. Next, combine all ingredients and stir well, refrigerate.
3. Finally, garnish with a sprig of mint or rosemary.


Grapefruit Mint Vodka Spritz
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Grapefruit Mint Vodka Spritz

Ingredients:
30mL of Pure Origin Tasmanian Vodka
60ml of grapefruit
60mL Brown Brothers Prosecco
Soda water, to top
Sliced grapefruit, to garnish
Fresh mint leaves, torn, plus more for garnish

Method:
1. Fill a tall with glass. Add the Pure Origin Vodka and prosecco. Top with the soda water.
2. Using a spoon, thoroughly mix the spritz ingredients together. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel and sprigs of fresh mint. Serve immediately.


Cointreau Piña Margarita
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Cointreau Piña Margarita

Ingredients:
20mL Cointreau Orange Liqueur
45mL Sierra Silver Tequila
20mL fresh lime juice
15mL pineapple juice
Wedge of lime and cinnamon sugar, to garnish rim
Pineapple leaf, to garnish

Method:
1. Using a Champagne or margarita glass, run the lime wedge around the rim. Roll one side of the glass’ rim in the cinnamon sugar mix. Set aside.
2. Add the Cointreau, Sierra Silver Tequila, lime juice and pineapple juice into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
3. Strain the margarita mixture into your cinnamon sugar rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple leaf. Enjoy!


Clover Club
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Clover Club

Ingredients:
45mL Forty Spotted Classic Gin
1.5 tbsp raspberry jam
15mL Cinzano Extra Dry Vermouth
20mL lemon juice
Raspberries, to garnish

Method:
1. Place your coupe glass in the fridge to chill.
2. Then, combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake. Then, add ice and vigorously shake again to create a froth.
3. Strain into your chilled coupe glass and serve with skewered raspberries as a garnish.


The Belvedere B
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The Belvedere B

Ingredients:
50mL Belvedere Heritage 176
20mL lemon juice
15mL honey syrup (2:1)

Method:
1. Add your ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake.
2. Next, strain into a chilled coupe cocktail glass.
3. Finally, using a lemon peel, garnish the rim of the glass. Enjoy!


Nespresso Negroni
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Nespresso Negroni

Ingredients:
25mL Nespresso Il Caffe
6 ice cubes
25mL Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
30mL tonic water
20mL gin
Fresh orange peel, to garnish

Method:
1. Place three ice cubes in the jug of your Nespresso Barista device or cocktail shaker and extract one 25mL shot of the Nespresso Il Caffe inside. Close the lid and select the ‘Iced Nitro’ setting or place the lid on your shaker and shake well to chill and aerate the coffee.
2. Next, using a Collins glass, add three ice cubes and a fresh orange slice alongside the Italian Vermouth Rosso, the tonic water and gin.
3. Finally, finish by pouring the iced coffee over the tonic and garnish with  the fresh orange peel.


Summer Mango Spritz
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Summer Mango Spritz

Ingredients:
2 Australian Mangoes, diced
4 cups ice
500mL Aperol Aperitivo
750mL Brown Brothers Prosecco, chilled
750mL soda water, chilled
2 Australian Mangoes, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water (syrup)

Method:
1. Using 10 old fashioned glasses peel and dice the flesh from mangoes. Divide ice among 10 glasses.
2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mango syrup into each glass. Top each glass with 50ml Aperol and 75ml Prosecco. Top with diced mango then soda.


To make the mango syrup:
1. For the syrup, peel and roughly chop mango flesh. Place into a blender or processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan. Add the sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and boil gently for 3 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug. Set aside to cool. Pour into a sterilised bottle. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tip: If you’d like to use a large carafe instead, place 150mL of the mango syrup inside, fill with the 4 cups of ice, 500mL Aperol, 750mL of chilled Prosecco and finally top with the 750mL of chilled soda water and the diced mangoes.


Pavlova Cocktail
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Pavlova Cocktail

Ingredients:
30mL Archie Rose Distilling Co. Original Vodka
20mL Marionette Apricot Brandy
10mL Yellow Chartreuse
15mL lemon juice
Strawberry or sprig of mint, for garnishing

Method:
1. Add all of the ingredients to a shaker. Shake without ice to emulsify.
2. Next, add ice and shake again vigorously. Strain into a delmonico or old fashioned glass. Garnish with a strawberry or a mint sprig.

Recipe via Dan Murphy’s website.


Looking to gift a tipple this Christmas 2020 instead? Clink your glasses with these top 10 alcohol gift ideas for the connoisseur. Or, if your special someone loves to be wined and dined, these 10 great good gift ideas are perfect for your favourite foodie.

Feature image: Photographed by Brooke Lark. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on December 17 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 15 2020.
Editor’s Note: Our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article, and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
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