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
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
Fresh mint and peach slices, to garnish
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
200mL Vantage Pioneers
200mL cranberry juice
2 fresh sprigs of rosemary
Punnet fresh raspberries
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
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
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!
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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
50mL Belvedere Heritage 176
20mL lemon juice
15mL honey syrup (2:1)
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!
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
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)
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.
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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.
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