Two long glasses of Snowball cocktail with glace cherry decoration

Festive drinks recipes

72 Recipes

Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve with our seasonal drinks. Keep guests' glasses topped up with everything from traditional mulled wine to easy cocktails and mocktails.

Classic snowball

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(2 ratings)

Serve a classic snowball at Christmas for your guests. With advocaat, lemonade and ice, it's the ultimate retro cocktail to celebrate the festive season...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy mulled wine

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(0 ratings)

Get that festive feeling with this smooth mulled wine made with figs, sliced clementine and spices. Great for a Christmas party or just to cosy up with
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Espresso shrub martini

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Enjoy this lower-alcohol espresso martini. It's great for parties and festive gatherings where guests may like a drink with less alcohol but plenty of cheer...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas punch

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Treat your guests to a Christmas punch. It's a blend of prosecco, sloe gin, Jägermeister and apple juice, together with festive clementine and ginger...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mulled gin

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Infuse apple juice with festive spices to make this Christmassy gin cocktail
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Irish cream

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(17 ratings)

Our homemade Irish cream recipe is delicious over ice and the perfect way to end your Christmas dinner. It also makes a fabulous gift for friends and family
  • 12 mins
  • Easy

Pomegranate & vermouth mulled wine

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(0 ratings)

Make this lower alcohol version of mulled wine at Christmastime. The addition of vermouth keeps the drink grown-up and stops it becoming too sickly-sweet
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Christmas gin

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Create your own bespoke Christmas gin with our easy recipe, full of fruity flavours and aromatic spices. Give as a homemade gift or try a festive G&T
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker hot chocolate

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(5 ratings)

Hosting a party? Try this slow cooker hot chocolate for an easy way to serve a crowd. You could also add your favourite liqueur to each mug
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Mojito cooler

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(0 ratings)

Use a sweet-sharp shrub in a mojito to make a lower-alcohol cocktail without compromising on taste. It's a perfect drink for Christmas parties...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread latte

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Warm up this winter with a sweet and creamy gingerbread latte, filled with spices and whipped cream. You can enjoy it with or without a shot of espresso
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mudslide

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(0 ratings)

Share this creamy adults-only drink with the chocolate lover in your life. For extra indulgence, grate over some chocolate before serving
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buck's fizz

5

(1 rating)

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Nutmeg & orange Christmas coffee

5

(1 rating)

Need an after-dinner coffee to match the festive mood? Try this blend with nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest. Perfect, too, for Christmas morning
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gluhwein

5

(1 rating)

Fill your kitchen with the delicious scent of red wine, brandy, orange and spices in gluhwein. It's the perfect grown-up drink to help you warm up on wintery days...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Eggnog

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(5 ratings)

Make our easy eggnog recipe for the perfect festive party tipple. This traditional Christmas drink uses just 5 ingredients, including egg yolks and brandy.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Hot toddy

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(2 ratings)

Warm up with a hot toddy. The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is great for entertaining in winter
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vermouth & soda

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(1 rating)

Choose red, white or rosé vermouth to make this easy cocktail – ideal for a party. Garnish with green olives and a lemon slice for the professional finish...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple choc hot chocolate

5

(1 rating)

Take a hot mug of cocoa to the heights of luxury with this super decadent recipe that combines double cream and whole milk with three types of chocolate
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cosmopolitan cocktail

5

(1 rating)

Lipsmackingly sweet-and-sour, the Cosmopolitan cocktail of vodka, cranberry, orange liqueur and citrus is a good time in a glass. Perfect for a party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mulled rosé wine

5

(1 rating)

Try this fruity, festive party drink, that makes a nice alternative to the traditional, with rosé wine, aromatic spices and a glug of crème de cassis
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Cinnamon butter rum

4

(3 ratings)

Warm up in winter with a glass of fabulously decadent cinnamon butter rum. It's the perfect tipple to enjoy at a festive gathering over the Christmas season...
  • 9 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black Russian cocktail

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(0 ratings)

A classic Black Russian cocktail is made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cola. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve as a decadent after-dinner treat
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spice 75

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(2 ratings)

This is a sophisticated, aromatic twist on the classic French 75, to get it ready for the festive season. A boozy taste of Christmas in a glass
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry vodka

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(18 ratings)

This bittersweet fruity vodka is best served well chilled in shot glasses. It can also be made with other berries like blackcurrants or strawberries.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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