Two long glasses of Snowball cocktail with glace cherry decoration

Festive drinks recipes

62 Recipes

Cocktails to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Classic snowball

4

(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

Vegan eggnog

3

(2 ratings)

Nothing says Christmas like eggnog! Our vegan version uses dates, cashews and apricots, plus almond milk and brandy to reinvent this classic festive tipple
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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

Slow cooker hot chocolate

4.2

(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

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

Easy mulled wine

0

(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

Jasmine & ginger tea

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy a warming pot of jasmine tea with chai spices including cinnamon, star anise, cloves and ginger. The addition of orange and berries adds a fruity tang
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hot toddy

4

(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

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

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

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

Black Russian cocktail

0

(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

Eggnog

5

(4 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

Spice 75

4

(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

Mulled wine

3.5

(6 ratings)

Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Pear & rose punch

0

(0 ratings)

Treat party guests to our fabulous pear, apple and rose mocktail. Garnish the punch bowl with redcurrants to make a stunning alcohol-free drink
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Singapore sling

0

(0 ratings)

Mix gin with cherry brandy, Benedictine, Angostura bitters, pineapple and lime juice to make this classic cocktail. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Eastern breeze

5

(1 rating)

Christmas is hectic enough, so this vibrant vegan cocktail couldn’t be simpler to make and is perfect for batch making quickly for a large group...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Salted caramel pecan sour

5

(1 rating)

A modern version of the classic sour cocktail, this is the ultimate Christmas drink. Salted caramel and Icelandic vodka make an irresistible mix
  • 20 mins
  • More effort

Spiced apple syrup with clementine & cloves

5

(1 rating)

Mix this syrup into hot apple juice or wine for a sweet and fiery burst of Christmas flavour. It's also delicious drizzled over ice cream for dessert...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Non-alcoholic mulled wine

3

(2 ratings)

Make mulled wine minus the booze with this fruity, alcohol-free recipe. Combining pomegranate juice, blackberries and spices, it's just as warming as the real deal...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hedgerow royale

3.333335

(3 ratings)

This slightly sweet, slightly sharp Prosecco royale mixed with sloe gin is the perfect festive cocktail to kick off your Christmas party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry sea breeze punch

4.5

(2 ratings)

Get the party started with this refreshing punch. Making fruit ice cubes stops the cranberries from sinking to the bottom of the glass – clever!...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Irish coffee

4

(1 rating)

Indulge dinner guests with a classic Irish coffee at the end of a dinner party. Made with Irish whiskey, cream and coffee, it's a decadent finale to a meal...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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