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Festive drinks recipes

73 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.

Coconut hot chocolate

4

(1 rating)

Ever tried a boozy hot chocolate? Whip up this blend of white chocolate, coconut rum and fresh coconut flakes and you may never look back...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Choc-orange hot chocolate

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy the heavenly combination of citrus and chocolate in sumptuous drink form by whipping up this double cream-based dream
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut cream hot chocolate

5

(3 ratings)

A dollop of chocolate hazelnut spread here, a splash of nut liqueur there - this boozy hot chocolate with whipped cream is a glass of pure indulgence
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Midnight mint hot chocolate

5

(1 rating)

This sumptuous and creamy, boozy blend is made with dark chocolate, double cream and a touch of mint liqueur
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Spiced apple snaps fizz

5

(1 rating)

This cocktail uses a punchy aquavit scented with caraway, aniseed and fennel and sparkling wine - you can use gin, if you prefer
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate orange cocktail

5

(1 rating)

Impress your Christmas party guests with this festive cocktail - with vodka, orange syrup, crème de cacao and grated chocolate
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Mince pie martini

5

(2 ratings)

This clever cocktail packs all the classic flavours of spiced, fruity mincemeat into a perfect Christmas party cocktail
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Bourbon cocktail

3.5

(2 ratings)

Serve this zingy cocktail, with crème de cacao and grenadine, with a twist of pared orange zest for a stylish party drink
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

St Nick's flip

5

(1 rating)

Nick Jones and Leah de Felice Renton from Birds & Bats Wines describe their cocktail creation as a creamy Christmas dessert in a glass, sign us up!
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry sours

5

(1 rating)

These fruity cocktails are short and sharp, with frozen cranberries, orange liqueur, Disaronno, lime juice and maple syrup
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mulled Port & lemon

5

(1 rating)

If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Aperol & limoncello cocktail

5

(1 rating)

Mix vodka, limoncello, Aperol and orange juice for this punchy citrus party drink - make with Campari if you prefer
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Coffee & cream cocktail

4

(1 rating)

This coffee and cream layered cocktail makes a decadent after-dinner drink served with chocolates
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Martini fizz

5

(2 ratings)

Impress your guests with this stylish cocktail - delicious berries with gin, Prosecco and vermouth
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Rumberry punch

5

(2 ratings)

Big jugs of cocktails are great for a party, let guests help themselves to this cranberry and dark rum drink
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Amaretto fizz

5

(6 ratings)

There's nothing like a quick cocktail to kick start your dinner party...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

Mulled wine kit

4.75

(12 ratings)

A lovely homemade gift for wine lovers
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced wine

4.5

(2 ratings)

A big pan of this warming punch is a great way to greet your guests and help them find their voices
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Mulling syrup

4.67857

(28 ratings)

This spiced syrup works equally well for mulled wine or cider. Make a batch ahead of time for entertaining or make up a gift kit for Christmas
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

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