Top 5 Christmas cocktails to warm up your guests
Whether you're having a winter wedding or just looking for fun & signature cocktails to serve during the festive holidays, these recipes incorporate some of the tastiest flavours of the season. Test drive these signature cocktails at home or have your bartender whip them up for your winter wedding.
1. Cider and Stormy
- 50ml Descendant Apple Cider,
- 50ml Kraken dark rum,
- 100ml Spicy Ginger Beer Mini,
- 1 lime halved
Combine apple cider, rum, ginger beer and juice of half of the lime in a cocktail shaker or tall glass and stir until combined.
Cut the other half of the lime into wedges and serve in a tall glass over ice.
2. Apple and Bourbon
- 40ml Maker’s Mark Bourbon infused with apples*
- 10ml Aperol
- 20ml lemon juice
- 10ml thyme honey
- Dash maple bitters
- Thyme sprig and apple slice for garnish
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with thyme sprig and apple slice.
*Infuse bourbon by adding fresh apple slices, with the skins, to Maker’s Mark bourbon. Allow to rest for 1-2 days (to taste). Remove apples and store in refrigerator.
3. Vintage Egg Nog
- 1 Grated Nutmeg
- 6 Eggs, separated
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 225ml Bourbon
- 110ml Spiced Rum
- 450ml Heavy Cream
- 900ml Whole Milk
In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks and half a cup of sugar until they turn light in colour. Stir in the milk, heavy cream, bourbon and rum. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining quarter-cup of sugar until they form soft peaks. Fold about a third of the egg whites into the yolk mixture. Serve in punch or tea cups topped with freshly grated nutmeg, folding in more of the egg whites as desired.
4. Winter Bramble
- 30ml Yorkshire Explorer - Winter Berries Gin
- 12.5ml De kupyer cherry brandy
- 12.5ml Bottle green ginger and lemongrass cordial
- Top with soda
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a Cherry
5. Raspberry Amaretto Sour
- 45ml Amaretto
- 5ml Framboise
- 25ml Lemon
- 25ml Sugar
- 25ml Egg White
Add all ingredients into our tin. Shake our cocktail without ice for 10 seconds and then add ice and shake again. We call this dry shaking and wet shaking and it gives us that lovely froth which is a staple of any sour. Finally stain the cocktail into your coupe glass or tip in into a short glass. Garnish with a cherry or flower and finish with a drizzle of Framboise.
Thanks to Yorkshire Bartender sharing and chatting with us!