With this year being completely free of the pandemic, seeing family this year and mixing without worry will surely bring back the Christmas spirit we’ve all been longing for the past couple of years.
That said, the Christmas spirit isn’t complete without spirits, for Christmas. Here are 6 Christmas cocktails to try heading into the new year.
Baileys Flat White Martini
- 45ml Baileys irish cream liqueur
- 30ml vodka
- Double shot of freshly brewed espresso
- Coffee beans for garnish
To make this tasty cocktail, add all of the ingredients above to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and then strain the contents into a chilled martini glass. Perfect for those who love their coffee and alcohol at Christmas time.
Gingerbread and Coffee Cocktail
- 2 tablespoons of single cream
- 2 tablespoons of vodka
- 2 tablespoons gingerbread syrup
- 1 tablespoon of kalhua coffee liqueur
Mix all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds. Cover the rim of the glass in golder caster sugar (coating the rim first in some kind of spirit will help the sugar stick) and strain the cocktail into a serving glass of your choice.
Tia Flat White Russian
- 20ml vodka
- 20ml Tia Maria
- 1 shot of espresso
- Steamed milk
Pour the alcoholic ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix, then pour the contents into a glass. Pour the espresso shot into the drink, then top with steamed milk. This cocktail is deliciously warming, perfect for those cold winter nights.
Pour all alcoholic ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix, then pour them into a glass. Pull the espresso shot on top of the alcohol then top with steamed milk. This cocktail creates a delicious warming cocktail perfect for those colder winter nights.
The Wakeup Call
- 60ml of rum
- 15ml of syrup
- 45ml freshly brewed espresso
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
- 2 dashes smoked chilli bitters
Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly for 15-20 seconds, then strain the contents into a cocktail glass of your choice. This is a twist on the popular espresso martini, for those who prefer more of a kick to get themselves going in the morning.
Haute and Steamy
- 180ml freshly brewed coffee
- 10ml of chocolate vodka
- Coconut whipped cream (or regular whipped cream) to top your cocktail
Pour the chocolate vodka into a glass, add your freshly bewed coffee on top and finally top with your whipped cream.
No list like this would be complete without the Irish Coffee. This delicious beverage is simple, but yet the perfect blend for for a feel good Christmas drink.
- 120ml fresh brewed coffee
- 40ml irish whiskey
- Approx 2 tablespoons double cream
- 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar
Place your brown sugar into a glass or mug before pouring over your coffee. Add your whiskey (Jamesons seems appropriate) and give it a stir to combine. Lightly whip the double cream and add it on top to add the final touch.