11 Festive Cocktails To Serve On Christmas Morning

If you’re struggling to feel festive this year, a cocktail might be the thing to get you going. From a twist on a traditional bloody mary to a non-alcoholic option for those not so inclined, here are 11 of the best.
Festive Mimosa
BEST FOR: A twist on a classic

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

15ml of citrus shrub
30ml of cranberry juice
Two Keys Lemon Mixer
Wild Life Botanicals Blush, to top

Method

Step 1

Pour all ingredients into a glass, gently mix and enjoy.
Espresso Martini
BEST FOR: Replacing your morning coffee

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Seignette VS Cognac
25ml of Caffe Borghetti (or coffee liqueur alternative)
25ml of espresso
10ml of simple sugar syrup

Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2

Shake hard until well chilled and strain into a coupette. 

Step 3

Add a few coffee beans to garnish.

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Orchard 75 
BEST FOR: A real celebration

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Porter’s Orchard Gin 
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of sugar syrup
Champagne, to top

Method

Step 1

Shake the first three ingredients with ice. 

Step 2

Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne. 
Bloody Cow
BEST FOR: Curing a hangover

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Black Cow   
25ml of sweet sherry
Tomato juice, to top up
A good splash of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
A good splash of Tabasco
A dash of celery salt  
A twist of black pepper  
Lemon juice, to top up

Method

Step 1

Spread the celery salt roughly around the rim of a highball glass.

Step 2

Mix the ingredients, pour and garnish with a pickled chilli.
ZEO Kir Royale
BEST FOR: Non-drinkers

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of ZEO Botanical Dry
100ml of No-secco
10ml of raspberry liquor 

Method

Step 1

Pour all ingredients into a flute.

Step 2

Garnish with an orange twist.

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Signette Fizz
BEST FOR: Those with a sweet tooth

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

25ml of Seignette VS Cognac
12 .5ml of lemon juice
12 .5ml of sugar syrup 
5 raspberries 
Crémant (or sparkling wine alternative), to top

Method

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except the crémant in a shaker with ice and shake well until chilled. 

Step 2

Strain into a flute and top with crémant. 

Step 3

Garnish with a twist of lemon and a raspberry.
Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine
BEST FOR: A warming start

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

300ml of Wildred’s Aperitif (0 % ABV)
30ml of honey or maple syrup
Freshly sliced oranges
A small sprinkling of earthy spices from your cupboard (such as cloves, cinnamon, aniseed, coriander seeds etc)

Method

Step 1

Place all ingredients into a pan. 

Step 2

Warm up until almost simmering, but don’t boil.

Step 3

Leave to rest with a lid for 5 minutes and serve with a ladle into mugs.
Cranberry & Orange Gin Fizz
BEST FOR: A taste of Christmas

Serves

Makes 2

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

40ml of London Dry 6 O&#039 ;Clock Gin
20ml of Cointreau or Grand Marnier
25ml of cranberry juice
25ml of orange juice
15ml of lemon juice
½ tsp of caster sugar
Soda water
Orange wedge

Method

Step 1

Add all the ingredients except the soda water to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake. 

Step 2

Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and top with soda.

Step 3

Serve with a decorative orange wedge.
Bison Negroni
BEST FOR: Classicists

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

40ml of Żubrówka Bison Grass
40ml of Campari 
40ml of sweet red vermouth
1 twist of orange peel, for garnish

Method

Step 1

Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice, and stir until well chilled.

Step 2

Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes. 

Step 3

Garnish with an orange peel.

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Mulled Apple Zu
BEST FOR: A fruity finish

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Żubrówka Bison Grass
100ml of cloudy apple juice 
Star anise
Clove 
Cinnamon stick
Orange peel rind
Cinnamon stick and orange peel, to garnish

Method

Step 1

Put all of the ingredients except the vodka in a small pan and warm over a low heat. 

Step 2

Bring to a gentle simmer for approximately 30 minutes without boiling. 

Step 3

Pour the vodka in the bottom of a glass and top with the warm apple mix. 

Step 4

Serve warm. 

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Vivir Paloma 
BEST FOR: A refreshing start

Serves

Makes 1

Total Time

10 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of Vivir tequila blanco or reposado
10ml of agave syrup
10ml of lime juice
60ml of pink grapefruit juice
Soda water or grapefruit soda
Wedge of pink grapefruit, for garnish

Method

Step 1

Wipe a slice of lime around the rim of a highball glass. Then dip into sea salt so the rim is coated. 

Step 2

Grab a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add all ingredients except the soda water. 

Step 3

Shake for around 20 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. 

Step 4

Place some ice into your prepared highball glass, pour in your cocktail and top up with soda water or grapefruit soda. 

Step 5

Add the pink grapefruit wedge and enjoy.

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