5 Festive Christmas Cocktail Recipes To Get You In The Lit-Mas Spirit

Get elfed up in style this year!

Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the year. But it is also the time of the year with the highest alcohol consumption. You have to have a Christmas cocktail with your friends, go to Christmas parties, work Christmas drinks and then the big day itself, which is usually, pretty alcohol fuelled.

These Christmas cocktails will give you a little bit of liquid courage to get through your relatives constantly asking you about your career and love life, while keeping you in the festive spirit. Thanks Instagram!

Eggnog Shooters


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We’re starting off easy for the less experienced cocktail makers. For this cute little shot, you will simply need:

  • Dark Rum
  • Eggnog
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Sugar (to garnish)

It’s pretty simple to make this one, you just need to pour half rum into the shot glass and half eggnog (you can purchase a carton of it from Coles or Woolies) and give it a little stir with a cocktail stirrer. Then top it off with some whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. Bottoms up!

Cranberry Mule


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For this one you will need a little more experience – and a cocktail shaker.

Ingredients wise, you will need:

  • 2oz. Vodka
  • 2oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Of Lime Juice
  • 3oz. Ginger Beer
  • Crushed Mint
  • Handful Of Fresh Or Frozen Cranberries
  • Ice
  • Fresh Mint Leaf
  • Candy Cane

So, as you can imagine, add the ice, vodka, cranberry, lime juice and crushed mint to a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake! Pour into a glass and top with ginger beer. Serve that baby in a mule glass, with cranberries, a mint leaf and a candy cane to garnish. Delish!

Spritz’in Cocktail


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The alcoholic cousin of the reindeer, Blitzen. This Christmas spritz really packs a punch.

You will need:

  • .75 oz. Orange Cognac Liqueur
  • .75 oz. Cider
  • 2 Dashes Angostura
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Holly (to garnish)

For this Christmas cocktail you will need to sir the cognac, cider and angostura into a glass. Then top it off the excess with sparkling wine, in traditional spritz style. You can garnish it with a little bit of fake holly, which you will find in any dollar store.

Candy Cane Martini


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For this peppermenty, festive goodness, you will need:

  • 3 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 3 oz. Creme De Cacao
  • 3 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 4 oz. Milk
  • A Dash Of Grenadine
  • Ice
  • Mini Candy Canes (to garnish)
  • 1 Candy Cane, Finely Crushed (to garnish)

Firstly, add some ice to your cocktail shaker and shake it up with the vodka, creme de cacao, grenadine and peppermint schnapps. Then add in the milk and swirl it around to combine. Pour into martini glasses and top off with crushed candy canes and a mini candy cane on the side. Voila – the most festive Christmas cocktail of them all!

Christmas Mimosa


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I saved the best for last, because this one actually has a video to go with it.

For this Christmas morning essential, you will need:

  • 2 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • A Splash Of Orange Liqueur
  • Sugared Cranberries (to garnish)
  • Rosemary Sprig (to garnish)

This one is pretty easy to make. Start by pouring the wine into the glass, then the cranberry juice, then the orange liqueur. Top it off with the garnishes and you’re good to go. Easy as that!

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Image Sources: Dimension Films, Instagram 

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