With Christmas and New Year around the corner, hosting the perfect holiday party is on everyone's task list. Putting a twist on your favorite cocktails is a great way to celebrate the season and we all know nothing will get you in the festive spirits quite like a cocktail.
We’ve rounded up five cocktails with a festive twist to get you through the holidays — one drink at a time.
White Mulled Wine
If you find traditional mulled wine to be a little too heavy, try this lighter, white-wine version. Although red wine tends to be the go-to base for this Christmas classic, a fruity, medium-sweet white wine mixed in with a light fruit such as orange, makes for a delicate sweeter version. It can also be flavored with spices, cranberries, and a touch of honey. it's every bit as warming as its counterparts, but with a tart, clean taste.
Christmas Spiced Negroni
The Negroni is a classic drink that turns heads by its own rights and makes a great festive fizz. With rhubarb, ginger liqueur, and a touch of Gin & Campari, you'll be pulling back and asking yourself how can something taste so good. This update on the classic negroni using rhubarb and ginger is a great shout for Christmas time.
For a rich and warm cocktail, that gives you an instant Christmassy fireside glow from your first sip, opt for the Christmas Martini. The mix of raspberry and cocoa liqueur makes it a sweet drink perfectly balanced with vodka.
White Christmas Mojito
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, this holiday mojito is perfect to fulfill your fantasies. Made with fresh mint and lime, this classic cocktail has a nutty twist of coconut milk blended with ice to give it a wintery wonderland look and feel. Drink up this festive cocktail for a holly jolly feeling.
Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan
No cocktail bar is complete without a classic cosmopolitan. This fruity drink is fun to serve and even better to drink when you spike it with cranberries. This holiday take on an old-time favourite is perfect to serve on Christmas Eve while you listen to your favourite holiday tunes.