Christmas is almost here, and it’s time to stock up on all the alcohol you need to create your favourite festive cocktails. Whether you are hosting a Christmas party this year, or it is just your immediate family you will be spending time with, you want some creative cocktails to get you into the spirit. We’ve put together our top 5 Christmas cocktails to help you prepare for your festivities! Keep reading for some festive cocktails you can try this year. 

1) Eggnog

Traditionally enjoyed at Christmas in the United States, eggnog is a sweetened milk based drink that is perfect for the festive period. Kick off your Christmas by creating your very own batch of this classic holiday beverage. It’s warming and delicious, and of course, packed with delicious alcohol. 


3 egg yolks

75g golden caster sugar

800ml whole milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cinnamon sticks

150ml Bacardi Reserva Rum

200ml whipping cream

Pinch of ground cinnamon 


Step 1 - Whisk together all of the egg yolks and your sugar in a bowl. 

Step 2 - Pour the milk into a saucepan and add the vanilla extract and cinnamon sticks. Place this over a medium low heat and bring just to the boil. 

Step 3 - Pour the hot milk over the egg mixture and whisk well. Pour this back into a cleaned out pan and place on a low medium heat. Stir constantly until slightly thickened. 

Step 4 - Remove from the heat and add in your rum. Set your final mixture aside to cool for around half an hour and then chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. 

Step 5 - Finish your eggnog off by adding the cream and sprinkling your drink with some ground cinnamon. Then, sit back and enjoy your Christmas cocktail!


2) Sparkling Clementine 

For a simple Christmas cocktail with a bubbly twist, you can make your very own sparkling clementine and prosecco cocktail. Add a special touch to your typical prosecco by adding some zesty orange flavours to the mix. This is sure to go down well at any Christmas party.


150ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Orange Liqueur

250ml chilled clementine juice

2 clementines

Chilled bottle of Belstar Prosecco


Step 1 - Mix together orange liqueur and clementine juice in a jug. Chill this until you are ready to serve.

Step 2 - Thinly slice your clementines ready for serving. 

Step 3 - When ready to serve, pour your prosecco of choice into the jug and stir.

Step 4 - Serve and enjoy! 

Sparkling Clementine

3) Christmas Cosmo

Take an all time favourite and turn it into a Christmas special with this festive recipe. The addition of pomegranate takes this classic and turns it into a winter special, giving it a unique taste for the party season. 


150 ml Ciroc Vodka

200 ml pomegranate and cranberry juice blend

50 ml Dark Matter Chocolate Orange Rum Liqueur

3 tbsp fresh lime juice

Lime twists


Step 1 - Pour all of your liquids into a large measuring jug or pitcher.

Step 2 - Add your ice and stir until all mixed together and cooled.

Step 3 - Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime twist. 

Step 4 - Drink up!

Christmas Cosmo

4) Hot Toddy

This classic drink is perfect for those colder nights, giving you festive flavours in a warm Christmas cocktail. Simple to make, these cocktails are perfect for cosy nights in with your family and friends. 


50ml Talisker Storm

3 tsp honey

1 cinnamon stick

1 lemon

2 cloves


Step 1 - Mix together your whisky and honey, splitting between two heatproof glasses once thoroughly whisked. 

Step 2 - Add half of the cinnamon stick to each glass, topping both up with boiling water.

Step 3 - Add a splash of lemon juice, a slice of lemon, and a clove to each serving.

Step 4 - Enjoy your festive drink!

Hot Toddy

5) Winter Whisky Sour

Take this classic cocktail and get it Christmas ready with a splash of orange juice. This cocktail is a favourite for many people, simple, easy to make, and tasty. Try something new this festive season by adding a twist to an old favourite. 


50ml Bulleit Bourbon

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh orange juice

½ tbsp sugar syrup

2 slices of oranges



Step 1 - Fill each glass with crushed ice and decorate with honey around the glass

Step 2 - Grab a cocktail shaker and put in your bourbon with lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup.

Step 3 - Shake up your mixture and strain into each glass.

Step 4 - Enjoy!

Xmas Sour