It’s proving difficult to get excited in the run up to Christmas this year.
But with further restrictions keeping us at home, why not try to make some festive cocktails to help you get into the Christmas spirit?
Ramos Gin Fizz
This cocktail from Good Housekeeping is perfect for gin lovers!
1 egg white
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp simple syrup
3 drops orange blossom water
1. In a cocktail shaker (with no ice), shake gin, egg white, lemon and lime juice, heavy cream, simple syrup and orange blossom.
2. Add ice and shake until cold.
3. Strain into a tall glass and top with a splash of soda water.
This cocktail by Inside the Rustic Kitchen looks super easy to make and can be made in batches.
Rhubarb & Ginger Gin
1. First measure out 1 part rhubarb and ginger gin followed by two parts prosecco and 1 part cranberry juice.
2. Stir, then pour into glasses, top each glass with a splash of tonic water and a rosemary sprig.
Top tips are to add ice to the measuring jug or pitcher to keep the drink cool and to a sweet flavoured gin if you can’t find any rhubarb and ginger gin.
A great idea for Christmas brunch by Delish!
2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
120g whole fresh cranberries
100g green grapes, halved
175g pomegranate seeds
240ml sparkling grape juice
1 bottle champagne, prosecco or cava
1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds.
2. Pour over sparkling grape juice and champagne and stir, then serve.
This green cocktail by Shugary Sweets serves four.
120ml Peach Schnapps
120ml oz Bacardi
230ml orange juice
120ml 7up or Sprite
120ml Blue Curacao liquor
Cherries and orange slices for garnish, optional
1. You can make this in individual glasses or make in a pitcher. Add all the ingredients together, stir, and add garnish.
2. If desired, add more lemonade if the drink is too strong.
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This twist on a classic cosmopolitan from Good Housekeeping serves four.
250ml pomegranate-cranberry juice blend
60ml orange liqueur
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1. Put the vodka, pomegranate juice, orange liqueur and lime juice in a large liquid measuring cup or pitcher.
2. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds or until cold. Then strain into chilled martini glasses.
3. Garnish with lime twists.