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What's your favourite cocktail/alcohol for Christmas time?

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loglady833 Wed 29-Nov-17 19:10:25

I am not much of a drinker but wanted to make some interesting cocktails for Christmas.

What are your favourites for the festive season?

WhyOhWine Wed 29-Nov-17 19:13:04

there is a nice one in Nigella's Christmas book called poinsettia. Nice festive red colour. Prosecco, cointreau and cranberry juice.

www.nigella.com/recipes/poinsettia

poorbuthappy Wed 29-Nov-17 19:17:41

Either a snowball (Christmas in a glass in our house!!) or a whiskey sour.

ScreamingValenta Wed 29-Nov-17 19:19:57

Benedictine grin

Taffeta Wed 29-Nov-17 19:24:01

Chambord and prosecco with a raspberry
Sea breeze with plenty of cranberry juice

Not especially Christmassy but my fave is espresso martini

theladylovescupcakes Wed 29-Nov-17 19:31:33

I make Nigella's poinsettia every Christmas, it's delicious! Also French Martinis (vodka, pineapple juice and chambord)

goose1964 Wed 29-Nov-17 23:05:43

Brandy & Benedictine, thanks ex partner's sister. Bucks fizz for Christmas breakfast.We also have a couple of cocktail books so I will trawl through them to see if I fancy any

Skala123 Thu 30-Nov-17 03:02:14

Cranberry and rosemary Moscow mule

CiderwithBuda Thu 30-Nov-17 03:10:58

I do one for MIL which is a third each of prosecco, ginger ale and cranberry juice. She is diabetic and can't drink much so if I do with sugar free juice and ginger ale she can have a couple. I found it on Pinterest I think.

I like champagne- have a couple of bottles of Bollinger stashed away. And I like Baileys too.

Not a big cocktail fan really.

DullAndOld Thu 30-Nov-17 03:44:58

Cherry B and lemonade
non alcoholic Sea breeze

SimplyNigella Thu 30-Nov-17 07:03:40

I like what Nigella calls Christmas in a Glass, which is prosecco with gingerbread syrup.

Last year we also drank quite a few Black Russians made with Salted Caramel Kahlua.

Roussette Thu 30-Nov-17 07:47:36

A sicilian done my way grin

Chill martini glasses in freezer. In a cocktail shaker add equal proportions of gin and aperol with ice. Shake. Pour into frosted iced cocktail glasses and top up with prosecco. Fabulous orange colour and just delicious to drink!

CiderwithBuda Thu 30-Nov-17 07:56:30

That does sound good Roussette. I do like Aperol.

AdaColeman Thu 30-Nov-17 08:02:14

A classic champagne cocktail is favourite here, into a champagne flute drop a sugar cube and add several drops of Angostura bitters, add a small measure of brandy, and top up with champagne, lovely on Christmas morning! fsmile

MrsWobble3 Thu 30-Nov-17 08:02:17

I had a snowflake last weekend which was exactly my sort of cocktail - gin, champagne sorbet, lemon juice and sparkling wine. I've not heard of it before but if I can find a source of champagne sorbet I'll be serving it over Christmas.

Roussette Thu 30-Nov-17 08:04:09

Me too because it isn't too sweet. I love cocktails but not if they're sickly! No idea on the proportions of mine I had to keep trying to get it exactly how I like it haha

Unexpectedbaby Thu 30-Nov-17 08:18:48

I'm not a huge cocktail fan but some of these have me reconsidering for Chris this year!

Also not a huge drinker throughout the yea but I am partial to a baileys. Especially over Christmas.

PastaOfMuppets Thu 30-Nov-17 08:51:39

Cold Christmas: eggnog, or sparkling

Hot Christmas: Dark and Stormy with lime and mint added, or sparkling

macnab Thu 30-Nov-17 10:17:30

Not a cocktail, but in the evening with the fire lit I love a very large glass of Baileys with ice and a big slug of brandy (Hennessy, please) heaven fsmile

BigSandyBalls2015 Thu 30-Nov-17 12:29:43

Porn star martini, but not sure how to make it - will look it up. Had it in a restaurant/bar recently and it was lovely.

lovelyjubilly Thu 30-Nov-17 13:19:12

Baileys. Obviously.

AdoraBell Thu 30-Nov-17 13:29:48

You’re all making me want a liquid lunch.

I’ve bought some British Cassis to put in my Champaign this year.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 30-Nov-17 13:36:25

I'm making notes!

I love sloe gin with prosecco but you've got to be careful because it's very easy to drink too much on those!

AdaColeman Thu 30-Nov-17 14:37:41

Some fab ideas here, I’ve got some of the gingerbread syrup, so I’ll be giving that a try very soon.

An after dinner favourite of mine is crème de menthe frappé, a bit old fashioned I know, but still lovely! Chin-chin!

Strokethefurrywall Thu 30-Nov-17 14:43:23

Favorite Christmas drink is eggnog made with shit loads of brandy/whiskey/rum.
I live in the Caribbean though so generally a favored Christmas cocktail is a mudslide with a sparkler in the top.
Not a massive "cocktail" fan generally but Christmas day will be Bellinis as I really like them. And it's not really a cocktail, more champagne with peach puree. Easy!

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