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Tis (almost) the season to be merry!
And there’s nothing better to put you and all your Christmas guests into the spirits of things than with some delicious cocktails. They will go down extremely well at the Christmas dinner table and at any parties that you host over the Yuletide.
Ready to get shaking? Here are some superb festive cocktail recipes to help you get into the spirit the season!
Once the weather starts to get worst, you will want to snuggle up on the sofa and stay well away from all the snow outside, no matter how pretty it looks! So, why not snuggle up with a delicious hot chocolate? This recipe for a Winter Warmer will certainly warm your cockles, and the addition of Irish cream and Amaretto give it a nice little adult twist. Plus, it tastes amazing!
- 1 large mug of milk
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 measure of Amaretto
- 1 measure of Irish cream
- Plenty of whipped cream
Firstly, heat the milk up on the hob. Don’t bring it to the boil, though, as this could slightly spoil the taste. Just before it is about to bubble, take it off the heat and stir in the cocoa powder. Once the powder is completely mixed in, stir in the Irish cream and Amaretto. Pour all of this into your glass and then top with a generous amount of whipped cream. All done!
Ok, so a Mojito might not make you think of winter; in fact, it might conjure up an image of an exotic beach thanks to all of the rum and mint that goes into it! However, with just a few tweaks to the ingredients, these Snowy Mojitos will have you in the mood for Christmas in no time at all!
- Fresh mint leaves
- 1 measure of white rum
- 1 small cup of fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 measure of coconut rum
- 1 serving of coconut milk
- Tonic water to serve
Take a large bowl and mash up the mint leaves along with the sugar and lime juice. You should break down the leaves, but stop mashing before they become too much of a pulp. Add your coconut rum, white rum, and coconut milk to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Spoon the lime juice and mint leave mix into a couple of glasses and then pour over the rum and coconut milk mixture. Don’t serve these drinks just yet, though – leave them in the fridge for about twenty minutes as they will taste a lot better ice-cold. When you take them out of the fridge and are ready to serve, top them up with some chilled tonic water.
Hopefully, these two tasty cocktails will bring a lot of Christmas cheer into your household this year. These are just a couple of cocktails that you might want to make this year. No matter what your favorite tipple it – be it an Old Fashioned or a Cosmopolitan – there will be an easy twist to make it a bit more festive!