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Christmas day Cocktails

Christmas Day Cocktails That Will Keep It Classy

Christmas Day Cocktails That Will Keep It Classy (and you upright)

Ah Christmas Day. The ultimate day for day drinking. Add a splash of nosy aunties, annoying brothers-in-law, rude comments from your mother in law and day drinking antics tend to become a little more ‘enthusiastic’ if you know what I mean. Fear not lovely lady (or gentleman), I’ve curated a list of Christmas day cocktails that you can sip on the big day that won’t put you on your ass. They may even minimise the likelihood of you telling your family what you really think (been there!). I can’t guarantee you’ll be ok to drive though. Keep it classy and Uber, my friend.

Crack out the cocktail shaker because Christmas Day is about to get fancy!

Sans Drinks

If you really want to keep it clean, Sans Drinks is your go-to. Home to the most delicious non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits on the planet, you’ll find your favourite there sans the hard stuff. Proudly focused on Aussie brands that tick all the right boxes as well as being made with natural ingredients, low calorie and sugar-free and vegan options on tap, they really do bring the goods.

SanDrinks Copper Glasses

Champagne Punch

This festive beverage is perfect for a hot day. It’s much safer than sipping champagne alone because it’s diluted with fruit and juice. Serve it over ice and let the good times roll.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 (750mL) bottle champagne, chilled
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 8 sprigs rosemary

 

Directions:

  1. Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice.
  2. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with champagne.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with raspberries and rosemary, if desired.

Recipe from https://damndelicious.net/ / Image via jennifermeyering.com

The Ultimate Christmas Day Cocktails – Moscow Mule

Ah the humble Moscow Mule, the mightiest of summer cocktails in my humble opinion. They go down like water and pair perfectly with an array of dishes. You can level up or tone down the intensity of the Moscow mule. Choose the full 50ml of vodka or forgo it completely, it’s up to you.

 Ingredients & Method:

  1. Add 50mL of vodka and 25mL of lime juice into a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake, then strain into a copper mug and top it with Bundaberg Ginger Beer
  3. Add crushed ice and garnish it with a lime wedge

Christmas day Cocktails in Copper Mugs

 

Which cocktail speaks to you? I for one, am off to sample each. I will report back when the hangover clears.

Don’t forget, you can now gift our very flash Gin & Vodka Cocktail sets or if you feel so inclined, you can get one for yourself.

Gin, Apple And Elderflower Punch

Refreshing and totally fancy with the inclusion of elderflower, this punch is a great one for sharing and drinking with abandon. Half the champagne or gin quantity to make it to dinner time without passing out.

Ingredients:

  • Ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup (165ml) elderflower cordial
  • 1 1/3 cups (330ml) gin
  • 3 cups (750ml) chilled sparkling apple juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) chilled prosecco
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 Pink Lady apples, thinly sliced
  • Elderflower sprigs and edible flowers (we used white Linaria), to serve

 

Method

Fill a punchbowl with ice. Add cordial, gin, apple juice, prosecco, cucumber and apple, and stir. Top with elderflower sprigs and edible flowers to serve.

punch bowl

Image and recipe from https://www.delicious.com.au/

Pomegranate and Rose Prosecco Spritzer

If there’s one-time pomegranate becomes a staple, it’s Christmas. The juicy red fruit adds sophistication to this cocktail. The rose petals are optional but if you want to impress, go full throttle and add them in. Again, feel free to play with the prosecco to soda water ratio to suit your desired mood. Double it if you’re keen on ripping up the home d-floor later. Ha!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup loosely packed edible fresh and dried rose petals
  • Juice and seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 1 tbs rosewater
  • 1 cup soda water chilled
  • 2 cups prosecco or sparkling white wine, chilled

 

Method

Place petals in an ice-cube tray, cover with water and freeze for 3 hours or until frozen.

Combine pomegranate juice and rosewater in a jug. Top with pomegranate seeds and rose petal ice cubes. Add soda and prosecco, stir and serve immediately.

pomegranate spritzer

Image and recipe from https://www.delicious.com.au/

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a manageable hangover on Boxing Day.

 

Yours in drinking (ir)responsibly,

Lucy x

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