With the turkey in the oven, gifts under the tree and mince pies laid out on the coffee table, it is surely time to grab yourself a glass of your favourite tipple. Christmas can notoriously be a boozy occasion, and so to get you into the festive spirit AllSole has compiled five of our favourite festive cocktails with recipes from leading food and lifestyle bloggers.
Smitten Kitchen’s Perfect Manhattan
Need a strong cocktail to take the edge off after all that shopping? This Manhattan recipe is the one for you.
What is a Perfect Manhattan? While a classic Manhattan uses solely sweet Vermouth, the Perfect Manhattan uses a combination of sweet and dry vermouth to give a more balanced, rounded flavour—perfect for putting your feet up after your Christmas dinner.
Find the full recipe at Smitten Kitchen.
A Healthy Life For Me’s Cranberry Limoncello Martini
Concocting a fresh homemade batch of limoncello at Christmas is a must, if not solely for this refreshing Martini courtesy of A Healthy Life For Me. Comprising just three simple ingredients, this is the festive take on the classic Martini you need in your life.
Make yours with the full recipe at A Healthy Life.
Adeline & Lumiere’s Best Ever Spiced Mulled Wine
One for warming the cockles after bracing the outdoors, a spiced mulled wine is the perfect way to usher in the festive period. Recipes for mulled wine can vary widely, and it can be easy to ruins yours by going overboard on the spices.
Adeline & Lumiere’s spice mulled wine recipe has become our go-to in recent years, incorporating the perfect balance of orange, lemon, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger to give that warming, quintessentially Christmas flavour.
Discover the full recipe at Adeline and Lumiere.
Tasty Kitchen’s Eggnog
America’s iconic Christmas tipple has made its way across the Atlantic and many Brits are making eggnog their festive drink of choice this Christmas. Avoid any pre-made supermarket concoctions and opt instead to make your own delicious eggnog made to suit your taste.
Tasty Kitchen offers a timeless, traditional take on eggnog to help you easily whip up a batch of thick, creamy goodness.
Discover the full recipe at Tasty Kitchen.
Taste and Tell’s Christmas Punch Mocktail
While we all enjoy a drink or two at Christmas, it is also important to remember it is a family occasion. With this in mind, we present a recipe suitable for all the family.
Taste and Tell’s Christmas punch is a sparkling, refreshing beverage sure to please the whole family. Using just three readily available ingredients, this recipe can be knocked up in a matter of minutes and makes for the ideal holiday drink for family gatherings at home.
Find the full recipe at Taste and Tell.