More Christmas cocktails

Posted on: 20 December 2012 by Gareth Hargreaves

These recipes are deliciously festive, yet easy enough to mix so that everyone can re-create inspiring drinks to impress their guests.

Christmas cocktailsWant to serve the perfect party cocktails at home this Christmas? Each of these cocktails has been meticulously designed to perfectly complement the party season without stretching your time or budget, but still create the wow factor, with simple to follow recipes.

50connect has loads of fantastic recipes and seasonal drinks in its food & drink archive. Just hit the search bar and give your guests a treat this Christmas.

Mulberry Fizz


  • 50% Mulberry Fair - Mulberry, Red Shiraz Grape and Crushed Limonera Pear
  • 50% Champagne
  • Use a Champagne Flute glass


  • Half fill serving glasses with Mulberry Fair
  • Top up with Champagne and serve

Game On GingerGame On Ginger

A zingy fruity cocktail made with ‘Canada Dry’ Ginger Ale, giving a deep and warm kick - ideal for festive frolics.


  • 40ml VSOP Courvoisier Exclusif Cognac
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml limejuice
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of ‘Canada Dry’ Ginger Ale


  • Mix all ingredients in a highball glass with ice cubes. 
  • Stir well, garnish with large orange zest
  • Serve with two straws.

Short Grant’s Manhattan


  • 2 shots of 25ml Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky
  • 12.5ml red vermouth
  • 12.5ml extra dry vermouth
  • 10ml maraschino cherry syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 dash of angostura bitters
  • Optional dash of sugar syrup


  • Add all the ingredients together and stir once.
  • Pour into glass and garnish with a twist of orange zest and a maraschino cherry.

An Almond AffairAn Almond Affair

A love affair for Christmas in a glass, combining rich almond tastes with a hint of fizz, using ‘Schweppes Indian Tonic Water’.


  • 25ml Amaretto
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 5ml Campari
  • Schweppes Indian Tonic Water


  • Shake all but the Schweppes Indian Tonic Water and strain into a highball glass filled with ice 
  • Garnish and edge the glass with an orange zest
  • Top with the Schweppes Indian Tonic Water
  • Serve with two straws

Grant’s Old Fashioned


  • 2 shots of 25ml Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Dash of angostura bitters
  • Sugar or sugar syrup
  • Garnish with a twist of orange zest


  • Muddle an orange slice in a tumbler and remove. Add one dash of angostura bitter.
  • Add three dashes of orange bitter. Add 3 ice cubes.
  • Add 15ml Grant’s Family Reserve. Stir well.
  • Add 2 more ice cubes. Add sugar or sugar syrup.
  • Stir well. Pour. Garnish with twist of orange.

Russchian DollRusschian Doll

The vibrant drink, leading with a lemon twang and a sophisticated ‘Schweppes Russchian’ undertone – it will wake up any party.


  • 35ml Vodka
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • 15ml Vanilla syrup
  • Top with Schweppes Russchian


  • Shake all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice
  • Strain into a highball glass with ice 
  • Stir gently and serve with two straws



  • 2 shots of 25ml Grant’s Family Reserve Whisky
  • 20ml Disaronno amaretto
  • Splash of orange bitters
  • Garnish with orange zest


  • Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the Grant’s Family Reserve.
  • Add the Disaronno amaretto. Splash over the orange bitters.
  • Zest an orange over the glass and garnish with a long slice of peel.

Mulberry MistletoeMulberry Mistletoe


  • 225 ml
  • 50% Mulberry Fair - Mulberry and Ruby Sanguinello Orange (available from Waitrose and Selfridges at £3.29 for a litre)
  • 25ml Dark rum, Cinnamon, Dash Triple Sec
  • Use a rock/ tumbler glass


  • Shake all ingredients together with ice alternatively
  • Mix all ingredients and warm over a gentle heat
  • Strain into a glass
  • Finish with a twist of orange peel wrapped around a cinnamon stick

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