Christmas Cocktail Recipes | #Blogmas 2018 | Me Becoming Mum

Today’s #Blogmas is all about Christmas cocktails… and there are some lovely ones I would like to share with you, so I've picked two of my favourites! As I know that not everyone drinks alcohol I have also listed a couple of my favourite Christmas mocktails.

Cocktails

Irish cream eggnog 

Eggnog is synonymous with Christmas, especially if you're a fan of Christmas movies.  If you're looking for the perfect eggnog recipe this Christmas, I love this one made with the lovely  Coole Swan Irish cream we were sent to test out.

Ingredients

  • 35ml Irish cream

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 75ml milk

  • 1 split vanilla pod

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • A sprinkle of nutmug

Method

  1. Whisk together the egg and sugar until creamy.

  2. Mix in you Irish cream liqueur, milk.

  3. Stir in the vanilla pod seeds.

  4. Add grated nutmeg.

  5. Strain into a glass of your choice.

  6. Add a cinnamon stick as garnish (if you like!)

Mulled wine

Not sure if this can really be classed as a cocktail but it's a great choice for this time of year all the same!  The best part is you can multiply the ingredients and use a slow cooker to make this recipe on mass if you're hosting a Christmas party!

Ingredients

  • Red wine

  • Spices (cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and nutmeg are popular choices)

  • Apple cider or sugar

  • Brandy (optional)

Method

  1. Pour the wine into a large saucepan (or your slow cooker.)

  2. Add whole spices, as ground spices don't mix into the wine properly (which they need to in order to add the flavour you want!)

  3. Apple cider (an idea I got when looking at various recipes including one from Well Plated) adds a little something extra, but you could also add in sugar instead.

  4. Citrus flavours are perfect in a good mulled wine. Adding an orange helps to balance out the flavours.

  5. Heat the wine in the saucepan, but be sure to simmer (allowing flsvoura to infuse) rather than boil.

  6. Just incase there isn't enough alcohol for you, a bit of brandy can be added to finish off your mulled wine.

Mocktails

Alcohol-free Christmas punch

Who doesn't enjoy punch at Christmas? However if you're the designated driver, or you simply don't drink alcohol this version is a great, alcohol-free alternative! 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of cranberry juice

  • 2 cups of pineapple juice

  • 2 cups of orange juice

  • Ice

  • Lemonade

Method

Simple...

  1. Mix it all together.

  2. Add a candy cane to garnish!

Pineapple and lime mocktail

If you want to add a little something extra you could also pop some edible glitter or the flavoured bursting bubbles like I tried out recently from Popaball.

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 750ml pineapple juice

  • 400ml tonic water

  • Ice

Method

  1. Add the lime juice, 100ml pineapple juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and mix until the shaker feels cold.

  2. Pop ice cubes a portion of pineapple juice and tonic water into each glass.

  3. Add the lime and pineapple juice mixture to your mocktail.

Now you have some of my favourite cocktail and mocktail recipes to try out this Christmas, all you have to do is get making! I hope you enjoy them, and if you have any that you would like to  share too, let me know in the comments below.

 

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