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.
Irish cream eggnog
35ml Irish cream
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 split vanilla pod
1 cinnamon stick
A sprinkle of nutmug
Whisk together the egg and sugar until creamy.
Mix in you Irish cream liqueur, milk.
Stir in the vanilla pod seeds.
Add grated nutmeg.
Strain into a glass of your choice.
Add a cinnamon stick as garnish (if you like!)
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!
Spices (cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and nutmeg are popular choices)
Apple cider or sugar
Pour the wine into a large saucepan (or your slow cooker.)
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!)
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.
Citrus flavours are perfect in a good mulled wine. Adding an orange helps to balance out the flavours.
Heat the wine in the saucepan, but be sure to simmer (allowing flsvoura to infuse) rather than boil.
Just incase there isn't enough alcohol for you, a bit of brandy can be added to finish off your mulled wine.
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!
4 cups of cranberry juice
2 cups of pineapple juice
2 cups of orange juice
Mix it all together.
Add a candy cane to garnish!
Pineapple and lime mocktail
Juice of 1 lime
750ml pineapple juice
400ml tonic water
Add the lime juice, 100ml pineapple juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker and mix until the shaker feels cold.
Pop ice cubes a portion of pineapple juice and tonic water into each glass.
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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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from my family and me this year!