Best Christmas Cocktails
Merry Christmas everyone!
For us, at BestBars.in, Christmas is still something magical, a time we love to spend with family and friends, enjoy a nice meal and have way too many drinks. And we believe that Christmas cocktails should be special as well. But the same time they should be affordable and easy to make in your kitchen, so everybody could enjoy them.
For this year, we prepared a few delicious recipes you can easily replicate at home. The ingredients should be very easy to find at any supermarket. The alcohol we used could be found in the majority of the liquor stores.
We are going to start with a fantastic recipe of Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer by A House in the Hills. This cocktail looks fantastic and tastes even better. It does require some time to prep rosemary-infused simple syrup (about 30 minutes including cooling time). But it is so worth it. We have slightly modified the original recipe and give you the dosage for each drink served in a champagne flute. It was a tremendous success at the last party, especially among ladies, but be careful with these spritzers, they look so festive and innocent, but the bubbles and the schnapps do their work very well!
Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
- 0.5 oz rosemary-infused simple syrup,
- 0.5 oz peach schnapps,
- 1 oz pomegranate juice,
- 0.25 oz fresh lemon juice,
- Prosecco to top up
- rosemary spring to garnish,
- pomegranate seeds to garnish
Rosemary-infused simple syrup
Bring 1 cup of water with 3-4 springs of rosemary to boil, add half cup sugar, stir well till sugar is dissolved. Cool it down and strain the rosemary out.
Use champagne flute. Pour all the ingredients in provided order. Add rosemary spring and pomegranate seeds, let the seeds float and your fantastic and beautiful drink is ready to be served.
The next drink we are happy to share with you was inspired by the original recipe of White Christmas Mojito by Halfbaked Harvest. This cocktail looks so like winter. It is white, it is greed, and it is red! So how can you have anything more Christmassy than that? Here we present you a twist on the original recipe, a simplified version, made and served as a traditional mojito.
- 6 mint leaves,
- 0.5 oz fresh lime juice,
- 0.5 oz simple syrup or two teaspoons of sugar,
- 1.5 oz white Rum,
- 1 oz coconut milk,
- soda water top up,
- garnish with one mint spring and pomegranate seeds
Simple Syrup recipe
Pour two cups of sugar into the saucepan, add one cup of water, bring to boil constantly stirring. When sugar is dissolved, took off the fire and let it cool down.
Use an old-fashioned, a Collinsns, or a highball glass, add mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup or sugar, muddle everything together, but try not to crash mint into tiny pieces. Fill the glass up to 3/4 with crashed ice, add rum and coconut milk. Stir everything thoroughly. Top up the glass with crashed ice, add soda water. Add mint spring, straw, and then add one tablespoon of pomegranate seeds on top. Your Winter Mojito is ready to be served.
And now, for all the tough peeps, who like their drinks strong as they are. This year we came up with a very nice recipe of what we called an Old Scotch Christmas. "Old" because we started with playing with the traditional old-fashioned recipe. "Scotch" because we use famouse, rich, sweet, well-rounded whisky - The Famous Grouse. "Christmas" - well because it is made for Christmas and we also used two flavours which more than others associated with Christmas - mandarines and cinamone.
Old Scotch Chirstmas
- 1.5 oz Scotch Whisky,
- 1 oz fresh mandarine juice,
- dash of orange bitters,
- cinnamon powder (and more for garnish)
Use a cut mandarine wedge to moisten the rim of the cocktail glass. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder onto a plate and dip the glass rim into the spice and stir until it is equally spread. Fill the mixing glass (if you don't have one use a regular Collins glass) with ice cubes. Pour Whisky, add orange bitters, mandarine juice, and cinnamon powder. Stir well for about 10 seconds. Double strain into a prepped chilled cocktail glass (or an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes if you prefer). Your Old Scotch Christmas cocktail is ready to be served.
We hope you liked these delicious drinks. If so, please feel free to share this post, we would love that a lot! And if you have any other awesome cocktail recipes you would like to share, please leave a comment or get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we would be happy to update this post with your creations!