10 seasonal cocktails for your next Christmas party

No Christmas party is complete without a cocktail or two to liven things up! We love the classics at Social Cooking – a mojito, a margarita or an espresso martini. But Christmas feels like it needs something a bit more special. Cocktails with a Christmas-spin.

So we’ve done all the hard work for you, and combed the internet to find 10 of the best Christmas themed cocktails for your next Christmas party. Cheers!

1. This Christmas spin on an espresso martini

This Christmas martini with gingerbread is the perfect after dinner tipple. Shake up your Christmas drinks party in more ways than one!

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2. This Santa red Sangria

Sangria is summer in a glass. Perfect for hot days, when eating al fresco is the only real option. This fruity Red Sangria is a delicious addition to any party.

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3. This summer in a glass

Who doesn’t love an Aperol Spritz? This version from Gourmet Traveller gives the classic a contemporary twist, with an optional dash of yuzu juice (from Japanese food stores).

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4. This selection of champagne cocktails

A selection of champagne cocktails, because why stop at one? These cocktails are the ideal start to any Christmas party, and make things feel just that bit more special. And because they’re mixed with other ingredients you can save a little on the bubbles, and opt for sparkling wine instead.

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5. This crowd pleasing favourite

The easiest way to serve cocktails to a crowd is in a punch bowl. So no cocktail list would be complete without a fruit punch. And this watermelon punch epitomises summer, sunshine and good times with friends.

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6. This dessert in a glass

Who says cocktails are for drinking? This frozen Bailey’s sundae is an innovative way to serve cocktails – as a frozen dessert!

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7. This range of alcohol free cocktails

Why should non-drinkers miss out on the fun? These cocktails are alcohol free versions of some delicious summer classics, and there’s a great range to choose from.

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8. This “best ever” eggnog

Eggnog probably isn’t traditional Christmas fare in the summery Southern Hemisphere, but tradition dictates that it must make the list! Bon Appetit’s eggnog is describes as tasting like “melted icecream mixed with booze”, which sounds perfectly delicious to us.

Image: Bon Appetit

9. This homemade gift in a bottle

While not strictly speaking a cocktail, Limoncello is easy to make yourself, delicious to drink, and makes a fantastic gift for team mates or loved ones. Drink it well chilled and neat, or topped with soda and a slice of lemon. Amalfi here we come!

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10. This day after pick-me-up

When you’re feeling a little dusty, a lunchtime hair-of-the- dog can be just what you need. Bring things back to rights with this classic Bloody Mary. Top tip: make the mix in advance, so then you just need to mix with vodka and ice, garnish and serve.

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