Nothing gets the party going like a proper libation. With so many Christmas parties on the horizon, we've scoured the web for a selection of salubrious spirits. Impress your guests and enhance the festive atmosphere with one of these delightful recipes.
Winter Sangria: Joyful Healthy Eat
Packed with fruit, wine and spices winter sangria offers a quirky and more refreshing alternative to traditional mulled wine.
Perfect for cold evenings when you need to warm the soul. Enjoy the smokey notes from the tea as the sour hot of lemon delights the tastebuds and the Whisky warms the throat.
Pomegranate & Ginger Spritzer: Drizzle & Dip
Combining fresh pomegranate juice with fresh ginger, lime and tequila creates a delicous and refreshing cocktail. The sweetness of the pomegranate pairs amazingingly with the freshness of the lime and tequila, while the ginger brings a little warmth making this a refreshing winter treat.
Spiced Apple Margeritas: Cookie & Kate
A sinful twist on a summer favourite, this margarita is packing a ton of rich yuletide flavour.
Holiday Spiked Eggnog: Joyful Healthy Eats
It wouldn't be Christmas without eggnog apparently. I've never encountered it, but who knows, perhaps the festive mix of milk, egg whites and cream gets even better when you add Amaretto to the mix? I'm sure the cinnamon doesn't hurt either.
The Penicillin: Cocktail Chemistry
A winter classic that basically amounts to a stronger take on hot honey and lemon thanks to a good splash of peaty scotch. Plus, if you make your own lemon and honey syrups you can use them in loads of other things too.
La Joie: Food & Wine
Red and festive, this one mixes peach cognac, lemon juice, simple syrup and hibiscus flowers in an ansinthe rinsed glass. With deep and fruity flavours paired with the subtle floral aromas of the hibiscus, this a drink to savour.
Mulled Cider: Tartan Spoon
Hot and spiced, this one is sure to be a crowd favourite. Your party is going to be that much better with mugs of mulled cider warming the guests hands and the delicious aromas filling the air.
Winter Cocktail: The Spruce Eats
A classic recipe, this cocktail dates back to the early 1900s. Combining the warmth of the rich molasses flavours that come through from the rum with the spice of ginger liquer and aromatic bitters, there's nothing better to sip alongside a good mince pie.
That concludes our selection of delicious winter cocktails. Some exciting new concoctions to try alongside some festive classics; Why not let us know your favourite or share a photo with us on Twitter or Instagram if you try your hand at mixing one.