Easy Festive Cocktails To Make At Home Over Christmas and New Year

Mermaid Gin, produced by The Isle of Wight Brewery, photographed by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau
If you’re looking for a festive tipple to enjoy over Christmas and New Year, look no further than the below range of rum, white spirit, tequila, whisky, liqueur and a ready to enjoy Virgin Mary option. All of the cocktails use simple ingredients, which are readily available – making for stress-free cocktails this festive season.

Rum Cocktail

 
 

 

Duppy Blitz

25ml Duppy Share Aged Rum | 15ml Ginger Cordial | Top with chilled sparkling wine
 Build chilled into a flute or wine glass. 
 Duppy Share Aged Rum RRP: £26 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from: The Duppy Share RumAmazonMorrisonsThe Whisky ExchangeMaster of Malt and Asda

Fire & Spice – Artisan Drinks Fiery Ginger Beer & Duppy Share Spiced Rum 

25ml The Duppy Share Spiced Rum | 200ml Artisan Drinks Fiery Ginger Beer | Garnish – Lime Wedge
Pour The Duppy Share Spiced Rum over ice and top up with Artisan Drinks Fiery Ginger Beer. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Artisan Drinks Fiery Ginger Beer – 8 x 200ml RRP: £8  |  24 x 200ml RRP: £24.  All Available From: Artisan Drinks and Amazon
Duppy Share Spiced Rum RRP: £25 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%. Available from: The Duppy Share RumTescoMaster of MaltAmazonOcado and The Whisky Exchange
White Spirits 
PHOTO BY JASON NUTTLE

Axia Greek 75 

45ml Axia | 15ml Lemon Juice | 5ml Triple Sec | 10ml Sugar Syrup | 75ml Champagne
Shake all ingredients apart from champagne with ice and pour into a chilled coupe glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with a twist of lemon peel
RRP: £31.95 ABV: 40%. Available to purchase from: AmazonMaster of MaltThe Whisky Exchange and Hedonism
 
Mermaid Gin, produced by The Isle of Wight Brewery, photographed by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau
 

Mermaid Pink Gin Bitter French 

 
25ml Mermaid Pink Gin | 10ml Campari | 12.5ml Lemon Juice | 12.5ml Sugar Syrup | Top up with Champagne. Garnish: Twist of Grapefruit
 
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice and strain into a chilled flute. Top up with champagne.
 
Mermaid Pink Gin RRP from £38.00. ABV: 42%. Available from M&S, AmazonJohn LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeHarvey NicholsFenwick, Tescos and Waitrose
 
 
 

Cotswolds Christmas Gin & Tonic 

 
50ml Cotswolds Christmas Gin | Indian Tonic Water | Garnish: Slice of Orange and Star Anise 
 
Fill a large Copa glass with ice, pour over Cotswolds Christmas Gin and top with tonic water – watch the cloud appear. Garnish with a slice of orange and star anise
 
RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 46%.  Available from www.cotswoldsdistillery.commasterofmalt.com and selected Tescos stores
 
Tequila 
 
 

Mijenta Reposado Tequila Negroni

 
30ml Mijenta Tequila Reposado | 25ml Campari | 25ml Sweet Vermouth | Garnish: Lemon Peel

Stir all ingredients with plenty of ice and strain I not a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon peel
 
RRP: From £63.99 for 70cl. ABV: 40%. Available from SelfridgesAmazonMaster of MaltDrink Supermarket and Hedonism Wines 
 
 
Whisky
 
 

Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky Old Fashioned 

 

60ml Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky | 10ml maple syrup | 2 x dashes aromatic bitters. Garnish: Orange twist 

Dissolve the whisky and maple syrup in a cocktail jar or glass. Add ice and stir continuously for dilution. Add the bitters, more ice and stir a few more times. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and express orange peel around the glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and serve

RRP: £39 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Cotswolds DistilleryWaitroseSainsbury’sOcadoMajestic WineThe Whisky Exchange, Harrods and Laithwaites

 

Liqueurs & Ready To Enjoy Cocktails  
 
 
 

The Jumping Goatini

60ml Jumping Goat Coffee Liqueur  |  30ml Fresh Espresso Coffee  |  Cinnamon
 
Mix Jumping Goat Liqueur with espresso coffee in a shaker. Fill with ice then shake like a madman. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a dust of cinnamon powder over the top. Finally, kick back and enjoy. 
 
Jumping Goat Coffee Vodka Liqueur RRP: £31.95. ABV: 33%. Available from: Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
 

Stambecco Tiramisu Liqueur  

 
Stambecco Tiramisu Liqueur was created at the Vergnano family distillery, Torino Distillati in Piemonte, North-Eastern Italy in honour of Tiramisu, the traditional Italian dessert, known and loved around the world. Stambecco Tiramisu is made with 100% natural ingredients including Espresso coffee extracts from local suppliers in the Torino area, which is known as the capital of Italian coffee. Stambecco has a delicious flavour of mascarpone, amaretti biscuits, cocoa and coffee. Stambecco Tiramisu is delicious served chilled as a shot, over ice. 
 
RRP: £25 for 70cl. ABV: 35%. Available from: AmazonMaster of Malt and The Whisky Shop
 

Longbottom Virgin Mary

 

Longbottom Virgin Mary is perfectly seasoned and rightly spiced with the same Bloody Mary garnish blended in. Safe for work and a great non-alcoholic option for any time of day. It’s got enough spirit without the alcohol!

Longbottom Virgin Mary is also the perfect tomato mixer for those who prefer a Red Snapper with gin or a Bloody Maria with tequila.
Longbottom Virgin Mary – 24 x 250ml. RRP: £50Available from: Longbottom and Amazon
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