With the big day fast approaching, these simple cocktails are guaranteed to impress without the need to be an expert mixologist – perfect for sipping whilst decorating the tree or raising a glass over friends over Zoom. This comes as latest research from Bacardi* reveals 1 in 5 Brits claim they will be pulling out all the stops to make this the best Christmas ever.
Cocktails are key to this year’s celebrations as 1 in 5 are planning a virtual cocktail party this Christmas, half of us will be enjoying more cocktails this year than previously and a fifth of Brits will also be keeping themselves entertained by making cocktails at home this season.
35ml Patron Reposado
100ml Chocolate milk
10ml Caramel syrup
Method: Simply combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and then garnish with candy cane before serving
BACARDI Spice n all Things Nice
25ml Bacardi Anejo Cuatro
15ml Cherry Herring
1 dash orange bitters
10ml Sugar syrup
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and then garnish with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
GREY GOOSE® ‘Spiced Gingerbread Man’
50ml GREY GOOSE® vodka
120ml Maple soda
15ml Gingerbread syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 squeeze of lemon wedge
Method: Add gingerbread syrup, Angostura bitters and lemon juice into a tall glass. Add cubed ice and a 50ml (double shot) measure of GREY GOOSE® vodka. Top up your glass with Maple Soda and stir it all together. Add your gingerbread man with icing and buttons and hook onto the rim of your glass
Vanilla Coffee Snowball
25ml GREY GOOSE® La Vanille
20ml Filter coffee
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and then garnish with a brandy snap as a straw for a truly festive feel, (can be prepared in a wine glass too).
GREY GOOSE® ‘Candy Cane Lane’
50ml GREY GOOSE® vodka
30ml Fresh espresso
20ml Candy cane/peppermint syrup
Crushed candy canes
Method: Crush candy canes onto a small plate. Wet the rim of your glass and gently dip the rim onto the plate, ensuring it gets a nice coating. Fill a cocktail shaker with a 50ml (double shot) measure of GREY GOOSE® vodka, espresso, and candy cane syrup. Shake and strain the liquid into your glass and enjoy!
If the above wasn’t enough inspiration for you, then how about taking a peek at the most luxurious bar cart ever? Bacardi’s hand-crafted new, luxury limited edition Mixing Console is guaranteed to get the Christmas party started, as it doubles up as a fully integrated vinyl mixing player and comes complete with bluetooth speakers and walnut bar top.
Available from Minima.com, RRP £1,700. According to Bacardi, Google searches for ‘bar carts’ have increased by an incredible 80% since lockdown began. (*All research from Bacardi, Oct 2020)