Create these beautiful boozy cocktails during the Christmas season.
Let's face it, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without all of the overeating and the over-consumption of alcohol. Now, the food is simple enough - Turkey, roast potatoes, a couple of Aunt Bessie's delightful Yorkshire puddings, and whatever else takes your fancy. But, when it comes to Christmas drinks we are often left with little inspiration, so give or take 50 swigs of Whiskey and we're calling it a very merry night, which yes works perfectly well, but wouldn't it be great if we got a little more creative with the drinks this Christmas? Therefore, we've picked out the some of the most beautiful boozy Christmas cocktails that are super easy to create and will ensure you don't have to leave the festive drinks to the bartenders at the annual Christmas drinks party.
1. Slow cooker spiced wine - Also called “mulled wine,” “hot wine” or (in French) vin chaud, spiced wine appears throughout France during the winter months. With a warm sweet scent of cinnamon and cloves, this gorgeous drink is perfect for warming up your guests at an intimate Christmas drinks party. And, with the option to create the delish spiced wine in a slow cooker rather than on the stove it’s easy for guests to access for refills (and believe in me, there'll be many).
2. Jack Frost cocktail - Typically, we associate piña coladas with warm weather and cocktails on the beach somewhere in the South American, which of course, completely juxtaposes a winter's Christmas in Britain. However, don't write it off! The Jack Frost cocktail combines blue curacao and shredded coconut to give this summery, exotic cocktail a winter flair.
3. Hot buttered rum - Everyone loves eggnog during the festive season, but why not re-brand the traditional, and create something a bit more soulful? With some rum, brown sugar, melted butter and spices all mixed together you've got a delicious mugful of pure rum-spiked, buttery comfort.