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Drink And Be Merry

Hand-picked cocktail recipes to ease you through the festive season

Written by . Published on December 23rd 2011.

Drink And Be Merry

Tis the season of shakers, champagne flutes and swizzle sticks. No glamorous soirée, family gathering or festive party is complete without the perfect tipple. Cocktails have undergone a Christmassy makeover and we’ve rounded up some of the best quick and easy recipes for entertaining.

Cranberry and Clementine

Created by Victoria Moore

1.5 parts cranberry purée (see below)
1.5 parts vodka
1 part Clementine juice
0.75 parts Cointreau

Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard until mixed and very cold, then double-strain into a martini glass.


Chambord & Champagne

2 1/2 oz. Chambord
Raspberries, for garnish

Add Chambord to bottom of flute glass and top with champagne. Drop in a raspberry for garnish.



Mocha Nog Punch

10 parts Kahlúa Mocha
5 parts Absolut Vanilla
20 parts eggnog

Combine ingredients and serve in a punchbowl with a floating ice block. For decoration freeze ice with coffee beans, or add cinnamon sticks.

The French Kiss

1 oz. Chambord
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. dark crème de cacao
1.5 oz. half and half 

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Created by Victoria Moore

1 part calvados
1 part fresh apple juice
8 parts sparkling white wine 

Mix the calvados and apple juice in a glass or jug. Add the sparkling wine and you’re ready to go.

Gingerbread-Apple-Cocktail-Lg Gingerbread Apple Cocktail
Created by Pichet Ong

2 oz. Domaine de Canton
1 oz. vanilla vodka
2.5 oz. apple cider
A few drops of lemon juice
Orange zest
Agave syrup

Line a chilled martini glass lightly with agave syrup on a followed by spiced graham cracker crumbs. Place all ingredients except for orange zest in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into glass. Freshly grate orange zest on drink and serve immediately.

Cozy PAMA Cider

2 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
3 oz. hot mulled apple cider
Superfine sugar
Orange spiral

Heat a glass; rim with cinnamon and superfine sugar. Add PAMA and hot, mulled apple cider. Garnish with orange spiral.

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