Christmas Cocktails

Cozy Up to These Christmas Cocktails

We’ve compiled a list of three top cocktails to get you in the spirit! Whether it’s hot or cold outside, a fun festive drink can give the holidays can get you in a celebratory mood. From classics to Christmas cake flavored vodka, you’ll want to cozy up to these Christmas cocktails. Why not try all of these, after all, tis’ the season.

  1. Classic Mulled Wine

The classic mulled wine originated all the way back to the 2nd century! Created by Romans, this Christmas drink is a staple.  Here’s a simple recipe that tastes delicious.



1 bottle of red wine

4 sliced orange

1 cinnamon stick

1-star anise

2 cloves

70ml brandy


In a large pot, pour the red wine. Add orange, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and gently simmer. Then turn off the heat.


Take out the spices with a spoon and pour in the brandy.


Taste to preference and pour into heatproof glasses. 


Garnish with orange and a cinnamon stick.


2. Hot Buttered Rum

A decadent and delicious drink. A hot buttered rum will warm you up!


2 tsp soft light brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

100ml dark rum

100mls boiling water (per drink)

4 tsp butter, melted

2 cinnamon sticks, to serve


Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Slowly pour the rum and melted butter, stirring ingredients together. 


Once combined, evenly pour into heatproof glasses.


Add 100ml of boiling water and stir well. 


Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

3. Christmas Pudding Vodka

If you like Christmas pudding, you’re in for a treat. This vodka amazingly actually tastes like Christmas pudding. This drink is strong, you’ll be seeing Rudolph,  Dancer, and Prancer. 


200g currants

150g sultanas

50g prunes

50g glacé cherries

1 orange (zested)

1 lemon (zested)

100g dark brown sugar

1 tsp mixed spice

2 cinnamon stick

1 vanilla pod (split down the center)

1-liter vodka

50ml brandy

50ml amaretto


In a sterilized jar or bottle, add dried fruit, zest, sugar, spices, and vanilla.  


Pour half the vodka into the jar. Seal and give it a good shake. 


Add remaining vodka, brandy, and amaretto. 


Seal the jar or bottle and store it in a cool dry place. After 3 weeks shake the vodka and strain.


The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”She enjoys keeping up with the latest culinary trends