Hi guys, and welcome back to Vegmas day 7! We’re now officially in part 2! If you’re not sure what I mean by part 2, click here. Today is the first of my Christmas recipes and I thought we’d kick things off with something fun and festive. 3 Christmas Cocktails! I wanted to keep these recipes quite simple. You don’t need a cocktail shaker or any random ingredients. One does require a blender, but other than that, it’s all pretty simple.
All recipes are one serving.
We’re all familiar with Bucks Fizz at Christmas, even with (or before) breakfast. Well, this one was created with that in mind. This orange fizz is for those who like the taste but want something a little stronger as the day goes on. It’s the most basic out of the three I’m sharing today, but basic is still good.
- 35ml Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
- 125ml prosecco
- Orange Slices (for garnish)
- Start with the orange liqueur in a flute then add the prosecco and orange slices. Best served without ice
Pomegranate Gin Fizz
- ½ pomegranate
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ½ cup soda water
- A measure of gin (less or more to your preferred alcohol level)
- ice cubes
- Deseed the Pomegranate and blend the pomegranate seeds in a blender – pour the juice through a thin strainer or nutmilk bag to get rid of the hard pieces.
- Pour the pomegranate juice in a glass, add fresh lime juice, gin and 1/2 a cup of soda water.
- Add ice cubes and give it a good mix before serving.
Cranberry Gin Cocktail
I’d love to gift you with a story about where this one came from, but the only inspiration behind this was as follows.
Me: I want to include a cranberry one, it’s Christmas. And gin, people really like gin right now. Cosmo with gin instead of vodka? Nahh. Plain gin fizz…? Hmm no the other two are fizzy. So just a cranberry gin then? Maybe…
- 1 measure Gin
- 150 ml Cranberry Juice
- 10 ml Lemon Juice
- Ice Cubes
- Mint Leaves
- Place mint at the bottom of a tumbler*. Fill the tumbler glass with ice cubes (or a cube or two if you have sensitive teeth like me) and add the gin and lemon juice. Top with the cranberry juice and stir. Taste and adjust the quantities how you’d like.
*The tumblers in this post were gifted to me by The Personalised Gift Shop. They let me pick something from their site to have personalised and I opted for these hand cut crystal tumblers. For anyone still looking for something to buy for the person who has everything, I highly recommend something like this. The glasses come beautifully presented in a lined box and the personalisation is a lovely touch. On mine, I got family nicknames ‘Colin’ and ‘Pes’. For reference, I’m Colin…
Have you ever had any cocktails similar to any of these? What’s your favourite festive tipple?