Top 12 Christmas Cocktails

  1. Eggnog is an oldie but goldie! It’s a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally concocted with milk and/or cream, sugar and whipped eggs. It tastes great with or without alcohol, which makes it perfect for parties that with drinkers and non-drinkers.
  2. Hot Buttered Rum traditionally associated with the festive season and is for when you need some TLC over the holidays – perfect for small gatherings and parties of two.
  3. Mulled Wine is a wintertime classic – red wine with sugar and all sorts of spices. Perfect for an occasion outside and in the evening for warm bellies.
  4. The Peppermint Stick uses white crème de cacao and peppermint schnapps to get a mint chocolate flavour. Easy to serve one by one or in premixed pitchers. Peppermint creams are also a favourite sweet snack dessert which makes a lovely compliment.
  5. The Christmas Cookie blends the commonly paired Kahlua and Bailey’s with an unexpected shot of peppermint schnapps.
  6. Had enough of the holidays already? Have a Grinch and feel better.
  7. The Santa Shot layers peppermint schnapps, grenadine and green crème de menthe for a beautiful little shot of Christmas spirit.
  8. The Chocolate Raspberry Martini is just what it sounds like. Oh, yes, it is. The classic and fabulous Christmas combination of juicy fruit and chocolate.
  9. The Red Hot Santa Tini uses chili-pepper infused vodka and a rim that’s cocoa powder mixed with cayenne. Not your typical Christmas fare.
  10. Tired of being a grown up? Get a Snowball down you. A blended, creamy drink featuring tequila and cinnamon.
  11. The Poinsettia is very simple: champagne, Cointreau and cranberry juice.
  12. The Candy Cane blends peppermint schnapps with berry vodka and crème de cacao to make a drink that truly passes for dessert.


And the Christmas must-have that makes all this possible – the Cocktail Shaker!


Unusual Hangover Cures for Post Christmas Party

Recover from your Christmas party with these unusual remedies.

We all know how it goes don’t we, someone suggests a quick drink down the pub after work, “just the one”, you say “because I have to get home and wrap some presents and do some last minute shopping online”.

And the truth is you really mean it’s just that when you get the first one inside you you think, well another one won’t hurt, the atmosphere in the pub is electric, the juke box is banging out some great tunes. Then before you know it it’s closing time and your not standing up straight!

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It’s very likely that you will suffer with more than this one hangover this Christmas so to help you to get over the ordeal more quickly we bring you some of the more unusual hangover cures from around the world. Not to sure how many of them we would try…

1. Have a strong coffee with a pinch of salt.

This one could be tolerable we think.

2. Drink boiled cabbage water.

Errrrrrr, yuk.

3. Boil banana peel in water then drink the water.

Never tried this before, could be worth a go.

4. Drink a glass of cider vinegar mixed with honey.

Will have to pinch your nose to get this one down.

5. Rub your armpits with lemon and lime juice.

We believe this one originates from Puerto Rico. The cure is actually more of a prevention: a zesty half lemon is to be rubbed under one’s ‘drinking arm’ before a night out.

6. Drink banana milkshake sweetened with honey.

Now this appeals to our sweet tooth!

Will you give one of these a go?

Let us know if you do. Good luck 🙂

If you need any help with the party side of Christmas we have a whole department dedicated to Drink & Party at The Discovery Store

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