Christmas is almost upon us and it’s time to eat lots of delicious festive food, drink lots of mulled wine, Champagne and quite simply overindulge – but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Deliciously rich puddings, festive flavoured crisps, copious amounts of canapes, tins of chocolates and the alcohol infused drinks – we can’t wait!
We have decided to take a look at some of the nation’s favourite Christmas treats, tipples and traditions to get us excited for the big day this week. If you’re not sure what your Christmas Day menu is going to look like, we’ve put together a menu for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans to give you some festive inspiration that everyone will love. To compliment your food coma and fuel you through the rest of the day, we’ve chosen our favourite festive cocktails for you to serve up this Christmas and New Year.
Crack open the bubbly, unwrap the mince pies and feast your eyes upon our Christmas food and drinks…
Christmas Day Menu Ideas
Drinks are such a staple part of the festive season. Whether you love Baileys on the rocks or in a hot chocolate, mulled wine over eggnog, or just pure bubbling Champagne, Christmas has such a variety of drinks that can get you into the spirit and make any occasion extra special.
With the popularity of alcohol-free alternatives rocketing, it makes it even easier for you to social distance yourself from the booze.
Christmas cocktails are sure to make those festive moments with loved ones even more special,
But why not add a bit of sparkle and finesse to your cocktail menu and impress your friends and family this year.
How does a Christmas Pudding Martini, Chrimbopolitan or a Nogroni sound?
Christmas Pudding Martini
This classic and classy cocktail has been reinvented to reflect one of the most love/hate foods in the nation you can enjoy after your indulgent Christmas Dinner. A mix of Frangelico and Grand Marnier help to create a drinks that tastes just like a Christmas Pudding when combined with a whisk base.
For this glamourous glass of festiveness, warming ginger wine is replaced with triple sec and mixed with vodka, cranberry juice and a hint of lime juice. Complete this delicious tipple with a slice of stem ginger and orange peel for added Christmassy-ness!
This alcohol-free drink is refreshing and vibrant. Combining your choice of a non-alcoholic spirit with fresh lime juice and spiced ginger beer with a dash of lime zest for garnishing will get you in the party mood.
Whether or not this year brings a dusting of snow on Christmas Day, you can certainly reply on this classic drink to wow your guests. Add advocaat, lime juice and sparkling lemonade to an ice-filled glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry for the perfect Christmas celebration.
We hope we’ve inspired you to create a beautifully indulgent menu and make the most subline cocktails this Christmas for your friends and family to enjoy.
If you're still searching for the perfect Christmas gift, take a look at our exciting experiences that everyone is sure to love here.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!