3 Christmas day cocktails you'd be mad not to whip up later on 1 month ago

3 Christmas day cocktails you'd be mad not to whip up later on

'Tis the season, after all.

Happy Christmas, one and all.

We bet you're doing nothing today. Absolutely nothing. Nothing except eating, drinking, and complaining while your relatives argue about things that they don't understand.

But instead of joining them, why not head over to the kitchen, grab yourself an array of tasty drinks ingredients and whip up a few delicious Christmas cocktails for everybody.

You deserve it. And so do they, maybe.

1. Candy cane cosmo 

You will need:

  • Vanilla vodka
  • White chocolate liqueur
  • Peppermint liqueur / schnapps
  • Cream
  • Candy cane

Add one shot of white chocolate liqueur, peppermint liqueur, and vanilla vodka (regular vodka will also do) to a cocktail shaker with some ice. Add half a cup of cream and shake well.

Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane on the side.

2. Hot spiced cinnamon cider 

You will need:

  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Apple cider
  • Lemon
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Cinnamon stick

Heat three cups of apple cider, juice of half a lemon, and one teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg over a medium heat for just over five minutes.

Pour into three glasses (or one, if you're feeling dangerous), and add one shot of both whiskey and rum. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

3.  After Eight martini 

You will need:

  • Vodka
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Mint liqueur
  • One singular After Eight
  • Chocolate shavings

Pour two parts vodka and Baileys into a cocktail shaker along with one part mint liqueur and ice. Shake well and pour into a martini glass.

Garnish with your After Eight sweet and sprinkle some shavings atop the drink.

Et viola.