The festive season is the perfect time to break your good habits and indulge a little. After all, New Year’s is coming up and there’s a whole 365 days of 2018 to make up for your dietary indiscretions.
So in the spirit of Christmas and all things fun, we’ve put together a list of drinks to get you sorted for any festive party. From traditional favourites to creative concoctions, there’s one (or many) for every one on your Christmas list.
We also asked our good friends over at BarBae to give us some of their favourite drinks for this holiday season. With a talent for crafting up seriously tasty drinks, BarBae can take your favourite alcoholic bases and turn them into the perfect cocktail for you and your guests.
As Carrie Bradshaw can attest to, you can’t go wrong with a classic cosmo. For a Christmas twist, try using pomegranate or cranberry juice.
Via Food Network
Perfect for keeping cool in the Christmas heat; frose’s are your easy go-to festive drink because you can prepare them beforehand and leave them in your freezer.
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Mojito’s are perfect for warmer weather and even more perfect for a summery Southern Hemisphere Christmas. Stick to festive colours with cranberries and sprigs of mint.
Via Simply Delicious Food
Get your blender out and whip up this crowd-pleaser, with or without rum. It’s the perfect time to make use of strawberries, so take them off the Christmas table and throw them into your daiquiri’s.
Via Wine and Glue
You can never go wrong with Pimms or Sangria, so throw them together with colourful summer fruit for a summery Christmas cocktail.
Via How To Decorate
Give your Manhattan the Merry touch with candied cranberries and ginger and cinnamon-infused syrup for a wintery Christmas vibe.
White Christmas Mojito
Dreaming of a White Christmas? You may be stuck in hotter temperatures but this White Christmas Mojito will make you feel like you’re in a snowy haven.
Via Half Baked Harvest
Cherries, cranberries, and clementine – oh my! Jamie Oliver’s Christmas take on the classic punch will have you pouring glass after glass.
Via Jamie Oliver
Gingerbread and Strawberry Bellini’s
If you don’t have time to become a world-class bartender, try a fuss-free Bellini with little gingerbread men attached with icing. If gingerbread isn’t for you, make your Bellini Christmas-y with strawberries (a Rossini).
Via BBC Good Food
Winter Wonderland Cocktail
Another for Christmas Fairies who prefer snow over sun. This cocktail is heavy on the coconut so you can blend your tropical dreams with your winter ones.
Via Foodie Misadventures
Peppermint Chocolate Martini
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, this festive peppermint and chocolate concoction will be your new favourite drink (we won’t tell if you make it after Christmas is over).
Via Growing Up Gabel
Blackberry Ombre Sparkler
For those of you who want to show off this Christmas, this Blackberry Ombre Sparkler is the only way to go, complete with a fresh sprig of rosemary and floating blackberries.
Via The Cookie Rookie
Jack Frost Cocktail
Make a cocktail that tastes as good as it looks with this Jack Frost Cocktail that’s more summery than it lets on.
Via The Blond Cook
If mixing drinks isn’t your specialty, you need to call in the experts. BarBae will bring their mobile bar service to you, creating a fun and unique experience for your festive parties, birthdays, weddings, and corporate events. Head over to BarBae and for the Party of the Season.
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