We all dread it when the nights draw in and the weather takes a turn for the worse. But thankfully being inside in the winter months has its own benefits, namely, Christmas Cocktails are back on the menu! All’s we want to do is snuggle up in front of the fire and binge watch the latest show on Netflix with these Christmas drinks!
With Christmas round the corner there’s a lot to look forward to and while we might not be able to help you with all of your shopping we do have a great selection of gifts for the tea or coffee enthusiast in your life. We also offer coffee subscriptions which really is the gift that keeps on giving! Click here to see our Christmas selection now.
To help you get into the festive mood, we’ve got 5 tea and coffee based Christmas cocktail suggestions that would make present wrapping more than a little interesting…
These easy Christmas cocktails are fun to make and even more fun to drink and if nothing else they’ll certainly help you get into the holiday spirit!
FIVE DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS TO ENJOY THIS FESTIVE SEASON!
SPICED APPLE TEA
50ml Botanical Gin
3 apple slices
A cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon of cloves
½ teaspoon crushed cardamom pods
½ a vanilla pod
1 teaspoon of honey
20ml fresh lemon juice
50ml cloudy apple juice
Add water, honey and apple to a pan and gently heat. Add the spices and the tea bag when the mixture is simmering and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Then remove the tea bag, add the apple juice, and strain. Add the gin, vermouth, and freshly squeezed lemon juice, then stir before serving in a tumbler over ice and garnish with the apple slices and ground nutmeg.
FRENCH VODKA COFFEE
25ml Pear Vodka
100ml Farrer’s French Continental Blend filter coffee (warm)
15ml brown sugar syrup
This is a devilishly simple cocktail and tasty as hell! Pour the ingredients into a tall coffee glass or a high ball glass, float the double cream on top and garnish with ground nutmeg. Et voilà!
THE CLASH OF STAGS
35ml Scotch Whisky
10ml Jamaican Rum
Triple shot of Espresso
1 peel of orange zest
Garnish with cocoa dust
Add the Coke to a chilled rocks glass. Add the remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with cubed ice and shake. Strain into the glass over the Coke and garnish with the cocoa dust.
BLACK TEA & BLACKCURRANT COCKTAIL
30ml Pomegranate Juice
30ml Blackcurrant Juice
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 cup freshly brewed English breakfast tea (cooled)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 lemon wedge
Chilled sparkling wine
Brew the tea and add to a small saucepan, add the sugar, and stir and leave to simmer gently until the sugar dissolves. Transfer the simple tea syrup to a heat proof jar and chill in the fridge.
Add a few ice cubes to a champagne flute to chill the glass. Then add the vodka, juices, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake vigorously. Once combined pour over the ice in the champagne flute and then top with chilled sparkling wine and serve.
SPICED MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE
150ml whole milk
10ml dulce de leche
½ cinnamon stick
1oz 70% dark chocolate (grated)
1 tablespoon of Farrer’s Ruby Chocolate
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
50ml whiskey or bourbon
Whisk together the milk, cream dulce de leche, and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Gently simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let the mixture stand for around 10 minutes. Then return it to the stove and simmer once more over a medium heat, gradually whisk in the 70 percent dark chocolate and the ruby chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and whiskey bourbon. Serve warm.