Tuesday, 12 December 2017

BLOGMAS Day 12: Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Welcome back! So I decided to do this blogpost because I know that Christmas involves a lot of alcohol. Some people indulge more than others. Myself, I love to have a Baileys or two with lots of ice. I also like wine as well, so I will be drinking a little around Christmas time.
While writing my Blogmas post ideas I was thinking about Christmas drinks and thought it would be fun to make a Christmas cocktail this year. I only have a few spirits that I actually like so it's hard to find cocktails that I enjoy. The sweeter they are the better if you ask me. So I've been trawling Pinterest looking for Christmas cocktail ideas.

I've tried to find ideas for myself that aren't too difficult to make, since the last thing you want to be doing is slaving all day making complex bevvies for everyone. So here's some ideas that I found that I liked the sound of.

Sex on a Snowbank

I found this idea on Pinterest last Christmas, although I haven't actually got round to making it yet, it sounds so yummy that I'll have to make sure I do this year. It sounds pretty simple as well so it won't to to expensive or time consuming.
The only ingredients are a shot or two of Malibu rum, coconut cream (which you can find in any supermarket) and ice cubes. The method is simply to blend them all together and add a sprinkling of desiccated coconut, then you're done. The best part is it looks like a glass of pure snow. I don't know about you but I'll definitely be making a few of these this year.

Festive Prosecco Sangria

I found this one on Pinterest as well, however when I clicked the link I was surprised because I was taken to the Tesco website. This is a recipe Tesco have shared which uses their products. It involves a little more ingredients than the first cocktail however it really sounds like a nice festive drink. It will also be a completely new drink to wow Christmas guests with this year.
Basically it involves apricot brandy, caster sugar, ice, pomegranate seeds, a pear, red grapes & of course prosecco. Judging by the look of it you just put some ice in the glass, add prosecco and the brandy then chop up the fruit and add that too. I guess it was pretty simple after all.
Does that sound good to you? It does to me, so I'll be making that nearer to Christmas, the link to the site is here if you wanted to check it out for yourself.


I know there's lots of other winter and Christmas themed cocktails but these are the two I'll be focusing on this year. I think if you try too many at once then it can be overwhelming plus the ingredients can be quite costly. So I'll give these a try this year and see how it goes.

If you end up trying either of these for yourself then let me know how you get on!

Until next time x

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