Our top 5 Christmas cocktails

Posted in Blog on 8th December 2021

As we welcome the festive season, we share our top 5 Christmas cocktails for you to enjoy, including a non-alcoholic version of a festive favourite.

Sloe gin fizz recipe

1. Sloe Gin Fizz

A light and refreshing cocktail, and perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

  • 50ml sloe gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • Sparkling water to top up
  • Ice as required
  • Lemon slice for decoration


Kir Royale recipe

2. Kir Royale

Originating in Burgundy in the 1940s, this French cocktail has a delicious berry taste.


  • 15ml Crème de Cassis
  • Champagne
  • Blackberry to garnish


mulled wine cocktail recipe

3. Mulled “Wine” Mocktail

A twist on the festive favourite, this mulled “wine” mocktail is a delicious alternative for those wanting a fruity drink without the alcohol. Simmer the ingredients in a large saucepan for 10 minutes, then sieve the mixture into a large jug for serving.

  • 2 litres red grape juice
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve
  • 12 cloves
  • 3 fresh bay leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to serve


Black Velvet

4. Black Velvet

This cocktail is a two-ingredient mixed beer drink. This unlikely combination has been around since the 1800’s. The crispness of the Champagne cuts through the Guinness, creating a creamy enjoyable drink.


  • 75ml Champagne
  • 75ml Guinness


Old Cuban recipe

 5. Old Cuban

This versatile drink can be described as a sophisticated and upscaled classic mojito. The flavours complement each other well and this drink is enjoyable all year.


  • 6 mint leaves - gently muddle at the bottom of the glass
  • 35ml dark rum
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Champagne
  • Mint leaf for decoration

For more festive recipes, take a look at the Mayfield retirement blog.