Find plenty of Christmas drinks, champagne cocktails and mulled wine recipes to bring some Christmas cheer and to see in the new year!
A smooth alternative to dessert, you can jazz up this fireside favourite – depending on your taste and what you have on hand – with one of my kicky variations.
It is speculated that this North American Christmas tradition actually originated in England as a long lost cousin of posset. Serve this luscious combination of milk, cream, eggs and nutmeg with a measure of rum or brandy if desired.
This version of the North American Christmas tradition actually cooks the eggs. Mixed with rum, this is a great Christmas party tipple.
A lightly spiced alcoholic drink, with just the right about of creaminess and egginess. Eggs are beaten with sugar, bourbon, rum, single cream, nutmeg and whipped cream. Serve during Christmas time.
A wonderfully creative alcoholic drink, made by shaking together vodka, ice, hazelnut liqueur, coconut rum and single cream. Cinnamon sticks and a cherry, are used to represent the antlers and the nose of the Rudolph the reindeer. It's the perfect Christmastime drink.
This fantastic warm alcoholic drink is perfect for Christmas and the New Year. Red wine is heated with orange juice, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and olive liqueur.
This is my favourtite combination of spices for mulled wine or mulled cider. It has the perfect balance of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for me. Gift wrapped - it makes a great little Christmas present for friends and neighbours.
Sweet and strong. Perfect to warm you right through to your bones after a winter walk! This makes enough for a family crowd at Christmas.
My luxurious hot chocolate is made with cream instead of milk and has a splash of Grand Marnier liqueur - just perfect when you need a relaxing warm drink! If you are making it for kids - use mint chocolate and forget about the liqueur.
This is a non alcoholic punch for the kids at Christmas. It's simply cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale. Of course, you could use it as a base for alcoholic punch.
There's nothing more welcoming than a glass of hot spiced mulled wine when you have guests at Christmas!
This is my favourite recipe for mulled wine. The cranberry juice gives it a tangy taste that's just perfect!
This is a spicy, sweet mulled wine perfect for Bonfire Night - or any chilly winter night. The combination of red and white wine is a delight.
This punch was the hit of the Christmas celebration at my son's school last year. It's a lovely colour and is more special than your average punch. As so many people have asked for it, I'm sharing the recipe now.
A good gift for teachers or neighbours. Very easy and fast to make. And tastes much better than traditional hot chocolate. Makes a great homemade Christmas gift.
This is a sweet, indulgent, warming drink for those who want a change from hot chocolate. The flavour is reminiscent of an aromatic gingerbread, with ginger, cinnamon and cloves all making an appearance! Serve with a gingerbread biscuit on the side for a real treat.
Amazing, Turkish delight flavoured, pink coloured vodka. Takes 2 weeks to make but so-o-o-o worth it!
A recipe for festive mulled wine, perfect for Christmas by the fire. Complete with step by step photos to show you how!
Great for serving to children or designated drivers at Christmas time, New Year's Eve or parties.
Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine', is the Dutch version of the German gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam, for Christmas and New Year's Eve.