Christmas 2022: 6 Winter Cocktails To Enjoy The Holiday Season
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’Tis the season of glittering lights, chilled weather, decadent cakes and mulled wine. Christmas is just around the corner as we can see markets lined up with stunning Christmas trees and decorative treats, and we can definitely say that ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!’. It’s the day when people celebrate the birth of Jesus, put up a decorated Christmas tree at home and share presents with friends and family. And just like any other festival, Christmas festivities too are incomplete without some delectable food and refreshing cocktails. Don’t you agree?  

If you too are planning to have friends and family over for Christmas and make merry, and are looking for some delicious cocktail recipes to enjoy with your loved ones, we’ve got you covered. These soul-soothing cocktails are super easy to make, and are ideal to sip during the chilled winter season and the joyous festival of Christmas.  

1. Old Fashioned 

Made by muddling sugar with bitters and water, adding whiskey, and garnishing with an orange slice or zest, this sweet and smoky bourbon cocktail is perfect for the Christmas season. Top it with some ice cubes and bourbon whisky for an extra zing. 

2. Negroni 

An Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, Negroni is the classic three-ingredient cocktail that is just the perfect drink for Christmas celebrations. A traditionally made Negroni is always stirred, not shaken. 

3. Mulled Wine 

The all-time classic Christmas drink, you just can’t make merry on Christmas without raising a glass of mulled wine. Flavoured with a mix of festive spices, lemon, and orange, there is no coming back once you try this delicious drink. 

4. Classic Sangria 

A specialty of Spain, made using red wine, apples and oranges, Sangria makes for a perfect cocktail for a Christmas dinner party. Make sure to soak the fruits longer in the wine, for better taste. 

5. Spiced Mule 

A citrusy and refreshing concoction of gin and ginger beer, spiced mule is made by first filling a mule mug with ice cubes, gin and lime juice, and topped with ginger beer. Don’t forget to garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

6. Hot Toddy

The ultimate winter cocktail, hot toddy is also known as hot whiskey in Ireland, and is often a mixed beverage made of alcohol and water with honey, lemon, herbs (like tea), and spices. The word ‘toddy’ derives from an Indian beverage made by fermenting palm tree sap. It was first used in 1786 to refer to ‘a drink consisting of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices’.