Seasonal Sips: Festive Cocktails

Seasonal Sips: Festive Cocktail Ideas to Warm Your Soul

Christmas is just around the corner and you may think cocktails are just for the summer, but at The Bug Club we love making cocktails all year round. Not only do our festive cocktails taste delicious, they’re a fun activity when you’re all tired of playing charades! To help you craft the perfect seasonal libations, we’ve compiled a list of festive cocktail ideas that will transport you to a world of warmth, indulgence, and holiday cheer.

  1. Gingerbread Martini: A classic holiday cocktail that never fails to impress, the Gingerbread Martini is a harmonious blend of spiced flavours and creamy goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka • 1 oz. gingerbread syrup • 1/2 oz. heavy cream • Gingerbread cookies for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, gingerbread syrup, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until the mixture is chilled and frothy.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a piece of gingerbread cookie, if desired.
  1. Cranberry Aperol Spritz: The trendy Aperol Spritz isn’t only for the summertime. A splash of citrus freshness and a hint of cranberry sweetness, the Cranberry Aperol Spritz is a perfect balance of flavours that perfectly complements the holiday season.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Aperol • 1/2 oz. cranberry juice • Sparkling water • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add Aperol, cranberry juice, and sparkling water.
  3. Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and serve immediately.
  1. White Christmas Mojito: A refreshing twist on the classic mojito, the White Christmas Mojito evokes the essence of winter with its snowy white appearance and invigorating minty flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. white rum • 1/2 oz. white cranberry juice • 3 mint leaves • Soda water • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the mint leaves in a shaker with the white rum and white cranberry juice.
  2. Add ice and fill the shaker with soda water.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until the mixture is chilled and frothy.
  4. Strain into a chilled highball glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
  1. Eggnog Latte: A decadent and warming beverage, the Eggnog Latte is a twist on the classic coffee drink, incorporating the richness of eggnog and the warmth of espresso.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup eggnog • 1 cup hot espresso or strong coffee • Whipped cream for topping (optional) • Nutmeg for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine eggnog and hot espresso or strong coffee.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.
  1. Peppermint Patty Martini: A delightful blend of mint and chocolate, the Peppermint Patty Martini is a festive twist on the classic martini, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. peppermint schnapps • 1 oz. chocolate liqueur • 1/2 oz. heavy cream • Peppermint candy for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the peppermint schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until the mixture is chilled and frothy.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a piece of peppermint candy, if desired.

With these festive cocktail ideas, you can create a symphony of flavours that will transport your taste buds to a world of winter wonderlands, gingerbread cottages, and cosy fireside moments. At The Bug Club, we aim to spread joy –  so grab your shakers, gather your friends and family, and let the holiday cheer flow through each sip of these delectable creations.

Or if you’d rather have someone else serving you cocktails so you can relax, hire our mobile bar in the new year and we’ll do the hard work for you. Our Bugs not only make your event unforgettable from their nostalgic look, but they bring you a stress-free event experience. Our Discobugs create that party atmosphere you pictured for your event and will have your attendees dancing the night away. Contact us to find out how we can make you stand out from the crowd.

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