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Enjoying a Christmas themed cocktail is one of the many joys of the festive season. With Christmas, we are all looking for ways we can spice up our guests’ experience on board.
Maybe your guests are the type that knows what they like and often opt for the same thing. However, sometimes a suggestion doesn’t go amiss and an interesting cocktail menu may just be the tipping point that gets guests trying something new.
But are you stuck for ideas on how to recreate Christmas Cocktails onboard? If so, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of our favourite Christmas themed cocktails to make this year. So go on- spoil your guests or just spoil yourselves!
Christmas Themed Cocktails You Need Onboard:
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce1/4 tsp mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 6 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup thickened cream
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1 tbsp Baileys Irish cream liqueur
- Whipped cream, to serve
- Extra caramel sauce, to serve
- Small gingerbread men, whole and crushed, to serve
- Combine caramel sauce, mixed spice and ginger in a small jug.
- Place ice cubes, cream, caramel mixture, vodka and Baileys in a cocktail shaker. Secure lid. Shake well to combine.
- Pour into chilled serving glasses. Dollop with whipped cream. Drizzle with extra caramel sauce. Decorate with whole and crushed gingerbread men. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of Kim Coverdale for Taste.
- 1 c. whipped cream
- 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. Irish cream (such as Baileys)
- 1 1/2 oz. Irish cream (such as Baileys)
- 1 1/2 oz. hazelnut liqueur (such as Frangelico)
- 1/2 tbsp. crushed hazelnuts or graham crackers
- The Irish Whipped Cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl with a hand mixer, whisk together cream and powdered sugar. Whip on high until stiff peaks form, then slowly add the Irish cream. Transfer cream into a piping bag or plastic bag with a corner snipped off and chill.
- The Cocktail: In a shaker, add Irish cream and hazelnut liqueur then fill with ice. Shake until the shaker is frosty, then strain the drink into a coup. Pipe over Irish whipped cream and garnish with hazelnuts.
Recipe courtesy of Justin Sullivan for Delish.
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon sugar
- 1 c. eggnog
- 1 c. vodka
- 1 c. Kahlúa
- 2 tbsp. molasses, plus more for drizzling
- Pinch ground ginger
- Whipped cream, for topping
- Wet rims of four cocktail glasses and dip in cinnamon sugar.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add eggnog, vodka, Kahlúa, molasses, and ginger and shake to combine.
- Pour into rimmed glasses. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with molasses before serving.
Recipe Courtesy of Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo for Delish.
Boozy Grinch Punch
- 1 (0.13-oz.) packet Kool-Aid Lemon Lime mix
- 4 c. water
- 4 c. ice
- 3 c. lemon-lime soda
- 2 c. pineapple juice
- 2 c. vodka
- 1 c. ginger ale
- Lime wedges, for rimming
- Red sanding sugar, for rimming
- In a large pitcher combine Kool-Aid and water.
- In a large punch bowl, combine ice, kool-aid, soda, pineapple juice, vodka, and ginger ale.
- Use a lime wedge to rim glasses and dip in sanding sugar to coat. Pour punch into glasses to serve.
Recipe courtesy of Makinze Gore for Delish.
Driven Snow Cocktail
- Finely-crushed candy canes
- 1 1/2 oz. white chocolate liqueur
- 1 oz. blackstrap rum
- 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur
- Dip the rim of a glass in water, then in finely crushed candy canes.
- Combine white chocolate liqueur, blackstrap rum, ginger liqueur, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into prepared glass.
- Serve garnished with a bite-size gingerbread cookie, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Jin for Country Living.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
- 2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 8 c. whole milk
- 2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
- 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 to 1 cup bourbon or rye
- Toasted marshmallows, for serving
- In a large saucepan, combine cocoa powder and granulated sugar.
- Whisk in 1½ cups milk until fully incorporated (mixture will be a thick paste).
- Gradually whisk in remaining 6½ cups milk. Add cinnamon sticks and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until you can smell the cinnamon, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add chocolate and whisk until melted. Strain into a second pot, then stir in bourbon. Serve topped with toasted marshmallows.
Recipe courtesy of Kate Merker and Becca Miller for Good Housekeeping.
Sugar Cookie Martini
- 1/2 c. whole milk
- 1/4 c. Baileys
- 2 oz. vanilla vodka
- 2 oz. amaretto
- 1/2 c. vanilla frosting
- 1/4 c. sprinkles, plus 1 tsp., divided
- Pre-made sugar cookie dough
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll sugar cookie dough out to ¼” thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes then place cookies on prepared baking sheet. Bake until just set and lightly golden around the edges, 12 minutes. Let cool.
- Using an offset spatula, spread a thin layer of frosting onto rim of two martini glasses. Pour ¼ cup sprinkles onto a small plate then dip rims in sprinkles to coat. Use an offset to frost cookies with frosting then decorate with remaining 2 tablespoons sprinkles.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine milk, Baileys, vodka, and amaretto. Add ice and shake until cold. Pour into glasses and garnish rim with a cookie.
Recipe courtesy of Makinze Gore for Delish.
We hope you will recreate and enjoy our selection of Christmas themed cocktails this year!
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