“It is required of every man,” the ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide; and, if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Not quite the spirit we at the Two Seven Club had in mind actually! We’re more into the spirits you can find at the bar, am I right? Anyway, it’s Christmas!!! Well, almost! Tis’ the season to be jolly and all that. On that note, we thought we would give you lovely readers a Christmas gift and so we made this list of Five Fun and Festive Favourite Cocktails to make at home! Don’t you just love a bit of alliteration? Maybe not after these.
A Very Merry Ornamentini
Bet you can’t say that when you’ve had a few of these! This yummy cocktail has all the elements of a classic Cosmopolitan, but with a couple of festive twists! Combining vodka, Cointreau, cheery, cranberry and orange juice, you have a fruity festive number to get you right into the holiday spirit! Recipe can be found here. If you’re entertaining, you can even serve the bad boys in glass baubles!
You don’t have to be in the States to enjoy this little beauty! For a creamy, silky smooth and sweet boozy treat, we totally recommend you try one of these. Just simple ingredients, a generous shot of Baileys with some of your kitchen cupboard essentials whisked in. Find this luxurious recipe here.
Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch
You simply cannot have Christmas without sparkle, it’s a fact! And just what better way to add sparkle to your festivities than having this cheeky little number? Only a little boozy, so perfectly safe for cocktails after Christmas dinner with the in-laws! A classic Mojito with the addition of a splosh of sparkling wine. Yum!
White Christmas Margaritas
A few of these and you’ll definitely be crooning like Bing Crosby! If you like coconut, you’ll definitely love this cocktail, it’s full of it! And booze, of course, we would never forget the booze. Coconut rum, tequila, grand marnier, copious different forms of coconut, plus a few other bits and bobs and you’ve got yourself a chilled, white Christmas in a glass.
Fireball Hot Toddys
Now, if you are anything like us, you’ve been hit with the horrendous cold fluey virus that likes to move in at this time of year and drastically overstay it’s welcome. This hot shot cocktail should help it right on its way back out the door! Made with Fireball Whisky, (a generous glug recommended), it should have you warmed up and back in the Christmas spirit in no time!
So, that’s our list. Do let us know in the comments if you try any and what you think. Don’t forget, we are a fully stocked cocktail bar so if you are having a wedding or event in the new year and fancy a bit of razzle dazzle from the Two Seven Club, give us a shout and book! In the meantime, we wish you a very merry Christmas!