Chai spiced espresso martini
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3 Festive Cocktail Recipes

Tis the season for all things sparkly and extra. Do you agree? I love all the spice especially this time of year. The smell of cinnamon, oranges and sweet cranberries. Here are three Christmas cocktails that will get you in the spirit along with a minty festive shot.

festive cocktails

Chai Spiced Espresso Martini


  • 45ml vodka
  • 30ml espresso
  • 25ml chai syrup
  • 10ml coffee liquor 


Make the chai syrup. In a pan, gently heat 250g caster sugar, 500ml water, 2 heaped tablespoon chai mix, 1/2 lemon & 1/2 orange (optional) . Let this simmer until all the sugar has melted and flavours are combined.

Add the vodka, espresso, chai syrup and coffee liquor to a shaker with some ice. Give it a good shake then pour into a glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Chocolate Almond Joy


  • 60ml Disaronno velvet
  • 25 ml Creme De Cacao
  • Squirty cream
  • Melted chocolate
  • Crushed candy cane


Dip the rim of your glass in melted chocolate and follow this by dipping it in crushed candy cane. 

In a shaker mix ice, Disaronno and Creme De Cacao.Pour into glass, top with cream & garnish with crushed candy. This is Christmas in a glass.

Festive Gin


  • 50ml Gin
  • 25 ml Triple Sec
  • 30ml Tangerine/Clementine/Orange Juice
  • 30ml Cranberry Juice
  • Handful of cranberries
  • Ginger Ale OR Ginger Beer if you like it with a bit more ginger fire


Put the gin & cranberries in the shaker and muddle together. For that extra flavour, you can leave this for a few hours. Add in Triple Sec, tangerine juice, cranberry juice & ice. Pour into a balloon glass with ice and then top with ginger ale. Serve with a dried orange garnish. 

Santa Shot

The easiest minty shot and one of my favourites. Pour half a shot of creme de menthe and top with squirty cream. Garnish with a slice of strawberry and festive sprinkles.

Creme de menthe shot

Keep safe. Drink Responsibly. Have fun. For my festive cocktail making video, visit my Instagram page.