Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a classic beverage in your hand. Whether you’re curled up by the fire, or toiling away in the kitchen, you’ll definitely appreciate one of these classic cocktails infused with all the familiar flavours of the festive season.
Gordon Ramsay's mulled wine with dry roasted spiced nuts
This mulled wine, a take on the classic Swedish glogg by Gordon Ramsay, has a modern twist. The trick is in the aromatic bouquet garni with cardamom, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and lemongrass. Then, orange zest, orange slices and sugar with ginger, and ginger syrup. Some bonus spiced nuts work brilliantly as an accompaniment.
The best eggnog ever?
This ultimate eggnog from ChefSteps requires lambda-carrageenan to thicken, guar gum, sugar, rum extract, nutmeg, cloves almond extract and of course, milk, cream and egg yolk. A little trickery with the sous vide and you've got a show-stopping eggnog that will bring the house down.
A twist on the classic hot toddy
Some purists may argue with this twist on the classic Scottish hot toddy (with a touch of bitters to jazz things up a bit), but whether you’re feeling under the weather or not, this warming cocktail is a winner.
Holiday Cocktails ft. How to Drink | Basics with Babish
Babish welcomes Greg from How to Drink for a rundown on some classic Christmas cocktails, including eggnog, a smoked sage punch, and hot buttered rum with added extra bonus Baltimore eggnog with variations.
The Big Lebowski's 'white Russian' | How to Drink
Not just for The Dude - a white Russian is an excellent Christmas drink. It's easy, doesn’t require speciality liquors and it's delicious.
Jamie's Christmas Cocktail | Keep Cooking At Christmas | Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver makes a vodka-based Christmas cocktail infused with seasonal flavours like cloves, cinnamon, red and black peppercorn, chilli and citrus. It's very easy to do and can be done on the run while you're busy in the kitchen.