Christmas Cocktail that will bring the festive cheer! Start the party with our Baked Brie, some Coconut Prawns, our best ever holiday salad and for dessert our Wreath Pavlova. Your Christmas menu is going to be fully sorted!
Easy Christmas Cocktail recipe
Classic Christmas Cocktails are the best as they allow us to relax and celebrate the festive season! Throw some appetizers into the mix, a few of these and you will be feeling merry for sure.
What is the best drink for Christmas?
Christmas is a time of plenty and that includes drinks! You might like to try egg nog, Christmas Punch, a scotch or 2 and a mulled one.
You can't really go wrong in choosing a holiday drink to please a crowd. If i doubt, stick to the old faithful like Hot Buttered Rum or a Gingerbread Hot Chocolate.
What are holiday drinks?
Part of the fun is decorating our drinks and planning mixers. For an easy Christmas Cocktail, start with proscecco and combine it with ginger beer and fresh lime juice. You can't go wrong with this combo!
Christmas will be here before we know it! So let's so a little prep work and plan accordingly.
Mixers are great as you can get them in advance. Ginger beer brings flavour and a bit of fizz. Lime juice can be zesty especially if you use freshly squeezed limes!
What do you drink on Christmas Eve?
Our Christmas Cocktail recipe is perfect for Christmas Eve!
As it has ginger beer and lime juice mixed with the prosecco, you will be able to have a good few drinks, but stay on an even keel for longer!
You know how Christmas day is super busy with lots of comings and goings and you want to have a few drinks, but also not go too hard too soon....well this Christmas Cocktail is perfect for you!
The best thing about this recipe is that it is SUPER SIMPLE!! You only need 3 liquids, some cold ice, rosemary and cherries and you are good to go. You might already have some of the ingredients in your pantry already.
Here is how to make our Christmas Cocktail with step by step photos:
Your rosemary is best added at the start rather than trying to squeeze it in at the end!
Christmas Cocktail Quick Info:
About the recipe:
- This is the PERFECT cocktail for Christmas!!
- We use Prossecco as our main alcohol, then ginger beer and lime juice for the mixers
- We use heaps of fresh ice for that cold, thirst quenching drink effect!
- This recipe is SUPER EASY
To answer your questions:
- The drink is best served on ice!
- The cocktail is best made just before you wish to serve it (ie not an hr earlier)
- We need 1 bottle of Prosecco to makes 6 cocktails
- This cocktail has a light fruity taste and is not too sweet
- Grab a bit more alcohol than you think you will need.
- You never know who will want to quench their thirst on the day, so plan accordingly
- Have some non alcoholic choices for those gets that want to stick to the light stuff!
- Choose garnish that has the festive touch!
If you are wondering just how many of these I drank along the way to get the taste just right, you are going to keep guessing, that is the chef's secret!! Haha!!
Christmas Cocktail Recipe
- 1 750ml Pink Prosecco
- 1 750ml Ginger Beer
- 1 250ml Lime juice
- fresh rosemary sprigs
- fresh cherries
- ice cubes
- Start by adding your rosemary springs and ice to all of your glasses
- Then add your lime juice (1 tbs/20ml per glass) , repeat for each glass Note 1
- Then pour your prosecco into each class leaving about ¼ of the glass at the top empty, repeat for all glasses Note 2
- Add your ginger beer and fill almost to the top Note 3
- Garnish with fresh cherries Note 4
- Note 1 A tablespoon in Australia is just a bit bigger than in America...so for my USA friends add a bit more than a tablespoon (approx 20ml) An Australia ½ tablespoon is 10ml.
- Note 2 you can get prosecco in a yellow colour too, but I tried in for this recipe and I didn't like it as much as the pink one.
- Note 3 You can choose to make a stronger alcohol based drink by skipping the ginger beer. This also looks very pretty for if you start with the lime juice, you will get 2 separate layers when pouring the prosecco on top.
- Note 4 Consider using fresh cranberries in place of the cherries!
This recipe was published on 2nd December 2018 and updated on 26th November 2019
We have talked in detail about our drinks for the festive occasion, but what other recipes do we need?
If you love this recipe and are looking for more Christmas inspo, here are my favourites from the blog:
- Skin on Roast Potatoes
- Thanksgiving Salad (just because it is called Thanksgiving, doesn't mean it can't be on your Christmas table!
Stay cool, Aussies, stay warm my American friends, stay yourself everyone else 🙂 Sing out if you have questions, I am only ever a dinner plate away.