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Boozy and simple Christmas cocktails to help you survive the family lunch

There’s no denying that as great the break from work, the food and gifting is, getting together with the family can sometimes be stressful. Here’s a list of some delish boozy Christmas themed cocktails to get you through the day.

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Brunch Punch
One lot of this and it’s Christmas fun all day long.

INGREDIENTS

Ice

litres sprite
2 cups Orange juice
2 cups Pineapple juice
2 cups vodka
bottle prosecco
2 cups Strawberries, sliced
2 cups Raspberries
1 cups fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

Sanding sugars, for rims

To a large punch bowl, add ice, Sprite, orange juice, pineapple juice, vodka, Prosecco, strawberries, raspberries and mint leaves and stir to combine. Coat rims of glasses in sugar before serving.

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White Christmas Maragarita
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Why not just make one.

 

INGREDIENTS
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
12 350ml tequila
200ml triple sec
1/2 cup lime juice
2 cup ice
lime, sliced into rounds for garnish

Lime wedge, for rimming glass

Sanding sugar, for rimming glass

Cranberries, for garnish.

In a blender, combine vodka, Prosecco, blue curaçao, lemonade, and ice. Blend until combined. Coat rims of glasses in sugar before serving.

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Cranberry Gin Fizz
It’s got gin and it looks like Christmas and it tastes good. What more do you want?

INGREDIENTS
For the Cranberry Syrup:
1/2 cup cranberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
sprigs fresh thyme
For the Cocktail:
60ml.gin
22ml Cranberry Syrup (see above) 
22ml fresh lemon juice
15ml elderflower liquor

Ice

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Fresh cranberries, to garnish

sprig fresh thyme, to garnish

Make the Cranberry Syrup: Simmer cranberries, granulated sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and cranberries break down, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in 4 sprigs fresh thyme. Cool to room temperature. Strain; discard solids.

Make the Cocktail: Combine gin, Cranberry Syrup, fresh lemon juice, elderflower liquor, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled; strain into 2 glasses. Top with ice and club soda. Garnish each drink with fresh cranberries and 1 sprig fresh thyme.

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Jack Frosties
Feeling the holiday blues? This cocktail will make you forget all about it and cool you down on those hot summer days all at the same time!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Vodka
1 cup Prosecco
1/2 cup Blue Curaçao
1/2 cup lemonade
6 cup Ice

Lemon wedge, for rimming

White sanding sugar, for rimming

In a blender, combine vodka, Prosecco, blue curaçao, lemonade, and ice. Blend until combined.

Run a lemon wedge around the rim of each glass then dip in sanding sugar.

Pour frosties into rimmed glasses and serve immediately.

 

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Salted Caramel White Russian

I mean, it’s basically just a boozy milkshake and we can definitely get around that!

INGREDIENTS
Salted caramel sauce
Ice
Salt flakes

25ml (one shot) Salted Caramel Irish Cream
25ml Amaretto
75ml (3 shots) of half and half (milk and cream)

Take the caramel sauce and use a teaspoon to slightly drizzle it in the glass, while slowly turning the glass so you get a nice swirled effect.
Fill the glass with ice.

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