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Boozy mince pie freakshake? 22 Christmas cocktail recipes to jingle your bells

Buck’s Fizz is all well and good, but it doesn’t take much more effort to really impress with your Christmas cocktails.

Following our boozy hot chocolate and hot gin recipes, we interrogated brands and experts for the best seasonal sips using festive flavours such as orange, chocolate, cinnamon and clementine – even mince pies and panettone.

Champagne versions of eggnog, mugs of hot buttered rum, spiced-up Negronis: we’ve got it all. And don’t worry gin lovers, of course there are plenty of recipes to mix yourself something juniper-y (perhaps to indulge in while you browse this list of incredible gin-based presents).

So scroll through our gallery below for 22 Christmas cocktail recipes. All make one serving unless otherwise stated.



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by Kayleigh Dray
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Sunset cocktail on the beach, anyone?

by Sarah Biddlecombe
26 Jun 2017

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“I take my coffee black – like my soul”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

All aboard! There's a gin train coming to town

Sate your wanderlust with a round-the-world ‘journey’

by Nicola Colyer
21 Jun 2017

Rosé wine (aka the best wine) is getting its own boozy summer festival

Prepare to get pink-wine paninied

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Jun 2017

This £7.99 sparkling wine officially tastes as good as champagne

All the pizzazz for a slither of the price

by Anna Brech
21 Jun 2017

Got hay fever? Here's why a G&T should be your drink of choice

A cooling gin and tonic could help to curb a runny nose and sore eyes.

by Hayley Spencer
20 Jun 2017

Vegan Londoners are being treated to a meat-free burger bar next month

Not an animal product in sight at this fast-food joint

by Amy Swales
16 Jun 2017

Sacré bleu, we’re about to be hit by a croissant shortage

What is going to happen to our flaky pieces of joy?

by Jasmine Andersson
15 Jun 2017

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Police have issued a warning to everyone stocking up on prosecco popsicles

by Moya Crockett
15 Jun 2017