Christmas Cocktail Recipes | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Christmas Cocktail Recipes

Tis the season to get into those Christmas spirits and take a moment to cool down from the hot Aussie summer that we all know and love. Be the talk of the table this year and amaze your friends and family with these delicious cocktails from Ocean Spray! These seasonal recipes are perfect for any Christmas occasion to add some flavour to your festivities and make this season pitcher perfect.
Cranberry Sangria
Are you in charge of hosting this year? Or simply don’t want to show up empty handed? Wine down the end of the year with a flavoursome fruity punch that’s the perfect partner to any Christmas feast… the Cranberry Sangria! This guy serves some serious party punch and is best left in the fridge overnight to bring out all its festive flavour (or as long as you can endure waiting… hey, we don’t blame you it’s good stuff!). INGREDIENTS 1 litre Ocean Spray® Cranberry Classic™ Fruit Drink 75 ml bottle red wine, chilled 4 tablespoons lime cordial 500 ml carbonated water or lemonade, chilled Lime slices, garnish DIRECTIONS Mix together the Cranberry Classic™ Fruit Drink and red wine in a large jug or punch bowl. Add the lime cordial. Gently stir in the water or lemonade just before serving. Garnish with lime slice. TIP: For added kick add two 50 ml shots of brandy
Rosemary Citrus Cider
Want a more refreshing beverage to coddle Christmas night? The Rosemary Citrus Cooler is the one for you. Bring out your inner bartender and quickly whip up this baby with all ingredients easily available in your local supermarket and liquor store…and while vodka might not fix all your woes, it’s certainly worth a shot! INGREDIENTS 28g vodka 85g Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink 14g strawberry puree 14g Elderflower cordial 56g lemon-lime soda Rosemary sprig, garnish DIRECTIONS To a tall glass filled with ice, add all ingredients. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.