Christmas Cocktails Guide to London

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London Christmas Cocktails Guide 

If ever there was a time to allow yourself to indulge in a tasty cocktail or two. Christmas is your green light to enjoy some of the seasons tasty tipples. 

Christmas drinks

Best for that Christmas feeling 

In terms of feeling super festive. Miracle bar the Christmas popup takes first place. In a very cheesy. Slightly overdone way. 

This snug bar is hidden upstairs at DA Henrietta. In London's Covent Garden. It's a shrine to all things Christmas. 

With totally retro decorations. Plus non-stop Christmas songs. Staff even wear Santa hats as they mix and serve up Christmas cocktails. 

It's a nostalgic bar that made me feel like I was at my Christmas obsessed nanas house in the nineties! 

I love the festive play on words at Miracle bar. With two shots available on their menu. Perfectly titled the naughty shot and the nice shot.  

Their selection of ten cocktails includes warm beverages. Like mulled wine. With each drink arriving in different Christmas themed glasses. 

Miracle Bar London Popup Review 

On my pre-booked visit to miracle bar. I chose the christmapolitan. A cocktail which included spiced cranberry sauce and was probably the only cocktail on the menu that doesn't arrive in a Christmas themed cup. 

My husband chose Santa's Little helper. A cocktail that comes in a tall tumbler. With reindeer on the glass and a tiny koala bear in a festive hat on the straw. 

Santa's little helper contains eucalyptus and sage among its ingredients. 

My second drink of choice at Miracle bar was hot. Buttered rum. A very comforting drink. Presented in a winking Santa Claus mug. 

This drink tasted like an adult horlicks. Or a watered down bailey's. Topped with cinnamon. It's a good choice for the end of the night. 

Definitely book in a visit to miracle. A Christmas themed popup bar at next Christmas season. 

Tis the perfect place to don your ugly Christmas jumper - if you're after some casual. Festive fun. 

Best for tasty cocktails and party vibes

If, like me. You seek a more upscale bar. Need your cocktails sweet and want to get dolled up for a glam. Yet unpretentious round of Christmas cocktails. 100 Wardour Street is my top suggestion. 

Each and every cocktail on their limited edition Christmas menu is a hit. Complete with a live dj and space for disco dancing as well as drinking. 

I couldn't quite decide on my favourite drink at 100 Wardour Street. As you'll see when you click here to read my dedicated blog post on disco Christmas at 100 Wardour Street. 

Holiday cocktails

Best for Christmas decor

If you seek to be blown away by the visuals at your Christmas cocktail venue of choice. Than you'll be suited to either 34 Mayfair or Daphnes. Both have equally spectacular decorations. 

With pretty Christmas baubels, hanging overhead in abundance. The Christmas cocktail menu at 34 Mayfair is in partnership with Monkey 47 gin. 

It sees the likes of a black forest spritz cocktail. Inspired by the classic dessert. 

Whilst over at Daphnes in Chelsea. There's a Tuscan Christmas cocktail menu. In partnership with Malfy gin. Featuring a Truffle martini and snow globe cocktails. 

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London Christmas cocktails guide continued :

With winter and the festive season upon us. What better way to celebrate than with a delicious Christmas cocktail from one of London's best bars. 

Whether you’re looking for something warm and comforting, or a bold and fruity cocktail, these festive drinks are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Just like a Christmas dinner. You're getting second helpings from me! As below are some more of the most iconic Christmas cocktails in London. 

From classic recipes. To modern twists on old favourites. So grab your shaker as we explore some of the best winter libations London has to offer!


Eggnog is a classic Christmas cocktail and it's easy to see why. It's rich, creamy and full of festive flavor. 

If you're looking for a festive tipple this Christmas, then look no further than eggnog. Read on for my guide to the best eggnog cocktails in London.

1. The Spitalfields Eggnog at The Ten Bells

This east London bar is known for its inventive cocktails and the Spitalfields Eggnog is no exception. 

Made with rum, brandy, sherry and cream. It's a real winter warmer.

2. The Nutty Nog at Callooh Callay

This Shoreditch bar has earned a reputation for its excellent cocktails and the Nutty Nog is one of their best. 

It's made with bourbon, hazelnut liqueur, nutmeg and milk. Making it rich and indulgent.

3. The Egg Flip at Salvation in Noodles

Salvation in Noodles may be best known for their Asian-inspired cuisine, but they also make a mean eggnog cocktail. 

Their Egg Flip is made with brandy, Amaretto liqueur, eggs and milk, giving it a deliciously creamy texture.

4. The Winter Warmer at Happiness Forgets

Happiness Forgets is one of London's best speakeasies and their Winter Warmer cocktail is the perfect pick-me-up. 

Christmas Cocktails

Mulled wine

Mulled wine is a classic Christmas drink, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it in London. 

For a traditional take on the beverage. Head to one of the city's many pubs or bars that serve it. 

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, for example, offers a delicious mulled wine made with red wine, spices, and oranges.

If you're looking for something a little different. Check out some of the city's more creative takes on mulled wine. 

1. The Covent Garden Hotel 

Enjoy a winter spiced mulled wine made with blackberry liqueur. 

2. The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch 

Here you can try a mulled cider with bourbon and applewood smoked bacon.

3. Mulled wine at winter wonderland 

The ultimate destination for a Christmas themed outing is at winter wonderland. Where you can warm up with some mulled wine. 

Whatever your preference. There's sure to be a mulled wine to suit your taste in London this Christmas.

Tips for making your own Christmas cocktails

If you're looking to add a festive touch to your Christmas party this year, why not try making your own Christmas cocktails? Here are some tips to help you get started:

1. Choose your base spirit. 

Gin, vodka and rum are all popular choices for Christmas cocktails.

2. Pick your mixers. 

Think about what flavours you want in your cocktail and choose mixers accordingly. For example, if you want a fruity drink, consider using fruit juices or cordials.

3. Get creative with garnishes. 

A sprig of holly or a candy cane can really make a Christmas cocktail look festive.

4. Make ahead where possible. 

Cocktails can be time-consuming to make, so it's helpful to prepare as much as possible in advance. 

This could include making syrups or infusions, or pre-mixing batches of drinks so all you have to do on the day is top them up with sparkling water or soda.

Holiday drinks

Traditional Christmas Cocktails 

Hot Toddy

A hot toddy is a traditional winter cocktail made with whiskey, honey, lemon, and hot water. This warming drink is the perfect way to take the chill off on a cold winter night.

To make a hot toddy, start by combining whiskey, honey, and lemon juice in a mug. Then, top off the mug with hot water and give it all a stir. 

If you like, you can garnish your hot toddy with a cinnamon stick or a slice of lemon.

So what are you waiting for? Curl up by the fire with a cozy blanket and enjoy a delicious hot toddy!

Irish coffee

Irish coffee is a classic Christmas cocktail and one of the most popular drinks in London during the festive season. 

There are many variations of this drink, but the basic recipe is simple: coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream.

If you want to try making your own Irish coffee, start with a good quality coffee. I recommend using a dark roast coffee for this cocktail. As it will stand up well to the strong flavor of the whiskey. 

Once you have your coffee, add a shot (or two) of Irish whiskey. Like Jameson or Bushmills, but any good quality Irish whiskey will do. 

Add a tablespoon of sugar and stir until dissolved. Finally, top with fresh cream and enjoy!

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