Top 7 cocktails for a Christmas party with Social & Cocktail

Today I am lucky enough to share a special blog post all about mixing famous cocktails, which has been written for me by my lovely friends over at Social and Cocktail. I hope you enjoy their ideas for creating cocktail classics for your Christmas party – and no, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!

With the popularity of cocktails exploding in recent years, they have now made their way into many Christmas parties across the country. Cocktails are a perfect option for any Christmas party, as they are fun, colourful plus there is a huge variety to cater for all tastes, be they sweet, sour, fruity, bitter or spicy.

If you are thinking of offering cocktails at your Christmas party, you can either mix up your own batch of cocktails (we advise you to trawl the web for cocktail recipes) or you can book a cocktail package from a variety of cocktail companies which have popped up over the last few years. Such companies will cater for all types of events, such as Office Christmas Parties Birthdays and Garden Parties. These companies will normally offer a mobile cocktail bar, bartender (trained in mixology), glassware, cocktail master classes and cocktail ingredients.

We have chosen fantastic 7 cocktails that we guarantee will be a hit at any Christmas Party.

1) Orange Chocolate Dream

Everybody remembers getting a Terry`s Chocolate Orange for Christmas, well, now you can have it in a glass…with alcohol.

The Ingredients: 45 ml White Chocolate Liqueur, 30 ml Bailey`s Irish Cream, 20 ml Orange Liqueur, 2 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder, 1 Teaspoon Bar Sugar, 1 Orange Twist

How to Make:

  • Mix the cocoa powder and sugar on a small plate.
  • Dampen the rim of a martini glass and swirl in the powder mixture to rim.
  • Add the chocolate liqueur and Baileys to a cocktail shaker filled most of the way with ice and shake for about 20 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a martini glass and float the orange liqueur on top.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.Orange Chocolate Dream

2) White Lady

The White Lady is a clean-tasting classic cocktail, perfect choice for the gin lovers at the office Christmas party.

The Ingredients: 50 ml Gin, 25 ml Triple Sec, 25ml Lemon Juice, Lemon Rind

How to Make:

  • Mix the ingredients in a shaker which is half full of ice.
  • Strain and serve in a sugar-rimmed glass.
  • Garnish with a strip of lemon rind. 

3) Appletini

Apple lovers rejoice, with this sweet but strong little martini number. Not too many in front of the boss!

The Ingredients: 40 ml Vodka / 15 ml Apple Schnapps / 15 ml Triple Sec / Apple Slice

How to Make:

  • Mix in a shaker and then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with apple slice and serve. Appletini cocktail recipe

4) Sex on the Beach

The Sex on the Beach cocktail is a very popular mixed drink, synonymous with summer holidays and fun times, rather than Christmas, however, it will suit all tastes plus features the festive cranberry.

The Ingredients: 25 ml Vodka / 25 ml Peach Schnapps / 40 ml Orange Juice / 20 ml Cranberry Juice / Orange Slice for Garnish

How to Make:

  • Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with the orange slice.

5) Passion Fruit Daiquiri

Every Christmas party needs a Daiquiri, so we think the Passion Fruit Daiquiri is the perfect seasonal option.

The Ingredients: 25 ml Bacardi Rum, 25 ml Passoa, 25 ml Lime Juice, 12 1/2 ml Sugar Syrup, 1 Passion Fruit

How to Make:

  • Add all ingredients into Boston shaker with lots of ice and shake for about 15 seconds.
  • Shake and fine strain into a chilled martini glass

Garnish with passion fruit shell.Passion Fruit Daiquiri6) Chocolate Covered Cherry

Christmas is a time to bring out the Bailey`s Irish Cream and here is one of our favourite cocktails created with the delicious liqueur.

The Ingredients: 30 ml Baileys Cream Liqueur, 30 ml Coffee Liqueur, 1 Tablespoon Grenadine Syrup

How to Make:

  • Pre-measure your ingredients into separate shot glasses.
  • Pour the grenadine into a rocks glass first.
  • Slowly pour the coffee liqueur into the glass over the back of a spoon, being careful to let it run down the inside.
  • Following the pouring instructions in step three, add the Baileys.
  • Serve immediately, being careful not to rock the drink too much to avoid mixing the ingredients. 

7) Mojito Royale

A classic Mojito is lacking a little festive theme, so why not move it up a level with a splash of bubbly.

The Ingredients: 40 ml White Rum, 30 ml Lime Juice, 3 Mint Leaves, 2 teaspoons Sugar, Splash of Champagne

How to Make:

  • Muddle mint sprigs in a glass with sugar and lime juice.
  • Add rum and top up with Champagne.
  • Garnish with sprig of mint leaves.
  • Serve with a straw.Mojito Royal


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

3 thoughts on “Top 7 cocktails for a Christmas party with Social & Cocktail

  1. Yay Christmas cocktails! I’ve got quite a well-stocked bar this year but I’m going to have to add some extras ready for some of these beauties. I’ve already started debating when to start making eggnog with my housemates – one of them is vehemently against taking Christmas beyond December but we’ll see how she feels after a chocolate orange cocktail…
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

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