Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Feed your appetite for cooking with Penguin’s expert authors

penguin logo

6 Fabulous Festive Cocktails

by Elizabeth Young

published on 4 December 2014

No Christmas party is complete without a glass of something tasty and luxurious. To get your festive party started, see our five fabulous Christmas cocktails.

Christmas Spice Cocktail | Festive Drinks

Christmas Spice Cocktail from Fizz: 80 Joyful Cocktails And Mocktails For Every Occasion by Olly Smith

“Here’s to all the flavours of Christmas in one fruity and spicy concoction”, says Olly Smith. With cardamom and orange-spiced gin, pomegranate syrup and topped up with bubbles, this is a cocktail to celebrate with. 

Get yourself a copy of Olly Smith’s Fizz here.

Venetian Manhattan | Festive Drink

Venetian Manhattan from Venice by Russell Norman

A Venetian twist on this classic cocktail from Russell Norman’s Venice, this smart tipple will add some serious sophistication to your festivities.

From the book

Russell Norman

Mulled Wine | Christmas Drink

Mulled Wine from Ms Marmite Lover’s Secret Tea Party by Ms Marmite Lover

This classic Christmas cocktail from foodie blogger Ms Marmite Lover is taken from her cookbook Ms Marmite Lover’s Secret Tea Party and includes the addition of kumquats to give it a real festive feel.

Buy Ms Marmite Lover’s Secret Tea Party here.

Bottle of Manhattan

Bottle of Manhattan from Hawksmoor at Home by Hawksmoor

A perfect Christmas cocktail, this festive treat from Hawksmoor at Home is a glorious mix of rye, vermouth, absinthe and maraschino. Bottoms up!

Buy Hawksmoor at Home here.

Gin Christmas Drink | Christmas Cocktail

Gintelligence No.1 from Ginspiration by Klaus St. Rainer

Klaus St. Rainer’s recipe from Ginspiration is the perfect festive tipple. Served warm in a teacup, it combines gin with juniper berries and lemon for a heady and warming mix.

Buy your copy of Ginspiration here.

Dandy Cocktail | Christmas Drink

The Dandy from Hawksmoor at Home by Hawksmoor

The warm, golden colours of this Hawksmoor at Home cocktail exudes 1920’s sophistication. Serve with seasonal berries for a truly festive touch.

Buy Hawksmoor at Home here.


You might also like

View all


All of your favourite recipes from Jamie Oliver’s Together on Channel 4

Jamie Oliver is back with a brand-new cookbook and TV series to inspire your post-pandemic cooking. Together is a guide to reconnecting with your nearest and dearest over a good...


8 Cornish-inspired home cooking favourites from Rick Stein at Home

Rick Stein’s latest cookbook is packed with recipes celebrating Cornish ingredients and producers. Discover 8 of our favourites here.


10 recipes you’ll love in The Sweet Roasting Tin

75 laid-back, flavour-focused bakes await you in The Sweet Roasting Tin. Here are just 10 of our favourites, from an orange drizzle traybake to Black Forest cupcakes.


Subscribe to The Happy Foodie email newsletter

Get our latest recipes, features, book news and ebook deals straight to your inbox every week