The Coolest Christmas Cocktails

Christmas is around the corner – and while it may be a scary thought to wrap your head around, it also means that we’re getting closer to the festive season which means it is time to celebrate!

Christmas is a time for spending time with family and friends and celebrating the year that was. And what is a celebration without the perfect cocktail?

Here are two of our absolute favourite Christmas Cocktails to get you into the festive spirit!

Pomegranate and Rosemary G&T

There is nothing better than a gin and tonic to cool you down during the hot African summer, and with a posh pomegranate twist, this drink is the ultimate festive season G&T.

Pomegranate juice
Pomegranate pips

Start by pouring your gin (single or double) into a tall glass over crushed ice. Then, add the pomegranate juice (about 25ml).

After you have added the pomegranate juice with the gin, throw in some pomegranate pips.
Then, finish off with tonic water and add a Rosemary sprig or two. Mix well and enjoy!

Berry Sangria

Sangria is one of the most widely liked ‘cocktails’ in the world, and in Spain it is drunk almost every day to celebrate the new day. Thus, keeping with the theme of celebration, this Sangria cocktail is guaranteed to be a hit this festive season.

Sauvignon Blanc / Chenin Blanc
Soda water
Berry juice

Firstly, crush enough ice that would fill a 1 liter jug halfway then add it to the jug. Then, start by adding about 2 – 3 cups of either Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc.
In a separate bowl/jug, crush the various berries together. Also remember to keep some whole ones aside.

Then, add the crushed berries to the jug with the wine and mix well.

Add one or two cups of your choice of any berry juice and then top the rest of the jug off with soda water and mix well.

Throw a few whole berries into the jug, swirl it around and you’re ready to go!