Get the party started this festive season with Christmas wine cocktails

Yippee... party season is upon us! If you're looking for a refreshing seasonal drink that packs a punch then a wine-based cocktail could be exactly what you need. Get your guests’ taste buds tingling this holiday season by serving up a few of the following cocktails.

mulled wine is the best christmas cocktail

Red wine cocktails

Red wine is the ultimate winter warmer, and so perhaps it’s the perfect choice when creating a Christmas wine cocktail. Make a mulled wine to keep away the cold using a bottle of red and some spices to enhance that seasonal flavour. Simply add any combination of orange, cinnamon, cloves and star anise to a pot, along with some honey or sugar, and maybe even a drop of brandy. Then, gently heat and it's ready to serve!

white wine christmas cocktails

White wine cocktails

If you're dreaming of a white (wine) Christmas this year, you can create a winter twist with a white wine cocktail. It doesn't need to be complicated! A simple dash of elderflower syrup will liven up any glass. For that extra seasonal flair, add some colour to your white wine, with a splash of pomegranate juice and orange juice, mixed with just a dash of cognac.

champagne christmas cocktails

Champagne cocktails

To add some sparkle to any party, a champagne cocktail always does the trick! You can also use sparkling wine or prosecco instead. It couldn't be easier to raise a glass with a red currant champagne cocktail. Simply add red currant purée (made from crushed currants and sugar) to your favourite fizz. Create a champagne, cranberry and tangerine punch by combining cranberry juice and freshly squeezed tangerine juice with a handful of cranberries, and mint to garnish. These Christmas wine cocktails are sure to keep you celebrating well into the new year!