The Christmas Classics
The bar is a busy place at Christmas. In between serving impressive cocktails, plenty of pints and enough Prosecco to make Santa tipsy, don’t forget the Christmas classics!
Hot Toddy – the combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves packs a punch that helps warm up your customers.
Snowball – have a ball at Christmas with this fun drink! Everyone loves sipping a snowball, so make sure this retro cocktail of advocaat, lemonade, lime juice and plenty of ice takes pride of place on your bar.
Eggnog – this spiced and spiked egg-yolk-and-milk mixture is believed to have originated from early medieval Britain “posset” – a hot, milky, ale-like drink, and, despite it’s unusual taste, is still a firm favourite during the festive period.
Whisky Mac – this old timers’ cocktail has been around since the 1860s and is made up of whisky and ginger wine. Built in a rocks glass over a few ice cubes it’s the perfect winter warmer. Garnish with a fresh slice of ginger.
Baileys – the original Irish cream and the festive season go hand in hand. Traditionally served over ice, with an ABV of 17%, this indulgent dessert-like drink ticks the box for those customers at Christmas looking for a lower ABV cocktail, late afternoon and after dinner drink.
Hot Buttered Rum – a drink whose flavour improves with age, it is made up of spiced rum, boiling water, butter and brown sugar, garnished with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. The ultimate winter cocktail.
Bucks Fizz – the simple and classic combination of orange juice and Champagne make it the perfect party drink, or a Christmas lunch aperitif.
Sherry – no longer just a treat for Nan at Christmas, sherry has seen a renaissance with more drinkers (of all ages) showing a growing interest in the various styles, so make sure you stock up!
Mulled Wine – nothing screams “Christmas” more than mulled wine! The alluring and comforting smell of mulled wine will help pull punters in. Great to serve at a party, or have a pot simmering on your bar.