10 Must-Try Christmas Tipples
Who doesn’t love a themed cocktail in the festive season?!
The more Christmassy the better right? Well you’re in luck because some of our awesome BCW venues are shaking up a storm this month with some super seasonal specials. Here are our Birmingham must-try cocktails for Christmas 2022.
Venue: Ikigai at 1000 Trades
Green Tea Infused Roku Gin – Matcha Cream Liqueur – Rice Starch Syrup – Black Walnut Bitters – Nutmeg
Named after a traditional Japanese Christmas gift, this cocktail is creamy and delicious. The Ikigai version of Eggnog and we are here for it!
Venue: The Pineapple Club
Cocktail: Alpine Hot Chocolate
Alpine Botanical Liqueur – Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur – Chocolate Quarter Hot Chocolate
A luxurious festive twist on a hot chocolate, made using locally made, award winning Chocolate Quarter hot chocolate. Independent businesses collaborating to make the perfect winter warmer? Pass us another!
Cocktail: Xmas Tree Bramble
Raspberry & Blackberry Infused Bombay Sapphire Gin – William Fox Pine Syrup – Lemon – Rosemary
Bank describe this Christmas special as a ‘festive surprise with a hint of fruit’. The perfect winter pick me up if you ask us.
Cocktail: Butterscotch BonBon
Grey Goose Vodka – Butterscotch Schnapps – Limoncello – Lemon Juice – Vanilla
A faultless festive dessert cocktail that seamlessly blends limoncello with smooth butterscotch. A very special tipple, and one that is perfect for sipping after dinner.
Venue: Grain & Glass
Cocktail: Mr Robert Roy
Glenlivet 12 – Lillet Rouge – Angustura Bitters – Maraschino Cherry
A fabulously boozy, festive treat. You’ll enjoy notes of chocolate, maraschino cherry and black forest gateaux. An excellent warmer for those dark, wintery nights!
Venue: Canal House
Cocktail: Frangipane Daiquiri
Avallen Calvados – Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Rum – Almond Syrup – Apple Juice – Citrus
We’ll keep this one simple. Christmas cake, in a glass. Just delicious.
Venue: Hotel du Vin
Cocktail: Festive Cinnamon Old Fashioned
Woodford Reserve – Cinnamon Syrup – Bitters
A classic cocktail with a festive twist. The kind of Christmas drink you sip with joy by an open fire after a day of frantic Christmas shopping or some kind of snowball fight.
Venue: The Florence
Cocktail: Frost Bite
Vodka – Blue Curacao – Pineapple – Cream Coconut – Coconut Flakes
If you’re the kind of cocktail lover that prefers a beach holiday to a snow day, this one is for you. Looks like Christmas, tastes like holiday happiness!
Venue: Harvey Nichols
Cocktail: Spiced Rum Punch
Plantation Rum – Orange Juice – Cranberry Juice – Cinnamon Syrup – Lime Juice – Angostura Bitters – Grenadine
A festive spiced cocktail that really packs a punch in flavour. The orange and cranberry provide plenty of sweetness but are beautifully balanced by the fresh lime and Angostura bitters.
Venue: Dirty Martini
Cocktail: Christmas Martini
Absolut Vodka – Winter Syrup – Cranberry – Egg White – Citrus – Candy Cane
If you haven’t got a photo on your instagram of you and a cocktail with a candy cane garnish, have you even done Christmas? A bright, fresh and fruity festive treat.