Seasonal Christmas Cocktails – Why They Work

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Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s the right time to start brainstorming about how to amaze your customers with different delicious Christmas cocktails. 

Many restaurants serve beer and traditional wine as seasonal drinks, but you can make your restaurant stand out by delivering the wow factor. Besides, you’ll want your customers to remember having a fun Christmas in your restaurant. 

So, why not treat them to something unexpected this festive season? 

What Makes Cocktails Special

Everything in a cocktail makes it unique. A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink comprising different spirits mixed with various ingredients like cream, flavoured syrup, milk, or fruit juice. 

They are different from your standard alcoholic drinks as they are made by hand and by a mixologist. Tequila, vodka, gin, vermouth, and rum are usually used as a base and then combined with beverages, herbs, or fruit for decorations.

As there are no specific rules regarding how to make a cocktail, they are unique and highly lucrative. Let’s delve in further;

1. Cocktail Names.

Cocktail names are as creative as their content. Most cocktail drinks have whimsical names and are also associated with famous cities like; 

  • Moscow Mule
  • Californication
  • Long Island Iced Tea
  • Boston Punch 
  • Chicago Fizz 
  • London Fog and many others 

2. Cocktail Glassware.

Cocktail glassware is explicitly made for cocktails; they are diverse in functionality and design. As its making is a form of art, they require elaborate vessels for presentation- to look and taste better. 

There are diverse cocktails based on the kind and number of added ingredients.

Seasonal Christmas Cocktail Ideas 

Whether your customers are in the mood for some sugar cookie martini or classic eggnog, we’ll share some cocktail ideas to wow your customers;

1. White Christmas Margaritas.

Try this recipe if you want to switch things up in a restaurant. This coconut & lime-flavoured cocktail will guarantee a white Christmas for your existing and potential customers.

Ingredients For White Christmas Margaritas 

One can of unsweetened coconut milk(14 oz-12oz)


2 tbsp cream of coconut 

8oz triple sec 

4c ice  

1/4 c lime juice

Sanding sugar and lime wedge for rimming glass 

Cranberries and lime slices for garnish 

Steps To Make White Christmas Margaritas

Step 1: Mix cream of coconut, coconut milk, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.

Step 2:  Rim your cocktail glasses with a lime wedge, then dip the glass in sanding sugar.

Step 3: Pour the mix into a cocktail glass and garnish with cranberries and lime.

Step 4: Serve to your customers; this will surely boost your revenue. 

2. Classic Eggnog.

Eggnog is a drink that people hate or really love; it’s creamy, rich, and eggy. Many people love it, and I bet your customers will love it too.

Classic Eggnog Recipe 

2c Milk 

Six large egg yolks 

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1c heavy cream 

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 

1c rum or bourbon (optional)

1/2c granulated sugar 

Whipped cream – for serving

Directions To Make Tasty Eggnog

Step 1: Mix the cinnamon, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg in a saucepan, then set it over low heat. 

Step 2: In a bowl, whisk the six egg yolks with the granulated sugar until it changes colour to pale, then slowly add your hot milk mixture to the pale egg yolks in different batches, then mix thoroughly.

Step 3: Pour the mix into the saucepan and boil over medium heat until it gets slightly thick. If you’re using a candy thermometer, ensure it reaches 160°.

Step 4:  Remove the mixture from heat and stir well in heavy cream. Refrigerate until it gets chilled.

Step 5: Serve this cocktail to your customers with cinnamon and whipped cream as garnishes. 

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