15 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Amaretto Fizz

A simple yet sophisticated cocktail which is ideal for getting your Christmas party started. The Amaretto Fizz is a nice simple recipe which will get you out of the kitchen and mingling with your party guests. Just because this cocktail is simple doesn’t mean it’s not super tasty because it is! Trust me I’ve had a few of them to make sure.

Ingredients (Serves 10):images (1)

-400ml Disaronno
- 600ml Orange Juice
- 2 x 75cl Bottles of Sparkling Wine
- Strips Orange Zest


All you need to do to create this sumptuous cocktail is mix together the Disaronno, Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice. You can zest a couple of Oranges for garnish if you fancy it or leave it as it is if you don’t.

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure out the Disaronno and Orange Juice. Use the channel knife to zest the Oranges.


16 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Orange and Cardamom Martinis

This cocktail is slightly more complicated than some of the other ones we have done in our Christmas Cocktail Countdown but not to worry we will explain how you can make this Christmas spice infused cocktail. This one is a fantastic cocktail to make for your party guests and will wow them with your newly acquired cocktail making skills!

Ingredients (Serves 6):da0308_bellini1

- 12 Cardamom Pods
- 6 Tablespoons of Orange marmalade and more to serve
- 400ml Vodka
- 125ml Cointreau
- 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Ice


Firstly grab your pestle and mortar if you have one (if not you can use any blunt object and to smash the Cardamom pods which you should wrap in a tea towel) and bash the cardamom pods until they split. To bash them for to long or two hard you just want to crack them. Then you need to melt the marmalade in a pan and whisk the Vodka in. Then add in the crushed cardamom pods and heat through but don’t boil the mixture as this will burn of the alcohol in the vodka (we don’t want that happening do we). Leave the mixture to infuse for about half an hour. You will then need to add the Cointreau and lemon juice and allow to chill completely. Serve in whatever glasses you think look best. You can also add a teaspoon more marmalade in the glasses and serve with some ice too.

17 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipes – Sloe Royales

As it’s a Sunday today we thought we’d give you a very easy cocktail. This cocktail may be easy to make but still tastes great and looks lovely – The Sloe Royales. This cocktail is also a great on to enjoy on Christmas day as there is no peroration need and everyone loves a champagne cocktail on Christmas!

Ingredients (Serves 4)images

- 100ml Slow Gin
- 300ml Chilled Champagne


With a cocktail which only has two ingredients it’s not hard to guess how to make it but we’ll tell you anyway. Measure out 50ml of slow gin and pour into each of your champagne glasses and top up with the Champagne.

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure the slow gin.

18 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Cranberry and Vodka Blush

Today’s Christmas cocktail recipe is smart and sophisticated one which is perfect for dinner parties or just wowing a few friends of an evening. The Cranberry and Vodka Blush is ideal for getting your guests in the Christmas party spirit.

Ingredients (Serves 12):Cocktail recipe cranberry blush

- 200ml of Vodka
- 200ml Cointreau
- 600ml Cranberry Juice
- 400ml Orange juice
- The zest of 2 limes
- Crushed Ice


Combine the Cointreau, Vodka, Cranberry Juice and Orange Juice in a jug. Make sure you stir it well and leave to sit for about 20 minutes to let the flavours mix properly. Zest the 2 limes and fill your glasses with crushed ice. Pour the mixture over and add the lemon zest. Then enjoy!

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure the Vodka and Cointreau and use the channel knife to zest the limes. You can also use the muddler to crush up the ice.


19 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Sloe Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is a must at Christmas. This mulled wine recipe has a bit of a kick which you might not be used to in your normal Christmas mulled wine but we promise you’ll enjoy it. Perfect for those cold Winter evenings at home!

Ingredients (serves 6):mulled-wine

- 750ml of Red Wine (Merlot is good)
-1 large cinnamon stick
- 2 Star anise
- 4 cloves
- Zest of one lemon
- 4 tablespoons of caster sugar
- 100ml Slow Gin


Mix the cinnamon, Red wine, star anise, lemon zest, cloves and the sugar together in a pan. Heat the mixture together for 10 minutes and then remove it from the heat to cool slightly. It will take about half an hour for the flavours to infuse properly. When you are ready to serve your slow mulled wine simply heat the mixture again (but don’t boil), stir in the slow gin and pour into mugs. Extra cinnamon sticks make a great garnish.

Use the Bat10der to:

Measure out the Red wine and slow gin. Use the channel knife to zest the lemons and stir with the stirrer.

20 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Winter Pimm’s punch

This is the 5th Cocktail recipe on our Christmas Cocktail Countdown which means you should be getting good at this home bar lark. Soon your house will be a busy as that trendy bar down the road! Today’s cocktail is a one our personal favourites and one you should definitely try. Winter Pimm’s Punch. Pimms in winter I hear you cry! Trust us, we have steered you wrong yet…

Ingredients (Serves 10)img_1684

- 500ml Pimm’s
- 500ml Brandy
- 1.5L apple juice
- Ice
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- Sliced Oranges and Apples


This is another easy one. Mix the Pimm’s, Brandy and Apple juice together with some ice in a large jug. Add the cinnamon sticks and the sliced apples and oranges. If you fancy making this into a winter warmer then just mix the Pimm’s, brandy and Apple juice together in a pan and heat gently for a few minutes. Add in the cinnamon sticks, apples and oranges and continue to heat for another minute. Pour into glasses and leave out the ice. Viola!

Use the Bar10der to:

To measure the Pimms and Brandy. Use the knife to slice the apples and oranges. Stir using the Bar10der’s stirrer.


21 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Christmas cosmopolitan

Only 3 week to go until Christmas! Cranberries are so Christmas, Right? of course they are and that’s the reason this cocktail is such a Christmas hit! Treat your friends and family to this delightfully ginger and cranberry infused cocktail.

Ingredients (serves 10):christmas cosmopolitan

- 500ml Vodka
- 500ml Ginger Wine
- 1L Cranberry Juice
- The juice of 5 limes and zest of garnish
- Sliced stem ginger


Take the vodka and ginger wine and mix together in a jug. Then add the cranberry juice, the juice of the 5 limes and some of the sliced stem ginger. Garnish with the rest lime zest you saved after juicing the limes (optional).

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure the Vodka and Ginger wine. Also use your Bar10der’s channel knife to zest the limes and the normal knife to slice the stem ginger.

22 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Rumberry punch

In the Third of our Christmas Cocktail Countdown we’ll teach you to be the host/est with the most/est with this party punch. Pitcher cocktails are great for Parties, your guests can drink as much or as little as they like and you’re left to enjoy your shindig. Best of all if no one comes to your party you get to drink it all yourself!

Ingredients (makes 10 glasses):recipe-image-legacy-id--1173481_12

- 350ml dark rum
- 1L cranberry juice
- 1L giner ale


This one is really simple. All you have to do is mix the rum, cranberry juice and ginger ale together in a punch bowl or a couple of pitchers. Chill in your fridge or add ice and make sure it’s well chilled. Then you’re ready to serve and enjoy!

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure out the Rum. This is another recipe which you can add fruit too. Place some orange segments and grapes in the pitchers and muddle with the Bar10der before adding the punch!

23 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Raspberry Martini Fizz

Today is the second cocktail of our Christmas Cocktail Countdown! This one takes a bit or prep work but it’s well worth it. The Raspberry Martini Fizz is a stylish and sophisticated cocktail which packs a punch and is sure to push your merriment through the roof.

Ingredients (makes 8):Raspberry Martini fizz

- 350ml Martini Rosso
- 150ml Gin
- 4 tsp icing sugar
- 24 frozen Raspberries
- 2 bottles of chilled Prosecco or other sparkling wine


Before you start this cocktail remember to put your raspberries into the freezer. You will need to do this at least an hour before you start making the cocktail.

Start by mixing the gin and Martini together and place in the fridge and if you have space in your freezer, chill your champagne glasses. Spoon half the icing sugar into 8 champagne glasses and add one of the frozen raspberries. Pour the gin and Martini mixture over the icing sugar and stir. Then simply top up with Prosecco.

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure the Martini Rosso and Gin. You can also use the Bar10der’s muddler to smoosh the raspberry and icing sugar together for a more fruity cocktail.

24 Days Until Christmas – Cocktail Recipe – Angel’s Kiss

The first recipe of our Christmas Cocktail Countdown is a energising after-dinner drink which is great served with chocolates. We thought we would start you off with an easy one so make sure you give this coffee and cream layered cocktail a try!

Ingredients (makes 8):Angel's Kiss - 24 days until Christmas

- 400ml Tia Maria, chilled
- 250ml of double cream
- Cocoa for dusting, Cherry for garnish


Find some small cocktail, champagne or liqueur glasses and pour in the Tia Maria. Then carefully pour the double cream over the back of a teaspoon held over the glass of Tia Maria so it floats on the surface (it’s easy than it sounds) to make a separate layer. Dust the drink with cocoa and garnish with a glazed cherry. Now you’re finished!

Use the Bar10der to:

Measure out the Tia Maria and use the stirrer instead of a teaspoon to create the cream layer.