Adding some festive cheer to your glasses

If you are looking to add some festive cheer and a bit of flare to the drinks that you serve to your family and friends this Christmas and New Year, then taking a look at cocktails is a great way to go. Of course the best option is to look at Gloucestershire mobile bar hire from so you don’t have to worry about anything other than enjoying the evening.

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Regardless of whether you are going to provide the drinks yourself or enlist the services of the professional cocktail makers there are some drinks that you may want to think abut adding to the menu. Here are some ideas for you.

If you are a fan of the flavours of mulled wine but want to add a bit of class to the drink there are many cocktails based on this popular Christmas drink. Including:

  • Mulled wine cocktail – consisting of cinnamon, clementine’s, cloves and Cointreau along with the traditional red wine, sugar and star anise, this is a drink that is suitable served hot or cold and really will bring out the Christmas cheer in all those who partake in the drink.
  • White mulled wine cocktail – if you or your guests aren’t a fan of the sharp taste of red wine you can make a white wine alternative. This uses white wine along with cider and elderflower cordial and creates an equally delicious drink, but without the red wine heartburn and stained lips afterwards.

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When New Year’s comes calling you may want to glam up your cocktails for the special occasion. Here are some great ideas.

  • Martini fizz with a raspberry twist – the popular cocktail has a wonderful sweet flavour and is made from vermouth, gin and prosecco along with frozen raspberries to give the drink a beautiful colour and delicately fruity flavour. It is a drink that will soon become a favourite with all your guests.
  • Mimosas – simple to make yet elegant to look at and delicious to drink. With just two simple ingredients, champagne and orange juice, this is one drink you will want to have in your hand as the clock chimes twelve on New Year’s Eve.

The important thing to remember with cocktails is that almost anything goes. Not only can you follow some of the many recipes that you can find online, or enjoy the delights of a professional cocktail maker, you can also experiment and perhaps come up with your own signature drink!