Delicious cocktails to sum up your festivities

There’s nothing quite like a perfect cocktail recipe for the festive season, and with just a few quick and easy steps you can have a Merry Christmas.

And you can do it with as few ingredients as possible.

Here’s how.

French Apple-Lime 75


Pomegranate and lime give a delicious boost to the classic gin and bubbles cocktail.

  • 1/4 c. gin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Pomegranate Lime Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/4 c. sparkling wine
  • Pomegranate seeds, to serve
  • A touch of lime, to serve


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake the gin, lime juice, and pomegranate-lime syrup.
  2. Strain into a flute and add sparkling wine.
  3. Serve with a squeeze of lime and pomegranate seeds.


The Cosmopolitan is a pop culture icon that has become a modern classic for good reason: the cocktail is as flashy as it is delicious.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge or twist, to serve


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake all ingredients until chilled.
  • Strain into a coupe glass and serve with a lime wedge or twist.


Originating in Florence in 1919, this sparkling Campari-based cocktail became a social media sensation..


  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. countryside
  • Orange touch, to serve


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled.
  • Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass, then squeeze the orange twist and drop into the glass.

Blood orange spritz

This delicious aperitif is the love child of an Aperol spritz and a mimosa, and an absolute delight to share with the family at Christmas.


  • 1/4 c. blood orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Aperol
  • sparkling wine
  • Touch of blood orange, to serve


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the blood orange juice and aperol and shake well for one minute.
  3. Strain into a champagne glass and add sparkling wine.
  4. Serve with a twist of blood orange.

This recipe can be found on GoodHouseKeeping

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