Three cocktails you need to have at your Christmas party

ou’ve noticed it in the shops, stalls and malls already, it seems Christmas is fast approaching. There’s no better way to celebrate the end of the working year than the office Christmas party, (also known as the night to drink as much alcohol as possible!) so we at Kudos have compiled a list of three cocktails we think will go down a treat at this year’s festive celebration.

First up in our office Christmas party favourites is the classic Rum Punch. Essentially tropical fruit juice with a kick, this cocktail will provide a spiced aroma and warmth to the taste buds. Its peach-coloured appearance may give the impression of a tropical juice drink, but it most certainly delivers the strength you’d expect from a world class cocktail. This one serves 15, and here’s how to make it:

  • 750ml Spiced rum
  • 375ml Original rum
  • 750ml Apple juice
  • 300ml Lemon juice
  • 225ml Caramel syrup
  • 750ml Ginger beer
  • 15 splashes Angostura bitters
  • 15 pieces fresh ginger
  • 15 pieces cinnamon sticks
  • 30 pieces lemon wedges
  • 15 pieces Orange Wedges

Next up is the Sidecar which is a brandy-based cocktail with a citrus twist. Fusing the tastes of lemon and orange together, this unusual cocktail has transformed the use of brandy into something quirky and vibrant.  Its apple juice-like appearance and lemon zest finish gives the cocktail an aura of class and distinction. The recipe below serves one person only so use more ingredients relative to the amount of guests present.

  • 45ml Cognac or Bourbon
  • 30ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Lemon juice
  • 1 Lemon zest for garnish
  • 5g Sugar for glass rim
  • 1 splash of orange Juice

Now we have the Spiked Mulled Apple Cider which is an ingenious take on the Christmas classic. Think of mulled wine with added flavour and you’re only half-way there. This concoction is bound to be a winner at your next office Christmas party! The ingredients for this cocktail serve two.

  • 1000ml Apple Cider
  • 30g Brown sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4g Nutmeg
  • 4g Cardamom
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Orange zest
  • 90ml Rum

That concludes our list of the best cocktails to have at your office Christmas party. Everybody loves classic cocktails and these cocktails mix the old styles with the new. If you’re looking for a caterer for your Christmas party, Kudos Delivered has got you covered. Our in-house mixologist can concoct some of the latest and greatest cocktail creations ever known! For more information about how Kudos Delivered can cater for your party, find our website link here. To hear all about Kudos’ updates and the latest news and information, follow us on Twitter @KudosDelivered .