Christmas Cheer – Festive Cocktails

Now with the spotlight on seasonal serves right now, it’s time to crack out the Christmas cocktail list. From hot toddies with a joyful twist, to rims dipped in candy canes and a pa-rum-pum-pum pudding.

Copper Toddy


  • 40ml Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 20ml Earl Grey Syrup
  • 125ml Medium Cider
  • 1 Star Anise
  • Lemon Wedge


First, make the Earl Grey syrup by steeping an Earl Grey tea bag in a cup of boiling water for three minutes.

Mix equal parts caster sugar and boiling tea, and stir until all sugar is dissolved.

Let stand for five minutes and stir again before use.

Now, heat all ingredients in a small saucepan on a gentle heat and make sure not to boil.

Pour into a heat-proof glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Christmas Pudding Old Fashioned


  • 45ml Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum
  • 5ml Maple Syrup
  • 5ml Cherry Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Cacao Bitters


Add ingredients into a mixing glass and stir.

Serve over ice into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with an orange twist and cloves.

The Greatest Gift


  • 45ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
  • 25ml Cotswolds Whisky Amaro Liqueur No 1
  • 45ml Cranberry Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Egg White
  • Bar Spoon of Honey


Dissolve the honey in Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, add all the ingredients into a shaker and dry shake (without ice).

Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass.