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Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Why not brighten up the long, dark winter evenings and try out some of in-the-spirit’s deliciously warming cocktail recipe ideas and give yourself a luxurious winter treat! We have selected cocktail recipes with a wide range of ingredients for great winter and Christmas cocktail ideas – which we hope will help you liven up a cold winter evening. Enjoy!

Amarula Coffee

Amarula CoffeeAn indulgent and creamy warming coffee treat to warm you through on a cold winter’s night. Extremely simple to make – all you need to do is pour the hot coffee into a heat resistant serving glass or cup and then add the Amarula Cream to float on the top by pouring it carefully over the back of a spoon. Perfect!

Bene N Hot

Bene N HotMade with Bénédictine - the traditional herbal liqueur from Normandy first made by Bénédictine monks as a medicinal elixir in the 16th century. This cocktail recipe is made from equal quantities of Bénédictine and hot water – ideal to heat you up from the inside on a cold winter’s day. At the end of the First World War, the 11th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment were stationed in Normandy near to where Bénédictine is made – and developed a taste for the liqueur mixed with hot water. The Bene’n’Hot soon became their preferred tipple due to its supposed medicinal and fortifying properties which kept them going during the final winter of the war. When returning home, the soldiers found the warming qualities of a Bene’n’Hot equally effective against the cold of the Lancashire winters. In the Burnley and Blackburn area of Lancashire – this is still one of the most popular mixed drinks today having been passed down through the generations.

Caffe Disaronno

Caffe DisaronnoThis is a delicious liqueur coffee making it the ideal end to a special meal or to unwind at the end of an evening. Made with Disaronno Amaretto, De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Brown and cognac, topped up with hot black filter coffee with whipped cream floated on the top. The hot coffee blended with the warming cognac plus the chocolate flavour of the De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Brown and the marzipan flavours of Disaronno creates the ultimate in rich coffee cocktails.

Cranberry Kick

Cranberry KickNever mind cranberry sauce with your Christmas turkey, try out this gorgeous cranberry cocktail recipe! A superb combination of De Kuyper Cranberry liqueur, vodka and freshly squeezed lime juice topped up with cranberry juice – it’s a refreshing long drink in perfect Christmas colours!

Mulled Wine

Mulled WineThere are many variations on this recipe as everyone has their own preference. This particular recipe is a tried and tested favourite of in-the-spirit and is an especially uplifting winter cocktail recipe of rich, aromatic flavours. Made with red wine, ruby port, brandy, De Kuyper Triple Sec which is then enhanced with cinnamon, cloves, berries, brown sugar, a bay leaf, lemons and oranges – this is a warm and spicy indulgent drink ideal to serve as a Christmas party punch.

We've also made a list of our favourite Christmas cocktail recipes.

We hope you enjoy trying our winter cocktail ideas but please remember to enjoy all cocktail recipes recommended by in-the-spirit in moderation.



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