The Best Christmas Cocktails In London 2017

From fireball haynests to boozy custard tipples, ceramic ski boots and brussels sprouts garnishes - 'tis the season to be jolly, and these epic festive cocktails will have you doing just that.

Polano – Three Six Six

In standard Three Six Six style, this cocktail is completely insane. Set a hay nest on fire to reveal a boozy rum cocktail nestling inside a weird tear-drop shaped glass. Made with: Koko Kanu rum, tarragon-infused rhubarb liquor, Ancho Reyes, ancho syrup, lime juice, cardamom bitters, sumac powder.

126 St John's Hill, Battersea,  SW11 1SL

Black Forest - Dalloway Terrace

The two best things in life meet in one boozy mashup - the hot chocolate cocktail which you can sip it from Dalloway's awesome fairylit terrace - we're all over this situation. Made with: made with Gin, Vermouth, Cherry Heering and Marcoloni Hot Chocolate. 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN black-forest-dalloway-terrace

The 12 Drinks of Christmas - Duck and Waffle 

White beard? Check. Making the best Christmas cocktails in town? Check. We're 99% Rich Woods, Head of Cocktail Development at Duck and Waffle is actually Santa. He's created a list of 12 drinks that mix up the flavours we usually associate with this most wonderful time of year; Panettone Flip, a Milky Bar Snowball, a Pine Cone Negroni and how about your roast in your Cosmo? These drinks are the reason Christmas is our favourite time of year. duck-and-waffle-christmas

Minc’d Pie – The Gibson

Served up in a badass pig-faced vessel, garnished with a big slab of minced meat cooked in dark beer. Hello Christmas! Made with: Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, apple and elderflower Juice, smoked Chai tea, garden herbs & crab apple jelly, poppy paste, beer and eau de vie 

44 Old Street, EC1V 9AQ minc-d-pye-cocktail-the-gibson

The Queen Raffald – Mews of Mayfair

This drink is in homage to 18th Century food author legend Elizabeth Raffald – a.k.a ‘Queen of Custard’ ('cos she wrote a book with 13 different custard recipes - who knew!). This intense creamy booziness also comes with a mini gingerbread man for dunking - winner. Made with: Dark rum Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, gingerbread liqueur, Ambrosia Deluxe custard with clotted Cream, and topped with grated Nutmeg and dark chocolate.

10 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY, UKCustard Cocktails Ambrosia custard cocktail Mince Pie In a Manger –  The Bluebird Instagram at the ready for this epic little cocktail that's basically a dessert in/on a snowglobe. Made with:  toffee vodka, Mozart chocolate liqueur, amaretto, and muddled clementine, served with a homemade mince pie 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU mince-pie-in-a-manger

The Naughty Cacao Boy at The Booking Office

BarChick is all about this intense hot choc drink, loaded with Baileys and served with all-you-can-eat cookies. We're gunna dunk 'til we pop. Made with: Intense dark hot chocolate, mixed with Baileys, Brandy and a ristreto espresso. Served with cookies.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, Euston Road, NW1 2AR booking-office

Home Alone - London Cocktail Club

The world's most epic Christmas film in a cocktail. What's in it? Stoli Salted Caramel vodka, chocolate sauce, almond half and half , Horlicks powder, Monin popcorn syrup. Chocolate cravings?!London Cocktail Club, various locations home-alone-london-cocktail-club

Hot Espresso Martini - The Bluebird Bar

That boozy heady classic, made warm and all dressed up like a lil' work of festive art. Pow! Made with: Belevedere Red Limited Edition Vodka, Kahlua, Frangelico, vanilla syrup, shaken with espresso coffee.

350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU hot-espresso-martini-bluebird-chelsea

Mulled Wine Flight at Club Zetter 

Why have one when you can have three with this mulled wine flight 'Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh’ ('cos there’s no such thing as greedy when it's Christmas baby!). What’s in it? The white one: Friulano with Acacia honey, elderflower tea, golden apple juice and cinnamon. The Rose one: Les Duclax Cotes-de-Provence with Frankincense, star anise, whole cloves and rose petals. The Red one: Alpha Zeta Corvina, Myrrh, dried plum and whole cloves.

 86-88 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RJ, UK club-zetter

Unmasked - Bird of Smithfield 

Hell yeah, we're all over that delicious inch of sweet alcoholic foam. Made with: Whiskey, bourbon, bayleaf, cinnamon and sugar

26 Smithfield St, London, EC1A 9LB bird-of-smithfield

Apres-Ski Sharer - Piste at Archer Street

'Cos chugging out of a ski boot is just how they roll at the Piste Apres-Ski pop up. Made with: Red Berry Ciroc with grand Marnier, lemon, winter grenadine and Cranberry juice topped with soda water.  apres-ski-sharer-piste-at-archer-street

The Mandarin Eggnog - The Zetter Townhouse

Get one of these on the house when you head to Zetter Townhouse during the week before Christmas. Boom! Made with: Single cream, Grand Marnier and ‘mandarin milk’ (milk cooked with dried mandarin segments and orange rind to infuse the flavour).

28-30 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JB egg-nogg-zetter-townhouse

Christmas Carol - Holborn Dining Room

It's all about the sexy glassware at this epic gin bar. Made with: Rum, homemade plum purée and plum bitters.

252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN holborn-dining-room

Sprouting Gordon's Gin Fizz - M Restaurants

But the bomb diggity of Christmas cocktails has got to be this sexed up G&T, with one of your five a day to boot. Made with: Gordon’s gin, lime and lemon juice, cranberry and honey syrup and prosecco. M, 2 & 3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8HP M Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 6SQ, UK brussels-sprout-cocktail-m-restaurant

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