The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive twist on classic Christmas cocktails? As you might know by now, at Back To Mine we think everything should be vegan as standard- which is why almost all of our spirits and wines are vegan-friendly, and those which aren't are clearly labelled. So whether you're a seasoned vegan or just looking to add a plant-based touch to your holiday cheer, these vegan-friendly Christmas cocktails are sure to delight your taste buds and warm your spirit.
1. Merry Berry Mojito
Start the festivities with a burst of flavor by crafting a Merry Berry Mojito. Swap out traditional white sugar for agave syrup or maple syrup, and muddle fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Add a splash of rum, soda water, a generous squeeze of lime, and a handful of mint leaves for that signature mojito freshness. Garnish with extra berries for a vibrant, Christmas-ready drink.
2. Coconut Snowball Martini:
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Embrace the winter wonderland with a Coconut Snowball Martini. Combine coconut milk, vanilla-flavored vodka, and a touch of coconut water over ice. Shake it well and strain into a martini glass rimmed with shredded coconut for that snowy effect. It's a creamy and indulgent treat that's entirely plant-based.
3. Spiced Apple Cider Sangria:
Warm up your holiday gatherings with a Spiced Apple Cider Sangria that captures the essence of the season. Mix together your favorite red wine, fresh apple cider, and a medley of sliced apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks. Let the flavors meld together in the fridge for a few hours before serving over ice. This festive sangria is the perfect balance of sweet and spiced notes.
4. Gingerbread Old Fashioned:
Give the classic Old Fashioned a gingerbread twist by infusing the syrup with warming spices. Combine bourbon or rye whiskey, or even rum with a homemade gingerbread syrup made from molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Add a few dashes of bitters and garnish with an orange twist. It's a sophisticated cocktail that brings the nostalgic flavors of gingerbread cookies to your glass. And if you're feeling lazy you can order a Spiced Rum Old Fashioned from our sister company Mindful Mixology! Their pour-and-serve cocktails are a great addition to any home bar and make the best gifts.
5. Cranberry Rosemary Sparkler:
Toast to the season with a refreshing Cranberry Rosemary Sparkler. Mix cranberry juice, sparkling water, and a splash of vodka for a light and bubbly base. Garnish with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary for an aromatic twist. This effervescent drink not only looks elegant but also captures the essence of winter with its crisp and herbal notes.
6. Peppermint Chocolate Martini:
Indulge your sweet tooth with a Peppermint Chocolate Martini that combines the flavors of the holidays in a glass. Shake up peppermint schnapps, dairy-free chocolate liqueur, and vanilla vodka with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprinkle of crushed candy canes for that festive touch. It's a dessert-like cocktail that will satisfy your cravings for something sweet.
Cheers to a happy, healthy, and cruelty-free holiday season!
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If you live in London or have a friend, relative, or loved one that lives in London then don't forget we have a bar- Back To Mine, in Exchange Square behind Liverpool Street station in the heart of the City. Check us out, book a table for lunch or an area for drinks. It's also the perfect place for a quick drink if you're getting a train to or from Norwich. See you soon!