Merry Mixmas! Cocktails For The Season

Date Posted:18 December 2019 


If you want to serve up this festive season with great cocktails and quality ingredients, check out these recipe ideas.  For more inspiration, we have a wide selection of cocktail books.

The team at Only Bitters wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.

Christmas Cranberry Ginger Cocktail
1/4 cup fresh cranberries
6 fresh mint leaves, torn
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp The Commissary Simple Syrup
3 dashes lemon bitters or (18.21 Ginger Lemon Tincture)
60ml vodka
60ml ginger beer (18.21 Spicy Ginger Beer Concentrate and soda water)
splash of cranberry juice, to top up
Muddle cranberries, mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup and lemon bitters. Fill the glass halfway with ice cubes and stir in vodka and ginger beer. Top up glass with a splash of cranberry juice. Stir well and garnish with cranberries and mint leaves.
Festive Pomegranate Rosemary Gin & Tonic
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 sprig rosemary
40ml gin
20ml Strong Tonic Syrup
60ml soda water
pomegranate seeds & rosemary sprig for garnish

In a shaker, muddle the pomegranate seeds and half a sprig of rosemary (removed from stem). Add in gin and shake with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice.  Top off with tonic syrup and soda water.  Stir and garnish with pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.
Holiday Paradise Rum Cocktail
60ml Demarera Rum
15ml Apple Cider
15ml Lime Juice
15ml Pineapple Juice
10ml The Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
Dash of The Bitter Truth Peach Bitters

Fill a double old fashioned glass with crushed ice, then add rum, juices, and allspice dram. Stir gently, then garnish with a lime or pineapple wedge and mint sprig.

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