10 Christmas Cocktails You'll Want To Instagram Right Now

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10 Christmas Cocktails You'll Want To Instagram Right Now
The Home Alone at London Cocktail Club. Photo: Kevin Williams

Christmas is coming, and with it come Christmas sandwiches, Christmas coffees, and even Christmas cocktails. If you're heading to a cocktail bar for your Christmas do, make sure you order one of these beauties — and snap away with your camera before you tuck in. After all, if it's not on Instagram, did it even happen? (Your aching noggin the next day will probably confirm that yes, yes it did.)

Poblano at Three Six Six

This little nest is set on fire and burns away to reveal a little glass tube holding a boozy yellow liquid.

What's in it? Koko Kanu rum, tarragon-infused rhubarb liquor, Ancho Reyes, ancho syrup, lime juice, cardamom bitters, sumac powder.

Where? Three Six Six, 126 St John's Hill, Battersea,  SW11 1SL

Minc’d Pye at The Gibson

Served in this eye-catching mug, it may not look particularly festive, but it sure tastes like Christmas.

What's in it? Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, apple & elderflower Juice, minced meat cooked in dark beer, smoked Chai tea, garden herbs & crab apple jelly, poppy paste, beer and eau de vie.

Where? The Gibson, 44 Old Street, EC1V 9AQ

Mince Pie Bramble at Dirty Bones

Group Bar Manager Calum O’Flynn believes any dessert can be turned into a drink and he’s done just that with this Mince Pie cocktail.

What's in it? Gin, lemon and brandy, port-infused reduction and a cherry and mint ‘snow’ top.

Where? Dirty Bones, 20 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP

Mulled Wine Collins at The Walrus Room

The Walrus Room crew have gone all-out festive vibe for this Christmas tipple, garnished with a candy cane and mini meringues.

What's in it? Broker's Gin and homemade mulled wine syrup (using all the typical spices of the traditional process), a dash of lemon juice and a splash of soda.

Where? The Walrus Room, 40 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EE

First Class Cocktail at German Gymnasium

Served up in this beautiful, classic-looking vessel, this rum cocktail is fitting for the bar’s German market pop up theme.

What's in it? Mix of rum and homemade falernum, (a spirit with notes of clove, allspice and vanilla, with homemade ginger soda and lime).

Where? German Gymnasium, 1 King's Boulevard, King's Cross, N1C 4BU

Elit Choc Trooper Martini at The Booking Office

This vodka-based tipple is teamed up with a mini choco ginger fella.

What's in it? Rose water rinsed glass, Elit vodka, white chocolate liqueur, Lillet Blanc, mint sprig clapped on top and discarded.

Where? The Booking Office, St Pancras Station, NW1 2AR

North Polaroid at Revolution Bars

This drink comes complete with a personalised selfie snapshot Polaroid – what a treat.

What's in it? Pineapple, cherry and strawberry juice with a dash of vodka and amaretto.

Where? Revolution Bars, various locations

Inca Suenos (Inca Dreams) at Senor Ceviche

This Peruvian-style winter tipple goes for an apple and chocolate combo.

What's in it? White chocolate, apple and cinnamon infused pisco, with apple oil and home made cinnamon syrup. Garnished with dark chilli, chocolate drizzle and dried apple.

Where? Senor Ceviche, Kingly Court, W1B 5PW

Scrooged at London Cocktail Club

Photo: Kevin Williams

Served with a pegged, individually wrapped mint humbug and cinnamon flare.

What's in it? Jagermeister Spiced, QuiQuiRiQui mescal, apple juice, lime juice, grenadine.

Where? London Cocktail Club, various locations

Home Alone – London Cocktail Club

See top image for the full effect of this one — a highball inside a popcorn holder garnished with popcorn and Quality Street chocolate – it’s like your Christmasses have all come at once.

What's in it? Stoli salted caramel vodka, chocolate sauce, almond half and half , Horlicks powder, Monin popcorn syrup.

Where? London Cocktail Club, various locations

Last Updated 28 November 2016