London’s best Christmas cocktails

London’s best Christmas cocktails

Posted on 12 December 2017 • Written By Ben McCormack

London’s best Christmas cocktails

If your idea of festive drinking is nicking the glass of sherry left out for Santa, then Christmas has come early. Read on to find our round-up of the best yuletide tipples being mixed in London’s bars and restaurants – and put them all on your Christmas list.

St PPancras International London restaurant bar red winter cocktail

Christmas Pudding Martini at Searcy’s Bar and Restaurant, St Pancras

What’s in it: A festive mix of cognac, Madeira and apricot liqueur, with a hint of spiced syrup and red berries
Where: Grand Terrace, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station, N1C 4QL
How much: £10

London restaurant bar short winter cocktail

Fig Poppa at Dirty Bones Carnaby, Kensington, Shoreditch and Soho

What’s in it: Bulleit bourbon, Pedro Ximinez sherry, cinnamon, figs, lime and Fee Brother’s plum bitters, served on the rocks with a rosemary spring and cinnamon stick
Where: Various locations
How much: £9

Frenchies London restaurant bar egg nog winter cocktail

Frenchie’s Egg Nog at Frenchie, Covent Garden

What’s in it: A creamy and warming concoction involving Cognac, dark rum, Frangelico, walnut liqueur, eggs and spices
Where: 16 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH
How much: £12

Aviary London restaurant bar rum winter cocktail

Hot Chocolate Rum at Aviary, City

What’s in it: An indulgent glassful of Gosling Black Seal rum, Dark Deluxe chocolate and milk, served with a sticky marshmallow garnish
Where: 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1DX
How much: £8

Bokan London restaurant bar mince pie winter cocktail

The Mince Pie Cocktail at Bokan, Docklands

What’s in it: Sipsmith Gin, cloudy pear juice, egg white and mince pie syrup (water, sugar and mincemeat): basically a boozy mince pie in liquid form
Where: Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, E14 9TP
How much:
£9

45 Jermyn Street London restaurant bar cocktail festive

Panettone Negroni at 45 Jermyn St, St James’s

What’s in it: Not just the classic gin and Campari, but vanilla- and raisin-infused Bombay Gin stirred with Campari, ginger and cinnamon
Where: 45 Jermyn Street, SW1 6DN
How much:
£14

Oslo London restaurant bar slow gin winter cocktail

Sloe Winter at Oslo, Hackney

What’s in it: A Nordic-inspired mix of Plymouth Sloe Gin, winter berries syrup, rosemary stem, orange bitters and Prosecco
Where: 1a Amhurst Road, E8 1LL
How much: £8

The Cinnamon Club London restaurant bar winter cocktail

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at The Cinnamon Club, Westminster

What’s in it: A festive bauble filled with Ophir spiced gin, cranberry, fennel, rosemary and tonic, and garnished with an orange peel
Where: The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, SW1P 3BU
How much: £12.50

Prefer you Christmas cheer in food form? Check out our eating (and drinking) guide to Christmas in London