By no means do you need alcohol to have fun but with a dozen or so cousins, the oldies and the in-laws coming this Christmas having a cocktail or two prepared can’t hurt.

Now, this small list that I have collated is special. It is a list of drinks suitable for a hot Aussie Christmas. No hot ciders, hot chocolates, snow-themed drinks and all that is unpleasant in the summer. 

(clicking on the images will take you directly to the recipe).

The Christmas Cosmopolitan

This festive twist on the classic Cosmo adds orange liqueur and pomegranates for a sweet, summery taste.

photo credit – getty images

Gingerbread Eggnog

Eggnog is certainly not for everyone but this recipe manages to replicate the flavours of gingerbread cookies in drink form. So if you like gingerbread, this drink may be the one for you. 

photo credit – erica lapresto

Peppermintinis

This one is quite self-explanatory. Candy canes, peppermint, chocolate and vodka – delish.

photo credit – brad holland

Jingle Juice

An excellent and refreshing punch that combines the classic Christmas spices with Australian fresh summer fruits.

photo credit – baked bree

Peppermint White Russian

Once again, rather self- explanatory. Simply replace vodka with peppermint vodka and there you have it; an instant festive taste.

photo credit – inspired by charm

To create your very own Christmas taste stick with citrus flavours, warm spices, apple and cinnamon, anything peppermint, berries and figs. But there are no real rules as long as you do it your way and drink responsibly. 

What’s your go to Christmas drink? Inspire us in the comments. 

By Nelly Bowyer, Little Ginger Co.