London’s Best Christmas Cocktails: 17 Festive Sips To Get You In The Spirit

Food & Drink
30th November 2023
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Whether you’re looking to get in a jolly festive mood, or it’s the last hurrah before you give up drinking for Dry January, December is the only time of the year where everyone in London is mildly tipsy for a month, indulging in the finest Christmas cocktails the city has to offer.

From winter spritzes to decadent Bailey’s drinks and espresso martinis with a festive twist, here are all the festive tipples that’ll fill you with Christmas spirit (quite literally).

Where To Drink Christmas Cocktails In London

christmas cocktail at the churchill bar

The Churchill Bar & Terrace

Ever fancy drinking a Whiskey Sour with a dash of festive flavour? The Merry Cherry will certainly get you into the festive spirit (quite literally). Based on the classic Whiskey Sour cocktail but with a festive twist, it’s made with a spiced red wine reduction and flavours of cinnamon, star anise and cloves. It’s Christmas in a cup, and we’re all for it.

Even better – the bar is just around the corner from bustling, twinkling Oxford Street, and makes a welcome escape after a successful Christmas shopping trip.

WHERE: 30 PORTMAN SQUARE, LONDON W1H 7BH

WEBSITE: WWW.THECHURCHILLBAR.CO.UK

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Mama Shelter

Fancy festive spritzes in a chic spot? Until 24th December, London Essence’s exclusive Festive Collection menu will be available at Mama Shelter, where you can try bespoke cocktails like the ‘Merry & Bright’ with vodka, vermouth, mixed berries, prosecco, and London Essence Pink Grapefruit Soda; or opt for the ‘Joyful & Mindful’ with Lyre’s Italian Spritz and London Essence White Peach & Jasmine Soda if you fancy going booze-free.

Where: 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP

Website: www.mamashelter.com

100 Wardour Street

Step into a warming winter wonderland as 100 Wardour Street teams up with Cîroc for Christmas in Soho.

Wrapped in sparkling decorations, giant bows and twinkling lights, get into the festive spirit with their exclusive Espresso Martini Menu including the Toasted Marshmallow Martini – Cîroc Vodka, toasted marshmallow, vanilla and espresso; or the Chocolate Mocha Martini – Cîroc Vodka, Frangelico, dark cacao liqueur, espresso and chocolate bitters.

Where: 100 Wardour St, London W1F 0TL

Website: www.100wardourst.com

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The Perception Bar

You’ll be feeling merry and bright at W London’s Perception Bar this Christmas as you sip on seasonal serves with a dash of whimsy, like the Charlie & The Chocolate Factory cocktail, featuring Plantation Fiji, Cointreau, Bouvery CV, orange bitter and double cream.

Where: W, Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF

Website: www.theperceptionbar.com

The Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel & Residences

If you’re after a festive bevvy, The Milestone Hotel & Residences has four up for grabs.

Whether you fancy sipping the Christmas Punch with Broken Clock Vodka, clarified coconut milk and cranberry; or the Stablewood & Velvet with Broken Clock Vodka. Grand Marnier infused with walnuts, lemon and apple foam – you’re bound to find something to satisfy your Christmas cocktail cravings.

WHERE: 1-3 KENSINGTON CT, LONDON W8 5PG

WEBSITE: WWW.MILESTONEHOTEL.COM

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Flight Club

As the frosty season gets underway, Flight Club Victoria will be offering a Winter Paradise cocktail menu for you to cosy up with on their heated terrace.

Inspired by the flavours of the tropics, with seasonally inspired twists on classics, expect to raise a glass to the likes of the Winter Colada – tropical notes with a hint of cinnamon spice.

Where: 6 Sir Simon Milton Sq, London SW1E 5DJ

Website: www.flightclubdarts.com

festive cocktail at daphne's

Daphne’s

If you’ve ever been to Daphne’s, you’ll know that their Christmas transformation is always magical – especially so this year as the restaurant is transformed into an enchanting wonderland, inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s ‘Nativà Mistica’ masterpiece – think olive trees and celestial angels.

Teaming up with Malfy Gin, the new menu of festive tipples includes the Christmas Negroni, made with Malfy Gin Originale, Amaro, Vermouth, Sloe Gin and Campari; and the Snowman’s Martini, made with Malfy Gin Originale, Vodka, Lillet Blanc and White Truffle Oil. A tranquil Renaissance-inspired escape from the bustle of London.

Where: 112 Draycott Ave, London SW3 3AE

Website: www.daphnes-restaurant.co.uk

christmas cocktails at coq d'argent

Coq D’Argent

Indulge in a holiday cocktail on a rooftop this winter at Lodge d’Argent, Coq D’Argent’s cosy winter terrace.

This season they’ve partnered with Remy Martin to offer a winter cocktail menu including the Fireside Delight, made with Rémy Martin VSOP Cognac, spiced hot red wine, amaretto foam and nutmeg.

Where: 1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ

Website: www.coqdargent.co.uk

Dalloway Terrace

With festive celebrations looming, Dalloway Terrace has transformed into a winter wonderland hideaway, with the perfect festive sips to get you in the spirit.

Partnering with Perrier-Jouët to bring the magic of the Maison Belle Époque to London, menu highlights include ‘The Adele’ with Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé and Organic Rose Tea Cordial; and the  ‘Emile Fizz’, a blend of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut, Pernod Absinthe, and Suze Liqueur.

Where: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Website: www.dallowayterrace.com

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One Aldwych

The festive season is well and truly underway at One Aldwych, and to match their enchanted forest-themed décor, they’ve also created a menu of five festive cocktails.

Try the Woodland Negroni, made with Sapling Gin, Campari, Aker English Rose Aperitif, spice

berry cordial, Supasawa, and cranberry bitters. Or for something non-alcoholic there’s the Out Of The Woods, made with Everleaf forest, Amaretto zero, cider zero, topped up with crodino.

WHERE: 1 ALDWYCH, LONDON WC2B 4BZ

WEBSITE: WWW.ONEALDWYCH.COM

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St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys

As per usual, champagne will be flowing at Europe’s longest champagne bar this festive season, but you can also look forward to a fizz-tastic festive cocktail too.

Take a seat at the bar, and enjoy the St Pancras Gingerbread Cocktail – a a truly festive concoction of cranberry juice, Grand Marnier, gingerbread syrup, topped with Searcys Selected Cuvée Champagne.

WHERE: ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL STATION, LONDON N1C 4QL

WEBSITE: WWW.STPANCRASBYSEARCYS.CO.UK

The Athenaeum

If you’re searching for a delicious festive cocktail near Picadilly, you’re in luck. The Athenaeum is serving up limited edition signature cocktail for the festive season.

For a taste of Christmas, try The Mandarin, with gin, mandarin liqueur, lemon, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg; or The Ballerina, made with spiced rum, caramel toffee liqueur, double cream and chocolate shavings.

Where: 116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ

Website: www.athenaeumhotel.com

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The SOAK

Looking for a festive drink near Victoria? The SOAK is the place to go, making sure your holiday drinking is as festive as possible with a range of unique Christmas cocktails on offer.

There’s the Prosec Ho Ho Ho, a jolly combination of Beefeater rhubarb and cranberry gin, zesty orange juice and Prosecco, garnished with strawberries and cranberries; the Gingerbread Merry-tini, a mix of Baileys Irish cream, Frangelico, ginger syrup, espresso, and a hint of cinnamon; and the Mistletoe Mojito, a festive blend of Bacardi Carta Blanca, cranberry juice, soda water, grenadine, lime juice and simple syrup, topped with fresh mint and cranberries. If you’re in the mood for something booze-free, there’s also two festive mocktails on offer.

Where: Terminus Pl, London SW1W 0RP

Website: www.thesoak.co.uk

The Rooftop at One Hundred Shoreditch

Christmas is well and truly here at The Rooftop, and they’ve created a delicious festive cocktail for the holiday season.

The Winter Berry Fizz is made with Kavka Vodka, Red Currant and Prosecco, and is the perfect Christmas-coloured drink for celebrating in Shoreditch.

Where: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

Website: www.onehundredshoreditch.com

christmas cocktail at the rooftop at one hundred shoreditch
christmas cocktail at manettas bar

Manetta’s Bar

The team at Manetta’s Bar have been busy this creating their festive offering this year.

The delicious Festive Cocktail combines Gin del Professore, Cointreau, ginger bread syrup, cinnamon powder, apple and lime juice to create a drink that packs a fruity and festive punch.

Where: Flemings, 7-12 Half Moon St, London W1J 7BH

Website: www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

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COMO The Halkin

When you get the calling for Christmas cocktails, head to COMO The Halkin, where you can find brand new Christmas drinks just in time for the festive season.

Settle down and cosy up with drinks like the Cheesecake Martini made with Chambord, Amaretto, fresh strawberries, cocoa liqueur and double cream, decorated with crushed biscuits; and a classic eggnog, mixing Appleton Estate rum and Bulleit bourbon together with simple syrup and egg whites, garnished with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.

Where: 5-6 Halkin St, London SW1X 7DJ

Website: www.comohotels.com

Bbar

Head to Victoria for a festive cocktail in celebration of the season.

The team at bbar are offering guests a seasonal exclusive cocktail – Santa’s Sling- a twist on the classic Singapore Sling, mixing London Gin, Cointreau orange liquor, Heering Cherry liquor, Dom Benedictine herb liquor, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice and Gingerbread Syrups, and garnished with marshmallows and a candy cane.

Where: 43 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PP

Website: www.bbarlondon.com

 

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