Christmas cocktails

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to be merry! As the month of December approaches, we’re all in a festive mindset. With Christmas just around the corner, there will be plenty of parties and get-togethers with friends and family.

Comforting Christmas cocktails help you enjoy the celebrations and get into the festive spirit. The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts offer distinctive cocktails ranging from Hot Toddies to Decadent Egg Nogs. Sit back and enjoy one martini at a time to make the festive season a little brighter.

Dirty Chai Eggnog

Eggnog is a Christmas favourite that is accustomed to toasts for good health and prosperity. It is an American tradition that has spread around the world. Historically, it has been made using eggs, milk, and alcohol. Our culinary artists have given an Indian twist to this winter drink, making it quintessentially desi!

Recipe

30 ml Bourbon
30 ml Baileys
90 ml Hot milk tea
Whole Spices
Sweet cream foam to top up

Garnish

Cinnamon powder and star anise.

Method

In a heavy bottomed med sauce pot, prepare tea with milk. Strain and let it cool.

In a cocktail shaker add egg white, Bourbon, Baileys with whole spices. Shake well.

Pour the tea in the glass followed by ingredients from cocktail shaker.

Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon powder, whole star anise

Santa’s Apple

Inspired by the Christmas Spirits and holiday flavours is a wonderful concoction of warm whisky, sweet vanilla, and thick butter.

Recipe

45 ml Butter fat washed Whiskey
20 ml Ginger bread syrup
15 ml Spiced Apple liquor
2 dashes of Bitters
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Garnish

Gingerbread Cookie

Method

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker
Shake well
Pour into an old-fashioned glass
Garnish with Gingerbread cookie