Christmas Party Cocktails & Canapés – Part One

Christmas Party Cocktails & Canapés

Although Christmas dinner is considered the main event, it often compromises most of your time. Whilst you’re slaving away at the stove, the sound of merrymaking can be made out amidst the clatter and chaos of the kitchen. Although these are the sounds that should fill the house at Christmas, you can’t

Mojito by Rey del Mojiito, Raimon Social Club Barcelona
Mojito by Rey del Mojiito, Raimon Social Club Barcelona

help but feel a flush of envy from not taking part. So keep cooking to a minimum whilst hosting this holiday season by entertaining with cocktails and canapés. Festive inspired finger food and showstopper sippables are the perfect way to impress your guests whilst capitalising on your time with them. So over the next few weeks, watch this space for some seasonal ideas…

 

A well favoured cocktail that can easily make the transition into the winter months is the mojito. Now whilst this rum ruled cocktail reminds us of sunnier climes, we’ve a Christmas twist that’ll keep you drinking throughout December.

White Christmas Mojito Cocktails:

Ingredients:

  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 1 shot of white rum
  • 2 shots canned coconut milk
  • 1 shot coconut rum
  • sparkling water for topping
  • pomegranate arils for serving 

To serve, fill your finest glass wear halfway with the mojito mix. Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint and pomegranate arils. What Is an Aril?

If you’re serving for several guests, why not make a big batch in a large pitcher? Muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves, then in a blender, combine the white rum, coconut rum and coconut milk and combine until smooth. Pour over the mint and lime sugar mix and stir. Once chilled and ready to serve, top up with sparkling water, mint leaves and pomegranate arils to serve.

Planning a Christmas party for your friends can be tricky so if you’re looking for a spot to please the masses, why not make Mocka Lounge your destination? With party packages available you can completely customise your Christmas to suit you and your guests. With Christmas cocktails and canapés to offer, as well as a dancefloor and DJ in tow, Mocka Lounge is sure to fulfill all your festive wishes!

An  article by Bryony Fenton

Cocktails at Christmas