5 cocktails that are perfect for Christmas
Christmas and cocktails go together like Santa and Rudolph - each one is made infinitely better by the other! While some parts of the world might need a few glasses of warm eggnog to keep themselves toasty, here in Australia we're blessed with summer weather throughout the entire festive season. This means we get to enjoy the very best cocktails around, and the mixologists here at Kingpin have compiled a list of five of our favourites from our drinks menu.
1. Countess Cosmo
Let's start things off with a proper Christmas theme. The cosmopolitan is already a popular drink year-round, but it's also perfect for Christmas! Why? Well the cranberry juice is a great start, evoking one of the holiday's most familiar flavours, and when backed up by citrus vodka, lemon, lime and passionfruit, this drink is an Absolut winner!
2. Espresso Martini
The martini is another beverage that needs no introduction, and while there are plenty of different versions of it out there, our favourite is a bit out of left field. Yes, you still get all the classic components of a great martini, but it's fancied up with espresso mix and coffee beans to give it a really unique flavour - plus that energy boost you'll need to dominate the bowling lanes!
3. Spiced Mojito
It's hard to pass up a mojito at the best of times, but at Kingpin we like to put a spicy twist on this staple by using Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. This gives the mojito a different taste to what you'd normally expect, and the rum is great for providing a bit of warmth if you're staying late at Kingpin after the sun has gone down.
4. Pimm's Jug
Ah Pimm's No. 1, a favourite in Australia, and as we all know, better when shared with friends. To that end, we've incorporated the classic fruit cup into one of our jug mixes. After all, Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, so shout your mates one of these and let the good times roll.
5. Strawberry Sour
It's not all about the alcohol though. What really makes a great summer cocktail over the Christmas holidays is something that will provide a blast of refreshment! To that end, mocktails are becoming an increasingly popular option, and the Sour is the best of the best. With a garnish of fresh strawberries, the drink is perfect for people of all ages.