Classic cocktails for Christmas Day

Our Canadian Living staff share their favourite holiday cocktails.

Spirits have long been part of culinary feasts, so it is not surprising that many food professionals also enjoy playing bartender. Like wine, a well-chosen cocktail can enhance the subtle flavours of food while adding flair and fun.

Christmas wouldn't be the same without a classic drink to share with friends and family. Here's a list of our favourites to offer your company this holiday season:

Raspberry Kir Royale (seen in image at left):
Pour 1 oz (2 tbsp/25 mL) raspberry wine (framboise or Crème de Framboise ) into flute; top with sparkling wine. Garnish with fresh or frozen raspberry. Rim glass with sugar, if desired.

More Test Kitchen favourites: 

Coffee Fizz
Raspberry Rum Mojito
Frozen Shark Bite
Moscow Mule
Gin Kir Cocktail
Cinnamon Martini
Vodka Sourtini
Mock Gewurztraminer
Suburban Cocktail
Bourbon Sidecar

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