The festive season is the perfect time to try something new in the cocktail department and impress your guests, be it at an intimate dinner or a large party filled with friends and colleagues whose names you spent the evening trying to remember. From the refined to the robust, the elegant to the eggnog, this collection of Christmas cocktails and drink ideas contains innovations from bartenders of Britain's greatest restaurants.
Bruno Loubet's Death in Venice is a fantastic prosecco cocktail which is quick and easy to put together - the perfect drink to prepare when you're hosting a party. For a traditional Christmas drink try Lee Westcott's Eggnog recipe, a delicious whisky cocktail, or place a festive spin on a classic with Marcus Wareing's Mince pie Manhattan. Lee Westcott's playful Thyme of the year uses alcohol infused with thyme to create a fantastic - and fragrant - vodka cocktail.