A drink for every festive occasion

Whether you’re sharing a meal with family, throwing a drinks party or enjoying an intimate dinner at home, there’s no better time for a celebratory drink than Christmas. Get into the spirit of the season with our favourite festive drink recipes – each designed to suit a particular gathering.

  1. For Christmas Eve

    Impress family and friends on Christmas Eve with a stylish cocktail served in chilled Champagne flutes. This gorgeous, deep-red Kir Royale is made with cranberries and sweet, dark Tesco Finest Crème de Cassis.

  2. On the big day

    Whether it’s a glass with breakfast, an aperitif for lunch or a relaxing treat reserved for the evening, on Christmas Day it has to be Champagne. This Tesco Finest Premier Cru is the perfect choice – crisp and creamy with delicate citrus notes, it’s delicious at any time of day.

  3. Office party cocktail

    For a work do, choose something easy to prepare that everyone will love, like a sparkling cocktail made with Champagne, prosecco or cava. Refreshing and robust, this black velvet cocktail with Guinness and Tesco Finest Champagne is guaranteed to be a hit. Serve in Champagne flutes for an elegant look.

  4. Winter warmer

    After an invigorating winter walk, treat yourself to a warming rum-spiced hot chocolate or a mug of this deliciously creamy eggnog. Put your feet up by the fire and savour the festive flavours of vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Simply omit the rum or brandy from the recipe if you're making for children.

  5. Party time

    For a fuss-free party drink, mix together a colourful winter cocktail and serve in big glass jugs. This festive sangria recipe, made with fresh pomegranate, red grapes, pears, Tesco Finest apricot brandy and prosecco, will delight even the most discerning party guests.

  6. For a cosy dinner

    Make time for an intimate meal with a loved one over the Christmas period. Go for a punchy citrusy cocktail as an aperitif or why not try a fun, festive version of a classic? This between the sheets cocktail is a seductive mix of Tesco Finest Cognac, triple sec, rum and lemon.

  7. A sweet treat

    It's always useful to have a sweet liqueur to hand over the holidays. This Tesco Finest salted caramel cream liqueur is equally luscious in hot chocolate, drizzled over vanilla ice cream, mixed into creamy cocktails or served simply, with a few cubes of ice.

  8. For the cheeseboard

    With its rich, fruity flavour and syrupy consistency, Tesco Finest sloe gin is the perfect match for a festive cheeseboard. This recipe has hints of cherry and almond, which work particularly well with soft-ripened cheeses. Enjoy neat or added into a Champagne cocktail.