Best Christmas Cocktails In London

From mince pie martinis to Baileys-filled chocolate reindeer, winter sees London's finest watering holes get more creative than ever before. Whether you're planning a festive date night or secret Santa after party with friends, these festive libations will ensure everyone is feeling merry. Get your jingle on with our guide to London's best Christmas cocktails.

Last updated on 28th September 2022




We've had figgy pudding-inspired The Fig Poppa, festive brunch dishes, stonking seasonal set menus... and now? Dirty Bones is back with the same mouthwatering chow and a few themed cocktails to wash it all down at its multiple outposts across the city.

Cosy up in one of Skylight's heated igloos and enjoy a selection of wintertime treats, from sharing raclette to mulled wine and cider. Boasting its very own ice rink, as well as panoramic views of the city, this is the perfect festive spot to enjoy a tipple - we recommend the Jalisco Sky; a marshmallow-infused tequila concoction.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

850 user reviews 5

The Bloomsbury Club Bar has oft been cited as one of London's most beautiful spots, and it's not hard to see why. A cosy cave adorned with botanicals and fairy lights, this is the perfect place for a festive date night. The cocktail menu regularly changes and is at present inspired by Tarot cards, with unique concoctions on offer to suit your mood, be that 'blissful', 'secretive' or 'fearless'.

Purl

316 user reviews 4

The team behind Purl are known for creating some of the most unique and exciting libations around. At the underground speakeasy, cocktails here are a theatrical affair - and Christmas time is no different. Previous menus included 'naughty and nice' sips, with homemade charcoal bread and orange-infused cream cheese (we'll take that over a lump of coal any day).

The Cocktail Club's seasonal sips? Think a reworked version of everyone's favourite childhood cereal, complete with Absolut Vanilla, Baileys and actual coco pops. Head to these cool venues for amazing happy hour deals and a party atmosphere like no other.

  Alcotraz: Cell Block Two-One-Two

1406 user reviews 5

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If spending the festive season stuck behind bars sounds like an awful idea, you clearly haven't been to Alcotraz. Don an orange jumpsuit and head to Covent Garden or Shoreditch for bespoke cocktails and seasonal sips made from a bottle of your own favourite booze.

Flight Club

544 user reviews 5

If you're looking for some delicious cocktails and Christmas fun, then Flight Club has it all for you. Expect signature sips such as their winter spritz or mistletoe mulled wine. While you drink, you can enjoy darts while chowing down on pizzas fresh from the oven. 

Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch

4614 user reviews 4

If you're looking to be a big kid in a ball pit in between sips of Christmas cocktails, then you'll be thrilled to hear that this party spot serves up bottomless pornstars and prosecco. Head down to Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch's line up of festive events to kickstart your yuletide celebrations.

Vinegar Yard

894 user reviews 4

For seriously seasonal sips? Vinegar Yard over in London Bridge has collaborated with Grey Goose, bringing you a carefully curated menu of Christmas cocktails. While there are so many delicious options on offer, our favourite is the Gingergoose Martini, which mixes the brand's famous vodka with ginger syrup and lime juice.