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 the best Christmas cocktails in London.

Last updated on 21st September 2021

The Little Yellow Door

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West London's cosiest flat, The Little Yellow Door will be getting a giant yuletide makeover this December, complete with Christmas trees and tinsel galore. But the festivities don't stop there; the menu will also be gaining a few new additions, including the mince pie rum sour - a zesty sip served alongside a teeny-tiny mince pie - a drink worthy of the big guy himself.

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. Our pick has got to be this cranberry-fuelled Vixen.


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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).

Homeboy Islington

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Winner of DesignMyNight's Best Cocktail Bar in North London award, Islington's Homeboy is known for its Irish warmth and devilish drinks. Their Corpus Christmas cocktail is made from Bombay Sapphire, St Germain, Blue Curacao and topped with tonic water and citric acid - a chilly concoction that looks to be straight out of Lapland.

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.

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Drake and Morgan have created a handful of creative tipples for your pleasure this December. Try their signature Bailey's Reindeer that pairs the classic liqueur with Bulleit Bourbon, cream and chocolate bitters for an indulgent sweet sip that will have you reminiscing on advent calendars and selection boxes of years gone by. 

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 expert mixologists at Maison Bab have teamed up with Grey Goose vodka this festive season to create a mince pie inspired sip. A punchy concoction of vodka, mince pie infusion (made with apple, cloves, orange, honey and cinnamon) and prosecco, this gorgeous cocktail will have you feeling merry and bright in no time at all.