When it comes to spreading Christmas cheer, few things do it better than a well-crafted cocktail. To add a unique twist to your Christmas celebration, we've curated a list of 10 delectable cocktail recipes using the best flavoured vodkas and fruit liqueur. Elevate your Christmas festivities this year with the best UK vodka and this comprehensive list of 10 Christmas cocktails. 


1. Negroni with a Fruity Twist

Negroni, Christmas cocktail, fruit liqueur

A Negroni is a classic cocktail, and this recipe adds a fruity twist to it. Combining the best flavoured vodka Damson Nº12, fruit liqueur and Botanic Nº7 blend harmoniously with vermouth, offering an orchard-inspired Negroni.


  • 25ml Damson Nº12
  • 25ml Botanic Nº7
  • 35ml Vermouth
  • Method:
  • Combine all ingredients in a stirring jug with ice.
  • Stir for 10 seconds and pour into a glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange.


2. Vodka Green Gimlet

 Elegance meets simplicity in the Green Gimlet, which features the best UK vodka, Botanic Nº7, homemade sage syrup, dry vermouth, and lime juice.


  • 50ml Botanic Nº7
  • 20ml Homemade sage syrup
  • 10ml Dry vermouth
  • 15ml Lime juice
  • Method:
  • Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a sage leaf.


3. Ginger Twist

Ginger twist, Christmas cocktail, fruit liqueur

For a warming Vodka and Tonic, try the Ginger Twist. Damson Nº12 fruit liqueur pairs beautifully with ginger ale and a hint of orange. The perfect festive serve.
  • 25ml Damson Nº12
  • Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
  • Garnish:
  • Orange twist
  • Method:
  • Add Damson Nº12 to a glass with ice.
  • Top up with ginger ale.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.


4. The Bramble

Fruit liqueur cocktail, Best flavoured vodka

 A modern take on the classic Bramble, this version combines Damson Nº12, lemon juice, and elderflower cordial, resulting in a refreshing and visually stunning cocktail.


  • 50ml Damson Nº12
  • 25ml Lemon juice
  • 15ml Elderflower cordial
  • Method:
  • Muddle a blackberry in a glass.
  • Shake Damson Nº12 and lemon juice, then pour into a highball glass.
  • Top the liquid with crushed ice to create a beautiful gradient. 
  • Drizzle the elderflower cordial and garnish with edible flowers.


5. White Negroni

Best flavoured vodka, white negroni

Experience the evolution of the Negroni with the White Negroni.  Combining the best flavoured vodkas, Botanic Nº7, Beesou, and Cocchi Americano create a bitter, floral, and slightly sweet profile.


  • 25ml Botanic Nº7
  • 25ml Beesou
  • 25ml Cocchi Americano
  • Method:
  • Pour ingredients into a stirring jug with ice.
  • Stir for 15 seconds, then pour into a short glass.
  • Garnish with orange peel and thyme.

6. Mulled Cider with a Twist

Mulled cider, Christmas cocktail, best UK vodka

 Enhance your mulled cider by simmering spices, fruit liqueur Damson Nº12, apple cider, and cloudy apple juice. Perfect for warming up on a winter day.


  • 250ml Damson Nº12
  • 500ml Apple cider
  • 250ml Cloudy apple juice
  • Clementines, cloves, and a cinnamon stick
  • Garnish:
  • A slice of clementine
  • Method:
  • Heat the spices in a large pan until aromatic.
  • Pour in Damson Nº12, cider, and apple juice.
  • Garnish with a slices of clementine.


7. Damson Royale

Craft vodka, damson fruit liqueur, signature vodka cocktail, the damnation

Nothing says Christmas quite like a the sparkles so, celebrate in style with the Damson Royale. Combine Damson Nº12 fruit spirit and English sparkling wine for a timeless, jewel-toned cocktail.


  • 25ml Damson Nº12
  • English sparkling wine
  • Method:
  • Pour Damson Nº12 into a glass.
  • Top with chilled English sparkling wine.
  • Stir and serve.


8. Bloody Mary Revival

Christmas cocktail, Bloody Mary, best UK vodka, best flavoured vodka

Start your day right with a classic Bloody Mary featuring best UK vodka, Botanic Nº7 and Longbottom & Co's virgin tomato juice mixer.


  • 50ml Botanic Nº7
  • Longbottom & Co virgin tomato juice
  • A slice of lemon and a sprig of dill
  • Method:
  • Pour Botanic Nº7 over ice, add the tomato juice mixer.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and a dill sprig.
  • Adjust the Tabasco to your taste.


9. Damson Cherry Sour

Vodka cherry sour, Christmas cocktail, fruit liqueur, best flavoured vodkas

This sophisticated short drink showcases the versatility of Damson Nº12, combining it with Amaretto, lemon juice, cherry juice, and egg whites to create a visually tantalising foam.


  • 50ml Damson Nº12
  • 25ml Amaretto
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 50ml cherry juice
  • 1 medium egg white
  • 1 tbsp cherry Kirsch syrup or grenadine
  • Garnish:
  • A single cherry
  • Sprig of tarragon
  • Method:
  • Shake all ingredients (except garnish) in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour into a short tumbler and let the foam settle.
  • Garnish with a cherry and a sprig of tarragon.


10. Dirty Martini

Gattertop Drinks, vodka flavouring, martini recipe

A classic Dirty Martini featuring Botanic Nº7 is the perfect choice for any occasion. Stir, don't shake, and garnish with olives and rosemary for a savoury twist.


  • 60ml Botanic Nº7
  • 15ml dry vermouth
  • Lots of ice
  • Garnish:
  • Olives
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Method:
  • Pour Botanic Nº7 and dry vermouth into a stirring glass filled with ice.
  • Stir for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  • Serve with olives and a sprig of rosemary to garnish.

This Christmas, impress your guests with these delightful cocktails that feature the best flavoured vodkas and fruit liqueur, each with its unique festive spirit. Cheers to a merry and flavourful festive season!

November 01, 2023
Gattertop Drinks Company

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