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How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Party: Top 12 Christmas Cocktails to Get You in the Mood

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Christmas is just around the corner, and you know what that means – It’s party season! We understand just how challenging planning holiday parties can be. And that’s why we have decided to feature an exclusive series by The Unofficial Christmas Party (TUCP) to provide BellaNaijarians with creative ideas on recipes, decorations, prep tips and much more!

Each article is written by a TUCP partner and they will discuss the vital ingredients necessary for throwing a fabulous Christmas party. They are the top experts in the industry and will be letting us in on a few trade secrets on how to make this Christmas a really special one. Part one of the series discussed top tips on planning the perfect Christmas dinner party for the holidays from event architect and renowned event planner FVO, CEO No Surprises.

Part two of the series, written by Uche Majekodunmi, CEO Newton and David –  a leading event and design company –  discussed how choosing the right decor can help set the theme and create the right ambience for your family and friends that creates long lasting memories.

And now in the third part of the series, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, is sharing recipes for some cocktail drinks that can help spice up your christmas parties this season.

Enjoy!

Mellow Ikoyi

Day 1: Mellow Ikoyi
Let’s start off mellow with this festive drink perfect for Christmas brunch…

Recipe
– Laurent-Perrier Champagne
– 1/2 ounce Cointreau
– 3 ounces cranberry juice

Put the Cointreau and cranberry juice in a chilled champagne flute. Stir them and top the rest of the way with Laurent-Perrier champagne.

lekki martini

Day 2: Lekki Martini
…this coffee flavoured martini is the perfect Christmas mornings pick me up!

Recipe
-2 ounces coffee flavoured vodka
-2 ounces Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Pour the vodka into a chilled cocktail glass. Fill the glass the rest of the way with Laurent-Perrier champagne and stir gently. Garnish it with a coffee bean.

carter bridge mimosa

Day 3: Carter Bridge Mimosa

…for the love of the classics

Recipe
-1/2 ounce triple sec
-1 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
-3 1/2 ounce chilled Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Build the ingredients in order in a champagne flute. Garnish with an orange slice.

surulere sip

Day 4: Surulere Sip

because patience is truly rewarding

Recipe
-1 tablespoon white peach puree

Fill with Laurent-Perrier Champagne. The classic Bellini recipe is very simple. Just put one tablespoon of white peach puree into the bottom of a chilled flute glass. Now fill the glass slowly with Laurent-Perrier champagne so it stirs up the puree.

the lagoon

Day 5: The Lagoon

for the love of tropical Christmases
Recipe
-1 ounce gin
-Juice of 1 lemon
-1 ounce simple syrup
-4 ounces Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Vigorously shake the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice, pour or strain into a tall glass (ice cubes in the drink are optional). Add the Laurent-Perrier champagne and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice and an umbrella.

tinubu sq royale

Day 6: Tinubu Sq Royale

…blackcurrant lovers…we’ve got you right here
Recipe
-Crème de cassis/Blackcurrant cordial
-Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Pour the Crème de cassis in the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill up the rest of the glass with Laurent-Perrier champagne.ilashe

 

Day 7: Ilashe!

doesn’t its name already sound so fun?
Recipe
-3/4 ounce raspberry liqueur
-3/4 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur
-Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Pour the liqueurs into a champagne flute. Fill it the rest of the way with very chilled Laurent-Perrier champagne. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

victoria island spritzer

Day 8: Victoria Island Spritzer

…this pretty drink looks and tastes like fireworks
Recipe
-1 1/2 ounces gin
-1 ounce lemon juice
-1 teaspoon superfine sugar
-3 ounces chilled Laurent-Perrier Champagne

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour in your gin, lemon juice and sugar, and shake well. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute, and top it the rest of the way with the chilled champagne.

Wuse II Daquiri

Day 9: Wuse II Daiquiri

…now this is usually done with a cola base but we’ll switch it up for you just because it’s Christmas
Recipe
-2 ounces Laurent-Perrier Champagne
-2 ounces vodka
-1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
-1/2 ounces strawberry daiquiri mix Pour the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, and shake gently to mix. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Maitama kiss

Day 10: Maitama Kiss

…best served under the mistletoe
Recipe
1 1/2 ounces Laurent-Perrier Champagne
1 ounce pure cranberry juice (not a blend)
3/4 ounce lime juice, 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Shake until chilled, and strain the mixture into a champagne flute. Garnish with an orange peel.

third mainland fizz

Day 11: Third Mainland Fizz

…for those who love to feel alright!
Recipe
-30ml Gin
-Bitters 5ml
-Chapman 45ml
-Laurent-Perrier Champagne 90ml

eko for show

Day 12: Eko for Show

…and finally, a Christmas party necessity
Recipe
-1 part Vodka
-1 part Laurent-Perrier Champagne
-2 parts ginger ale Combine the ingredients in your serving bowl or pitcher and chill for a couple of hours. Optional: add berries or fruit into it just before serving.

Photo Credit: Laurent-Perrier

2 Comments

  1. TheShoegirlbadass

    December 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Woah I like these cocktail names!! Wow so creative. How can I get one? Laurent-Perrier champagne wow! I’ve always wanted to drink that champagne. I need a man to give me this for Christmas. Taste the better life! Hmm!!

    I hope i find a man soon.

    • #Classylady

      December 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      You do not need a man to buy one for you. I’m guessing you work, take some out of your pocket and buy. It’s festive season. Treat yourself!

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