From gin delights to whisky sours, Platinum has you covered on delicious Christmas cocktails with a twist.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a festive spritz or cocktail to hand. We’ve done the hard work of trying out these delightful tipples and round-up some of our favourites below. Cheers!

Saicho Dovetail


50ml Saicho Darjeeling

30ml Tobala mezcal

20ml Aperol

50ml fresh pink grapefruit juice

10ml thyme honey

Pink grapefruit slice for garnish

Thyme sprig for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients except Saicho Darjeeling to a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake hard then fine strain over fresh cubed ice in a highball glass.
  2. Top with the Saicho Darjeeling, garnish, then serve.
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Negroni Spiced Tea


20ml Slingsby London Dry Gin

20ml Campari

20ml Red Vermouth

150ml of hot brewed Spiced Winter Tea – use two tea bags for a stronger taste


  1. Mix in a teacup or mug with a cinnamon stick and garnish with a clove studded orange wheel.

Winter Sangria

(Serves 6)


200ml Slingsby Gooseberry Gin

1 bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc

500ml sparkling apple juice

100ml runny honey



Sliced apples


  1. Build in a large pitcher with ice and stir before serving.

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The ultimate Christmassy cocktail, the Ellers Farm Espress-Snow has it all: coffee, cream and chocolate. If you’re after a sweet something to accompany a savoury main course, look no further. For an added festive touch, sprinkle the finished drink with chocolate powder to create a snowfall effect!


25ml Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka

25ml Forte’s Espresso Vodka

25ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe

50ml single cream

Chocolate powder (optional)


Cocktail shaker and strainer

Martini glass


  1. Pour the Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka, Forte’s Espresso Vodka, Baileys Chocolat Luxe, single cream and ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake the ingredients until cold.
  2. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  3. If you like, dust with chocolate powder for that fallen snow effect.
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Double Dutch Gin Pom Pom


Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil – available here 

50ml Dry Gin

50ml Fresh Pomegranate Juice

Fresh Basil

Slice of Lime

Pomegranate Seeds



  1. Pour your dry gin and fresh pomegranate juice into an ice filled highball glass.
  2. Top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of basil, a slice of lime and a few pomegranate seeds.

Rhubarb & Custard Trifle Cocktail



50ml Vodka

50ml Rhubarb syrup

75ml Advocaat

100ml Brothers Rhubarb & Custard Cider

Raspberries to garnish


  1. Add hand full of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in the Vodka, Rhubarb syrup and shake well until ice cold.
  3. Add the Advocaat and Rhubarb & Custard cider into a glass and whisk gently.
  4. Pour the Vodka syrup mix into your serving glass and slowly add the Rhubarb & Custard mix over the back of a small spoon.
  5. Garnish with a raspberry stick.