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Cheers to the Season: Crafting 3 Festive Cocktails

15 Dec 2023

Cheers to the Season: Crafting 3 Festive Cocktails

As the festive season unfolds, spreading joy and merriment, there's no better way to celebrate than by treating your dinner guests to a selection of dazzling cocktails. These concoctions are not only a feast for the eyes but can be effortlessly crafted from the comfort of your new McNally Living kitchen and refrigerated using the best Gaggenau appliances.

Gaggenau refrigeration appliances offer you the ultimate luxury for storing your beverages. Whether you need to chill your wine, beer, or soft drinks, you can rely on our high-quality and elegant products to keep them at the perfect temperature and humidity. With Gaggenau's innovative features, you can enjoy your drinks with style and convenience. Let the festivities begin with these fabulous holiday-inspired drinks!

Festive Rum & Ginger Punch

Kick off your celebrations with a stress-free party by preparing the delightful Festive Rum & Ginger Punch. Using either mince pie rum or spiced rum, this will be a surefire hit with your guests.


300ml mince pie rum (or spiced rum)
150ml dark rum
3 tbsp grenadine
Juice of 4 limes
10 dried or fresh orange slices
1 litre ginger beer


STEP 1: Fill a large jug with ice, then combine mince pie or spiced rum, dark rum, grenadine, lime juice, and orange slices. Mix well.
STEP 2: Top up with ginger beer, stir gently, and serve in festive ice-filled tumblers.

Pomegranate Martini Mocktail

For a refreshing non-alcoholic option, indulge in this vibrant blend of pomegranate juice, non-alcoholic gin, and orange juice. It's a perfect choice for those seeking alcohol-free tipple.


150ml non-alcoholic gin
200ml pomegranate juice
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)
Juice of 1 orange


STEP 1: Shake a handful of ice, non-alcoholic gin, pomegranate juice, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker until cold.
STEP 2: Strain into martini glasses, add pomegranate seeds if desired, and savour the mocktail magic.

Classic Snowball

Transport yourself to Christmases past with the retro charm of the Classic Snowball. With advocaat, lemonade, and a touch of lime, it's the ultimate festive cocktail.


10-15ml lime juice or lime cordial (optional)
50ml advocaat
50ml sparkling lemonade
1 maraschino cherry for garnish


STEP 1: Fill a glass with ice and lime juice (if using). Pour advocaat and lemonade over the ice, stirring gently.
STEP 2: Garnish with a maraschino cherry for a delightful finishing touch.

May your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter, and the clinking of glasses.

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