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These 3-ingredient cocktails make for the perfect Christmas tipple

You’ll stay for one.

WHILE WE MIGHT get serious notions at a bar on a night out, when we’re in charge of mixology, we keep things a lot more simple. 

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Yes, we like to think of our bar skills are minimalist when really they’re just minimal.

We’re not the proud owners of a well-stocked bar cart or any of the paraphernalia needed to create the alcoholic masterpieces we like to order when we’re out, however, that doesn’t meant we can’t whip up a mean drink. 

With our doorbell getting more of a workout this time of year, it’s always nice to know you can serve up something impressive with just a few ingredients. 

Just three ingredients is all you need to mix together a really enjoyable drink, perfect for the odd tipple over the holiday season.

No matter what your base of choice, there are plenty of options to please even the pickiest of guest. 

However, when it comes to cocktail making, there really aren’t any rules. 

Swapping ingredients or adding something a little extra, playing around with these simple recipes could lead to the discover of your new favourite drink.

Either way, you’ll have a bit of craic testing it out.


Cranberry Mimosa

1. Prosecco

2. Orange juice

3. Cranberry juice

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Russian Rudolph

1. Vodka 

2. Ginger Ale

3. Cinnamon stick 

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Ginger Pear Snap

1. Vodka

2. Ginger Ale

3. Pear juice



Maple Old-Fashioned

1. Whiskey 

2. Maple syrup 

3. Orange peel 

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Cranberry Fresh

1. Gin

2. Cranberry juice

3. Fresh mint leaves 

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