Recipes: Christmas Cocktails at Sopwell House

The mixologists at Sopwell House have revealed their exclusive recipes for their signature Christmas cocktails. Guests can enjoy these festive tipples in the hotel’s cosy yet elegant Cocktail Lounge.

Jingle Bell


  • 30ml Brandy
  • 30ml Frangelico
  • 5ml Sugar Syrup
  • 25ml Double Cream
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • For the rim: Toffee Nuts and Crushed Hazelnuts.



Prepare a big Brandy glass with a toffee nut and crushed hazelnut rim. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, pour over ice and enjoy.


Santa’s House


  • 20ml Lamb’s Navy Rum
  • 20ml Crème de Cacao Brown
  • 20ml Double Cream
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • For the rim: Chocolate Syrup and Crushed Biscuits.



Prepare a Martini glass with chocolate syrup and a crushed biscuit rim. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour into the prepared glass.

Sopwell House is a stunning Georgian manor house located in the city of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting two restaurants, elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.


Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ
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