Located right in The City of London, you can find The Folly, a stunning cocktail bar you'll want to visit for Insta-worthy holiday pics. Grab your most glam outfit for a night of festive cocktails and three different Christmas menus to choose from.
Christmas Cocktails in London
From mince pie martinis to Baileys-filled chocolate reindeer, winter sees London's finest watering holes get more creative than ever before. Whether you're planning a festive date night or secret Santa after party with friends, these festive libations will ensure everyone is feeling merry. Get your jingle on with our guide to London's best Christmas cocktails.
Watch narrowboats float past with a piping hot glass of G&T in hand at gorgeous Kings Cross restaurant The Lighterman. Alternatively, opt for a glass of sparkling crémant - the perfect sip to get the party season well and truly started.
London Shuffle Club are pulling out all the stops when it comes to Christmas cocktails. Enjoy their seasonal drinks, including the Ginger Snap, a mix of Absolut vodka, ginger syrup and cider - the perfect treat for smashing through a few games of shuffleboard.
If you're looking for some delicious cocktails and Christmas fun, then Flight Club has it all for you. Expect signature sips such as their winter spritz or mistletoe mulled wine. While you drink, you can enjoy darts while chowing down on pizzas fresh from the oven.
The team behind Purl are known for creating some of the most unique and exciting libations around. At the underground speakeasy, cocktails here are a theatrical affair - and Christmas time is no different. Previous menus included 'naughty and nice' sips, with homemade charcoal bread and orange-infused cream cheese (we'll take that over a lump of coal any day).
For a swanky Christmas experience, head to the cocktail bar, The Escapologist in Covent Garden. You can drink up on festive drink packages all while chowing down on holiday nibbles such as their pigs in blankets and smoked salmon crostinis.
Drake and Morgan have created a handful of creative tipples for your pleasure this December. Try their signature Bailey's Reindeer, which pairs the classic liqueur with Bulleit Bourbon, cream and chocolate bitters for an indulgent sweet sip that will have you reminiscing on advent calendars.
Voted one of the best cocktail bars in the world, Coupette is the perfect place for a romantic date night, or elegant Christmas party. We've seen bubbly sips, classic numbers and sweet cocktails, such as their chocolate red wine or their cinnamon French toast drink.
West London's cosiest flat, The Little Yellow Door will be getting a giant yuletide makeover this December, complete with Christmas trees and tinsel galore. But the festivities don't stop there; the menu will feature some unique sips such as the mince pie rum sour.
It wouldn't be Christmas without consuming your weight in choccy, would it? Over at The Chocolate Cocktail Club, you can indulge in quirky creations such as the caramel king and chocotini from Tuesday to Saturday in Farringdon.
One of the prettiest places to enjoy Christmas cocktails this winter has to be Skylight. Book yourself into one of their canalside igloos for the chance to sip on warming tipples and delve into a menu of perfectly paired Alpine bites in swoon-worthy surroundings.
For seriously seasonal sips? Vinegar Yard over in London Bridge has collaborated with Grey Goose, bringing you a carefully curated menu of Christmas cocktails. While there are so many delicious options on offer, our favourite is the Gingergoose Martini, which mixes the brand's famous vodka with ginger syrup and lime juice.
Head to Farringdon if you're looking for a boozy and festive evening at The Piano Works. On top of their extensive Christmas menus and live music every day, the restaurant and bar offer up festive cocktails, such as their almond and hazelnut sours and espresso martinis.
Fan of drinking cocktails by the jug? We don't blame you. Head on over to Shoreditch's Rolling Stock and enjoy their fabulous cocktails and pitchers. If you fancy a bite to eat tuck into their delightfully messy burgers. Don't say we didn't warn you.
If you're searching for delicious Christmas drinks in London, you're in luck. Shrub and Shutter in Brixton is serving up festive cocktails, alongside seasonal and sustainable cuisine. Stay for the tipples and enjoy pretty plates of European fare.
One of the prettiest Christmas restaurants in London this year, The Exhibit is the Balham bolthole bringing the magic of the festive season to life. Head over for a gorgeous selection of yuletide tipples, best enjoyed on their enchanted winter terrace.
We've had figgy pudding-inspired The Fig Poppa, festive brunch dishes, stonking seasonal set menus... and now? Dirty Bones is back with the same mouthwatering chow and a few themed cocktails to wash it all down. Our pick has got to be this cranberry-fuelled Vixen.
Add a little luxury to your Christmas this season and make your way to The Hollywood Arms in Chelsea. At this bar and restaurant, you can tip back on dreamy holiday cocktails or if you're really feeling fancy, opt for a picturesque prosecco tree.
A sleek cocktail spot down Brixton way, Cattivo is known for their pretty cocktails and delicious food. From their rhubarb bellini to the customary shot of homemade limoncello, it's the perfect spot to raise a few festive glasses with friends and family.
If spending the festive season stuck behind bars sounds like an awful idea, you clearly haven't been to Alcotraz. Don an orange jumpsuit and head to Covent Garden or Shoreditch for bespoke cocktails and seasonal sips made from a bottle of your own favourite booze.
Already one of the City's most picturesque rooftops, Aviary is a spot that truly comes alive at Christmas. Boasting Monkey 47 cocktails and funky igloos to cosy down in, whether it's a couple of after-work drinks or the big office do.
Madison's iconic terrace has been transformed into an enchanted wood this winter, complete with baubles galore, toasty heaters, frosty foliage and a selection of cocktails. Expect a menu that features a Bulleit old fashioned, the cinnamon-infused Christmas Spirit and much more.
Located in the heart of Soho, Old Compton Brasserie is the perfect place to refuel after a day of Christmas shopping. In the past, their cocktail menu drew inspiration from familiar festive faces; Bing Crosby, Ebenezer Scrooge and the big man himself, St. Nicholas.
The Bloomsbury Club Bar has oft been cited as one of London's most beautiful spots, and it's not hard to see why. A cosy cave adorned with botanicals and fairy lights, this is the perfect place for a festive date night. The cocktail menu regularly changes and is at present inspired by Tarot cards, with unique concoctions on offer to suit your mood, be that 'blissful', 'secretive' or 'fearless'.
Cosy up in one of Skylight's heated igloos and enjoy a selection of wintertime treats, from sharing raclette to mulled wine and cider. Boasting its very own ice rink, as well as panoramic views of the city, this is the perfect festive spot to enjoy a tipple - we recommend the Jalisco Sky; a marshmallow-infused tequila concoction.
Looking for after work drinks? Head to Simmons for a quick little Christmas getaway. Check out Tower Bridge, Clerkenwell, Soho, King's Cross and beyond. You can sip up on festive cocktails such as their gin drink with winter spiced syrup and anise star, or you can get toasty with a nice old-fashioned.
There's no better way to get into the festive spirit than with a trip to Sky Garden's cosy winter bar. Alongside mulled wine and mince pies, there will be seasonal cocktails, including a daily special. While you sip, enjoy music from live bands and DJs.
Part of the Gordon Ramsay family, Bread Street Kitchen's Christmas concoctions will leave you feeling merry and bright in no time at all. Bring your friends for some holiday-inspired cocktails, street kitchen classic drinks and a cheeky beef Wellington - if you're feeling hungry.
Offering fabulously festive mixes such as the The Snowman - made with Jameson, Bailey's, Speculoos syrup, cream, soda, chocolate and cookies - alongside holiday martinis and Bailey's, Dirty Martini have mastered the art of bringing delicious Christmas cocktails to the masses.
Old Street has plenty of party spots for Christmas and adding to that list? The Alchemist, known for their unique cocktails are bringing even more festivities with sweet sips such as biscoffee martinis, spiced plum cognac, and white chocolate vodka drinks.
This holiday season, stroll down to The Botanist in Broadgate Circle. With another location in Chelsea, you can check out these festive spots for cheery cocktails and herb-infused concoctions. Feeling hungry afterwards? They are also featuring a four course meal on their Christmas menu.
Winner of DesignMyNight's Best Cocktail Bar in North London award, Islington's Homeboy is known for its Irish warmth and devilish drinks. Their past Corpus Christmas cocktail is made from Bombay Sapphire, St Germain, Blue Curacao and topped with tonic water and citric acid.
Queen of Hoxton are back with their latest winter festivities. Starting in December, there will be heaters, blankets and lots of fairy lights on their gorgeous rooftop. Cosy up with Christmas cocktails such as their hot buttered rum.
Located in the heart of Soho, Archer Street Cocktail Lounge is the perfect place for some post-shopping tipples. Their festive menu last year was themed around après ski, bringing a taste of the Alps to central London with sips such as the Dry Slope and Ski Archery.
Head to an enchanted forest in the sky this festive season, as foliage-adorned 14 Hills opens its Fenchurch Street doors to families, work parties and revellers alike. Chow down on British fare and wash it all down with Christmas cocktails from the late night bar.
Tis the season to drink up. Just shy of Liverpool Station, is one of the oldest pubs in London, Dirty Dicks. The fun spot brings a cosy and rustic feel to Christmas with their hot toddies, mulled wine, and a mix of other holiday-inspired drinks.
If you're looking to be a big kid in a ball pit in between sips of Christmas cocktails, then you'll be thrilled to hear that this party spot serves up bottomless pornstars and prosecco. Head down to Ballie Ballerson Shoreditch's line up of festive events to kickstart your yuletide celebrations.
London Cocktail Club's seasonal sips? Think a reworked version of everyone's favourite childhood cereal, complete with Absolut Vanilla, Baileys and actual coco pops. Head to this Oxford Street venue for amazing happy hour deals and a party atmosphere like no other.
Last season, the expert mixologists at Maison Bab teamed up with Grey Goose vodka to create a mince pie inspired sip. A punchy concoction of vodka, mince pie infusion (made with apple, cloves, orange, honey and cinnamon) and prosecco, this gorgeous cocktail is back and will have you feeling merry and bright in no time at all.
Pulling out all the stops this winter, Sabine has been transformed into a wonderland in the sky. Check out the rooftop favourite for toasty heaters, alpine vibes, fairy lights, and cocktails like the Sabine Sleigh, which pairs Mount Gay Eclipse Rum with Mozart white chocolate cream liqueur, Belgian chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and a toasted marshmallow garnish.