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The Ultimate Christmas House Party!

Christmas is the perfect time to catch up with your best mates so why not invite everyone round to yours for a party to remember? We’ve put our heads together with our friends at Smirnoff to bring you some hints and tips to make your night a cracker!

Back to basics with hassle free cocktails!


Forget the fancy glassware and expensive ingredients – we’ve got three delicious recipes that will wow your friends and can be made using the contents of your cupboards!


Top Tips

  • Jam jars & empty Nutella pots make excellent pieces of cocktail kit, doubling up as a cocktail shaker & glass in one, saving you on the washing up.
  • Sauces make excellent bases for your cocktail concoction; chuck some brown, tomato or BBQ sauce in with your tomato juice for instant “Bloody Mary” seasoning. Try it and see!
  • Measure your spirits in an egg cup to get the balance of ingredients right.


Smirnoff Tomato Fury

A fiery dose of sweet and sour flavours for a sizzling party experience!



  • Mug
  • Ice
  • 35ml Smirnoff No.21 (one egg cup measure)
  • 15ml BBQ Sauce
  • 25ml of Orange Juice
  • 100ml Tomato Juice
  • Optional garnish of celery stick


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  • Stir all ingredients in mug without ice
  • Add ice and stir
  • Garnish with a stick of celery (optional)


Smirnoff Cordial Collins 

This creation will add a little zest to your night.  To make an extra splash, mix some cordial with water 50/50, pour into an ice cube tray & freeze. Chuck the fruity cubes in with your Smirnoff & sodas to bring your cocktail to life. 



  • Jam Jar
  • Ice
  • 35ml Smirnoff No.21 (one egg cup measure)
  • 10ml Cordial of your choice 
  • 25ml Orange Juice
  • 2 squeezes of lemon
  • 100ml soda water
  • Lime wedge

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  • Add Smirnoff, cordial, orange juice and lemon squeezes to your jam jar
  • Add ice and shake with the lid on
  • Top with a splash of soda
  • Garnish your creation with a lime wedge


Espresso Yourself

We have a whole latte love for this tasty tipple.


  • Glass
  • Ice
  • 35ml Smirnoff No.21 (one egg cup measure)
  • 1 spoonful of instant coffee
  • 50ml of full fat milk

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  • Pour your Smirnoff into the glass
  • Add a dash of instant coffee to the mix, stirring until dissolved
  • Add your ice and splash in your milk



The Naughty List

Good times require good tunes and, if your musical taste is more “White Noise” than “White Christmas”, we have the perfect playlist for you.

Duke Dumont - I Got U

Ten Walls - Walking With Elephants

Todd Terje - Inspector Norse

Breach - Jack

Kiesza - Hideaway 

Zhu - Faded

Disclosure - White Noise

Oliver Heldens - Gecko

The Magician - Sunlight

Watermat - Bullit

Tiga - Bugatti


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