Christmas & New Year’s Drinks

Here are two easy and delicious winter drinks made using apple cider. They only require 2/3 ingredients each and are ready in only five minutes (maximums). (This post is sponsored by

To be honest, Im not the biggest fan of drinks. I prefer just drinking a good glass of wine or champagne on it’s own. Buuuut, sometimes it feels a bit more festive with a drink. So if I do go for a drink I like something simple, not having too many ingredients but choosing good quality ingredients instead. Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I prefer sweets a little less sweet, and that goes even More when comes to drinks. I really hate those sweet drinks, with lots of syrup and other sweet add-ins. I really prefer it simple and east. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring or tasteless. I really believe in using good quality ingredients that provides all the flavors you like, without adding lot of other ingredients to make it taste more. Another important point for me when making a drink is that I don’t want it to be too complicated when making it at home. Because, to be honest, who has the stash of a bar at home? I don’t.

Therefore I created two really simple drink, that only require 2/3 ingredients and are ready in no time! Both include apple cider (yes, I looooove apples in all ways and forms). One if a delicious gin and apple cider drink with cranberry ice cubes, soda water and some rosemary on top. The other one is a luxurious champagne drink with apple cider. For both drink I used apple cider from Fra Fejo. It’s an organic danish brand making good quality products using less sugar. But you can of course use any apple cider you can find, but I would really urge you to choose a good quality one, it’s such a big difference when comes to flavor.

Ingredients for these Christmas & New Year’s drinks:

  • Gin
  • Apple cider
  • Soda water
  • Cranberries (optional)
  • Rosemary
  • Champagne
  • Dried apple slices (optional)

Christmas & New Year’s Drinks

These are two easy and delicous Christmas or New Year's drinks that are super easy to make
Course Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine All around
Keyword Delicious, Easy, Winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 of each


For the gin drink

  • 8 dl Gin (I used Hendricks)
  • 9-10 Ice cubes (I added some fresh cranberries to the water before freezing them, but you can also just add cranberries straight to the drink)
  • 250 ml Apple cider (I used Fra Fejo) chilled
  • A splash of Soda water chilled
  • 2 sprigs Fresh rosemary

For the champagne drink

  • 250 ml Champagne or dry sparkling wine chiled
  • 250 ml Apple cider (I used Fra Fejo) chilled
  • 4 sliced Dried apples (optional)


  • Start by making the ice cubes if using ice cubes with cranberries.

For the gin drink

  • Add ice cubes to two glasses.
  • Add 4 dl of gin in each glass, and 125 ml apple cider (you can adjust the amount of apple cider depending on how strong you prefer your drink) and top with soda water.
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.

For the champagne drink

  • Pour champagne in two glasses, top with apple cider (you can adjust the amount depending on how strong you prefer your drink).
  • Garnish with dried apple slices (optional).

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