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9 Creative Ways to Use Liquor in your Christmas Recipes

Are you looking for a few easy recipes to add to your Christmas menu?

With the traditional turkey, glazed ham, mashed potatoes, and gravy and the endless range of delicious Christmas desserts available, it can be hard to choose something that will be a little different to make this Christmas especially memorable.

This year we’re helping you take your favourite classic dishes to new heights by adding a touch of liqueur or spirit that will complement the flavours and add some festive pizazz.

So, get ready to try Christmas recipes that are sure to be popular for years to come—from appetizers and roasts to decadent desserts.

Christmas table setting

What’s the best way to start your Christmas meal? With some of these tasty starters!

Christmas is the time to indulge in the best of everything. And what better way to do that than with some starters that are sure to impress?

We’ve got three starter recipes for you, each with its own unique twist on classic favourites.

Oysters with Limoncello Granita

Oysters with Limoncello Granita

These oysters are topped with a refreshing lemon granita made from Limoncello. It’s not too strong, so it adds just the right amount of flavour to complement the oyster without overpowering it—and it looks beautiful!

Watermelon balls infused with Lilly Pilly Gin

Watermelon balls infused with Lilly Pilly Gin

These watermelon balls are the perfect way to enjoy a summer cocktail without the fuss of making a drink. The Lilly pilly Gin adds a floral, citrusy kick to the sweet watermelon, and they’re so easy to make!

Prawn Cocktails with Chilli Pepper Vodka dressing

Prawn Cocktails with Chilli Pepper Vodka dressing

Prawns tossed in spicy chilli pepper vodka make an easy finger food that is perfect for parties or holiday gatherings. The dressing can be made ahead of time, so all you have to do is toss together your prawns and chilli pepper vodka dressing before serving.

Let’s get festive this Christmas with a few easy-to-make main meals

Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party or just want to treat your family to a delicious meal, these recipes are sure to be a hit!

Turkey with Orange & Macadamia Liqueur Stuffing

Turkey with Orange and Macadamia Liqueur Stuffing

Turkey is the perfect main dish for Christmas, but why not dress it up with a little extra flavour? This recipe calls for orange juice, macadamia nut liqueur and crispy onions to give you a stuffing that’s sure to be a hit.

Citrus Liqueur glazed Christmas Ham

Citrus Liqueur glazed Christmas Ham

Glazed ham is a classic holiday dish, but why not try something different? This recipe uses our Citrus Liqueur (Bells of St Clements) to add a sweet citrusy flavour that complements the sweetness of the glaze perfectly.

Lemon Myrtle Vodka Baked Salmon

Lemon Myrtle Vodka Baked Salmon

Salmon is a great option for those who want something light but still flavourful. This salmon is baked in vodka infused with wild citrus fruits like grapefruit and oranges for a unique tangy zing that goes great with salmon.

A great dessert can be the perfect way to end a meal. 

But what if you wanted to end with something that’s a little more… festive?

Here are some great dessert recipes that take advantage of the kind of liqueurs and other flavours that make Christmas so special.

Christmas Mince Pies with Spiced Gold Rum

Christmas Mince Pies with Spiced Gold Rum

We’ve taken our classic and delicious mince pie recipe and made it even better by adding a splash of our Spiced Gold Rum, which gives it an extra kick of flavour. The result is a spicy fruit pie that will be a hit with everyone at your Christmas dinner table!

Pavlova with Passionfruit Liqueur Coulis

Pavlova with Passionfruit Liqueur Coulis

You’ll love how easy this pavlova recipe is to make! It’s light as air, yet filling enough to end any meal on a high note. This recipe adds an extra kick from our Passionfruit liqueur which makes it even more flavorful than usual!

Christmas Tiramisu with Apricot Brandy Liqueur

Christmas Tiramisu with Apricot Brandy Liqueur

This Christmas dessert recipe is a twist on the traditional Italian dessert. The creamy mascarpone cheese filling is complemented by the fruity apricot brandy liqueur – a festive spirit that makes this dessert truly special.

If you’re a creative cook eager to experiment with new recipes, or have always wanted to do more with liquor in your cooking, now is the time to live it up. These recipes will give you plenty of ideas for incorporating fragrant liquor into all your holiday dishes, from appetizers to desserts, and try something a little out of the ordinary this season.


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