NIO Cocktails is the UK’s top-rated ready-to-drink at-home cocktail provider, crafted by Master Mixologist Patrick Pistolesi (who is the owner of Drink Kong: the 16th best bar in the world according to Top Best Bars 2022).

After analysing 84 cocktail types across 187 countries, we’ve discovered the most popular cocktail choices for the festive period, around the world. 

Festive Cocktails – AN ESPRESSO MARTINI

The UK’s favourite winter cocktail with 135,000 Google searches each winter month (Dec – Feb), this fail-safe is full-flavoured and sophisticated.

  • Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, ½ oz coffee liqueur, 1 oz espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate). Coffee beans as a garnish
  • If you’re keen to enjoy your drink quickly and easily at home, try our premixed Espresso Martini cocktail.

Festive Cocktails – EGGNOG

Also a joint top UK favourite winter cocktail (135,000 monthly Google searches), when served warm this rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage is the tastiest of warm winter cocktails.

  • Ingredients: 2 eggs, separated2 oz sugar, divided12 oz whole milk4 oz heavy cream4 oz rum, bourbon or brandy. Garnish: grated nutmeg

Festive Cocktails – A NEGRONI

Searched for over 90,500 times each month in the winter, the popular Negroni is vibrant red in colour with a bitterness that will evoke the taste of summer even on a winter night.

  • Ingredients: 1 oz Campari, 1 oz sweet red vermouth, 1 oz gin, Orange peel as garnish
  • Taste this Italian delight even faster with our premixed Negroni cocktail or our sweetly spiced Christmas variation


Known as the trendiest of cocktails which is popular in Europe, a cosmopolitan is searched for 74,000 times each month here inthe UK. Smooth and flavourful, it’s one of the classiest winter cocktails.

  • Ingredients: 45ml lemon vodka, 15ml triple sec, 30ml cranberry juice, 10ml lime juice, Ice. Orange zest, or a lime wedge on the rim of the glass as garnish.
  • For a tangy-sweet version you can sip on in seconds, try our premixed Cosmopolitan instead.

Festive Cocktails – A MERRY MARGARITA

A true classic cocktail whose popularity continues to climb with global searches peaking at over 1.2 million per month – a 22% rise year on year! Although often considered a summer drink, its refreshingly sour citrus taste brings a hint of spice that’s enjoyable in colder seasons too.

  • Ingredients: 4 oz tequila, 2 oz Cointreau,1 1/2 oz fresh juice from 2 limes,1 tablespoon coarse salt, for glass rims, 1 lime wedge, plus 2 lime wheels for garnish
  • Enjoy your drink even faster with our premixed Margarita, or try our refreshing Tommy’s Margarita.

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