10 Of The Most Divine Herbal Cocktail Recipes For Christmas

The holiday season is definitely the season for indulgence. It is a chance to catch up with family and friends and enjoy all the good things. Cocktails being one of those things - obviously in moderation. We have incorporated some of our favourite Wild Dispensary products into these herbal cocktail recipes to enhance the holiday season.  There are also plenty of non-alcoholic options on the list if you don’t drink. We would love to see your creations, so tag us if you make some.

Merry everything everyone x

Holiday Calm

This drink is an excellent option if you need some help calming your nerves or want some support to get you through the busy days that come with the end of the year. The combination of elderberries in the Switchel and chamomile in the Rest and Calm tastes great and can help with the anxiousness that can come with this busy time. Adding the cinnamon maple syrup gives this drink a delicious festive feeling. It also happens to pair really well with gin.

For the Rosemary Cinnamon Maple Syrup:
1 cup maple syrup or 1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 sprigs fresh rosemary with stems
2 teaspoon cinnamon powder

To make two drinks:
Add 2 full droppers of Rest and Calm into a jug with 2 tbsp rosemary cinnamon maple syrup and ½  cup of cranberry juice. Add 2 tsp Wild Dispensary Elderberry Switchel. Mix together and add water or tonic to taste. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

Liver Bitters Spritzer

This Liver Bitters Spritzer is a refreshing herbal cocktail recipe that can be served throughout the whole summer season. It’s particularly beneficial for those moments where you may have overindulged - which we know happens frequently over Christmas. Our Liver Bitters contains globe artichoke which is great for aiding digestion and appetite control.

1 cup soda water
2 ml Wild Dispensary Liver Bitters
½ teaspoon mānuka honey
1 orange juiced
1 tsp fresh ginger root
Fresh rosemary
Ice cubes
An assortment of fresh sprigs of herbs and edible flowers




Fire Cider Hot Toddy

Not only does our Fire Cider taste great, there are so many different ways you can use it. From salad dressings to flavouring your cooking, it’s also a great addition to herbal cocktails. Try our version of a hot toddy for an extra kick.

1 heaped tsp honey
25ml Fire Cider
45 ml whiskey or tequila
120 ml hot water
Lemon slice
Mix together and enjoy



Another really easy summer drink that's non-alcoholic - so easy in fact we can hardly call it a herbal cocktail recipe. Adding a dash of Switchel to soda water or tonic water with mint and some sliced oranges is a delicious and healthy low sugar sweet treat. You can add gin or vodka if you want to make it alcoholic.


Tea Bitters & Blood Orange Sparkling Soda

This is a really easy non-alcoholic herbal cocktail recipe that incorporates a simple bitters that you can make yourself using just loose leaf tea and water - something that even the holiday bach has. 

2 tsp loose leaf tea
1 cup boiled water
Blood orange soda water
Orange peel for garnish

Combine tea and water in a bowl to steep. Cover and leave for 4 hours. Then fine strain the tea into a saucepan. Bring to boil over high heart and then simmer until liquid reduces by Add to blood orange soda water (1tsp bitters) with an orange twist for garnish.

Vanilla Rosemary Martini

This is a tasty herbal touch to a classic cocktail recipe. 

You will need:
Good quality vodka
Vanilla bean pod
Lemon Juice
Pink and black peppercorns
Rosemary sprigs for garnish

Pepper syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 ½  cups water
1 tbsp pink peppercorns
1 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 vanilla bean split lengthwise and scraped OR cheats version add vanilla paste
6 sprigs rosemary

Simple syrup: Combine sugar, water, peppercorns, ground pepper, scraped vanilla bean seeds/pod and rosemary in a medium saucepan over med/high heat. Bring to a rolling boil and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain, using a fine mesh strainer and reserve simple syrup.

Make your martini: Combine 30ml simple syrup, 90ml vodka and 2 tsp lemon juice over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. The unused syrup will last several days covered in the refrigerator.


Hibiscus Rosemary And Tequila

For this herbal cocktail recipe you combine cooled hibiscus tea with a homemade rosemary syrup.

To make the rosemany syrup:
To make the rosemary syrup, combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 sprig of rosemary, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, then strain.

To make the hibisicus tea:
To make the tea, bring hibiscus and 1 cup water to a boil over high heat in a small saucepan; cook 3 minutes, then let cool before straining

To make the cocktail, combine 90ml tea, 60ml tequila, 30ml syrup, 1⁄2  lime juice, and 1⁄2 cup water in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously, then strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Lavender Thyme Vodka

A delicious herbal cocktail recipe for a herbal vodka infusion - just combine soda water, lemon juice and vodka with this homemade lavender thyme syrup.

For the lavender thyme syrup:
3⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup dried lavender
1 bunch thyme

Boil sugar and 3⁄4 cup water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Add lavender and thyme; let herb syrup cool completely.

Strain and add syrup to 4 cups of soda, 1 cup vodka 1/2 cup lemon juice.

Cynar Julep

We are a fan of globe artichoke and Cynar (the Italian apéritif) celebrates the same glorious plant! Use the same simple syrup recipe we listed for the vanilla rosemary martini.

2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs mint, plus 1 for garnish
60ml Cynar
15ml simple syrup
60ml grapefruit soda

Mix together and drink.

Nettle moijitos 

Nettles are so good for you and this is a lovely refreshing drink.

Juice of 1 lime (or lemon) and slices for garnish
½ cup hot water
2 tablespoon of loose leaf Nettle Tea
½  tsp honey
½ cup sparkling water 
½ cup fresh mint leaves (plus more for garnish)

Brew tea with the ½ cup hot water and nettle in a tea pot or a coffee plunger. Split the tea into two glasses and add in each ¼ tsp honey and dissolve. Squeeze ½ lime into each glass, add mint, ice and top with sparkling water.



Whatever the holiday season looks like for you we hope you get some down time to enjoy a delicious drink in the sun. Enjoy your time with your people x

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