Perfect for the festive season- these wonderfully warming winter ‘hot-tails’ provide a great alternative to gluwein, and our simple, yet effective Sparkling Cocktail recipes are a perfect way to impress guests within the home this Christmas (without breaking the bank!).

Forget your hot toddy, this year those in the know will be sipping ‘Hot-tails’ to help ward off the symptoms of the common cold.Premium cocktail mixer brand funkin’s ‘hot-tail’ recipes are the perfect winter warmers for friends and family while entertaining in the comfort of your own home this festive season.

Take the warm comforting taste and aroma of vanilla, mix it with sweet, juicy apples and blackberries and set it all off with big dollop of lemony vitamin C!

You will need:

  • One measure of vanilla vodka
  • One measure of apple sourz
  • One sachet of funkin Bramble Mixer
  • One medium sauce pan
  • A hob
  • A glass mug or a tea cup and saucer!


  1. For one serving, mix a measure of Vanilla vodka and a measure of apple sourz with a funkin Bramble mixer containing blackberries, lemons and sugar syrup, heat on a low heat on the hob and serve hot!

A New York classic with a spicy clove twist sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy!

You will need:

  • One measure of spiced rum
  • One funkin Cosmopolitan Mixer
  • 4-5 cloves
  • One medium sauce pan
  • A hob
  • A glass mug or a tea cup and saucer


  1. For one serving, blend a measure of spiced rum with one funkin Cosmopolitan mixer containing cranberry, orange, limes and sugar syrup and add 4-5 cloves heat on a low heat on the hob and enjoy.

Guest Post Credits- Funkin.


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