These delicious make-at-home festive cocktails from Russian Standard Vodka are the perfect tipple to shake up this Christmas and raise spirits in uncertain times. No mixology experience required:

Christmas Blossom 

Serves 1 


¾ cup Russian Standard Vodka

2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices

¼ cup sugar

3 tablespoons peach schnapps

Ice cubes

Fresh mint springs, for garnish


Process first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add ice cubes to the mixture in a blender (to 5 cup level) and mix until smooth. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with fresh mint.

 Yule Mule

Serves 2


50ml Russian Standard Vodka

60ml unsweetened Cranberry juice

Juice of 1 lime

80ml Ginger beer

Cranberries, to garnish

Rosemary sprig, to garnish


Shake first three ingredients into a glass over ice. Top up with ginger beer and garnish.

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Serves 3


60ml Russian Standard Vodka

1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate 

2 cup of milk 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon vanilla 

dash of salt 

1 chilli pepper, split in half and seeds removed 

1–4 tablespoons sugar/honey


Melt chocolate in milk in a saucepan. Add cinnamon, vanilla, and chilli pepper and bring to simmer. Remove and let sit for 10 mins. Discard the chilli pepper and stir in sugar/honey to taste. Add Vodka. Serve.