Curatif Cocktails

Cocktail Ideas for Christmas, New Year’s, Anything.

End of Year? Never Fear! Curatif’s here.

You have presents to wrap, various feasts to shop for and decorations to hang. You don’t also need to be frantically googling “top 10 cocktail recipes for parties”. We truly believe that the best cocktails to make at home are the ones that you don’t have to make at all! Less time spent mixing in the kitchen means more time mixing with family and friends (if you’re trying to avoid Aunt Isa’s lipstick-heavy kisses we can’t help you there).

May we present ideas for the perfect cocktail to serve at every type of end-of-year celebration? Think of us as your very own Cocktail Concierge.


Best cocktail for end-of-year office parties? Tommy’s Margarita

Kevin from Accounts might plan to let loose with the karaoke machine. But you’re looking to impress your colleagues and clients (or just Holly from HR) this year. We suggest BYO-ing a carton of Tequila Tromba Tommy’s Margaritas to add to the pot luck table. A zingy, well-made margarita is always a crowd pleaser, makes even dull occasions feel like an instant fiesta, and tequila is having a moment - your boss will be impressed. 


Best cocktail for Christmas Eve? Rum Old Fashioned

So you’re putting the final baubles on your tannenbaum and you’ve got a few friends coming over for drinks. Even though it’s probably going to be 40 degrees tomorrow, we still want to capture those quintessential snowy season vibes. Eggnog’s a hassle. Let a few Rum Old Fashioneds add a cosy touch of sweetness to your festive night.

This decadent treat even goes well with cookies instead of that glass of milk that you leave out with your letter to Santa. You didn’t forget to add a monthly cocktail club subscription to your wishlist this year, did you?

Best cocktail for Christmas Day lunch? Amaretto Sour

Elevate your laden lunch table with a few expertly crafted cocktails this year. You’ll want to choose something that everyone likes that can stand up to both glazed ham and fruit cake. The nutty, marzipan notes in our Bar Bambi Amaretto Sour feel appropriately Christmas-y. 

And is it a coincidence that Curatif’s slimline cans would fit perfectly inside a few hand-made bon-bons for the table? We think not! By the way, the frothy foam on top of our Amaretto Sour is vegan-friendly - so your cousin Sam from Byron will be happy too.


Best cocktail for New Year’s Eve parties? Espresso Martini

There’s no better drink to wake you up and f…estive you up than an iconic Archie Rose Espresso Martini. It seems perfectly designed as an after dark sip and fuel for very late nights. Plus the colour is sure to look amazing against your sparkliest outfit. Put your dancing shoes on and make a quick stop at Dan Murphy’s before heading out; it’s sure to be an unforgettable time.


Oh, it’s all happening over at your place? Our Bartender’s Dozen has a little something for everyone to get the party started right.


Best cocktail for New Year’s Day brunch? Sunshine State Gimlet 

They say begin as you mean to go on. Somehow the tropical fruit and energising citrus in our Sunshine State Gimlet feels fresh and shiny (Vintage Cellars has got you). This drink makes a happy alternative to basic bellinis or mimosas over brunch and is a tasty pairing for pancakes or a pile of I-just-need-it-this-morning-ok maple bacon. Your new year’s resolution should be to drink better cocktails.


Best cocktail for Summer holidays? Hurricane

You’ve loaded up the Torana ready for the annual trek down to the family beach shack. Boogie boards? Check. Fluoro zinc cream. Check. Drinks? Don’t forget to add a few Plantation Hurricanes to the haul. Awash with luscious passionfruit - and lashings of rum - this cocktail adds instant tropical island tranquility to your next swinging-in-the-hammock sesh…despite its portentous name. Works just as well even if only make it as far as Bells.


Stock up for every summer soiree right here.