5 Festive Drink Recipes for the Holiday Season!

The Holiday Season is here, let the celebrations begin! 


Gatherings with family and friends during the holidays makes this the most cherished season of the year. Whether you are traveling or staying home this year, we wanted to share some drink recipes to help make your festivities even more special. Be transported with these five unique drink/cocktail recipes you can make all season long for your loved ones – we know we will! These have come straight from the bartenders at our partner hotels. And to spread a little extra holiday joy, we’ve included the hotel special offers for each at the end of the recipe.





The Christmas Toddy


from The Dolder Grand



45 ml Calvados Selection Christian Drouin

5 ml Frangelico hazelnut liqeur

20 ml Ginger Cordial

110 ml Acidified Granny smith water (sub: apple juice)


Add all the ingredients to a small pot and stir over a low heat. Serve in a ceramic cup and garnish with a Christmas biscuit!


Christmas at The Dolder Grand Special Offer

Booking/Stay window: December 21st – 30th


Generous daily breakfast

CHF 200.00 credit per adult and stay, redeemable at the Saltz restaurant or the Dolder Lodge

(can also be redeemed for the Christmas brunch)

Unlimited access to the Dolder Grand Spa.


Starting from CHF 1,850.00 ($1,978.40) for 2 persons

or from CHF 2,150.00 ($2,299.22) for 2 persons and 1 child between the ages of 4 and 17.

*For a two night minimum stay.




Spritz In Love


From Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa


Ingredients (for two):

1 oz ginger syrup

1.5 oz passionfruit puree

3 oz Aperol Spritz

2 oz Mezcal


Put ice in a shaker and add the ginger syrup, passionfruit puree, Aperol Spritz and Mezcal. Shake it up and pour it into a cocktail glass. Top with come champagne and add a slice of fresh orange to garnish.


Santa Loves Champagne at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa

Celebrate Royal Champagne this Christmas

Stay two nights or more & receive:

Stay in a Junior Suite with panoramic view over the vineyards A bottle of Champagne in the room upon arrival Breakfast daily at restaurant Le Bellevue or in-room Gastronomic Christmas Eve dinner

Starting at 2,213€ ($2332.83) for two people


Bubbly 2023 Kickoff at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa 

Raise a Glass to Ring in the New Year!

Package includes:

Stay in a Junior Suite with panoramic view over the vineyards A bottle of Champagne in the room upon arrival Breakfast daily at restaurant Le Bellevue or in-room Gastronomic New Year’s Eve dinner with Live Music Healthy New Year’s Day Lunch

*Starting at 2,712€ ($2858.85) for two people, 2-night minimum stay starting December 31st *excluding beverages




Christmas Detox Tea


From Chenot Palace Weggis


Ingredients (for two):

2.5 cups of water

2 tsp. loose-leaf rooibos tea (we used natural rooibos tea with orange peel, pineapple chunks, and red rose petals)

2 cinnamon sticks

2-3 tsp. mixture of dried anise stars, cloves, orange zest and ginger

2 slices of apple

2 slices of orange


Boil your water, rinse your teapot with some of it, and place the roobios tea and preferred spices into the teapot. Add the boiled water and cover for 5 minutes. Strain the roobios solids with a mesh strainer and pour tea into a teacup. Pour the tea into glasses or cups and garnish with cinnamon sticks and sliced apple and orange to serve.



Pineapple Mint Julip


From St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Spa



1.5oz dry gin

1/2 oz simple syrup (to taste)

1/2-1 oz lime juice

1.5 oz pineapple puree

1 oz water

1 cup ice

1/4 tsp Angostura aromatic bitters

1 slice pineapple

2-4 maraschino cherries


Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake it up. Pour over a large glass of ice and top with Angostura aromatic bitters, pineapple, mint leaves and maraschino cherry.



The Jungle


From Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa



1.5 oz dark rum

1 oz almond liqueur

2 oz passion fruit puree

1 oz lime juice

2 oz ginger beer


Combine all ingredients except the ginger beer in a shaker with ice and mix well. Strain into a glass and add the ginger beer. Stir gently to combine, and garnish with an orange slice or a maraschino cherry.