Whenever this time of the year rolls around, we can’t help but excitedly anticipate the Christmas drinks that cafes and restaurants will launch to commemorate the season, and this year it’s no different.
While Christmas celebrations are toned down, and parties off the table, you can most definitely still look forward to festive menus and offerings from eating establishments everywhere.
So if you’ve got a sweet tooth or perhaps a penchant for alcoholic mixers, read on to find out 30 of our favourite Christmas drinks, and why not give yourself a little treat this weekend while you’re at it!
Every year, we’ll look forward to the coffeehouse giant’s Christmas drinks line-up, and this time, they certainly did not disappoint. Back again are the longtime fan-favourites Toffee Nut Crunch Latte and Peppermint Mocha, and the all-new Gingerbread Latte!
1. Toffee Nut Crunch Latte
This drink invokes all the holiday feels – blending a medley of the Starbucks signature espresso, steamed milk, and butter toffee nut, and topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of crunchy toffee nut topping, the Toffee Nut Crunch Latte is the ultimate Christmas drink!
2. Gingerbread Latte
It wouldn’t be a reach to call the Gingerbread Latte “Christmas in a cup”. With the sweet and spicy flavors of baked gingerbread combined with the classic Starbucks espresso, and steamed milk, and topped with whipped cream and a dash of ground nutmeg, how could we not?
3. Peppermint Mocha
Inspired by the flavours of the classic holiday candy canes, the Peppermint Mocha is made with Starbucks® signature espresso, steamed milk, chocolatey mocha sauce and peppermint, topped with fluffy whipped cream, mocha drizzle and candy cane pieces.
All three drinks start from S$7.60 and are available as a hot, iced, or blended handcrafted beverage at all Starbucks outlets.
The Connoisseur Concerto
Ring in the festive season with a fruity soda and refreshing coffee blend from The Connoisseur Concerto!
4. Frosty Hōjicha Frappé
Mixing a concoction of cold brew coffee blend with Hōjicha, fresh milk, and drizzled with caramel sauce, the Frosty Hōjicha Frappé is the ultimate sweet treat for the holidays.
5. Red Rudolph Fizz
If a refreshing, fizzy drink is more up your alley, you might want to order the Red Rudolph Fizz! A blend of apple juice, soda, strawberry slices and guava chunks are mixed together to create this festive red iced drink.
Both drinks are priced at S$7.80 and are available at all The Connoisseur Concerto outlets.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
It’s the most delicious time of the year! The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf‘s line-up of seasonal drinks look absolutely yummy, and we can’t wait to try them all.
6. Peppermint Mocha Ice Blended
An ice cold treat not to be missed, the Peppermint Mocha Ice Blended is unlike no other – a rich chocolate treat contrasted with refreshing peppermint and balanced on toasty notes of our signature coffee extract. This minty and chocolatey treat is also blended and topped with Popping Candy for that extra crunch!
7. Speculoos Ice Blended
Inspired by flavours of freshly baked holiday cookies, the Speculoos Ice Blended brims with warm cinnamon notes for an all around sweet and spicy flavour!
8. Red Velvet Ice Blended
An all-time favourite, the Red Velvet Ice Blended drink is back again. Layered and topped with ruby chocolate, this kids-friendly dessert-like treat is smooth, creamy, and tastes just like heaven.
All three drinks are priced at S$8.50 for a regular size, and are available at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlets.
You’ve definitely tried, or at least heard of Shake Shack‘s famous shakes and this December, they’re levelling up their game with this awesome festive inspired shake!
9. Christmas Cookie
We couldn’t be happier that the Christmas Cookie Shake is returning again this year. A vanilla custard blended with Christmas cookie, topped with whipped cream, shortbread cookie crumble and sprinkles, you’ll definitely want to give this drink a try if you love sweet, Christmassy drinks!
The Christmas Cookie Shake is priced at S$7.80 and is available at all Shake Shack outlets.
Did you know that Dal.komm Coffee was featured in the hit Korean TV dramas Descendants of the Sun and Goblin: The Lonely and Great God? While the hype surrounding the cafe is not what it used to be, their Christmas offerings are sure to make you want to head down and try them out for yourselves.
10. Tiramisu Cream Kiss
A a velvety-smooth caffeinated beverage topped with a luscious layer of savoury cheese foam and lady finger biscuit, the Tiramisu Cream Kiss is exactly what you need for an indulgent midday pick-me-up!
11. Chocolate Mint Milkshake
Chocolate and mint is a timeless combination for the festive season, and we aren’t complaining.
For those sensitive to caffeine, or if you prefer non-caffeinated drinks, try the Chocolate Mint Milkshake — a refreshing chocolate shale topped with a swirl of whipped cream and red and green sprinkles.
12. S’mores Latte
A comforting, festive drink, the S’mores Latte gives you all those festive and bonfire vibes!
Drizzled with chocolate syrup, and topped with marshmallow and Lotus Biscoff biscuit, you can enjoy the classic campfire treat as a hot, cold, or ice-blended drink right here!
All three drinks start from S$7 and are available at all Dal.komm Coffee outlets.
R&B Tea x matchaya
Matcha lovers, listen up, because R&B Tea and matchaya‘s Uji Matcha Christmas Series is made with what’s known to be the finest matcha in the world!
13. Uji Matcha Latte
Who said bubble tea had to be sinful? The Uji Matcha Latte is a delicious guilt-free drink that has so many antioxidant and health benefits!
14. Uji Matcha Latte with Tea Cream
R&B Tea put a twist on a classic matcha latte with the Uji Matcha Latte with Tea Cream! Topping it off with a thick, milky tea foam that blends perfectly with the drink itself, this is the drink for you if you’re looking for something creamy and bursting with matcha flavour.
15. White Choco Uji Matcha Latte
Yes, you heard us right. It’s white chocolate and matcha in the White Choco Uji Matcha Latte. This is the drink to go for if you’re looking for an indulgent sweet treat!
All three drinks start from S$5.50 and are available at all R&B Tea outlets.
While we may know LiHo as the homegrown bubble tea brand that had everyone hyped about cheese and tea, they’re now expanding their menu range with a lineup of festive offerings that aren’t tea based!
16. Frosty Hazelnut Mocha
The Frosty Hazelnut Mocha is the perfect mixture of chocolate and coffee that tastes decadent, rich, and dark!
17. Royal Snow White Tea Latte
The Royal Snow White Tea Latte is made with the classic Oolong tea and topped with Snow White Frosty for a burst of strong tea flavours and velvety smooth texture.
18. Jolly Black Forest Latte
A combination of chocolate and fresh milk, with a swirl of blueberry compote to finish it off, the yummy Jolly Black Forest Latte is a must-try if you love Black Forest flavours.
All three drinks start from S$5.50 and are available at all LiHo outlets.
Tiger Sugar‘s signature brown sugar drinks may not be for everyone, but their new Christmas drink certainly won’t disappoint any Lotus Biscoff or brown sugar fans out there!
19. Brown Sugar Lotus Biscoff Boba Milk
Indulge in the ultimate combination of two classic flavours with the Brown Sugar Lotus Biscoff Boba Milk! Enjoy sprinkles of Lotus biscoff caramelized biscuit bits with creamy milk, mixed in swirls of crunchy Lotus biscoff sauce & Tiger Sugar’s Signature brown sugar, with toppings of chewy brown sugar pearls.
The Brown Sugar Lotus Biscoff Boba Milk is available at all Tiger Sugar outlets.
Established in early 2019, the 45-seater PAZZION Cafe located in Jewel Changi Airport is the first contemporary lifestyle extension to PAZZION’s footwear retail business!
20. The Grinch’s Dream
Made with a refreshing concoction of fresh milk and wild mint syrup brew and topped off with a whipped cream Christmas tree decorated with mini silver candy balls, matcha syrup, and cereal honey stars, this smooth, creamy milkshake will satisfy your every craving for a creamy, flavourful treat!
Pazzion Cafe’s The Grinch Dream is priced at S$7.50 and is available at Pazzion Cafe, Jewel Changi Airport.
Ratio Café and Lounge
The world’s first robotic lounge and café, Ratio Café and Lounge is offering a Christmas menu with six new festive drinks for all you alcohol and coffee lovers out there.
21. Saucy Maria!
Looking for a drink that has some kick? Then the Saucy Maria! is for you. Made with tomato, Worcestershire, BBQ sauce and Sriracha sauce and lemon juice vodka infusion, this concoction truly packs a punch.
22. Rebel Without A Claus
Sweet and spicy all rolled into one, this cocktail mixes chili infused tequila, lime, mango sauce, and mango juice for a tropical drink with some hints of spice.
23. Berry Good Time
Mixing bourbon, campari, homemade berry juice, balsamic vinegar, then finally topped off with fresh raspberry, this strong drink has intense berry notes that is just oh-so-delicious!
24. Queen Sleigh-er
Saffron infused vodka, Jagermeister, gin, and averna are mixed together to create this exquisite concoction that tastes festive and warm – perfect for the holidays
25. Christmas Cranberry White Russian
Blending coffee liqueur, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and topped with Almond Whipped Cream and Christmas Sprinkles, this drink is a fun, festive take on a classic White Russian.
26. Black Forest Mocha
Made with Ghirardelli Chocolate sauce, berry sauce, fresh milk, and espresso, this warm drink is everything you’re looking for in a holiday drink!
All six drinks are priced from S$5.50 – S$15 and are available at Ratio Café and Lounge for a limited time only. There’s also an ongoing promotion until 1 January 2021 where you can enjoy one Christmas cocktail for free when you purchase two!
P.S. If you’re interested to find out more about the concept behind this robot-run café and check out their menu offerings, read our article here.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Ginealogy brings Canadian craft spirits to Singapore, and this Christmas, they’re collaborating with Conrad Centennial Singapore on two festive cocktails!
27. Gold Winter
Dreamt up by Conrad’s mixologist, this cocktail combines star anise and charred orange with St Laurent Gin Vieux and is sweetened with home-made rosemary candy to deliver a festive twist to the classic Gin & Tonic.
28. White Christmas
Inspired by Bing Crosby’s famous rendition of “White Christmas”, this cocktail combines Cirka Vodka Terroir and Amaretto and is topped with heavy cream and a light dusting of cinnamon powder, making it the perfect drink to ring in the holidays!
Both cocktails are priced at S$25++ and are available at the Lobby Lounge and the Terrace at Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Dual-concept bar Barbary Coast has completely transformed its downstairs venue, Deadfall, into Christmas on Canal – decking the halls with festive décor and introducing new seasonal drinks!
29. Hallelujah Hot Chocolate
A spiked hot chocolate? Yes please! Pick your poison – Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila, or Rum, the crowd-favourite and indulge in a cup of warmth that’s expertly finished with melted dark chocolate and topped with marshmallows.
30. Tiny Tiki Tim
Made with Michter’s Bourbon, Laphroaig 10, cracked black pepper, grilled peach marmalade and citrus, this festive drink is bound to knock your Christmas stockings off!