Skip to main content

29 Aug 2019

Alternative Christmas party reception drinks

Prosecco is a typical festive celebration tipple, perfect for a drinks reception welcoming your guests to a Christmas party.

But, for those who want something a little more out of the ordinary this year, we’ve rounded up a number of different drinks to serve to your guests on arrival. 

Cranberry Sours

An alternative cocktail to serve to your guests, this short and sharp fruity cocktail is sure to be a firm favourite at your party, infused with amaretto and cranberry flavours to get you well into the spirit.



A classic cocktail, you can combine with many fruits, such as raspberry, strawberry and citrus flavours. Served with champagne, a Mimosa is a simple yet sophisticated cocktail, ideal if you’re hosting a glamorous soirée. Serve with a wedge of fruit on the side.


Bitter Orange & Cardamom Martinis

Think 007, as James Bond would certainly want a sip of this. This decadent cocktail will be sure to get the party season going, combining the flavours of marmalade and crushed Cardamom pods create a spicy aroma. If you’re after elegance with a twist, this could be the cocktail for you.

Ginger Rum Punch

Spiced rum is a true Christmas classic,  so why not greet your guests with a rum punch? This delicious, traditional drink is full of fruit, spice and all things nice that is certain to get your guests taste buds tingling. 

Here at Emirates Old Trafford we offer a number of venues for you to host the perfect party this Christmas. Create an exclusive private party night, experience Christmas without boundaries and let your imagination take the reins with our exclusive private party nights. Whether you’re looking to book for 20 guests or 1,000, we can create a bespoke celebration as lavish as you like.

Or, for those who want to enjoy one of the three best party nights in Manchester, we offer three shared party nights. Our Event Elves carefully sprinkle their magic to ensure you have a memorable experience. We’ll take care of all the finer details and any requirements you may have, so you can simply have a wonderful Christmas time.

If you’re interested in hosting your Christmas party at our award-winning venue, please contact our Christmas Co-ordinator on 0161 282 4020 or email Or to download our Christmas brochure, click here.