Christmas Ale Cocktail Recipe

Totally yuletide, this Christmas beer will keep you merry all season long.

Christmas Ale

Don’t serve until Christmas? Yea, right. With its fresh honey, cinnamon, and ginger syrup this Christmas Ale Cocktail Recipe is meant to be enjoyed all winter long.

Spiced beer has long been a holiday tradition that has a mixed origins story. Some say the libation began in the Middle Ages – when spices were commonly used to add flavor and medicinal qualities to beer. Others say Christmas Ale began in pre-Christian Scandinavia – where Vikings would brew winter beers during “Jul,” also known as “Yule,” in late December to honor the winter solstice. 

Whatever the case, we’re glad this Christmas beer is here. 

Christmas Ale Cocktail Recipe

Christmas Ale in Teku Glass with Cinnamon Stick


Yield: 1 Drink


  • ½ cup peeled & grated ginger
  • 7 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 bottles White Ale




Step 1: Make the spiced syrup

Combine the ginger, clove and water into a saucepan. Add 5 cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes to reduce. Strain water into a bowl, add the honey and let cool.

Step 2: Assemble the ale

Put 3 tbsp. of the syrup in a beer glass and top with your white ale. Serve with cinnamon stick for garnish.

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  • Janet September 19, 2019 @ 8:00am

    Would like to use this recipe but bottle it in our sterilised beer bottles for presents is that possible?

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