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How to Make the Metaxa Sunny Christmas

Looking for a new Metaxa cocktail for the colder days? A hot toddy using the Greek brandy Metaxa will bring some Greek spirit to your holiday season.

Metaxa Sunny Christmas with bottle

Don’t wait until summer to take your bottle of Metaxa off the shelf and make a delicious cocktail. Make the Metaxa Hot Toddy Sunny Christmas. It’s totally different than most hot toddies because it uses the traditionally Greek brandy, Metaxa! It’s super easy – just add all the ingredients to a pot, warm them and serve with dried fruits, nuts and raisins. The honey and rose aroma and flavor really emerges when the spirit is warm.

Mini-Lush Guide to Metaxa

For those of you who might not be familiar with Metaxa, check out my full Lush Guide to Metaxa. It’s a Greek brandy that was historically drunk at holidays and celebrations. Now it’s popping up on cocktail menus all over the world. It’s super easy to work with and makes fabulous cocktails.

  • Metaxa comes from created by Spyros Metaxa in the 1800’s.
  • Metaxa is a Greek brandy made from a combination of aged Muscat wines from the island of Samos, aged white wine distillates and Mediterranean botanicals
  • Metaxa tastes like honey, almonds, stone-fruits like apricots, pears, peaches, with an aroma of rose and honey
Metaxa Sunny Christmas in glasses

What goes into a Metaxa Sunny Christmas

Making a Hot Toddy with Metaxa is a fabulous idea. The brandy adds so much depth to it and Metaxa brings along a sweetness from the honey as well as fruitiness. You’ll want make sure you drink just one, as it is super more-ish!

  • Metaxa (I use Metaxa 12 stars)
  • Red apple juice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Grated ginger
  • Orange peels
  • Nutmeg & cloves
  • Dried fruit & nuts

It’s so simple to make it. Just add all the ingredients in a pot, slowly warm it, but don’t allow it to simmer. Then keep it covered. Serve with dehydrated fruits, nuts and raisins.

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What tools you need to make the Metaxa Sunny Christmas

You won’t be needing a cocktail shaker for this one! Grab a jigger, a barspoon, and toddy glasses for this recipe.

Where to find more Hot Toddy recipes

You can find always find hot toddy recipes to try! Here are a few of my favorites:

Plus More Metaxa recipes

Top Tip(ple)🍸: If you love Metaxa, try other Greek Spirits! Here is a guide to Greek Liquors to help you understand your Ouzo from your Raki!

Where to find ingredients for Metaxa cocktails

You can find all the ingredients at Spirits Kiosk (10% off the entire site by quoting this code: ALushLife10SK.) in the UK; or in the USA!

Here is the recipe:

METAXA Sunny Christmas

Metaxa Sunny Christmas

Looking for a Metaxa cocktail for the colder days? A hot toddy using Metaxa will bring some Greek spirit to your holiday season.
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Greek
Servings 1
Calories 277 kcal


  • 40 cl Metaxa 12 stars
  • 60 cl Red apple juice
  • 6 Cinnamon sticks
  • 50 g Grated ginger
  • Peels from 1 orange optional
  • ½ Tsp nutmeg
  • 5 Small cloves


  • Add all the ingredients in a pot
  • Slowly warm it, but don’t allow it to simmer
  • Keep it covered
  • Serve with dehydrated fruits, nuts and raisins.


Serving: 1gCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 48mgFiber: 13gSugar: 37g
Keyword Metaxa, Metaxa Sunny Christmas
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