Restaurant Promotion Idea #46 :- Christmas Cocktails Ideas


Some Christmas Cocktails that You could Sell in Your Restaurant

When most people think about Christmas cocktails they think about egg nog. But with people avoiding raw egg due to salmonella, its not the best choice. As always when I need creative cocktail or decoration ideas I turn to Pinterest. As Christmas is also for the kids, we created some Mocktails for the kids too. So here is a list of cocktails and mocktails that I havr found on the web that you could use in your restaurant or bar.

Christmas Mocktail for the Kids

Mrs. Claus’s Christmas Soda

Something fizzy and red for Christmas. This will sure be a hit with the kids. A concoction of strawberry or raspberry syrup, sprite and whipped cream. The website to go to know more is Mrs.Claus’s Christmas Soda

North Pole Strawberry Smoothie

A Christmas theme smoothie for the kids. To get the recipe please go here North Pole Strawberry Smoothie.




Christmas Cocktails for Adults

Melted Snowman Martini

A Christmas twist to the famous martini. With the snowman face, looks really like a melted snowman. I am going to use this idea for a Christmas Milkshake and will call it what else “Melted Snowman”

The website to go for the recipe is Melted Snowman Martini. 

Santa Shot

A shooter that is great as an after dinner drinks. Layers of grenadine, creme de menthe and peppermint snapps makes this beautiful drink taste like metled candy cane. The recipe can be found at Santa Shot Cocktail.

White Christmas

A little cocktail served in a martini glass. I like how its looks with the glass rim with white chocolate and sprinkles. This cocktails also look like melted snow, in am elegant way.

Get the recipe here White Christmas Cocktail.

The Candy Cane

As the website mentioned this is a simple, sweet fun cocktails. A mixture of vodka, peppermint snapps and creme de cacao.  With a splash of soda to give a little sparkle to the drink. Visit The Candy Cane to get the ingredients.

 Happy Elf

A cocktail that any elf would love. A cocktail with all the colours of Christmas. A mixture of cranberry juice, vodka and melon liqueur. Happy Elf Cocktail.

 Jack Frost

Our Christmas theme this year is Tropical Christmas. So this cocktail is best to suit the theme. With simple ingredients like Vodka, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, blue curacao and coconut. You will end up with sweet, tropical and Christmas-y. You can get this refreshing recipe from Jack Frost Cocktail.

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Restaurant Promotion Idea #28 – Twelve Days of Christmas Promotional Ideas

12 Promotion Ideas for the 12 days of Christmas

Christmas DinnerInstead of doing just a one day Christmas Promotion, why don’t you do 12 days of Christmas Promotion Activity which will stretch until the Feast of Epiphany. The more days you do a promotion, the more revenue you will receive for your restaurant. To make it more fun, work around the 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics. Here are 12 days of creative promotional ideas that I’ve found along the way.

On the first day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Gift Cards

Give out Gift cards with future discounts or free gifts to all customers visiting your restaurant on the first day of Christmas. You can give out discounts, free gifts even services from other companies like a manicure, car wash vouchers. The list is endless. Print out different gift card vouchers, put in a nice Christmas Theme Envelope, place it at your cashier counter. So when they pay the bill they can draw their lucky gift card.


 

On the second day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves

Couple Night Out

On the second day of Christmas have a couple’s night out. Parents need a much needed rest after all the Christmas planning for their family’s Christmas event. A day when parents can relax and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner date without the children. Create a romantic candlelight Christmas Theme Dinner for two. If you are near to a daycare centre, workout a package where the daycare centre can take care of their kids while they dine. Create a menu without the turkey or other Christmas dishes, because some people get really bored with all the Christmas dishes year in year out.

 

On the third day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens

Buy Three pay only for Two

Do a promotion where three people dine and only pay for two special.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings

Acts of Kindness

The holiday season is an especially good time to kick off a Community Service initiative for your organization. Choose a day in the week to do some community service with your staff and maybe some of your regulars or suppliers. Work together to visit old folks homes, orphanage and many more places that you can spread love. It will be a fun gathering for every one and also lift everyone’s hearts. Try to get this event in the local newspaper. Even your suppliers can get some marketing leverage when the media gets hold of this story. It’s a real Win – Win situation for all. A few days before Christmas hold a Gift Collection Booth in your Restaurant with names of Kids from the local orphanage and what they would like for Christmas. Your customers can pick a kid buy the present, wrap it up and deposit at the booth. On the Community Service Day you can go and give out the presents with the person who bought it if they want to follow.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings

Christmas Thank You Parties

December and Christmas is the ideal season for companies to host year end thank you parties for their staff. Large companies do it at function rooms or restaurants. Holiday parties are not only reserved for large companies, even small companies these days try to reward their employees with a holiday party. To save on costs these companies do it in their offices, here is where you come in. Create a catering menu that you can do and that is easily transported. Create flyers and give out to the companies in your vicinity. This year the fifth day of Christmas falls on a Saturday, create special packages that small companies can reserve a corner of your restaurant to do a small thank you party for their staff (if you have the space).

 

On the sixth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying


50% Discount

As we are half way through our 12 days of Christmas, give out 50% discounts on selected items in your restaurant. A discount always attracts people.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming

Before the Party Buffet Dinner

The seventh day of Christmas falls on New Year Eve. There will be New Year Celebrations in most bars and disco. You can capitalize on this by offering a before the part Buffet Dinner. You can use words like “Charge up your batteries before the party starts”, “Make sure you’re on full tank before you party

 

 On the eighth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking

New Year’s Day Brunch

The Eight Day of Christmas falls on New Year’s Day, a day when most people wake up late due to heavy partying or just want to wake up late on the first day of the year. Hold a New Year’s Day Brunch. Print flyers early and distribute around, so as your customers can plan ahead. Search the net for different brunch menus which others are doing. Mix and match to suit your clientele and location.

On the ninth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing


Ladies Night Out

Have a special ladies night where all ladies pay half price or get a free cocktail when they dine at your restaurant.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping

Men’s Night Out

This is for the men. Have a beer specials for men only with a special discounted price. Maybe add some dart boards or even a foosball table. If there’s live matches on, show it on a big screen.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping

Yahooo the Kids are in School

Check your calendar. Most schools will start during the first week of January. Most parents will be relieved as they had to endure a whole month of their kids and is happy
that school starts. Have a special buffet for parents, especially if you are near to a school. Parents can drop by for lunch after they drop off their kids.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas – my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming

 Year End Gifts

On the last day of the 12 days Christmas Specials, why don’t you thank your customers for a great year and also build rapport for future business. Homemade gifts are great as it shows the customer how valuable they are as you have taken a lot of thought into preparing the gifts. Here are some gift ideas that you can try Restaurant Promotion Ideas # 27 – Year End Holiday Gift for your Customers

Christmas can be a big profit driver if you do it right and the results of building holiday revenue can spill over far into the new year if you do a great job of impressing existing and new customers of how great your restaurant is and how much they will want to come back again soon.

 

 

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Restaurant Promotion Ideas for Christmas

A Summary of Restaurant Promotion Articles to Market Christmas

Most businesses agree that Christmas is the most celebrated and profitable holiday of the year. So much so online retail companies like Amazon will be boosting their manpower to handle the influx of orders. Restaurants too will be busy with family gatherings. They will be planning in advance to capitalize on this holiday. I have written a few Restaurant Promotion Ideas on how to market Christmas in your Restaurant. Below is a summary of all the Christmas Restaurant Promotion articles featured in this website and links to help you.

7 Restaurant marketing ideas for attracting diners this Christmas

The festive season is upon, and should be your most profitable period of the year. But cutbacks in consumer spending mean you still have to use some restaurant marketing tactic to keep filling your tables.

Here are a few restaurant marketing ideas to make it a merry Christmas all round:

1. Customers will be more easily swayed to eat out if you can make it more of an occasion. If you can afford it, consider offering a free glass of sparkling wine or mince pie to entice them through your door.
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Restaurant Promotion Idea #28 – Twelve Days of Christmas Promotional Ideas

Instead of doing just a one day Christmas Promotion, why don’t you do 12 days of Christmas Promotion Activity which will stretch until the Feast of Epiphany. The more days you do a promotion, the more revenue you will receive for your restaurant. To make it more fun, work around the 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics. Here are 12 days of creative promotional ideas that I’ve found along the way.
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Christmas is not Christmas without giving out gifts. Below are some articles from this website on Year End Corporate GIfts.

 

Restaurant Promotion Idea # 31 – Unique and Useful Corporate Gifts

Everyone loves receiving gifts how small it may be and giving out little gifts with the company logo is a norm nowadays. So it’s important to give gifts that your customer will eventually use for some time. Most companies give out pens, calendars and key chains. But with the dawn of affordable tablets and smart phones, most of these gifts are obsolete, especially the calendar. Most people nowadays have a smart phone and all smart phones have some sort calendar in them or you can get one on Google Play store. Therefore, I feel the best gifts should be centered around the mobile phone as almost every one owns a smart phone. Here are a few gift ideas that I have seen and have received.
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Restaurant Promotion Ideas # 27 – Year End Holiday Gift for your Customers

With the closing of the year, a lot of business will be looking for appreciation gifts for their customers and regulars. Searching the web, you will find a number of organizations offering to create some sort of year end gifts with your logo on it. For small business owners who are scrambling to meet year-end commitments and running the day to day operations, finding just the right gift for your customers can be overwhelming. But you can still give out memorable year end or thank you gifts. One way is to make it your self. Search the web for ideas, there are various ideas that you and your staff can create by yourselves. Below are some of the ideas. I have done two of it myself and the rest I plan to implement it soon.
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Fun Corporate Gifts To Impress Your Clients

Is your business unsure about what to send clients for the holidays, a company anniversary, or another special occasion? The world of corporate gifts can be a dull place at times. You can only give away so many engraved pens and award plaques! If you’re looking to spice up your choices and give your clients a more interesting and eye-catching corporate gift, then this article provides some options for you. The following are some suggestions and tips for more exciting corporate gifts to send to your clients.
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Restaurant Promotion Idea #10. Unique Gift Ideas

A colleague gave me this idea when we were discussing how we can show our local regulars that we value their support. It was for one of our corporate gift that we give to our regulars during festivals. You can read about this in my previous post, Promoting your Restaurant through Great Customer Service. As a majority of our local regulars are Chinese Business Men who are farmers or traders by trade, we had to come out with an idea which they can use and appreciate it. So the normal corporate gift like pens, paperweights or even cardholders were out of the question. These people usually entertain their clients in our restaurants, we needed to come out with a unique corporate gift that will stand out.
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7 Restaurant marketing ideas for attracting diners this Christmas



The festive season is upon, and should be your most profitable period of the year. But cutbacks in consumer spending mean you still have to use some restaurant marketing tactic to keep filling your tables.

Here are a few restaurant marketing ideas to make it a merry Christmas all round:

1. Customers will be more easily swayed to eat out if you can make it more of an occasion. If you can afford it, consider offering a free glass of sparkling wine or mince pie to entice them through your door.

2. Promote a special offer to the business community or large groups e.g. book 10 and the 11th eats for free. This could make all the difference in choosing your restaurant for a special Christmas dinner just before the holidays.

3. Remember to use every channel to promote your offers and menu i.e. email, text message, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

4. Consider offering a special three course Christmas meal with a Christmas themed menu.

5. Help customers get into the celebratory mood by decorating your restaurant with a Christmas tree, lights and some tactfully positioned mistletoe

6. On a quiet midweek night consider offering live music entertainment to persuade customers to pencil in another evening out into their busy Christmas diary.

7. Try and attract Christmas shoppers by promoting hot coffee and warm soup to entice them to take a break from the crowds on a cold wintry evening.

 

It’s also a good idea to think about the month after Christmas. Getting people through the door for Christmas, when everyone want to go out and have fun, is one thing. But enticing them back after the party is over, requires a different approach and is potentially much harder.

Consider handing out follow up offers to diners in the run up to Christmas. They could be along the lines of “Come back in January for a dessert on us, a belated Christmas gift if you like to chase the January blues away!”

 

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Restaurant Promotion Idea #28 – Twelve Days of Christmas Promotional Ideas

Instead of doing just a one day Christmas Promotion, why don’t you do 12 days of Christmas Promotion Activity which will stretch until the Feast of Epiphany. The more days you do a promotion, the more revenue you will receive for your restaurant. To make it more fun, work around the 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics. Here are 12 days of creative promotional ideas that I’ve found along the way.

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