Christmas is a time to get as merry as the day is long, so why not put Vodka in absolutely everything?

Yep, that’s right. It’s not just for our famous cocktail menu. Let’s teach you how to make a Christmas pudding, Revolution-style.

This pudding is ace because you can put a generous amount of Vodka in without your ageing, uptight Auntie Sharon knowing. Hopefully, this will make everyone so out of it that they forget to ask for help washing up all the dirty dishes. Grab a slice, leave them in the living room and creep upstairs to play FIFA and watch Elf in peace. No one will notice.

So, how do we start to make this marvellous Vodka Christmas pudding? It’s much easier than you think!

What you’ll need

  • A mug for measurements
  • A pudding bowl (your nan will probably have one)
  • Large deep pan
  • Tin foil
  • String
  • Absolut Vodka (your nan probably won’t have one of these)
  • 1 cup mixed nuts (you can usually get these in a big packet)
  • 1 mug of raisins
  • 1 mug of sultanas (you can always miss these out if you wanted)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 mug light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice (you can buy these at any big supermarket)
  • 1 cup of full-fat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 mug self-raising flour
  • 1 mug of butter (which should be about 4oz)
  • 1 mug of breadcrumbs (try and buy these because it’s a right faff to make them)

This part is up to you because you can have either flaming vodka or a caramel vodka sauce to top off the pudding:

  • 2-3 mugs of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (women over 40 often have this, so ask them for some)
  • 7-8 mugs of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 mug light brown sugar

What you need to do

1. First of all, you need to mix most of the ingredients to make the pudding. This is not difficult, since you just throw loads of the ingredients together.

Grab the raisins, sultanas, flour, breadcrumbs, sugar, all the spices and crunchy nuts. Mix them together in the bowl and then bit by bit, add the milk and egg. That’s nearly all of it done!

2. Next, pop some butter onto foil and wrap it with foil. Make sure you tie the string around this, so it doesn’t budge.
Get the pudding and carefully place it in the deep pan without it dropping (or else you’ll be licking it up!).

3. Fill up the deep pan with water halfway up to the pudding bowl so it can cook evenly. Turn the heat on and simmer the mixture for two hours so it’s deliciously cooked through.

4. Once cooked, you can place it on a plate upside down. Get people to help you lift it to avoid any disasters.

5. Simmer your vodka in a pan until it’s nearly boiling.Turn off the heat and stand back. Light a match and set the vodka on fire.

6. Pour the vodka on top of the pudding and walk in to present it. Hopefully, people won’t catch on that it’s Vodka because they’ll be full of “Oooohs” and “Aaaaahs”.

OR, if you want to be a bit more sneaky, yet safe:

1. Slowly melt the butter in a pan, so it doesn’t burn.

2. Mix in your brown sugar until it looks like melted treacle.

3. Add your teaspoon of vanilla extract.

4. Finally, stir in the cream. When it’s mixed to perfection and bubbling, take it off the heat.

5. Pour over your Christmas pudding and serve. Voila, how to make a vodka Christmas pudding.


Would you look at that! Everyone will be so impressed they’ll get off your back for once, and you’ll finally be able to dodge the task of getting out all the spare chairs from the pantry. After all, there’s a chef at work, here!

Can’t be bothered slaving away in the kitchen? Here at Revolution, we can cook up a storm for friends and family that won’t require any washing up afterwards. Check out our delicious Christmas parties menu that’ll make your taste buds feel all kinds of festive.