“Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.” — Oscar Wilde
You will all be invited to our cocktail party this Christmas! Are hosting your own cocktail party this festive season? Or knocking a few drinks up for yourself? Then we have a fantastic selection for you!
In this week’s blog we have developed a range of festive cocktails that you can make at home. From rich decadent cocktails that make delightful digestifs while you recline next to a roaring fire, or light aperitif style cocktails that will really get the party started.
You won’t want to throw this snowball; we have taken the classic 70s Snowball and combined it with rhubarb gin to give it those traditional sweet shop style flavours. This is a nice simple cocktail that is sure to get the party started!
In a highball glass filled with ice add the gin, advocaat and top with lemonade. Stir to combine.
Here we have combined two festive celebration cocktails, the French 75 and Bucks Fizz. For those that attended the most recent gin tasting with us will note that this is the cocktail we served on arrival. For extra Christmassy vibes we used clementine juice and cinnamon syrup.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add gin, clementine juice and cinnamon syrup, shake to chill. Fine strain into flutes and top with Freixenet Prosecco.
*For the cinnamon syrup add 100g of sugar to 100ml water with a few cinnamon sticks and bring to the boil. Leave to cool and bottle.
Not your classic Christmas cocktail but with flavours this delicious we could not possibly leave it out! This cocktail takes espresso martini and tiramisu and combines it to make a dessert cocktail. Perfect if you are after something lighter after a large Christmas meal.
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice until well chilled. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish the top with grated chocolate.
A festive favourite in Louisiana. This creamy delight is full of festive charm, packed with spices and lucious vanilla, it will slip down a treat!
Add all the ingredients, apart from the nutmeg, to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Is Fairytale of New York the best Christmas song? We shall let you decide that. But this fruity take on the classic Whisky Sour, also known as the New York Sour, utilises a red wine float. A great way of using any leftover red wine from your Christmas dinner.
Shake all of the ingredients apart from the red wine with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and float the red wine on top.
We hope you all have a merry time making these cocktails! Remember to tag us in all your creations on social media, we love to see them!
Is it your New Year's resolution to cut back on the amount of alcohol you drink? Or have you gone cold turkey for a dry January?
Gone are the days of feeling like you are missing out by not drinking. We have introduced a new range of alcohol-free spirits that you can use to make your favourite cocktails.
Throughout January our blogs will focus on some of the best alcohol free options, exploring great producers, plus some fantastic non-cocktails you can try at home. First up, our Spotlight On series continues with the award-winning brewery, Big Drop.