If you are looking to wow your guests with a good Christmas cocktail this year then we’ve got some inspiration for you that’s sure to put you in the festive spirit this season! Let us know if you try any of these out and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram or Twitter so that we can RT your pics!
Dark and Stormy Christmas Cocktail
This is a great way to use up left over mulled wine, whether it is still in the bottle or you have leftovers sitting in a pan at the end of a party. Sainsbury’s has excellent mulled wine and Taste the Difference spiced rum that would work perfectly.
50ml mulled wine
25ml Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Spiced Rum
Orange peel to garnish
1. Mix the mulled wine and dark rum together and pour into
a glass filled with ice.
2. Top up with ginger ale and serve with orange peel.
Feeney’s Espresso Martini
If you are looking for a comforting winter warmer with a slightly sweet edge and a coffee kick then this Feeney’s espresso martini is the perfect festive tipple!
50ml Feeney’s Irish Cream
25ml Espresso Coffee
25ml Premium Vodka
Using a cocktail shaker, shake all the ingredients well with ice and strain into
a martini glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.
1 litre bottles are available from: Tesco, Asda and 31Dover.com from £12.00 per bottle. ABV: 17%
70cl bottles are available from: 31Dover.com, Master of Malt and Amazon. RRP: £12.50 ABV 17%
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey – King Of Dublin
50ml The Dubliner Irish Whiskey
2 wedges of lime
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour over The Dubliner Irish Whiskey. Top with ginger
ale and squeeze in juice of lime wedge. Add lime wedge to the glass to garnish and serve.
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey: RRP: £22.50 for 70cl. ABV: 40%
Available via: Amazon, thewhiskyexchange.com, thedrinkshop.com, masterofmalt.com, bringabottle.co.uk and 31Dover.com.
Jack Daniels Godfather No. 7 Cocktail
Mr Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel was an independent spirit who registered his distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1866, next to the cool, cave spring water at ‘the hollow’, which just happens to be perfect for making whiskey. It is for this reason that every drop of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey still comes from the same place today. Mr. Jack’s whiskey still follows a process pioneered back in the 1800’s where the unaged whiskey is ‘mellowed’ drop by drop through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal – a process the folks in Tennessee call ‘The Extra Blessing’ which gives the whiskey unrivalled smoothness. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey (70cl, 40% ABV), is available to buy on offer across retailers nationwide.
37.5ml Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Top with chilled cola
Orange wedge and cherry to garnish
Add cubed ice to a highball glass
Pour the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and Amaretto into the glass
Top with chilled cola
Finally, garnish with orange wedge and cherry
The Gin Fresh Cocktail with Teisseire
You may not have heard about Teisseire but it is actually the No.1 sirop in France. It’s been a well-kept secret up till now that Teisseire can add a dash of French flair to water, enhance a morning coffee and be enjoyed as a low calorie option in your favourite cocktail. If you’re planning your Christmas party food and drinks and need some new cocktail ideas, we’ve got a delicious recipe below. And with “Le 0%” Teisseire range, you can now enjoy your favourite luxurious cocktails but with no sugar!
Pour 30ml Teisseire Elderflower 0% (no sugar) into a glass
Add 75ml Apple juice
Squeeze in 3 x Lemon slices
Top up with Soda water
Garnish with lemon twist and apple slice
(for an alcoholic version start with 25ml Gin)
Glen Moray Classic Old Fashioned
Glen Moray is a classic Speyside single malt and is handcrafted in the picturesque Glen Moray Distillery, which has been celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. It is excellent value and is an approachable whisky with butterscotch and shortbread on the nose and a lightly spiced mouthfeel with malty toffee notes and lemongrass tang.
A great cocktail is the Glen Moray Classic Old Fashioned, which is back on trend. It was created by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley from World’s Best Spirits – ‘our take on the Classic’:
In a rocks glass, muddle 1 white sugar cube, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and 1 teaspoon of water until smooth.
Add cubed ice.
Pour over 50ml of Glen Moray Elgin Classic Whisky and stir, diluting the drink.
Keep stirring, adding more ice, until the sugar has fully dissolved and the cocktail is perfectly balanced. Garnish with a twist of orange zest, expressed over the glass and two cocktail cherries.
Glen Moray Elgin Classic Whisky is available from: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s, The Co-op, Musgraves and specialist whisky retailers. RRP: £20 for 70cl. ABV: 40%
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