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Advice
|6 Nov 2017|3 mins

Mix Your Friends Some Festive Cocktails

Leave the beers in the fridge, we’ve got something a little more impressive
THE ICONIC
6 Nov 2017
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This festive season, we think you can go one better than bitter. Put the prosecco back in the fridge and make your Christmas celebration extra special with these holiday-inspired cocktails.

Advice
|6 Nov 2017|3 mins

Mix Your Friends Some Festive Cocktails

Leave the beers in the fridge, we’ve got something a little more impressive
THE ICONIC
6 Nov 2017
Share:

This festive season, we think you can go one better than bitter. Put the prosecco back in the fridge and make your Christmas celebration extra special with these holiday-inspired cocktails.

The peppermint candy cane kick gives this velvety drink a festive – and extremely moreish – edge.  Add vanilla ice cream to serve it as an adult alternative to traditional desserts.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of spiced rum

1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste

½ cup of ice

1 tablespoon of candy cane simple syrup (*recipe below)

Garnish: Whipped cream and crushed candy canes

Instructions: In a large glass add rum, vanilla bean paste and candy cane simple syrup, then stir the mixture until all ingredients are combined. Add ice to a serving glass, then pour the mixture into the glass.

Grinch green is the other unmistakable shade of the holiday season, so colour your cocktails with the fine tea powder and give them a distinctive taste.

Ingredients:

¼ cup mint leaves

Half Tablespoon agave or honey

Half Tablespoon lime juice

1½ cups water

75ml gin

1 teaspoon matcha

Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint with the agave and lime juice. Add the remaining ingredients and shake until well chilled and the matcha is dissolved. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer, dividing between 2 ice-filled rocks glasses, then serve.

Everyone’s favourite bitter orange apéritif is synonymous with summer months and if you want to move on from the ubiquitous Spritz, this margarita is a unique twist.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons 100% agave silver tequila

2 Tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur

Half Tablespoon Aperol

Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Tablespoon agave syrup or simple syrup

Ice cubes and thinly sliced lime for garnish

Instructions: Combine all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled, or about twenty seconds. Add ice cubes and garnish with thinly sliced limes.

This classic drink is made even more refreshing with the addition of cranberry. Campari Rosso also gives your tipple a fabulously festive hue.

Ingredients:

Half Tablespoon dry gin

Half Tablespoon Campari

Half Tablespoon sweet vermouth

4 dashes cranberry bitters (you can sub orange or regular bitters)

2x Tablespoons cranberry juice

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mix well. Add a generous amount of cranberry-infused ice cubes to a tumbler and fill to the brim.

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