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Festive Drinks Recipes

After the year we've had, it's definitely time to let your hair down with a few drinks! With the virus still lurking, why not get creative this festive period and create your own Christmas tipples! We have listed a few easy recipes for you to try below...

Classic Eggnog

Classic Eggnog

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large grade AA egg, separated
  • 2 tsp superfine sugar
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 oz Mount Gay rum
  • dashes of grated cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish

Method:

  1. Separate the egg into two bowls.
  2. Beat the yolk until stiff.
  3. Beat the white with 1 tsp. sugar until peaks form.
  4. Slowly fold the white and yolk together.
  5. Separately, beat the cream with the almond, vanilla, and 1 tsp. sugar in a bowl until stiff.
  6. Fold in the cream with the egg mixture.
  7. Add the Mount Gay rum and stir gently.
  8. Refrigerate overnight, or serve immediately over ice in a punch glass or martini glass.
  9. Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.
Peppermint-ini

Peppermint-ini

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 oz SKYY Berry vodka
  • 3/4 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz white Crème de Cacao
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • 1 candy cane
  • half and half
  • soda water

Method:

  1. Pour the vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, white Creme de Cacao and grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.
  4. Fill with half and half.
  5. Top with a splash of soda water.
  6. Garnish with a candy cane and serve.
Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

  • 100g/4oz light muscovado sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 150ml water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 clementines
  • 150ml Cointreau
  • 750ml/ 1¼pint bottle light red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • wist of orange zest and a star anise, to serve

Method:

  1. Mix together 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves and 150ml water in a pan, slowly adding 100g light muscovado sugar. 
  2. Bring to the boil and let the pan simmer for 2 minutes. Pour the liquid into a large jug and leave to cool.
  3. Next thinly slice 1 lemon and 2 clementines and add them to the jug along with 150ml Cointreau and a 750ml bottle light red wine. 
  4. Mix the ingredients well, cover and leave to chill for a minimum of 2 hours (for best results leave over night).
  5. Serve chilled or over ice, with a twist of orange zest.
Merry Mojitos

Merry Mojitos

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1½ cups packed mint leaves
  • 6 limes, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups light rum
  • Cracked ice
  • 3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 12 sprigs mint

Method:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over high heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. (Basically, make simple syrup, using a one-to-one ratio of sugar and water).
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher.
  3. Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
The Grinch

The Grinch

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Midori
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Method:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a punch or cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, serve.
The North Pole

The North Pole

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Kahlua
  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1/8tsp Ginger
  • ½oz Sugar Syrup
  • ½tsp Vanilla Essence
  • ¼cups Double Cream
  • 2tbsp Chocolate Syrup

Method:

  1. In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka, Kahlúa, chocolate syrup, vanilla essence, sugar syrup and ginger over ice. 
  2. Shake hard until the outside of the cocktail shaker becomes frosted. 
  3. Strain into a chilled lowball glass before topping up with the cream, and serve.
Spiced Apple Sangria

Spiced Apple Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml bottle of white wine
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup light rum 
  • 3 - 4 medium apples 
  • 3x 2inch orange peels 
  • 4x 3inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 2x 12 ounce bottles of ginger beer

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients except ginger ale to a 2.5-quart or larger pitcher. Cover with airtight lid or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours.
  2. If desired, remove fruit and pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to strain out the spices and orange peel. Discard spices and orange peel and return liquid and apples to the pitcher. Personally, I like having the cloves and allspice bob around in each glass, so I don't strain, but you do have to be careful to dodge the whole spices when drinking it.
  3. Pour liquid into glasses about halfway. Add apple slices until glass is about 3/4 full. Top off with ginger beer. Serve with a straw.
Irish Cream Coffee

Irish Cream Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of Irish cream liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

Method:

  1. In a coffee mug, combine Irish cream and Irish whiskey.
  2. Fill mug with coffee.
  3. Top with a dab of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg then serve.
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