Christmas Cocktails

17/12/2017 01:00 GMT

Christmas party season is finally in full swing which means it is not only acceptable, but full on, almost compulsory to celebrate with a couple of cocktails or two.

The more outlandish and ridiculous the better, after all Christmas only comes once a year. Enjoy these little jewels and drink to your good health before the dreaded January de-tox kicks in...


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Christmas cocktails

Ingredients:>
60 ml ginger beer
Ice
15 ml ginger juice
45 ml dark rum
4 ml cinnamon schnapps
Pinch ground cloves
1 egg white
1 cinnamon stick
Crystallised ginger square
Finely ground gingerbread cookie

Method:

Pour enough ginger beer into a saucer to cover and dip a martini glass into the saucer to coat the rim.
Then dip the martini glass into a saucer of ground cookie.
Scoop ice into shaker.
Pour ginger juice, rum and cinnamon schnapps into a shaker.
Add a pinch of ground cloves.
Separate an egg and add egg white to shaker.
Shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds until drink is frothy and foamy.
The longer you shake, the foamier the drink. Add ginger beer and stir slightly.
Pour into glass.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and crystallised ginger square, and sprinkle the top with finely ground gingerbread cookie.

Christmas cocktails

Ingredients>
For the infusion:
50 g fresh mint leaves, de-stemmed
1 bottle quality vodka

For the cocktail:
1 tbs crushed candy cane or peppermint candy
45 ml mint infused vodka
8 ml B&B (Benedictine and Brandy)
15 ml Half-and-half (can be substituted with 7.5 ml whole milk and 7.5 ml single cream)
Ice
Peppermint stick
Mint sprig for garnish

Method:

For the infusion:
Thoroughly wash mint leaves and place in a decanter or jar. Empty vodka into a container and crush slightly to release the essential oils.

For the cocktail:
Place crushed candy cane bits into pint glass.
Crush the candy cane slightly, breaking up the bigger pieces.
Add vodka, brandy and half-and-half and stir.
Pour into a shaker with ice.
Shake lightly to chill and strain into a glass full of ice.
Add a peppermint stick and stir.
Garnish with a mint sprig.

Christmas cocktails

Ingredients:

60 ml silver rum
15 ml amaretto, almond flavoured liqueur
15 ml Luxardo or cherry liqueur
Ice
Wedge of lime
Splash of maraschino cherry juice
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Method:
Pour rum, amaretto and cherry liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until ingredients are well combined and chilled.
Pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Squeeze a lime wedge over drink and drop into glass.
Add a pour of cherry juice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Christmas cocktails

Ingredients:

5 raspberries, fresh or frozen
15 ml chocolate liqueur
15 ml hazelnut liqueur
90 ml Guiness or stout beer
90 ml Champagne or sparkling wine
Raspberry for garnish

Method>

In a pint glass, crush 5 raspberries.
Add the chocolate and hazelnut liqueurs and crush again. Add stout beer and pour into a champagne flute.
Pour champagne or sparkling wine over the back of a spoon into the glass to top off the drink.
Garnish rim with a fresh raspberry.

Christmas cocktails

Ingredients:

Sugar to rim glass
45 ml Limoncello
25 ml orangle flavoured vodka
Juice of 3 lime wedges
Ice

Method

Dip a cocktail glass into a saucer of water to rim.
Roll glass rim in sugar to coat.
Pour limoncello and vodka into shaker with ice.
Squeeze and add three lime wedges into shaker.
Fill cocktail glass with ice.
Strain drink into glass.

Christmas cocktails


These recipes are all courtesy of Food Network.

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