Christmas Cocktails At Your Shakertips Part 1

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Here are some ideas to get you a-shaking your cocktail shaker this Yuletide. Look out for three more recipes in part 2 here

1. Rudolph’s Blush: A fruity, indulgent treat, featuring Ciroc Red Berry vodka, blackberry liqueur and fresh lemon juice that is sure to get everyone in the mood for the seasonal festivities.
Rudolphs Blush
Ingredients: 40ml Ciroc Red Berry, 15ml fresh lemon juice, 10ml Creme de Mure*, 5ml sugar syrup, 10ml egg white. *blackberry liqueur

Garnish: Angostura bitters, Raspberries, Icing sugar.

Preparation method: Shake ingredients without ice (dry shake). Then add plenty of ice and shake hard. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. To garnish, add a drop of Angostura bitters or alternatively, place a raspberry on top with a dusting of icing sugar.

2. Mulled Champagne: A seasonal champagne cocktail, akin to a Kir Royale with notes of spiced cranberry and pomegranate.
Mulled Champagne
Ingredients: 300ml cranberry juice, 200ml pomegranate juice, 300ml caster sugar, 50gm mixed spice powder, 150ml Veuve Clicquot.

Garnish: Orange zest, 2 tsp pomegranate seeds.

For the spiced syrup: In a pan gently heat the cranberry and pomegranate juices. Stir in caster sugar and Chinese five spice powder. Do not allow to boil. Continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Fine strain the syrup to remove the solids and allow to cool.

Preparation method: Pour a glass of Veuve Clicquot until it’s 2/3 full. Add 20ml of the cooled spiced syrup and stir. Garnish with an orange zest and pomegranate seeds. The syrup is perfect to make ahead of a party allowing for easy cocktail assembling when guests arrive.

3. Baileys’ Nog: A twist on the seasonal favourite that is quick and simple to make. The perfect sharing drink for festive celebrations that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Baileys Nog
Ingredients: 300ml full fat milk, 300ml Baileys Irish Cream, 4 egg yolks, 150ml Maple Syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, 1 tsp allspice powder.

Garnish: Freshly grated nutmeg, Chocolate swizzlestick.

Preparation method: In a blender combine the milk and a few scoops of ice and blend util smooth. In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks, cinnamon, allspice and maple syrup. Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend again. Pour into a glass and dust with grated nutmeg. Garnish with a chocolate swizzlestick and serve.

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