Christmas Cocktails

By Sophie Turner

It’s that time of year again which means party season is around the corner. Cocktails are fun to make and can be made on a small or large scale. We’ve picked 3 easy recipes that will spice up your Christmas.

1. Mulled rosé wine

Ingredients

  • 750ml rosé wine
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 ball of stem ginger, sliced
  • ½ tsp black peppercorns
  • 5 allspice berries
  • ¼ pink grapefruit, sliced
  • 2 tbsp crème de cassis

  Method

 Pour the rosé wine into a large saucepan with the star anise, stem ginger, black      peppercorns, allspice berries and pink grapefruit. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat then stir in the crème de cassis, strain into a jug then serve in heatproof glasses or cups.

2. Winter whiskey sour

Ingedients

  • crushed ice
  • 50ml bourbon
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • ½ tbsp sugar syrup
  • 2 slices of orange
  • honey
  • gold edible glitter

Method

Using a small paintbrush (or your finger), brush some honey around the rim of two tumblers and use another small paintbrush to stick edible gold glitter around each.Fill each glass with crushed ice. Put the bourbon into a cocktail shaker with the lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup. Shake and strain into each glass, and serve with an orange slice and short straws.

3. Hedgerow royale

Ingredients

  • crushed ice
  • 50ml Prosecco
  • 25ml sloe gin
  • 25ml cherry brandy
  • 1 rosemary sprig

Method

Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice and pour over the Prosecco. Hold the rosemary sprig in the palm of your hand and clap the other hand sharply over it to lightly bruise the leaves before dropping it into the glass. Slowly pour the sloe gin and cherry brandy into the glass so that they sink to the bottom. Serve immediately.

Recipes from BBC GoodFood
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