FABULOUS FESTIVE COCKTAILS WITH EVERYDAY KITCHEN ESSENTIALS
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Rum & Honey Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned is aptly named – it’s one of the oldest cocktail recipes around. This twist on the recipe switches whisky for a delicious blend of Aged Caribbean rums, providing a fiery and warming mouthfeel, sweetened by the addition of honey.
Duppy Share Rum 50ml
Orange Bitters 2 drops
Tiptree Honey half jar
Stir the ingredients together in a rocks glass and finish with cubed ice an orange twist.
A modern classic created in London in the 1980s, this recipe is an elegant serve, perfect for a late-afternoon pick-me-up.
Coffee Liqueur 35ml
Sugar Syrup 5ml
Shake and strain into a couple glass and finish with three coffee beans.
Siemens coffee centre.
The addition of orange marmalade to the classic Moscow Mule recipe creates a luxurious and comforting experience, livened up with fiery ginger ale.
Orange Marmalade half jar
Lime Juice 15ml
Fever Tree Ginger Ale 100ml
Orange Bitters 2 drops
Add to a mixing glass, churn and build (stir down with ice to control the level of dilution), then pour into a hi-ball glass with cubed ice, an orange slice and lime wedge.
Apple and Cinnamon Martini
There’s nothing quite like cinnamon to brighten up a recipe during the cold and dark winter months. It combines delightfully with the apple flavours, with the gin balancing the sweetness from the syrup.
Warners Gin 50ml
Cloudy Apple Juice 50ml
Cinnamon Syrup 10ml
Shake and strain into a couple glass and garnish with an apple fan.
The ultimate Christmas beverage, mulled wine is said to date back as far as the Roman Empire.
It’s safe to say the drink has evolved since then, with something resembling the drink we know today appearing in in “Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management”, published in 1861.
Taking the time to infuse your syrup with the orange, cinnamon, and lemon means you’ll pack your mulled wine with as much flavour as possible.
Red Wine 150ml
Hennessy V.S 15ml
Christmas Syrup 20ml
Orange Zest 3 zests
Infuse sugar syrup with Orange Zest, Cardamom, Lemon Zest, Cinnamon, Star Anise and Currants.
Stir the ingredients together on the hob, bring to the boil then simmer. Serve in a hot toddy glass with orange peel, cloves and a cinema stick.
Tip: keep your mulled wine bubbling safely for hours using an induction hub on a low level which gives you far greater control.
Siemens induction hob
Above all, we hope you enjoy a very, merry Christmas however you celebrate it.