16 December 2016

Christmas Cocktails

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Although we’re unable to serve drinks this Christmas, we still want you to enjoy a little tipple! We discussed our favourite Christmas drinks and put our twist on them.


Mulled Ale

As a Proper Pub, the standard Mulled Wine (although delicious) isn’t enough for us. We want to make our beer Christmassy too. If you like your beer bitter, then this probably isn’t for you as the honey makes it smooth and sweet. This recommendation comes from Aga and is a recipe of Polish origin.

To make this you will need:

660ml of your favourite beer
4 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp water
1 stick of cinnamon
Grated ginger
6 cloves
Pinch of nutmeg

Put everything in a pan except the beer and bring to a boil. Once it’s all combined and a bit syrupy, turn down the heat and slowly add the beer. You do not want to boil the beer, just warm it through.

Mocktail

For those of you who don’t drink or those who want to drink some of their parents pretty coloured drink – we have the mocktail! Sweet Christmas flavours without the hangover. Also handy if you’re the designated driver.

1 part Orange
1 part Cranberry
2 part Elderflower Presse

Combine the ingredients in a glass. Serve over ice with a straw.

 Sloe Gin Fizz

This one is nice and simple but you can’t mention Christmas cocktails without thinking of Sloe gin. This also harks back to Amelia’s family roots.

Double shot of sloe Gin
Squeeze of lemon juice
Topped up with prosecco
Finished with maraschino cherry

 Bella, Bella

And lastly, this one because of the mandarin flavours and bright red colour (and it also has ‘Bell’ in the name…)

1 oz gin
2/3 oz Campari
1/2 oz limoncello
1/2 oz Mandarine Napoleon (or other orange liqueur)
2/3 oz fresh orange juice

Vigorously shake the ingredients and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime peel spiral.

 

Cheers everyone! Let us know if you try any out.

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