Treat yourself and your guests this Holiday season. These Christmas Cocktails are made using sustainable alcohols.
A special festive cocktail always dazzles guests. And of course we highly recommend that you choose an ethical or organic alcohol for your cocktails. Not only are you doing the planet a favour, but trust us, you’re doing your head a favour too. The secret to a classy cocktail is to embrace the season, and utilise ingredients that might otherwise go to waste. Orange peel and cinnamon sticks are great extras to stock up on to add a final flourish. If you’re not sure where to turn, then we have pulled together our favourite brands and their very best cocktails just for you. Just don’t forget to enjoy in moderation.
Created by our friends at Cocktails By Mail, this festive alternative gin cocktail is made using bergamot juice and cream earl grey tea. The bergamots are the leftover fruits from 58 Gin peeling them for the gin, so they are a wasteless product. If you don’t fancy making it yourself, you can order it to your door.
45ml 58 Distillery Citrus Gin // 10ml Giffard Vanille de Madagascar // 15ml Bergamot Juice // 15ml Verjuice Verjus // 20ml Cream Earl Grey Tea // 8ml Sugar Syrup
Add the ingredients to a shaker over crushed ice. Give it a good shake, then pour over ice cubes. Add an edible flower for maximum impact.
25ml Fatty’s Organic Winter Spiced Orange Gin // 25ml Sweet Vermouth // 25ml Campari // Orange Peel
Pour everything into a glass filled with ice and stir to combine. Garnish with an orange peel twist.
Spiced Orange & Ginger Spritz
50ml MARY // 15ml Cointreau / Triple Sec // 125ml Fevertree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale
Choose an elegant glass. Stir everything together over ice and garnish with a flamed orange wheel studded with cloves.
50ml Organic Single Malt Whisky // 20ml Cocchi Americano // 10ml Drambuie // 2 Dashes of Orange Bitter Or Orange Twist to Garnish
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass then fill with cubed ice. Stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass then garnish with an orange twist.
T & T
40ml El Rayo Plata or Reposado // Indian Tonic // Wedge of Grapefruit // Optional Sprig of Rosemary or clementine peel to garnish
Add the tequila and grapefruit wedge to a glass, and top up with a bottle of tonic. Add your choice of garnish, we recommend a sprig of rosemary.
Spice Apple Martini
50ml Cooper King Dry Gin // 50ml Apple // 12.5ml Vanilla Syrup // 4 Drops of Ms Better’s Chocolate Bitters (optional) // ½ Cinnamon Stick // 1 Whole Star Anise
Pour gin, apple juice, vanilla syrup, bitters and 1/2 a cinnamon stick into a cocktail shaker. Add plenty of ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the star anise. To enjoy it hot, simply warm it through on a hob.
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