24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 14

Into Day 14 now and another well-known Christmas liqueur is on hand to create a rather classic looking cocktail. Day 14 – Vanilla Spice – Drambuie Glass – Martini glass Ingredients – 50ml Drambuie 50ml Vanilla Vodka 75ml Cranberry Juice Method – Shake Drambuie, vanilla vodka and cranberry juice together. Then pour into a pre-chilled martini glass to enjoy. Garnished withContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 14”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 13

Day 13 has a familiar feel to it as this cocktail recipe has been featured on this site once before. But with its apt name, it would be silly not to add it as part of the countdown! Day 13 – The Thirteenth Day of Christmas – Hendricks Glass – Goblet glass Ingredients – 40ml Hendrick’s Gin 40 mlContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 13”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 12

The countdown is at its half way stage! Today I’ve gone for a simple classic involving Beefeater 24 with only three ingredients. Day 12 – Gin and Cherry Sling – Beefeater 24 Glass – Highball glass Ingredients – 50ml Beefeater 24 25ml De Kuyper Cherry Brandy Top with soda Method – Put some crushed ice in the glass. Pour on the Beefeater 24, followed byContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 12”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 11

Only two weeks till Christmas Day and nearly half way through the Drinks Enthusiast advent calendar of Christmas cocktails! Day 11 involves the classic American Jack Daniels. Day 11 – Vanilla Jack – Jack Daniels Glass – Highball glass Ingredients – 25ml Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey 15ml Tuaca 75ml ginger ale Splash of triple sec Method – In aContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 11”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 10

Day 10 has arrived in the form of the American craft beer Blue Moon. Day 10 – Blue Moon Winter Punch – Blue Moon Glass – Heat proof Highball glass Ingredients – 6 bottles Blue Moon 1 litre Orange Juice 100ml Bourbon 75ml Sugar syrup 75ml Gingerbread syrup Handful of cloves Handful of broken cinnamon sticks Method –Continue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 10”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 9

Sparkling wine is the name of the game for Day 9, with a simple mix of orange liqueur and cranberry juice to enjoy with friends. Day 9 – Poinsettia – Sparkling wine Glass – Champagne Flute Ingredients – 15ml Cointreau 75ml Cranberry juice Top with Sparkling Wine  Method – Chill all of the ingredients beforehand. Pour theContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 9”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 8

One of my own creations for Day 8, using the most unusual Chase Marmalade.   Day 8 – Marmaduke – Chase Marmalade Glass – Chilled Martini glass Ingredients – 70ml Chase Marmalade 25ml Creme de Fraise 25ml fresh lemon juice 25ml Mango Puree 1 tea-spoon fresh ginger Method – Blend all ingredients with ice and shake until ice cold. StrainContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 8”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 7

One from the Bacardi Brown-Forman guys using Southern Comfort to create an after-dinner winter warmer. Day 7 – Southern Comfort Hot Bramble – Southern Comfort Glass – Highball (heat proof) glass Ingredients – 25ml Southern Comfort 50ml red wine 25ml apple juice 1 cinnamon stick 1 Star Anise 1.5 tsps of caster sugar dash ofContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 7”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 6

Poland makes another appearance in the list, with their Wyborowa vodka based ‘Smoky Fall’ creating a pre-party cocktail. Day 6 – Smoky Fall – Wyborowa Glass – Sling glass Ingredients – 50ml Wyborowa 35ml Orange juice 10ml Fresh lime juice  5ml Sugar syrup 3x bar spoons of Smoky Plum jam Ginger Beer top   Method – Shake all the ingredients togetherContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 6”

24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 5

On the 5th day of Christmas, the traditional christmas tipple makes an appearance, Baileys. Day 5 – Baileys Spiced Nog – Baileys Glass – Snifter glass Ingredients – 50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream 2.5ml Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 1 dash St. Elizabeth® Allspice Dram 1 whole egg 1 dash Angostura bitters   Method – Shake all the ingredientsContinue reading “24 Days of Christmas Cocktails – Day 5”