Cocktail Recipes To Warm You On Chilly Nights
We could all do with a little mood lifting at the moment and what better way than making these delicious at home cocktails!
We are delighted to share these cocktail recipes with you from guest blogger and valued customer Mimi. Thank you Mimi for these wonderful recipes.
1) French 75 - serves 1
30ml gin (Bombay and Tanquarey work well)
30ml fresh lemon juice
22.5ml sugar syrup
Sugar syrup 200g caster sugar 200ml (7fl oz) water
Place the ingredients in a saucepan and bring slowly to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the sugar has dissolved, boil for 2 minutes and allow to cool.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup and shake thoroughly!
Take a champagne glass and put the fizz in then sieve the cocktail mix into it.
Garnish the cocktail with a twist of lemon peel.
2) Clementine Martini - serves 10
Juice of 6 clementines plus 2 extra for slicing
1 bottle fizz
Mix clementine juice, vodka and Cointreau in a jug and chill for a couple of hours.
Put a slice of clementine into each cocktail glass. Half full with the clementine mix then top up with fizz.
3). Sloegasm! Serves 2
50ml sloe gin (homemade if poss!)
Divide the sloe gin between 2 champagne glasses and top with fizz....the rest is history!!
4). Yule Mule - serves 10
250ml chilled cranberry juice
1.25litres chilled ginger beer
Mix all the ingredients together in 2 x 1litre hugs filled with ice and chill until needed.
A Note From Mimi
'I hope that this has given you a few cheeky ideas for the winter evenings and the impending festive season. We always make sloe-gin every year so enjoy a few sloegasms by the fire on a cold winters evening!!
The champagne flute is ideal for the french 75 and Sloegasm and the middle champagne bowl (which I found last Christmas in Aldi can u believe!) is perfect for the clementine martini. Enjoy!'