Today we’re sharing three seasonal and simple-to-make cocktails that will warm your cockles and leave you feeling merry and bright throughout the most wonderful time of the year.
A festive take on the classic Amaretto Sour, serve this one with a slice of lemon for an added citrus kick. Enjoy in your sparkliest gladrags before heading out to dance the night away, though we can confirm it tastes just as good lounging at home in front of the Christmas tree.
Pour around a tablespoon of grenadine syrup into a short tumbler, and fill up with ice. Squeeze in a wedge of lemon, before adding a measure of Disaronno and topping up with ginger ale. Pouring in this order creates a lovely sunset fade in colour in the glass, though you can stir this in together if preferred.
Up to Snow Good
A super simple one you can mix up in snow time (see what we did there), the perfect recipe to keep up your sleeve for unexpected guests and spontaneous celebrations.
In a champagne flute, pour a teaspoon of simple syrup and add in one measure of cranberry juice. Top up with chilled Prosecco. Enjoy!
Finally, a yuletide toddy to keep you warm when *baby* it’s cold outside. It’s super straightforward to mix up a batch on a chilly afternoon or to relax with after a long day of festivities.
In a large saucepan, pour in a bottle of red wine and combine with 2 sachets of mulling spices, a cup of orange juice, a cup of apple juice and a few orange slices or wedges. For the super simple version, use ready-to-go mulled wine sachets found at most supermarkets, though you can make this yourself by adding to the mix 2 cinnamon sticks, a few pieces of star anise, a teaspoon of whole cloves and a dash of grated nutmeg. Heat gently for 4-5 minutes being careful it doesn’t boil. Remove from the heat and serve by pouring into heat proof mugs with a ladle, avoiding the cloves, and adding a wedge or two of orange into each mug.