CHRISTMAS EVE DRINKS

Champagne Parfait Cocktail This champagne parfait cocktail is a wonderfully bubbly, light and festive drink that is perfect for toasting at Christmas Eve dinner. Take your favorite champagne (or any sparkling wine, Prosecco, Brut…really anything with bubbles!), with a little bit of gin, your favorite fruit liqueurs and fresh berries to create a beautiful drink. The different berries (like cranberries or blackberries) will float at different levels, creating that classic parfait look. La Vie En Rouge La Vie En Rouge (“Life in Red”) mixes Grand Marnier, fresh cranberry juice (use the real stuff so it’s not too sugary!) and fresh rosemary for a … Continue reading CHRISTMAS EVE DRINKS

SPICED APPLE TEA

Ingredients 2 cups unsweetened apple juice 6 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches) 3 cups water 5 tea bags Additional cinnamon sticks (3 inches), optional Directions In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Strain juice mixture, discarding cloves and cinnamon. Stir into tea. Serve warm, with additional cinnamon sticks if desired. Nutrition Facts 1 cup: 47 calories, … Continue reading SPICED APPLE TEA

WINTER COCKTAIL: ESPRESSO GINGERBREAD MARTINI

This velvety smooth, espresso and gingerbread cocktail is the perfect warmer for chilly days – or as a cheeky, alcoholic alternative to pudding. Sit back and let the bartender do the work at Brighton’s award-winning Pintxo People (pintxopeople.co.uk), and Pinchito Tapas in east London (pinchito.co.uk), or mix one up in a matter of minutes at home Ingredients: Ketel One vodka 50ml espresso coffee 25ml, chilled gingerbread syrup 15ml, available from drinkon.com coffee beans 3 Method: STEP 1 Rim a chilled martini glass with cinnamon and sugar. Shake all the liquid ingredients together with some ice and strain into the glass. add the coffee beans and … Continue reading WINTER COCKTAIL: ESPRESSO GINGERBREAD MARTINI

HOT MULLED CIDER

Method To make enough to serve 4, pour 1 litre still cider into a saucepan and add a glass of good apple juice if you like. Add 6 cloves and 4 cinnamon sticks, cover and bring slowly to the boil. As soon as it starts to simmer turn off the heat and add 200ml sloe gin (optional, but highly recommended) and 1 or 2 sliced oranges. Taste, and add a little honey or sugar if you want. Serve straight away… by a log fire. Ingredients 1 litre still cider 1 glass of good apple juice 6 cloves 4 cinnamon sticks … Continue reading HOT MULLED CIDER

SNAKEBITE AND BLACK

Snakebite and black, diesel or any other term people have for it is sold (to my knowledge) in most student unions. I can even testify that we sell it in the local pub that i work in. So why is it that some Pubs and Bars in the UK refuse to sell it? Some say it is illigal to mix 2 drinks together, but if that was true wouldn’t drinks like black velvet and mother-in-law be banned also. I personally am of the belief that the bar staff find it a pain in the ass to be constantly scrubbing purple … Continue reading SNAKEBITE AND BLACK

VODKA PARTY PUNCH

With only 4 ingredients this easy cocktail is going to be the hit of your next party! Heading into spring and summer we need lots of punch recipes for parties and this one is perfect. Whether you’re celebrating Easter, Mother’s Day, heading to a Memorial Day BBQ or 4th of July gathering or just a pool party, punch is great because it serves a crowd. You just need these easy ingredients that you probably already have: Vodka Orange Juice Pineapple Juice (get the can, it tastes better) Lemon-lime soda (use diet if you want or regular, any brand) Another thing … Continue reading VODKA PARTY PUNCH