Cheers! These Christmas Cocktails Are About To Really Start Your Party! 6 years ago

Cheers! These Christmas Cocktails Are About To Really Start Your Party!

As the saying goes, deck the halls with boughs of holly, and top our flutes so we’ll be jolly (ok, we could have reworked the lyrics slightly).

Christmas is a time for food, little indulgences and a festive tipple to tide you over to New Year’s.

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While you may be resorting to the confines of your kitchen over the next few nights, there’s nothing to say you can’t have a world-class cocktails at your feet.

The Sussex Restaurant and Cocktail Bar’s head Mixologist, Lorcan Savage has shared his very Christmas inspired (and ridiculously delicious sounding) cocktail recipes to leave you feeling nothing but Christmas cheer…

Make ours a double!

Sussex Mulled Wine Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • ¾ glass of Syrah red wine
  • 5ml Hennessey cognac
  • 10ml spice syrup
  • Long strip of orange and lemon zest (no white pith attached)
  • Drop of honey
  • 35ml Stameens fresh pressed apple juice

Method: Gently warm all ingredients (careful not to boil). Serve with clove studded orange slice.

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Irish Christmas Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Teelings small batch whiskey
  • 20ml spice syrup
  • 200ml strong coffee
  • 75 ml cream with a pinch of nutmeg cinnamon and Demerara sugar, lighlty whipped

Method: Mix coffee, syrup and whiskey in glass. When liquid had stopped moving, allow the cream to float on top by holding a teaspoon on surface and pouring the cream slowly on to the centre. Garnished with a coffee bean and coco powder.

The Sussex Irish Christmas Coffee

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Santa’s Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml kahlua
  • 35ml vanilla vodka
  • 10ml spice syrup
  • Double espresso
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Method: Shaken and strained into martini glass, topped with a layer of lightly whipped cream with Demerara, cinnamon and nutmeg.

THE SUSSEX Santa's espresso martini (3)

Mulled Martini

Ingredients:

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  • 35ML Dingle gin
  • 15ml Martini rosso
  • 35ml Mulled wine (recipe as above)
  • 5ml Cherry Herring liquor
  • 5ml lemon juice

Method: All ingredients shaken and double strained into chilled martini glass. Garnished with clove studded orange zest wrapped around a cherry on a cocktail pick

 

The Sussex Clove and Cinnamon Rum Punch

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Havana rum
  • 25ml sailor jerry rum
  • 10ml lime
  • 5ml spice sugar syrup ( 50/50 sugar and boiling water, add 10 cloves and 1 cracked cinnamon stick for 1 pint and leave to infuse at least 1 full day, or use monin gingerbread syrup)
  • 50 ml pineapple
  • 30 ml cranberry
  • 30ml apple juice

Method: Shake hard and strain into ice filled glass

The Sussex Clove and Cinnamon Rum Punch