Cocktails and Mocktails

Sunday 6th December 2020

Festive Theme

This is my favourite quick and easy Christmas morning cocktail. I suppose you can just about consider it to be sort of healthy!  I call it Pink Lady.

  Put 1 dessertspoon Grand Marnier into base of a large champagne flute.  Quarter fill glass with chilled cranberry and raspberry juice, then top up with chilled cava or champagne.  Add a few frozen fruits, to serve.  Cheers!

CRUSHED ICE

Wrap ice cubes in a clean tea towel and bash hard with a rolling pin.

WHITE SATIN (Alcoholic) Serves: 2, using an egg cup to measure

In a shaker, blend together 2 parts white rum, 2 parts either apricot brandy or Clementine Gin liqueur, (I bought mine at Marks and Spencer) 1/2 part Roses lime juice cordial and a tablespoon crushed ice.  Divide between 2 glasses and top up with chilled tonic water or ginger beer, to taste.  I used Fever Tree Refreshingly light Ginger Beer. 

 Stir and garnish with fresh strawberries and mint.

VELVET HAMMER (Alcoholic) Naughty but nice!  Serves: 1

 Using an egg cup to measure, and In a shaker, or jug, blend 2 1/2  parts chilled double cream with ½ part Cognac, ½ part Cointreau and 1 part Tia Maria.

Serve, well shaken, over ice cubes, in a brandy glass.

GRECIAN (Non- Alcoholic) Serves: 1, using an egg cup to measure

Blend together 3 parts chilled pineapple juice with 2 parts chilled orange juice, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.  Pour, unstrained into a tall glass, filled with plenty of ice cubes. Add some sparkling elderflower, or lemonade, to taste. Stir and garnish with fresh fruits, to serve.

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