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Cranberry
Punch

A merry mocktail -
perfect for the designated drivers!

Classic Christmas Cocktails

We've given some delicious drinks a festive flourish to help you celebrate the season in style.

Cranberry Punch (makes approx. 1.5 litres)

What you need

  • 500ml cranberry juice
  • 500ml pineapple juice
  • 165g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 500ml ginger beer
  • Ice cubes, optional

What you do

  1. In a very large bowl, stir together the cranberry and pineapple juice, sugar and almond extract until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chill for 1 hour.
  2. Add the ginger beer, stir gently and serve into glasses, adding ice cubes if required.

Hot Buttered Rum

Baby it's cold outside, so warm up with this tempting toddy.

Hot Buttered Rum (serves 1)

What you need

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 long strand of lemon rind
  • 60ml dark rum
  • Hot water, to top up the glass
  • Small pinch ground cloves
  • Small knob butter

What you do

  1. Tie the lemon rind around the cinnamon stick. Place into a heatproof glass and add the rum.
  2. Pour in the hot water, add the ground cloves and top with the knob of butter, allowing it to melt on the surface before stirring in. Serve immediately.

The
Snowball

The Snowball (serves 2)

What you need

  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 100ml Scotch whisky
  • Lemonade, chilled, to top up the glasses

What you do

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the lime zest, juice and sugar – set aside for 30 minutes before using.
  2. Place the eggs, whisky and lime mixture into a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  3. Strain into tall glasses and top up with lemonade.

Christmas
Cookie

It might sound innocent, but this grown-up twist on milk and cookies packs a real punch!

Christmas Cookie (serves 2)

What you need

  • 2 ginger biscuits, crushed
  • 60ml peppermint schnapps
  • 30ml Kahlúa®
  • 90ml Baileys®
  • 60ml Amarula
  • Ice cubes

What you do

  1. Place two martini glasses into the fridge, chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the crushed ginger biscuits onto a saucer. Pour a small amount of cold water onto a separate saucer. To decorate the chilled glasses, dip the rims into the water, then into the biscuit crumbs.
  3. Place the peppermint schnapps, Kahlúa, Baileys and Amarula into a cocktail shaker. Top up with ice cubes, shake well and strain into the glasses.

Get the party started

Nothing gets the party started like an exotic cocktail or few; offering a world of taste in technicolour, they're a fabulous way to add sparkle and fizz.

A typical cocktail contains two or more ingredients, at least one of which must be a spirit. From punches and toddies to sours and slings, from bourbon and bitters to gin fizzes and more, cocktails have come a long way since they were served surreptitiously in the speakeasies of 1920s America. But one thing we know for sure is that they taste fantastic, so sugar the glasses, dig out those umbrellas and get shakin'!

The
Poinsettia

The Poinsettia (serves 1)

What you need

  • 10ml Cointreau®
  • 50ml cranberry juice
  • Champagne, chilled, to top up the glass
  • Cranberry balls, made with the R-Evolution Cocktail Kit, optional

What you do

  1. Pour the Cointreau and cranberry juice into a champagne saucer; stir gently and top up with champagne.
  2. Make the cranberry balls according to the R-Evolution Cocktail Kit instructions, if required.

Tip: can easily be doubled or trebled to make more

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