What could be a better way to celebrate Christmas than have a classic cocktail! This year, give your taste buds a zing with specially curated Christmas cocktails. These ideal winter concoctions mastered to perfection will give you the culminating experience of everlasting aroma, texture and taste; ensuring that your festivities, getaway or romantic date are an occasion to remember and cherish forever.
Here are top five DIY cocktails rolled out by Jacob Alexander, brand ambassador of United Spirits, that are perfect to be served during this festive season.
A delightful wintery cocktail, perfect for an after-dinner dessert drink. It's a classic blend of chocolate and cream helps adding to the warm romantic Christmas cheer.
Glassware: Champagne Saucer
45 ml VAT 69
15 ml Crème de Cacao
10 ml Caramel Syrup
15 ml Cream
Method: Pour all the ingredients in a Boston shaker and strain
Garnish: Dust with choco powder
The smoothness of Black and White mixed with the richness of pineapple and warmth of ginger and honey all combined to give a lovely start to your cool party evenings this festive season.
Glassware: Martini Glass
60ml Black and White
1-inch stub Root Ginger (peeled)
60 ml Pineapple Juice
10 ml Lime Juice
10 ml Honey
Method: Muddle, shake and double strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Star Anise
Santa's Night Cap
Cosy up by the fireplace with this delightful fusion of Black Dog with Coffee and Hazel nut before you hit the bed.
60 ml Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve
25 ml Black Coffee
15 ml Hazelnut Syrup
20 ml Cream
Method: Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker and strain in a Coupe glass over crushed ice
Garnish: Grated Nutmeg
Johnnie and Ginger
The spirited Johnnie Walker Red crackling with spice and bursting with vibrant smoky flavour served tall with Ginger Ale and Apples.
60ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
Quarter Red Apple Chopped
10 ml Red Apple Syrup
Ginger Ale - To Top
Two drops Angostura Bitters
Method: Mix the Johnnie Walker Red with the apple syrup in a Collins glass. Top up with Ginger ale; garnish with chopped apples and angostura
Garnish: Apple Fan
The quintessential Whiskey Sour, that serves up the taste-tingling collision of sweet and sour. The cocktail combines citrus and sweet to compliment the rich complex and incredibly well balance, full of dark fruits, sweet vanilla and signature smokiness of the Johnnie Walker Black Label. Topped with a flamed orange zest, the concoction gives you a delightful winter offering helping you brave the chill.
Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass
45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
15 ml Grand Marnier/Cointreau
10 ml Fresh Lime
Two tsp Orange Marmalade
20 ml fresh orange juice
Method: Shake all the ingredients in a Boston Shaker and serve over ice
Garnish: Flamed orange zest