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Three Wisemen, Christmas Tree, Mistletoe – TipsyBartender

Gina introduces us to three Christmas drinks; Three Wisemen, Mistletoe & Christmas Tree. RECIPE ======== -Three Wisemen- Jim Beam Jack Daniels Johnnie Walker -Christmas Tree- Grenadine Creme de Menth Baileys -Mistle Toe- Gin Lemon Juice Grenadine GINA’S VIDEOS: youtube FIND TIPSYBARTENDER ==================== TWITTER: Twitter FACEBOOK: facebook BUY T-SHIRTS: TipsyBartender.Spreadshirt
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SORTED Inspired: Christmas Party Drinks

It’s December, which means Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ve got some great recipes lined up for our Christmas party. But one area that always gets ignored is the drinks…so we sent Ben and Barry to the VOC Bar in London to see what could whet their whistles!! Tell us what your favourite winter warming drink is below! You can also tell us on Facebook: facebook Check out our website: sortedfood Check out the VOC Bar here: voc-london

Hot Russian Christmas Cocktail – TipsyBartender

An interesting fun holiday party drink…HOT RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS! RECIPE: ======= 1oz Vodka 1oz Kahlua 1oz Eggnog 1 Packet Nestles Hot Cocoa Add Hot Water

Alcohol Free Christmas Drink Recipes

Article by David P Walker

Mulled wine and mince pie parties are a staple part of Christmas celebrations among friends and families, but daytime drinking can leave you feeling drowsy and lethargic as well as unsafe to drive home. If you want to avoid binge drinking, alternate your alcoholic beverages with these delicious alcohol free festive drinks to stay hydrated, or go completely alcohol free for a great party, without the hangover.

Alcohol Free or Low Alcohol Mulled Wine

Mulled wine, the quintessential Christmas drink, is normally alcoholic as it contains red wine and sometimes even brandy, but it needn’t be. If you have a stockist of non alcoholic or low alcohol content red wine near you, or have enough time to buy online, this can be a great way to emulate the taste without the potentially negative effects of binge drinking. If you can’t find non/low alcohol wine, don’t worry, just use cranberry or red grape juice instead.

Ingredients: 375ml low alcohol wine, non alcoholic wine, cranberry juice or red grape juice375ml orange juice 1 large orange, halved and sliced 1 cinnamon stick1/2 tsp ground nutmeg1 tsp ground ginger

Method:Put everything into a pan and heat on the hob for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid is hot, but not boiling. Then turn the hob off and cover pan with a lid until ready to serve. Ladle into glasses and decorate with a few pieces of orange and a cinnamon stick in each glass.

Alcohol Free Warm Spiced Apple

Normally a drink made with cider, but there’s no reason why the alcohol free version made with apple juice, shouldn’t be equally delicious. The trick here is to buy good quality, fresh apple juice, not the made from concentrate stuff you normally find in supermarket’s own brand ranges.

Ingredients:700ml apple juice200ml water100g brown sugar1/2 a lemon, sliced1/2 orange, sliced1 cinnamon stick1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method:Put everything into a pan and heat on the hob for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid is hot, but not boiling. Turn off the hob, strain liquid into a new pan and place back on the hob to keep warm from the residual heat. Cover with a lid until ready to serve. Ladle into glasses and decorate with a few pieces of orange or lemon.

Alcohol Free Eggnog

Another traditional Christmas drink, though now more popular in America than the UK. Eggnog is an egg based drink, which is more delicious than it sounds, which can be made with or without alcohol.

Ingredients: 3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk475ml whole milk60ml double creamA pinch of nutmegA pinch of salt1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Method:Whisk together eggs, egg yolk, sugar and salt. Then add milk slowly, whisking the whole time until the mixture is a smooth, even consistency.Add the mixture to a pan and heat on the lowest hob setting until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. This may take 45 minutes to an hour, but don’t be tempted to turn up the heat – this will cause the eggs to scramble.Strain the mixture into a jug or bowl and stir in the vanilla extract and nutmeg. Then cover and refrigerate until chilled – this will take around four hours.

When the mixture is cool, whip the double cream until it makes soft peaks, and then fold in to the chilled mixture.

Virgin Mary

As Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth, what could be a more topical drink than the Virgin Mary, the Bloody Mary’s alcohol free cousin. Easy to make, but also great to order if you’re out and about, as most bars will stock the ingredients for this and can easily make it without alcohol.

Ingredients:1,200ml tomato juiceTabasco sauce to tasteWorcestershire sauce to tasteThe juice of a lemonA pinch of salt and pepperA celery stick per glass, to garnish

Method:Pour tomato juice into a jug and add lemon juice. Then season with Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and serve over ice with a stick of celery to garnish.

Cocktails This Christmas?

Many online spirits websites are seeing the benefits of marketing cocktails online to consumers as the at home trend of cocktail making is growing at an accelerated pace. Five years ago many online retailers ignored the cocktail opportunity as they saw no commercial online gain. This has however changed drastically.

Cocktail making in the on trade has grown tremendously led by the Mojito, the Caipirinha and the Godfather. It is classic cocktails that are driving the growth as people have travelled to Cuba, Brazil and the USA. Big branded manufacturers and the London bar scene have pushed cocktails through education in bar. Mixologists now offer courses on how to make cocktails for popular work team building exercises.

Five years ago consumers did not know Mojito’s had rum in and were born in Cuba and the Caipirinha was a product of Brazil and made from cachaca, but know they do and they are keen to make them at home. This has created online spirits opportunities as companies like the Purveyor and the Drinkshop have comprehensive cocktail guides so consumers can make cocktails at home.

This Christmas though we believe online spirits sales will be driven through online gin, online vodka and online rum with online bourbons being a close fourth. The reason is each online spirit has a classic signature drink such as a gin and tonic over ice with a squeezed lime wedge or rum and cola over ice with a squeezed lime wedge. Each spirit is also linked to amazing cocktail creation. If you take online rum for instance the online spirits consumer can make a mojito, a daiquiri, a Mai Tai or a classic Havana Libre and therefore with one bottle of rum create different cocktails for all their guests. Brands such as Hendricks and Sipsmith gin have created extensive cocktail lists for consumers to experiment with their brands thus discovering new tastes at home. The bartenders secrets have been exposed online and supermarkets tend to stock many of the natural ingredients that turn the online cocktails into ontrade cocktails thus encouraging trial at home.

There is also two more trends that are encouraging cocktail at home creation. The first is the growth of the cocktail guides as presents at Christmas. This trend has grown steadily as distribution of cocktail guides has grown from specialist retailers into mainstream. The second trend is the growth of cocktail shakers and cocktail equipment which is obviously important as without the correct tools these great cocktails online cannot be created.

This Christmas should therefore be the best Christmas ever for online cocktail making with all the above trends coming together. If we however look to the future we see some interesting online spirit developments. We believe online spirits merchants will offer more functionality online to help people make better cocktails at home. This will be through video, search, buy all ingredients buttons and other downloadable applications.
If the UK can reach only 20% of the at home cocktail making of the USA then cocktail making is set to grow by over 160%.

Right or Wrong Christmas Gimlet Mixed Drink and Cocktail Recipe (in 12 seconds)

When most people think of a gimlet, images of Rose’s Lime Juice leap to mind, but, fortunately for us, John Pomeroy kept that sickeningly sweet mixer far away from the Right Wrong Christmas Gimlet. And, to up the complexity and flavor, he added a few simple but delicious homemade elements like Christmas Simple Syrup and his patented vegan lime foam. Recipe: – 2 oz of Right Gin – 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Limejuice – 1 oz Christmas Simple SyrupShake over ice, double-strain and top with a lime foam.