We’re starting to feel very festive here, the decorations are up and we’re now serving our special Christmas Cocktails. We have created six delicious drinks that will really get you in the Christmas mood. Whether you have been shopping at the Bath Christmas market, are out with your colleagues for the annual party or just catching up with friends we hope there will be a festive favourite that takes your fancy.
Mulled Gin & Tonic
Our new gin bar has been open for nearly eight months so this will be its first Christmas. To celebrate we have created a warm version of the classic gin and tonic. Like any good mulled drink it has lots of lovely spice: cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and cardamom. We also add some pressed apple juice, honey and orange peel along with gin.
Bailey’s hot chocolate
Who doesn’t love a delicious hot chocolate? To make ours extra special and a bit more Christmassy we add a healthy lug of Baileys and finish with a toasted gourmet marshmallow from the naked marshmallow company.
It’s just what you need to regain strength after a good tour of the Bath Christmas market!
Mince Pie Martini
Nothing is more evocative of Christmas than the rich aroma of mincemeat, and this Christmas cocktail captures that in a surprisingly refreshing cocktail. To start with we make a mincemeat syrup by heating mincemeat with golden caster sugar and water, before straining through muslin. To this we add gin, sweet vermouth and a dash of dark rum.
25ml mincemeat syrup
20ml sugar syrup
25ml London dry gin
25ml sweet vermouth
5ml dark rum
Garnish: Rim glass with a 4:1 mixture of caster sugar and mixed spice. Clip a washed holly leaf pegged to rim of glass with a small peg and dust with icing sugar
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake with ice cubes. Rim a chilled martini glass with the sugar and spice mixture, strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with the holly leaf and dust with icing sugar.
White Christmas Mojito
The next of our Christmas cockjtails is a striking take on a classic mojito using coconut rum and cream. It certainly looks festive in white and the pomegranate seeds add a nice dash of seasonal colour too.
25ml lime juice
8 mint leaves
20ml sugar syrup
40ml Koko Kanu coconut rum
50ml coconut cream
Garnish: mint sprig and pomegranate seeds
Gently muddle mint leaves, add other ingredients except soda and shake with ice. Pour contents into glass, add crushed ice and soda. Serve straight away.
Christmas Day Prosecco Punch
This drink looks amazing with all the fresh, seasonal fruits. It is also really zesty and refreshing. This makes it an excellent aperitif if you are having people over for dinner. It is also a great contrast to some of the richer drinks on the menu. In a punch bowl we combine cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, orange juice and the juice of 2 limes. Then add sliced lime, sliced clementines, fresh cranberries and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Finally glug in half a bottle of vodka and a bottle of Prosecco and lots of ice!
Hope you enjoy our Christmas cocktails! Cheers, and Happy Christmas!