We’re starting to feel very festive here, the decorations are up and we’re now serving our special Christmas Cocktails. We have created five 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
We’ve brought back our famous mulled gin and tonic for another festive season! Basically, it is 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 all-important gin.
Taking our inspiration from the ever-popular Harry Potter books and films, this warming creation was particularly good fun to bring to life. We combined our home-infused vanilla vodka with a delicious vanilla liqueur called Licor 43, added some cream soda and topped it off with a good squirt of homemade butterscotch foam! Served in a chunky tankard you’ll feel just like you walked into the Three Broomsticks – just what we muggles need to warm up after a stint Christmas shopping!
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
Who doesn’t love an espresso martini? We certainly do, and this Christmas we have created an indulgent twist on this modern classic, adding salted caramel to make it even more delicious! Our recipe combines fresh espresso, Absolute vodka and Mr Black cold press coffee liqueur with a decadent French salted caramel liqueur. Who needs a pudding when you can have this?!
25ml Absolut vodka
15ml Mr Black Coffee liqueur
15ml Edmund Briottet salted caramel liqueur
10ml salted caramel syrup
1 shot fresh espresso
Garnish: Three coffee beans and a grate of fresh nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake hard with ice cubes.
White Christmas Mojito
Another favourite from last year 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
Glass: Hi-ball or upcycled milk bottle
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 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!