From an updated sour to a seasonal take on the julep, we've compiled 10 of the best cocktails to drink when the temperature dips.
Served warm, this recipe is a twist on a much-loved classic, using warm peppermint tea to provide a refreshing lift.
20ml Gomme Sirop (or brown sugar syrup)
Make peppermint tea in a glass cup (latte glass or schooner), stir in other ingredients and garnish with mint sprig.
Arnaud’s French 75
A French 75 warmed with cognac instead of gin.
10ml Lemon Juice
5ml Gomme Sirop
Top with Champagne
Shake over ice without champagne, pour into flute and top with champagne. Garnish with thin lemon peel slice.
Apple of Eden
Cynar, an artichoke liqueur, will highlight the woodiness and spice in the sherry.
50ml Apple Brandy
12.5ml Manzanilla Sherry
Blend all ingredients together in a mixing glass, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish with a slice of apple.
New York Sour
A wintery twist on a classic sour.
50ml Rye Whiskey
25ml Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
10ml Red Wine
Method Shake over ice without the wine, strain into an ice filled rocks glass, float red wine over the back of a bar spoon.
Smoked Rosemary Cider
Can also be served warm by heating the cider and adding it after shaking the other ingredients.
25ml Lime Juice
10ml Agave Nectar
100ml Cloudy Cider
Muddle rosemary leaves in the bottom of the shaker, then stir in other ingredients. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig and slice of red apple.
50ml Aged Rum
25ml Coconut Cream
12.5ml Lemon Juice
25ml Orange Syrup
Black Walnut Bitters
Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into chilled coupe and garnish with star anise on top of foam.
Jameson Irish Whisky is a smooth Irish classic which lends itself easily to Hot Toddies, Irish Coffee's and as a sipping Whiskey.
50ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Lemon Slice
Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
125ml Simmering Water
Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon then add the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for five minutes so the flavours can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.
Hot Buttered Rum
Make your Hot Buttered Rum cocktail with delicious Havana 7yo, melted butter and a touch of spice.
1 ½tsp Butter
1 ½tsp Icing Sugar
50ml Havana Club 7yo
2tbsp Vanilla Ice
Pinch of Ground
Pinch of Ground
Combine butter, sugar and icing sugar in a large coffee mug; stir the mixture together until well combined. Pour in the Rum, add the ice cream and cinnamon and fill the remaining mug with hot water. Mix the drink with a fork until the ice cream and butter have melted together to make a creamy topping. Sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and serve.
Absolut Espresso Martini
A delicious recipe for everyone’s favorite after dinner cocktail made with espresso, Absolut Vodka and coffee liqueur.
45ml Absolut Vodka
45ml Espresso Coffee (freshly made and hot)
15ml Coffee Liqueur
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with three coffee beans on the surface.
50ml Havana Club 3yr
25ml Lime Juice
10ml Monin Gingerbread Syrup
2 Sprigs Mint
Add sugar, syrup, lime juice, mint sprigs and a splash of soda to hi-ball glass and muddle gently. Add cracked ice and rum. Stir all ingredients together. Top with cracked ice and another splash of soda. Add straw and garnish with mint sprigs & cranberries.