5 Christmas Cocktails To Make This Xmas Eve


As if we needed another excuse to have cocktails this Christmas, Aldi has just launched a tantalising new range of spirits…

There are festive liqueurs which will satisfy all tastebuds, including Candy Cane Gin Liqueur, a Caramel and Hazelnut Rum Liqueur and an interesting Pear, Cranberry and Cinnamon Vodka Liqueur. The range even caters for whisky lovers with a Gunpowder Whisky Liqueur.

Five, fun cocktails can be made from the spirits using Aldi’s own recipes: Candy Cane Swirl, Caramel Frost, Naughty or Spice, Gunpowder Crackle, and Gingel Bells. They’d be perfect for a girls’ cocktail-making night, if you’re hosting a Christmas party or even just as a wee personal treat to accompany your favourite Christmas film.

Check out the simple recipes below, and make sure to take plenty Instagrams of the final results!

Candy Cane Swirl

Ingredients:

30ml The Infusionist Candy Cane Gin Liqueur

20ml Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

20ml whole milk

20ml double cream

1 teaspoon of icing sugar

The white of 1 medium free-range egg

Method:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with cubed ice,

Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker turns cold,

Strain into champagne flute to serve.

Caramel Frost

Ingredients:

50ml The Infusionist Caramel and Hazelnut Rum Liqueur

25ml semi-skimmed milk

25ml double cream

2 sprays/drops of Aldi’s Moroccan Almond Extract

Moser Roth Luxury Dark Chocolate

Method:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with cubed ice,

Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker turns cold,

Strain into a chilled coupette (or martini glass),

Garnish with grated Aldi’s Moser Roth Luxury Dark Chocolate shavings.

Naughty or Spice

Ingredients:

50ml The Infusionist Pear, Cranberry & Cinnamon Vodka Liqueur

50ml apple juice

Top with ginger beer

Squeeze of lime

Method:

Shake vodka liqueur, apple juice and lime juice,

Fill a tall glass with cubed ice and add the shaken mixture,

Top with ginger beer,

Garnish with fresh wedge of lime and grated nutmeg to serve.

Gunpowder Crackle

Ingredients:

50ml Glen Marnoch Single Malt Islay Scotch Whisky

10ml Gunpowder Whisky Liqueur

10ml lemon juice

20ml cloudy apple juice

1 teaspoon of Aldi’s Specially Selected Sweet Rhubarb and Ginger Preserve or stem ginger in sugar syrup

Method:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with cubed ice,

Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker turns cold,

Strain over fresh cubed ice into a short glass,

Garnish with a twist of orange peel and a slice of fresh apple to serve.

Gingel Bells

Ingredients:

50ml Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

25ml lemon juice

2 teaspoons of sugar

15ml The Infusionist Pear, Cranberry & Cinnamon Vodka Liqueur

Method:

Add gin, lemon juice and sugar to a shaker with cubed ice,

Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker turns cold,

Strain over fresh crushed ice in a rocks glass and drizzle with The Infusionist Pear, Cranberry & Cinnamon Vodka Liqueur,

Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a lemon twist to serve.

Jenna Macfarlane

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