Easy cocktails to make at home
It’s always lovely to have an easy cocktail up your sleeve to make friends feel special when they arrive – or to make yourself feel special when you’re signing off for the day. Here are two alcoholic and one alcohol-free cocktails I’ll be serving this Christmas:
🍸 white port and tonic – white port is lighter than red port and perfect with the bitterness of tonic. Pour a shot of white port or Sherry into a tumbler with ice, add good tonic, a wedge of orange and a sprig of rosemary. Stir and serve. Get the white port I recommend – click here.
🍸 light and stormy kombucha – lots of alcohol free drinks are really sweet. Kombucha is more grown-up tasting. I add a sprig of mint, juice of half a lime and sliced fresh ginger to a glass of small batch ginger kombucha. Add a shot of rum or vodka if people want something extra. Get the kombucha I recommend – click here.
🍸tequila with soda and grapefruit – I love a margarita but they can knock you sideways if you have too many. My go-to night out drink is good artisan tequila (not the stuff we did shots of at uni), a big wedge of pink grapefruit, slightly squished and soda water. Go extra by adding a sprig of coriander (cilantro) and a couple of slices of fresh chilli. If you need more sweetness, squeeze a satsuma in too. Get the tequila I recommend – click here.
And if you want to keep going, here are some of the other cocktail recipes I’ve added on here over the years:
- Negroni (a serious cocktail) – click here
- Dirty Blonde (lemon and elderflower vibes) – click here
- Mulled wine syrup – click here
- Grapefruit or classic margarita – click here
- Rose sangria – click here
If you want my help to enjoy a calm, delicious Christmas, check out my Festive cooking guide. Click here.
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