12 drinks of Christmas – The Jalisco

The ninth cocktail in our series, the Jalisco, is a fresh burst of apple and cucumber with a tequila bite.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  •  20ml cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • Cucumber slice

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Williams Chase Apple G&T


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Day eight of our Christmas cocktail countdown (how’s your head?!) and we’ve got a G&T with a delicious twist.

The Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin (£38 for 70cl) is made with vodka distilled from organic Bramley cider apples.

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • Quality tonic water
  • Fresh apple

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Floradora

Our seventh Christmas cocktail is a very pretty affair. Some recipes add 20ml Framboise raspberry liqueur. Here’s how you make a Floradora.

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 3 fresh raspberries
  • 20ml lime
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • ginger beer

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Win the most indulgent time of the year

You deserve some proper pampering, so we’ve teamed up with gorgeous skincare brand Urban Veda to help you win it.

1st prize in our giveaway is a two hour Oriental Harmony spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental London (worth £240), plus a full Urban Veda gift set to suit your skin type.

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Gin Martini

A definite contender for the ‘king of cocktails’ title, we’re half way through our series and onto the classic Gin Martini.

Ingredients

  • 60ml gin
  • 10ml vermouth

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Brandy Buck


What a Christmassy treat we have for you today. The fifth in our series is the Brandy Buck – sweet ginger and sour lemon with a brandy backbone.

Ingredients

  • 50ml brandy
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ginger ale

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Culross

The fourth tipple in our Christmas countdown is an apricot-sweetened 1930s Savoy cocktail, the Culross. Chin chin.

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Ingredients

  • 50ml golden rum
  • 2 tsp apricot jam
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml dry vermouth
  • 10ml sugar

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Boulevardier

On the third day, we’re stirring up a Boulevardier – like a Negroni, but with bourbon instead of gin.

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Ingredients

  • 25ml bourbon
  • 25ml sweet vermouth
  • 25ml Campari (£16 for 70cl)

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Old Fashioned

On the second day of Christmas my true love poured for me… an American classic – bourbon and bitters with a citrus twist. Here’s how you make an Old Fashioned.

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Ingredients

  • 60ml bourbon
  • 7.5ml 1:1 sugar syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

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