Mulled beer recipe: Hiver comes (a-)wassailing

Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

Going wassailing (wishing good health) during Yuletide isn’t as common as it was in medieval England, but we still enjoy the hot punch that was drunk as part of the ceremony.

There are several versions of the recipe out there: Hiver’s take on the traditional kind uses their Hiver Honey Beer in this sweet, lightly-spiced recipe.

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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.

Image of the Culross

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.

Image of the Boulevardier

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.

Image of the Old Fashioned

Ingredients

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

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Airmail

Is that the cheerful clinking of glasses we hear? As friends come together to celebrate, raise a toast to the party season with our dozen deliciously simple cocktails – all with a festive twist.

First in our series is The Airmail, a sparkling classic from the heyday of aviation. Continue reading