Easy entertaining: a no-fuss New Year buffet

Whether you’re throwing a big festive bash, or a more casual dinner, why not let your guests help themselves? You get to spend less time in the kitchen, and they get the pleasure of your company. We’ll say cheers to that!

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12 drinks of Christmas – Tommy’s Margarita

Happy Christmas! The last of our 12 Christmas cocktails is a proper celebratory drink. Agave is king in this simplified Margarita.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 15ml agave syrup

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Clubland

The penultimate cocktail in our series is a heady but elegant mix of vodka and white port. Here’s how you rustle up a Clubland.

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Guest post: Italian clementines from Natoora

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December is for clementines: it’s when they are in season and at their best, making the most welcome appearance on Christmas tables, or as a gift inside hampers and stockings. Once considered a special and exotic Christmas treat, they are now easily available… but not all clementines are created equal! Their quality depends hugely on where and how they are grown.

Our beautiful Italian leafy clementines come from two areas in the South of Italy. At the beginning of the season we source them from Puglia, namely from the town of Palagiano, where the best early varieties are grown. The area is known for its particularly fertile soil and mild dry climate – both ideal conditions for growing citrus. Because of their outstanding qualities, clementines from Palagiano are certified with the IGT label. Continue reading

12 drinks of Christmas – The Twinkle

Our tenth Christmas cocktail is The Twinkle – a floral 1920s-inspired sparkler that shines bright.

Ingredients

  • 15ml vodka
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • champagne
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients rose petals

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