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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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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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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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 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.

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Six ways to get your ghoul on this Halloween

Whether you’re planning a big Hammer Horror fest or just adding few tasteful touches around the home, getting creative at Halloween is always fun (plus the kids love it).

Here are six ideas to get you started:

1. Decorative Indian Corn

These look beautifully autumnal all season. I like them bunched together and hung from the front door, or you can string them up around picture frames or a mantlepiece. Just make sure no one takes a bite – they’re not edible!

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NOW CLOSED: Win tickets to the London Swedes Crayfish Party

If you love Scandi cooking and produce as much as we do at Ocado, you should enter this competition.

We’ve teamed up with London Swedes to give away five pairs of tickets to their annual crayfish party. It’s a traditional (and somewhat raucous!) celebration of seafood – and London Swedes are holding theirs at Lisa’s, a fantastic Swedish restaurant on Portobello Road, on 28th August.

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