Christmas is all about good food and good drink. Contrary to popular belief, there are more Christmas cocktails in existence than the Snowball and Bucks Fizz.
If you’re a fan of cocktails and the rich flavours of Christmas or just want something new to impress your dinner party guests with this year, then you should check out the Christmas Connections Cocktail Video Masterclass series!
We will be teaching you how to make some delicious Christmas themed cocktails that you can enjoy during the festive season…or any other time of year when the mood takes you.
The first cocktail we will be showing you how to make is the Santa Baby.
This cheeky little number is a delectable mix of cherry, Amaretto and Brandy that tastes just like Christmas Cake.
We teamed up with with Cord Bar’s talented mixologist Rhys Taylor in order to create the Santa Baby. Watch the video below to learn how to make the Santa Baby cocktail at home.
All you need to make the Santa Baby are the ingredients below:
12.5ml Cherry Brandy
25ml Cranberry Juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
Garnish: Cranberry, Cherries
Firstly, add the 25ml Brandy, 12.5ml Cherry Brandy, 12.5ml Amaretto, 25ml Cranberry Juice and 5ml Sugar Syrup into a Boston Glass.
Add ice and shake the ingredients together for approximately 5 seconds. Wait for condensation to appear on the metal tin of the shaker.
Next, take a piece of an orange peel, squeeze it slightly to release the juice and wipe it along the rim of your glass to give it flavour. Add ice to your glass and pout the cocktail mix in using a Hawthorne strainer.
Finally, you can make an impressive garnish out of orange peel, a maraschino cherry and two cranberries. All you need to do is wrap the cherry in a slice of orange peel. Skewer with a cocktail stick to hold the garnish in place and complete with a cranberry on either side.
The finished product should look a little something like this:
Look out for our upcoming Masterclass posts in the next few weeks where we will be showing you how to create the Apple of My Eye cocktail that tastes just like homemade apple pie, the Green Desire that is inspired by After Eight mints, and for any designated drivers an alcohol-free mocktail that tastes just like Black Forest Gateau.
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Time to make – 2 Minutes
Total Time – 7 Minutes
Serves – 1
September 18th, 2014.