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4 Christmas cocktails to get you in the festive mood this weekend

Dingle all the Way
What you need

  • 50ml Dingle Gin
  • 20ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Mulled Wine Syrup
  • Egg White
  • Soda Water

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients except the soda in a cocktail shaker with no ice, shake for 10-15 seconds. This makes the drink froth much better.
  • Next, add ice and shake for a further 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a chilled highball glass, let sit for 90 seconds before adding soda. This allows the foam to set and gives a better texture
    and appearance to the drink. Garnish with lemon oils and zest.

The Very Old Fashioned
What you need

  • 60ml Double Barrel Irish Whiskey
  • 10ml Simple Syrup
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters
  • Garnish: Fresh Orange Peel

Method

  • Put the ingredients to a tumbler and stir.
  • Add ice and stir again.
  • Garnish with a twisted orange peel. 

Irish Coffee with a Twist : allta x Baileys Irish Coffee
What you need

  • 125mls of Baileys Original Irish Cream
  • 5tsp of your favourite coffee, fine to medium-fine grind size
  • Pea size amount of white miso (optional – an alternative is miso paste which can be found in any large grocery store)
  • 2 dashes of Off the Cuffe Barmbrack Irish Bitters (optional – an alternative is Angostura bitters which can be found in any large off licence)
  • Whipped cream

Method

  • Combine Baileys and white miso in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add two dashes of bitters.
  • Add the mixture to your moka pot and add your favourite ground coffee. Put your moka pot on the heat and watch it do its thing!
  • While the moka pot is heating up, get busy whipping your cream until the mixture has increased in volume but still moves slowly in the bowl.
  • Pour your brewed coffee into a heatproof glass.
  • Using a heated dessert spoon, top your coffee with cream pouring over the back of the spoon and don’t mind if it’s dripping over the edges, all the more delicious!
  • Curl up in your favourite spot and with your favourite treat conspirators and enjoy…hell yeah!

Quick Tip: If you don’t have a moka pot at home, just substitute the ground coffee with 1tsp of instant coffee and add the mixture to a pot. Cover the pot with a lid and heat to 80°C or until just simmering. Pour the brew into a glass and top with cream and indulge!

Mourning, Noon and The Night Before Christmas
What you need

  • 35ml The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • Garnish: Lemon Twist

Method

  • Pour into glass and stir
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon peel

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