In this age of austerity. Many will have to cut back a little and what better way of celebrating the festive season is with a drinks and nibble party. By offering your guests nibbles and drinks you can cut back on the expenditure and still have fun. If you got ahead in October and made your own Sloe Gin or Blackberry Vodka these will now be ready to use. If not, here are some great ideas for that party you are planning next week. We have put together some of our favourite drink recipes which are so easy to make and taste really great!
Sea Breeze (The Christmas classic from the USA) Makes 6 portions
1 Slice of Lemon and lime
370 mls of pink grapefruit juice
1 Litre of Cranberry juice
330 mls of Vodka
In each glass, place an ice-cube ,one sixth of vodka, one sixth of the grapefruit juice then add one sixth of the cranberry juice this gradually blends together and looks lovely. Add your citrus slices and serve.
Sloe gin Champagne
Using your home-made Sloe gin (or bought bottle) put a small amount into Champagne glasses and top each glass up with good Champagne.
When it’s cold outside what better way to greet your arriving guests with a Christmas spiced hot drink. The room smells divine and starts the party guests talking and admiring your hospitality!
7 tablespoons of Brown sugar
3 Cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons of ground mixed spice
4 Oranges washed and sliced
3 Apples washed, cored and sliced
3 Litres of dry cider still or sparkling
Place all ingredients into a large pan and slowly heat gently. Do Not Boil. Strain and serve into heat proof glasses.
TO MAKE A MULLED WINE JUST SUBSTITUTE THE CIDER FOR A BOTTLE OF GOOD RED WINE
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