Don Julio Tequila, Grand Marnier, Ketel One Oranje and Bulleit Bourbon

by Newsdesk - Friday December 7, 2018 11:12 am

Here are some creative and colourful cocktails to liven up Xmas parties at home using Don Julio Tequila, Grand Marnier, Ketel One Oranje and Bulleit Bourbon

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Don Julio Clementine Margarita

This festive twist to the classic Margarita combines tart grapefruit juice with homemade clementine marmalade to create a wonderfully Christmassy cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Don Julio Reposado tequila

12.5ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

12.5ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

12.5ml pink grapefruit juice

2 large bar spoons of homemade clementine marmalade

METHOD

Shaken and strained into a chilled glass, garnish with a dehydrated clementine slice

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Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Clementine Tonic Water with Cinnamon

Inspired by the traditional aromas and tastes of Christmas, this unique offering has been crafted to complement the very best spiced and sloe gins and vodkas, creating the perfect winter tipple to brighten up even the coldest day.

Available to buy for a limited time only from all major retailers including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Asda at an RRP of £1.70 for a 500ml bottle                      

INGREDIENTS                                  

50ml Sweet/spiced or sloe Gin, such as Pink Pepper, Opihr, Sipsmith Sloe, or for a non- alcoholic alternative, new Seedlip Grove 42.

150ml Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Clementine Tonic Water with Cinnamon

Clementine peel for garnish

METHOD

Fill a copa glass with fresh ice and pour in the measure of your chosen gin. Top up with Fever-Tree Clementine Tonic with Cinnamon and run the clementine peel around the rim of the glass before dropping into the drink. 

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Don Julio Fig and Vanilla Margarita

This Christmas, enjoy the Don Julio Fig and Vanilla Margarita for the perfect after dinner tipple. Combining Don Julio Reposado with Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, lime juice and fig and vanilla syrup, this cocktail is sure to be enjoyed by all.

INGREDIENTS

40ml Don Julio Reposado tequila

30ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

20ml lime juice

15ml fig and vanilla syrup

1 star anise (muddled)

METHOD

Shaken and strained into a chilled glass, garnish with star anise

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Ketel One - Oranje Espresso Martini

This festive twist on the Espresso Martini brings out the subtle chocolatey notes from the coffee, whilst the essential oils from the Valencian oranges and Mandarins give it a light citrus undertone.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Ketel One Oranje

25ml Mr Black Spirits: Cold Press Coffee Liqueur

35ml Cold-brew coffee concentrate

One dash orange bitters

METHOD

Shake all ingredients vigorously and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with three coffee beans for health, wealth and happiness, or a lemon twist.

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Bulleit - Hot Toddy

For the cooler days, Bulleit has introduced the ultimate hot cocktail recipe, "Hot Toddy", a slow sipper entwined with the familiar and delicious taste of Bulleit.

The boozy brew is finished with demerara sugar and lemon, delicately rounding off the intricate flavours of this deliciously warming, more-rish, drink.

INGREDIENTS

40 ml Bulleit Rye

4-5 cloves

1 lemon twist

7 ml lemon juice

1 tsp demerara or fine brown sugar

Hot water

METHOD

To begin, fill up glass or mug with fresh boiling water and let stand while mug is warming up, cut a lemon twist and stud it with cloves.

Next, throw out the water in the mug and add fresh boiling water. Add 1 tsp spoon of demerara or fine brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Add lemon and clove garnish, 7 ml lemon juice and stir. Finally, add 40 ml of Bulleit Rye or Bourbon and stir a final time.

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