Sainsbury’s has teamed up with London Cocktail Club owner JJ Goodman to create a delicious Mincemeat Irish cocktail recipe for mince pie obsessed Brits to enjoy with friends and family at home this Christmas

Combining classic festive ingredients including Sainsbury’s award-winning Irish Cream Liqueur, Sainsbury’s Cognac, milk, fruit mincemeat and a clementine, it’s a fantastic, fun way to entertain friends and a great way of ensuring you don’t end up with a half empty jar of mincemeat in the cupboard at the end of Christmas.

Great value and comforting, the delicious tastes of the Irish Cream and cognac combine with the currants, sultanas candied peel and brandy in the mincemeat to create the taste of Christmas in a glass.

The Mincemeat Irish


  • 50ml Sainsbury’s Irish Cream
  • 25ml Sainsbury’s Cognac
  • 2 teaspoons of Sainsbury’s fruit mincemeat
  • 25ml whole milk
  • Clementine, whole


Apart from the clementine, add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for ten seconds to allow for some of the dilution and to properly chill the drink. Then strain the cocktail into a martini glass or a short glass filled with cubed ice. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker use a jam jar.

Take a clementine or orange and a potato peeler, zest a strip of peel 3cm wide and 6cm or so long. Twist the peel over the glass orange side down to spray the oils over the drink, which will give you an amazing smell as you sip.