Cocktail mastermind Salvatore Calabrese is currently proffering a selection of alarmingly gluggable Christmas Cocktails at his eponymous Mayfair bar. Over a tipple, we persuaded him to part with the recipes so you can show off your shakin’ skills this festive season.
- 75ml frozen Tanqueray Gin
- 10ml Courvosier Cognac
- 10ml White Creme de Cacao
- dash of Sambuca
- 1 miniature Christmas pudding
Glass: Martini glass
Pour all of the ingredients, except for the Sambuca, into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
Using either a spoon or a metal cocktail stirrer, dip a mini Christmas pudding into a small liqueur glass filled with Sambuca and soak.
Light the pudding and drop it into the prepared cocktail.
Eat the pudding and enjoy the cocktail.
- 25ml Courvosier Cognac
- 25ml Visciolata del Cardinale Liqueur
- 2 drops of Mozart chocolate bitters
Glass: Sling or beer glass
Place all of the ingredients in a mixing glass (except the Guinness) with ice.
Stir and strain into a sling or beer glass and top up with the Guinness, before stirring again.
- 35ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
- 25ml port
- 15ml gomme syrup
- 10ml Baileys
- 1 quail egg
- cinnamon stick
Glass: Sherry glass
Place all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake sharply before straining into a chilled cocktail glass.
Grate nutmeg on top of the finished drink and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
- 30ml vodka
- 2 bar spoonfuls of chestnut jam
- 10ml Grand Marnier
- dash of egg white
Glass: Small Coupette
Place all of the ingredients except the champagne in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake sharply and hard, before straining into a Coupette glass.
Top up with Champagne and garnish with an orange twist.
- 40ml Diplomatico liqueur
- 15ml port
- 1 bar spoon of apricot brandy
- 2 bar spoon of cranberry sauce
- 1 vanilla pod
Glass: Port glass
Remove the seeds from a vanilla pod and place them with all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake sharply to allow the mixture to mix well.
Double strain into a port glass and enjoy.