Winter Warmer Cocktails

Sipping on cocktails doesn’t have to be reserved for the summer months when the sun’s shining and you can eat al fresco. In the winter months there are toasty alternatives to warm you up while still giving an alcoholic hit. Here are a few of Belle’s favourites that are easy to make and will warm you up on the coldest of nights.

Mexican Coffee

1 glass hot brewed coffee
1 measure Patrón XO Café Tequila
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons double cream
1 teaspoon cocoa powder (garnish)

Mix the sugar into the hot coffee before you pour the XO Café shot into the glass. Once the sugar and alcohol has been added, slowly pour the double cream over the top using the back of a spoon. If the cream starts to mix with the coffee mixture place a saucer over the glass for a few minutes until the cream rises back to the top of the drink or you can use whipped cream, which
will float.

Mojito Tea
1 mug freshly brewed peppermint tea
1 ½ measures Havana Club Rum
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Spring of mint to garnish
Brew the peppermint tea for a few minutes before removing the teabag and adding the sugar. Once the sugar has been dissolved add the Havana Club and sprig of mint.

Bloody Maria

2 measures Patrón Silver Tequlia
Glass fresh tomato juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste
Crack of black pepper for garnish

Combine Patrón Silver with tomato juice over ice in a mixing glass. Add Worcestershire sauce to taste. After icing, mix with rolling motions and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with ground pepper.

Chilli Daiquiri

1 ½ measure Havana Club Rum
2 spoons of sugar
15 ml of lime juice
1 red chilli
Blend all ingredients together in a blender with a few cubes of ice. If the chilli doesn’t provide enough of a kick you can season with hot pepper sauce.

Hot Apple Strudel

1 measure Malibu
4 measures apple juice
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Heat the apple juice and pour it over the Malibu in a long drink glass, dust the top with ground nutmeg.

Gingerbread Cocktail

1 measure Absolut Vodka
1 measure Patrón Silver
1 measure gingerbread syrup
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 slices of lemon
1 ginger biscuit

Muddle the sugar and lemon together before adding the gingerbread syrup. Then pour the vodka over the mixture and top with a ginger biscuit.

Mocha Martini

1 glass of freshly made hot chocolate
1 measure of Isle of Jura whiskey
1 measure Patrón XO Café
1 teaspoon cocoa powder or mini marshmallows

Pour the hot chocolate over the alcohol shoots and stir together, garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder or mini marshmallows.

by Rachel Gardner
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