Tis the season to be jolly // Christmas drinks you have to try
First of all, this is new for me. Never have I ever posted any recipes regarding alcoholic drinks but to be fair, I am quite the mixologist. I was once given a book that features fancy cocktails and I do like a good gin and tonic! When it comes to Christmas you can find me at the German Christmas markets (I live in Hamburg after all), which are well known for the best mulled wine you can find anywhere in the world.
Being in the middle of Christmas Season, I decided to mix up and create my very own Christmassy drinks for family and friends. While I was looking for recipes to try out, I got invited to a Christmas market where Baileys had set up a stall. My favourite: the Flat White Martini, which actually is pretty easy to make at home! And if you are a fan of Baileys creamy and strong flavour, I suggest you give it a go. You can either pop down to the up and coming Holy Shit Shopping at Kraftwerk in Berlin on the 12. & 13.12.2015 as they have got their very own Baileys bar!!!…or you simply try the recipe at home:
Baileys Flat White Martini
– 50ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
– 25ml Smirnoff Vodka
– 25ml Espresso
– ice cubes
And here is what you do: Pop all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it up until everything is perfectly blended and the liquid is silky smooth. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a couple of coffee beans. Easy!
Mulled Wine With Fresh Rosemary
And now to the mulled wine. This is something everyone will love. You can opt for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic version, simply switching wine for grape juice.
– 1l of red wine
– 1/2l water
– 10 cloves
– 2 cinammon sticks
– sugar to your liking
And here is what you do: Place all ingredients in a pot, bring to the boil and keep stirring, let it cool down a little bit and serve hot. Add a few leaves or sticks of rosemary, especially as they do look very stylish – and enjoy!
I hope that you guys will enjoy these recipes. And now, raise your glasses everyone, it’s almost Christmas!