• Added: 337th December 2021
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Winter cocktails

Simple, elegant and extravagant cocktails, perfect for your Christmas occasion

We have a range of tonic water, soft drinks and sodas, perfect for mixing into any cocktail for your Christmas occasion. If you’re feeling confident there are some real showstoppers but there are also straightforward cocktails if you’re making them for a crowd.

Mulled Cider Fizz

Not just your standard gin-fizz, add a little twist with Franklin & Sons Elderflower Tonic Water with Cucumber and some added ingredients but the taste will bring the party to any Christmas occasion.

Ingredients:

50ml Gin

20ml Lemon Juice

Egg white

20ml Mulled cider reduction

Franklin & Sons Elderflower Tonic Water with Cucumber

Method:

Grab your cocktail shaker and strainer for this one! Shake all the ingredients (excluding the Elderflower Tonic Water with Cucumber) and fine strain into a rocks glass without ice. Top with the tonic water and garnish with a dehydrated apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

Winter, Whisky and Wine

This one is a real showstopper but it’s equally just as delicious without the fancy smoke! The Franklin & Sons Rhubarb Tonic Water with Hibiscus adds a touch of floral notes to this strong in flavour cocktail.

Ingredients:

40ml Bourbon

20ml Port

Dash of Chocolate Bitters

Dash of Orange Bitters

5ml Vanilla Sugar Syrup

Franklin & Sons Rhubarb Tonic Water with Hibiscus

Method:

Get your rocks glasses out and build this cocktail over a single block of ice. Garnish with orange peel and a stick of cinnamon. For extra ‘boujeeness’ serve this under a cloche filled with cinnamon and hickory smoke.

Christmas Time Cola

Franklin & Sons 1886 Cola makes for a perfect cocktail mixer or soft drink for those driving over the Christmas period. A simple cocktail with ingredients everyone has at home!

Ingredients:

30ml Aged Rum

20ml Amaretto

10ml Fresh lemon juice

Franklin & Sons 1886 Cola

Method:

Grab a tall glass (or a highball for its real term) and fill it with ice. Pour all the ingredients into the glass and to add some sparkle to it, garnish with a dehydrated lemon, sugar-coated almonds and a sprig of mint.

Cringle Collins

One for the sweet-toothed cocktail drinker or someone who likes to pick at the garnish (we all love alcohol-soaked fruit). Franklin & Sons Mandarin Mixer with Ginger brings a citrusy twist to this cocktail.

Ingredients:

40ml Gin

10ml Lemon Juice

10ml Pimento Dram

Franklin & Sons Mandarin mixer with Ginger

Method:

Grab a highball and some cubed ice. Pour all the ingredients into the glass and gently stir to mix, crown with crushed ice and garnish with a slice or dehydrated orange and dolly mixture (and try not to eat it).

Yorkshire Snowball

It’s hard not to think of a snowball when it comes to Christmas, so we’ve decided to give it a little twist with Franklin & Sons Rhubarb Lemonade.

Ingredients:

50ml Advocaat

10ml Lemon Juice

Franklin & Sons Rhubarb Lemonade

Method:

Grab a tall glass and fill it with cubed ice, add in the ingredients and garnish with a sprig of mint and a dehydrated lemon slice.

With a side of Cranberry

Cranberries, Christmas and cocktail go hand-in-hand this festive season so why not give this a try? With Sister’s Soda Pomegranate and Hibiscus.

Ingredients:

50ml Gin

2 Bar Spoons of Cranberry Sauce

10ml Lemon Juice

Mint

Sister’s Soda Pomegranate and Hibiscus

Method:

Muddle to cranberry sauce in the bottom of a highball glass and add cubed ice. Leave the Sister’s Soda at one side whilst you shake all the other ingredients and strain. Top with Sister’s Soda Pomegranate and Hibiscus and crown with crushed ice and garnish with mint and cranberries.