Winter Warmers and Party Show Stoppers

Dec 19th, 2016

Before we all head off for the Christmas break, we wanted to share with you some of the winter warmers and cocktails that we’ve been lucky enough to sample over the last few weeks.

Not surprisingly, Hayman’s Sloe Gin features in a fair few cocktails as its winter warming flavour captures the spirit of Christmas perfectly.

Pictured above is the Miracle on St Johns Street which can be found at The Red Door in Chester.

Here’s what you need to make the drink:

– Hayman’s Sloe Gin
– Dona Paula Malbec
– Marie Brizard Almond Syrup
– Orange Juice
– Cloves, Star Anise, Cinnamon and nutmeg which is all shaken with the drink.
Served in a chilled coupe glass with a star anise flamed garnish.

Other festive treats include:

The Bermuda Triangle made with Goslings 151 and The Bitter Truth

25ml Goslings 151
25ml Laphroaig 10
20ml Blackberry Rioja reduction
10ml cinnamon and clove syrup
1 dash of The Bitter Truth Chocolate Bitters
1 dash of The Bitter Truth Orange Bitter

Get two tins and add ingredients into one.  Set contents of the tin on fire with blow torch and then throw the contents between tins. Serve in room temperature glass and apply flaming cinnamon stick as garnish.

When you drink the Bermuda Triangle you first get the aromas of the drink through the nose, which is rich in spice and sweetness, on the palette it’s a complex mixture of smoke, dark berries and rich spice and caramel from the goslings. The garnish of a burning cinnamon stick adds to the aromas of the drink and creates a complete experience for the customer.
Where you’ll find it: The Liquor Library, Edinburgh.

Sloe-groni made with Hayman’s Sloe Gin

25ml Hayman’s Sloe Gin
25ml Campari
25ml Rosso Vermouth
Add all ingredients in a glass stir with ice and served over an ice block with orange zest garnish.
Where you’ll find it: Pleased To Meet You, Newcastle.

Turkish Delight made with Lanique

40ml Lanique
10ml Martell VSOP
100ml good quality hot chocolate made with full fat milk
Build the drink in a handled glass, leave room for lashings of whipped cream, toasted marshmallows and a chocolate biscuit on top! Sprinkle lightly with chocolate and cinnamon for Christmassy aroma.
Where you’ll find it: The Laundrette in Chorlton.

Sloe-groni Fizz made with Hayman’s Sloe Gin

15ml Hayman’s Sloe Gin
15ml Campari
Prosecco
Add the gin and Campari into a champagne flute and top up with Prosecco
Where you’ll find it: Central Oven + Shaker

Chocolate Espresso made with El Dorado and Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

40ml El Dorado 8 Year Old Rum
20ml Mr Black
15ml Butterscotch Syrup
1 shot Espresso
Cream whipped with white chocolate and vanilla liqueur
Hardshake, double strain and top with cream and garnish with Nick the Fox.
Where you’ll find it: Fox, Hale Barns

Chai Egg Nog made with Goslings Black Seal Rum

25ml Goslings Black Seal
75ml double cream
75ml full milk
15ml cinnamon syrup
Grated nutmeg
Add all the ingredients except the grated nutmeg to a saucepan and heat until it is piping hot.
Pour into a warm chai glass and grate nutmeg over the top.
Where you’ll find it: Dishoom

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