Snow, log fire and a hot cocktail.
As is the case with this time of year our attentions fall to Winter and in typical British tradition the weather.
In fact I was in a pub the other day and i overheard a conversation about the weather, one gentlemen said to another (no it’s not a joke) ‘this winter is going to be cold and lots of snow has been given, but they’ve also predicted the possiblity of lots of rain and mild. Now I’m no meteorologist but even I could have predicted that Winter forecast!
No doubt up and down the country these are ongoing conversations, so next time you overhear/partake in one why not show your cocktail expertise with some of the wonderfully warming winter cocktail below.
Hot spiced Cranberry & Clementine Gin Martini.
Ingredients: serves 4
200ml Mill 630 gin
300ml Cranberry Juice
300ml Freshly sqeezed Clementine juice
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 1/2 inches of ginger root (this can be amended up ot down to taste)
1 tablespoon honey (if required)
Combine cranberry juice, clementine juice, cinnamon sticks and ginger into a saucepan.
Heat mixture until boiling, take off the boil and leave to simmer for ten minutes, taste and add honey if required.
Add the mixture to the gin.
Serve with frozen cranberries and a cinnamon stick to garnish.