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Winter cocktails

Whether served warm or frosted, these winter cocktails are classic, classy ways to stave off the cold-weather blues

Sweet Warmth

  • 1 litre Muscatel wine
  • 2 g. Aniseed
  • Orange twist
  • 500 ml semi-whipped cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Powdered cinnamon

Warm the wine together with the aniseed, orange twist and cinnamon stick over a low heat. Just as it starts to boil, pour into a glass. Top with the cream and garnish with the orange twist and cinnamon powder. Serve in a cocktail glass. (Recipe courtesy of our resident drinks expert Jonás Nobrega)

Winter sun

  • Juice of 2 mandarins or tangerines (60ml, 1/4 glass)
  • The juice of half a lemon (15 ml)
  • One part triple sec (or Cointreau) and three parts vodka (45ml)
  • Sugar (optional)
  • A sprig of rosemary

Pour the triple sec, lemon and tangerine juice, vodka and shake in a shaker. Shake and serve in a tumbler.

Classic Eggnog

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 200 ml hot milk
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 cherry
  • 50 cl Brandy

Gently heat the milk and brandy before mixing the ingredients. Pour into the shaker in this order: egg, sugar and vanilla. Stir and strain. Now add the hot milk and Brandy and mix everything together. Garnish with a cherry and sprinkled cinnamon. Leave to steep for five minutes, then serve in lowball glasses.

Irish coffee

  • 2 cups of black coffee
  • 50 ml whiskey
  • 2-4 tsp sugar
  • 200 ml cream (or heavy cream)
  • Powdered cinnamon

Pour the very hot coffee and whisky directly into a heatproof glass. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Gently float the cream on top by pouring little by little over the back of a spoon to ensure it doesn’t mix in with the coffee. Top with a sprinkling of cinnamon or a few coffee beans.

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