Serve up best DIY cocktails this Christmas

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Give your taste buds a zing with specially curated Christmas cocktails. These ideal winter concoctions mastered to perfection; gift you the culminating experience of everlasting aroma, texture and taste. Ensuring that your festivities, getaway or romantic date are an occasion to remember and cherish forever.

Jacob Alexander, brand ambassador of United Spirits, has rolled out some cocktails that can be served during this festive season.

*White Christmas: A delightful wintery cocktail, perfect for an after dinner dessert drink. It’s a classic blend of chocolate and cream helps adding to the warm romantic Christmas cheer.

Glassware: Champagne Saucer

Ingredients:

45 ml VAT 69

15 ml Crème de Cacao

10 ml Caramel Syrup

15 ml Cream

Method: Pour all the ingredients in a Boston shaker and strain

Garnish: Dust with choco powder

*Black Sage: Smoothness of Black and White mixed with the richness of pineapple and warmth of ginger and honey all combined to give a lovely start to your cool party evenings this festive season.

Glassware: Martini Glass

Ingredients:

60ml Black and White

1-inch stub Root Ginger (peeled)

60 ml Pineapple Juice

10 ml Lime Juice

10 ml Honey

Star Anise

Method: Muddle, shake and double strain into a chilled glass.

Garnish: Star Anise.

* Santa’s Night Cap: Cosy up by the fireplace with this delightful fusion of Black Dog with Coffee and Hazel nut before you hit the bed.

Glassware: Coupe

Ingredients:

60 ml Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve

25 ml Black Coffee

15 ml Hazelnut Syrup

20 ml Cream

Method: Pour all ingredients in a Boston Shaker and strain in a Coupe glass over crushed ice

Garnish: Grated Nutmeg

*Johnnie and Ginger: The spirited Johnnie Walker Red crackling with spice and bursting with vibrant smoky flavour served tall with Ginger Ale and Apples.

Glassware: Collins

Ingredients:

60ml Johnnie Walker Red Label

Quarter Red Apple Chopped

10 ml Red Apple Syrup

Ginger Ale – To Top

Two drops Angostura Bitters

Method: Mix the Johnnie Walker Red with the apple syrup in a Collins glass. Top up with Ginger ale; garnish with chopped apples and angostura.

Garnish: Apple Fan

*Autumn Sunshine: The quintessential Whiskey Sour, that serves up the taste-tingling collision of sweet and sour. The cocktail combines citrus and sweet to compliment the rich complex and incredibly well balance, full of dark fruits, sweet vanilla and signature smokiness of the Johnnie Walker Black Label. Topped with a flamed orange zest, the concoction gives you a delightful winter offering helping you brave the chill.

Glassware: Old Fashioned Glass

Ingredients:

45 ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

15 ml Grand Marnier/Cointreau

10 ml Fresh Lime

Two tsp Orange Marmalade

20 ml fresh orange juice

Method: Shake all the ingredients in a Boston Shaker and serve over ice

Garnish: Flamed orange zest

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