Two festive cocktails
Two Christmas drinks – a martini to put a real pep in your step, and a shrub (non-alcoholic) with plenty of character so nobody feels like they’re missing out.
Pomegranate and clementine Jin Môr martini
Cold, potent and powerful – the perfect festive cocktail.
– 120ml Jin Môr
– 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
– Juice and pared peel from 1 clementine
– 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
– Ice cubes, for shaking and chilling
Fill two martini glasses with ice and set aside to chill.
Pour the Jin Môr, vermouth and clementine juice into a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 1 minute. Tip the ice cubes out of the martini glasses and spoon the pomegranate seeds into the glasses. Lift the lid off the cocktail shaker and strain the liquid into the glasses. Serve immediately.
Lemon and ginger shrub with rosemary tonic
Although this recipe requires you to plan ahead, it does make enough to serve a crowd and any extra shrub can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 months, just top with sparkling water or tonic. The apple cider vinegar gives this a dry, distinctively adult flavour, without any after-effects the next day.
For the shrub
200g ginger, roughly grated
1 lemon, thinly sliced into 1cm rounds, ends discarded
1/8 teaspoon teaspoon Pure Sea Salt
250g golden caster sugar
250ml apple cider vinegar
For the rest
100ml tonic water per serving
1 x sprig rosemary per serving
RECIPE + IMAGE: Anna Shepherd