Two festive cocktails

by | Dec 13, 2021

 

 

    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.

    Serves 2

    – 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.

    Serves 10

    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

     

     

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