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4 cocktail recipes for your Christmas party

By Sheriyar Rustom Dotivala
Last updated on: December 22, 2019 11:37 IST
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In need of some inspiration for your Christmas party? Executive Chef Sheriyar Rustom Dotivala of The Resort, Mumbai has curated the perfect cocktail recipes for you!

Christmas Godfather

Ingredients:

  • 100 ml Scotch whisky
  • 50 ml Amaretto
  • 100 ml double cream
  • A couple of pinches of ground nutmeg

Method:

  • Put ice into a cocktail shaker, followed by the Scotch, Amaretto and cream. Shake well and strain into chilled martini or coupe glasses. Finish by sprinkling over a little nutmeg before serving.

Negroni Sbagliato

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml Campari
  • 25 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 25 ml Prosecco
  • 1 slice orange, to serve

Method:

  • Put the Campari and Vermouth into a glass and fill with ice. Top with Prosecco, gently stir to mix and serve with an orange slice.

Rhubarb and Ginger Negroni

Ingredients:

  • 40 ml Botanist gin
  • 20 ml Martini Rosso
  • 20 ml Campari
  • 1 tsp Rhubarb and ginger jam 
  • Orange zest or candied ginger to serve

Method:

  • Stir all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel and ginger candy on a cocktail stick.

The Olive Christmas Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 225 ml Blanco tequila
  • 100 ml blood orange Cointreau
  • 75 ml whisky (a peaty one such as Laphroaig is good)
  • 100 ml bottlegreen pomegranate and elderflower cordial
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 1 ribbon orange peel 

Method:

  • Pour all the liquids into the bottle, put on the lid and shake gently to mix.
  • Add the cinnamon stick, cloves and orange peel to the bottle, then seal and leave to infuse for up to one week. Serve over ice.

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