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3 easy cocktail recipes for your New Year party

By Jamie Walker
December 29, 2017 14:09 IST
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Jamie Walker, Diageo Reserve brand ambassador shares his specially curated cocktail recipes.

Have a party at home and want to play bartender?

These signature cocktail recipes will make you the star of the night.

Spiced Tanqueray Cider

Spiced Tanqueray Cider

Welcome guests into your home with this cup of warm, spiced cider.

The infusion of the spices with the white wine and apple mix and citrusy notes of the Tanqueray gives you a delectable cocktail with multiple layers of flavour.

Glassware: Hi-ball glass


  • 45 ml Tanqueray No 10 gin
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20 ml honey
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 1 piece clove
  • 100 ml of hot white wine and apple mix


  • Take equal measures of apple juice and white wine and heat on the stove.
  • Add other ingredients to a hi-ball glass.
  • Top with the heated wine and apple mixture.
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and serve.

Highland Embrace

Highland Embrace

The rich, warm flavours of the singleton coupled with the zesty juices and sweet honey notes make this the perfect drink for the season.

Glassware: Mug


  • 60 ml singleton whisky of Glen Ord 12-year-old
  • 30 ml honey
  • 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 20 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 100 ml boiling water


  • Add all ingredients into a coffee mug.
  • Top with the boiling water.
  • Stir the mixture together and serve.
  • Garnish with a wedge of fresh citrus

From London with Love

From London with love

A perfect balance of sweet and sour with Tanqueray as the backbone, this is a drink that Jamie has been creating for over a decade!

The smooth sherbety flavours of the gin, married to the freshness of the passionfruit and lime juice makes this the perfect cocktail for an evening spent at home with your partner.

Glassware: Julep cup


  • 60 ml Tanqueray London dry gin
  • 20 ml passionfruit pulp
  • 20 ml grenadine
  • 10 ml fresh lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves


  • Add all ingredients to shaker and shake hard.
  • Strain over crushed ice in a julep cup.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and serve.

All photographs: Diageo Reserve

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