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My favourite cocktails for a jolly old Christmas

20/12/2020

 

After a year of trouble and strife, I am looking forward to a break over the Christmas period when I can step away from my computer, put my feet up (instead of under my desk) and indulge in a few treats.

 

The Catifsh and Colleagues Christmas meal won't happen. We've held this at The Boot in Histon for the past 2 years and it's always a lovely way to end the working year. On a personal level I have had to cancel our traditional Christmas Eve drinks drop in which is always a great success. Christmas Day won't involve any friends this year, just family including of course the dogs.

 

However, this won't prevent me from whipping up a few cocktails. Here are my top 3 for Christmas 2020.

 

NEGRONI

 

1 measure gin

1 measure Martini Rosso

1 measure Campari

Slice of dried orange or fresh 

One ice cube (make sure you invest in a massive silicone ice cube tray for the best result)

 

Pour everything into a glass and drink.

 

 

Negroni

 

 

PISCO SOUR

 

50ml Pisco (Peruvian if you can)

50ml lime juice

50ml sugar syrup

1 egg white

large handful of ice

Few drops of Angostura bitters

 

Pour the Pisco, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker or blender with the egg white and add a large handful of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 secs,, then strain into 2 glasses. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters to the top of each cocktail.

 

 

Pisco sour

 

 

BLACK RUSSIAN

 

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce kahlua

 

Add the ingredients into a glass with ice and stir until chilled.

 

 

Black Russian