Drinks in December

With the Christmas festivities just around the corner many of us are planning our menus, parties and nothing beats a few homemade bevvies! I recycle any 1 litre (apple juice) glass bottles as I can. They look great filled with punch/house apéritifs.

Mulled Wine – Warming hands around a glass of mulled wine is a real sign Christmas is on the way! The addition of port gives this one a little kick!
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½ bottle Port
Same quantity of water
Freshly ground nutmeg
Cinnamon stick
Heat up all together and add sugar to taste

Perfect for a crowd, easy to make and very tasty – Cocktail for 30 people

2 bottles gin, 1 bottle vodka
1 bottle crème de cassis (blackcurrant liquor)
7 litres orange juice

Mix all together and serve chilled with little bits of fruit (optional)


Kir Royale – classy and festive
Put a drop of Crème de Cassis in the bottom of a champagne glass and top up with sparkling white wine/cider/perry

Santé et bonheur