We love entertaining over the festive period. Whether it's a big drinks party, a couple of friends over for dinner, or a cocktail or two before heading into town, it's wonderful to have a chance to toast the season with some of our favourite folk.
When we host get-togethers I like to mix up a little cocktail for our enjoyment. My creation for this week's shindig was the Festive Flamingo - bright pink, fruity, and eminently drinkable. If you don't drink, I'm modified it to create a beautiful mocktail too - details below the cocktail recipe.
The Festive Flamingo
Ingredients (one drink - multiply as required)
1 measure vodka (we are Finlandia fans in our home - so crisp)
1/2 measure Chambord
50mls fruit juice (I used apple and raspberry juice, which is perfectly pink!)
Lemonade to top
Ice to shake
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Add your vodka and Chambord and shake vigorously.
2. Once well shaken, pour the mixed spirits into a glass. I chose a martini glass as they always feel a little festive to me!
3. Add your juice to the glass, followed by a little lemonade to top.
To make the mocktail version I replaced the alcohol with a tablespoon of a good fruit cordial (in the case, the Belvoir Blueberry & Blackcurrant cordial), then topped that with the juice and Appletise - really fruity and fresh!
Do you enjoy cocktails at this time of year?