Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples.

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples.

As Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier each year, we’re no longer surprised by an early festive event. However, one winter launch we welcome with great enthusiasm is Bacardi Christmas Showcase, 2019. The festive offering for the season was introduced at one of our favourite venues in the city – The London EDITION. Inside The Punch Room was an atmosphere that exuded November nights by the fire… in Lapland.

Now we are over with the autumnal festivities, we are delighted to share the scrumptious mixes with you…

The presentation featured a festive exploration of Bacardi, Grey Goose, Bombay Sapphire, Martini and St-Germain. Each, cocktail, easy enough to make at home and ideal for Christmas gifts… or parties! Ranging from dry gin to whisky to vodka, twelve pounds to two thousand five hundred, there really is something for everyone.

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – St Germain

The world’s first ever French elderflower liquor is made from fresh blossoms and is a versatile cocktail ingredient that makes a stunning spritz! The Parisian drink comes in a chic art-deco bottle.

Creative cocktail: La Dame Blanche

The sweetness of the white chocolate rim beautifully compliments the champagne and delicate flavour of St-Germain. Instructions include to: “stir all ingredients (except champagne), strain, top up with champagne and add the melted white chocolate to the rim.”

  • 15ml St-Germain
  • 25ml Patron Raposado
  • 10ml Monin Roasted Hazelnut Syrup
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • Top with champagne
  • White chocolate rim

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – Martini Fiero

The vermouth is comprised of a blend of white wines and beautiful botanicals including Murcia oranges. These fruits are hand peeled and are traditionally, dried under the sun to protect the essential oils in the peel and produce its bittersweet orange flavour.

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Jingle Spritz

Creative cocktail: Jingle Spritz

A heady mix of orange, chocolate and apple results in a mouth-wateringly light aperitivo. Perhaps my favourite mix of the evening!

Instructions include to: “build all ingredients over ice and garnish with red currants and a dusting of icing sugar.”

  • 50ml Martini Fiero
  • 50ml Sparkling apple juice
  • 50ml Martini Asti
  • 4 dashes of Chocolate bitters

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – Grey Goose seasonal gift tin

Sleek and eye-catching, this present will no doubt stand out in a drinks cabinet for all the right reasons!

The perfect Christmas gift for a lover of Grey Goose, add a personal message to your purchase as a finishing touch.

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition: English Estate

The London dry gin draws inspiration from the landscape of its origin – Hampshire. Handcrafted with botanicals sourced from the English countryside, this quintessentially English mix balances its famous citrus notes with three new botanicals; Pennyroyal mint, Rosehip and toasted hazelnut. If you love the best of British brand and gin like me, this is one for the Santa’s wish list!

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Bombay Sapphire English Estate

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – Bacardi Reserva Ocho

The distinctive, refined flavour of the 8-year-old, golden sipping rum includes delectable notes of prune apricot, nutmeg and vanilla.

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Reserva Ocho

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi – Aberfeldy

This malt is the oldest ever expression from the brand, available at 40-year-old offerings. Having rested in three separate oak casks, the flavoursome collectable will be released in three separate editions in limited quantity. Perfect for the person who has everything!

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Aberfeldy

More from the menu to try at home:

Creative cocktail: Clover Colada

This fruity cocktail is a fresh twist on the Caribbean classic. Best served on the rocks and garnished with dried pineapple and fresh raspberries

  • 25ml Bacardi Carta Blanca
  • 25ml Fresh pineapple juice
  • 25ml Coconut milk
  • 15ml Raspberry puree
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • 10ml Sugar syrup

Creative cocktail: Cassis Mule

A light yet spicy twist on a retro classic.

Instructions include to: “add ingredients over ice and top with ginger beer. Finally garnish with a gently squeezed lime wedge and a fresh spring of mint.”

  • 50ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 15ml Crème de cassis
  • 15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 75ml Ginger beer

Creative cocktail: Hot Chocotini

A luxury winter warmer consisting of a decadent blend of coffee and chocolate. I am sad to have missed this one at the event: it sounds utterly delicious!

Instructions include to: “stir all the ingredients in a mug and garnish with a toasted marshmallow.”

  • 30ml Grey Goose L’Orange
  • 100ml Milk at 65-70 degrees centigrade
  • 15g 70% Dark chocolate
  • 20ml Espresso
  • 10ml Monin Gingerbread Syrup

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Hot Chocotini

Creative cocktail: A Mince Pie’d

This clever cocktail packs a punch with all the classic flavours of spiced, fruity mincemeat into a perfect Christmas party cocktail. Housed in an actual mince pie, this kitschy cocktail is designed to be the ultimate cocktail to toast to festivities with friends!

Ingredients: Grey Goose Vodka, mince pie infusion and top of prosecco. The infusion is made with Apple, cloves, orange, honey and cinnamon.

Head down to London’s coolest kebab shop, Maison Bab to try this mince pie topped cocktail yourself!

Christmas cocktails with Bacardi. A showcase of the finest festive tipples - Mince Pie

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