Christmas Gift Guide – Drinks A Plenty

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Tequila Rose Christmas Angel

Tequila Rose®

Tequila Rose is a luxurious blend of premium Mexican tequila and real strawberry flavoured cream liqueur. It’s an ideal alternative to traditional cream liqueurs at Christmastime and makes a fabulous gift for female foodies and cocktail lovers.

clip_image026Ingredients for a single serve:

2 fresh mint leaves,
50ml Tequila Rose,
20ml Black Raspberry Liqueur,
20ml single cream.

Method: Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a cold glass, garnish with the fresh mint leaves.

Tequila Rose is priced £14.99 for 70cl from drinksupermarket.

disaronno-versaceDisaronno Wears Versace

Disaronno, the world’s favourite Italian liqueur is back this Christmas with a beautifully stylish twist. This Limited Edition, Disaronno wears VERSACE, bottle (£15.00) is stylish enough to don the liqueur cupboard of any fashionista (who is over 18 of course) this Christmas. This beautiful bottle is draped in a light blue case, embellished with a rich white gold motif of seashells, takes inspiration from Versace’s decadent style, it will make a great gift and what’s best is that it doesn’t need wrapping because it is beautiful just the way it is. This isn’t Disaronno just having a bit of fun either this is all for a great cause, Fashion 4 Development, as Disaronno are donating part of the proceeds to the development of their project in Africa. Obviously the drink inside the bottle is of the same great standard as your usual Disaronno tipple, with its individual aroma and taste. It is available from stores across the country from October 1st, so this could be one to tick of the Christmas shopping list whilst you’re doing your weekly shop, making it an easy gift to buy and helping a charity too, what’s not to like.

Schweppes Ginger Spiced Wine!

Mocktail

Schweppes Ginger Beet 250ml Cans x 4Ingredients

75 ml Schweppes Ginger Beer
10ml Cinnamon Syrup (1-1 sugar & water boiled with a cinnamon scroll)
2 Cloves
30ml Cloudy apple juice

Half a lime, juiced

Method

Add all ingredients to a Highball Glass over ice/add all ingredients to a saucepan and heat

Garnish

Lime wedge and cinnamon scroll

img0212 - Small Batch Box & Bottle.smallBowmore Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Bowmore’s Single Malt Whiskey has been distilled since 1779 on the wondrous island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland.  It is among some of the finest whiskey in the world! They still make their whiskey today, the same way they did way back in 1779 too!

The Whiskey is made from barley, water from the Laggan River and malt that is smoked in a peat fired kiln.  Once the ingredients have been combined, the spirit is sent to Bowmore’s No. 1 Vaults, which are not only the oldest in Scotland, but is the only one below sea level.

Auchentoshan & Rob Roy

The only Single Malt Scotch Whisky to be triple distilled, Auchentoshan has just launched Three Wood, smooth zesty, yet sweet with vanilla and a touch of the spicy.  It is matured in 100 year old American Bourbon oak barrels.

The Queens Arms in Edinburgh have generously shared a recipe with us for a very Scottish cocktail that goes by the name of Rob Roy.

Cocktail Recipe: Rob Roy

Mixologist: Mike Davis

Glass : Stemmed Masquerade
Garnish : 2 Maraschino Cherries
50ml Auchentoshan Single Malt Whisky
25ml Antica Formula
Dash orange bitters
5ml Maraschino cherry syrup

Method

Combine 10ml whisky with sirop in bottom of the mixing glass, fill with ice, stir down rest of ingredients single strain

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The Queens Arms is an Edinburgh gem. The local pub is situated just off of George Street, in Edinburgh’s bustling new town. A favourite with both locals and tourists, The Queens Arms is a quirky pub with a homely feel.

With a brilliant drink selection ranging from real ales, Scottish Whiskies and their own twist on some classic cocktails, The Queens Arms is a pub to cater to all tastes.

49 Fredrick Street | Edinburgh | EH2 1EP

http://www.queensarmsedinburgh.com/

Schweppes Golden Goose Morning After!

Mocktail!

Ginger Mimosa_GlassOnlyIngredients

100ml Schweppes Ginger Beer
50ml orange juice
1 lemon
6 mint leaves
Splash of bitte

Key Ingredient – Schweppes Ginger Beer

Garnish

Orange twist

How to Make

1.  Add 50ml of orange, 1 lemon squeeze, 6 mint leaves and a splash of bitter into a wine glass and stir.

2.  Top up with 100ml Schweppes Ginger Beer.

3.  Garnish with orange twist!

 

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