The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing…it’s time to stock up on your favourite Christmas tipples and get ready for the celebrations. To help you out, we’ve got some sumptuous cocktail serves that are sure to ‘wow’ your guests this festive season, including some perfect pitchers that mean you can spend more time mingling and less time pouring! We’ll cheers to that…
FOR THE SPICE LOVERS
Christmas is all about sugar and spice and all things nice and these delicious OPIHR Original Spiced Gin cocktails are sure to hit the spot…
OPIHR MOON MILK PUNCH
100ml dairy/non-dairy milk
2 Cinnamon sticks
20g Dark chocolate
Add all ingredients to a pan and heat to a simmer. Serve in your favourite mug and garnish with grated chocolate. It can also be served cold, so why not make a big batch and share this delicious recipe with all of your family and friends.
OPIHR’S HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Lower alcohol content)
50ml Ginger Ale
50ml Cranberry juice
Simply mix all of the ingredients in a high-ball over ice, or multiply the ingredients by four and mix in a large jug with ice if you’re making this refreshing Christmas cocktail for a party.
OPIHR Oriental Spiced Gin is available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons & Waitrose at the RRP of £24.00.
FOR THE GIN FANS
If your friends and family are an army of gin lovers, then these tasty tipples are sure to be a hit this Christmas!
GREENALL’S WILD BERRY FROSTED FOREST FRUITS
50ml Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
25ml fresh lemon juice
15ml simple syrup
1 Thin slice ginger
150ml ginger beer
Gently press the ginger slice into the bottom of a large highball, hurricane or sling glass, pour over the other ingredients and stir. Garnish with ginger slices lemon, mint, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cucumber.
This drink works really well as a sharing cocktail, simply multiply the ingredients by four, throw all the garnish and ginger into a large jug and squash. Add the liquid ingredients and ice and stir well. Serve over more ice in tumblers.
Greenall’s Wild Berry is available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA at the RRP of £14.50.
GREENALL’S BLUEBERRY POMBERRY SWIZZLE
50ml Greenall’s Blueberry Gin
40ml pomegranate juice
15ml lychee syrup
20ml lime juice
Build the ingredients and swizzle them into a rocks glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and pomegranate seeds. For entertaining a large group of friends, this cocktail also works great in a pitcher. Simply multiply the ingredients by four and add them all into a large jug with ice.
Greenall’s Blueberry is available exclusively in Tesco at the RRP of £14.50.
FOR THE ESPRESSO MARTINI LOVERS
If you LOVE Espresso Martinis, then you’re guaranteed to love our new Peanut Butter flavoured festive twist on this popular classic. Introducing…
THE ESPRESSO MOOTINI
50ml Skinny Moo Peanut Butter
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass – voila, a Skinny Mootini coming right up!
Skinny Moo Peanut Butter is available exclusively at Tesco at the RRP of £12.50.
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ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers, in Cheshire, UK; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; Irish Cream artisan producers, First Ireland Spirits; and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which opened in 2019. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. iqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide spirits solutions of unrivalled quality.