Cocktails to keep the party going

This cheery season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. As a part of these festivities there are some wonderful drinks that you can serve that fit the holiday theme perfectly.

Angel’s delight

Cream, triple sec and gin combine for an interesting cocktail delight. The Angel’s Delight is a wonderful dessert cocktail to serve at a dinner party.You will need: 30 ml cream, 20 ml triple sec, 20 ml gin and two to three dashes of grenadine.

What to do: Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes and shake well. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses.

Candy Cane

The Candy Cane is a really fun holiday cocktail and it’s also one of those that are fun to create. The mix is interesting, what with it being a base of berry-flavoured vodka with peppermint and cacao. The glass is rimmed with crushed candy canes or other peppermint candy.

You will need: 20ml berry flavoured vodka, 20ml peppermint schnapps, 20ml creme de cacao and 7ml of grenadine.

What to do: Pour the vodka, peppermint schnapps, Creme de Cacao and grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with crushed peppermint candy.

The Christmas Jones

This drink begins with a blend of the flavour ingredients and is topped off with Sprite for a little fizz, then garnished with fresh mint.

You will need: Four fresh strawberries, one part vodka, two teaspoons of superfine sugar, 140ml pineapple juice, Sprite and mint sprigs for garnish.

What to do: Pour the mix equally into two glasses. In a blender, whiz the vodka, strawberries, sugar and pineapple juice together. Top with Sprite. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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