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December 20, 2017

Christmas Day Cocktails by Thyme

Our lovely friends at Thyme have put together a delicious collection of festive cocktails featuring Chase Spirits to take you through Christmas Day Celebrations from morning to dusk.

Three Wise Men

As an alternative to the classic Bucks Fizz to kick off the festive celebrations, start your Christmas morning with Thyme’s ‘Three Wise Men’ cocktail featuring Chase GB Gin, Campari, Italicus, English Sparkling Wine and a dash of rose water. Whilst the family gather around the tree opening gifts,  enjoy this unusual, refreshing and not too sweet Christmas morning tipple.

Ingredients

  • 20 ml Chase GB Gin
  • 20 ml Campari
  • 20 ml Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
  • 10 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 50 ml Nyetimber English sparkling wine to top up
  • 2 drops rose water
  • 1 tsp pomegranate seeds

Method

  1. Stir the first four ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Strain into a champagne flute or coupe.
  3. Top up with sparkling wine.
  4. Gently drop the pomegranate seeds into the glass (some will float and some will sink).
  5. Finally, add the two drops of rose water.

For the full recipe click here

Going Walnuts

The perfect cocktail for after Christmas lunch and much more exciting than an ‘after dinner coffee’. Combining Chase Espresso Vodka with Amaro, walnut milk and Christmas spice.  

Ingredients

  • 35 ml Chase Espresso Vodka
  • 50 ml walnut syrup
  • 15 ml Italian Amaro (Montenegro, Ramazzotti)
  • ½ egg white
  • Grating of nutmeg & dark chocolate
  • Star anise to garnish

Method

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker starting with the egg white.
  2. Dry shake (with no ice) or use a blender to froth up the mixture.
  3. Shake with ice cubes for about 30 seconds and then double strain into chilled coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and quality dark chocolate.

For the full recipe, click here

Clementine Cooler

The Clementine Cooler is a great pick-me-up as Christmas day slips into the evening, sharp, citrus and long. Chase Vodka is combined with Amontillado Sherry, clementine sherbet and clementine juice.

Ingredients

  • 35 ml Chase Vodka
  • 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20 ml amontillado sherry (Emilio Hidalgo or similar quality)
  • 15 ml clementine sherbet
  • 10 ml clementine juice
  • 10 ml DOM Benedictine
  • 5 dashes allspice & star anise tincture
  • Soda to top up
  • 1 cinnamon stick and grating of nutmeg to garnish

Method

  1. Short shake all ingredients (except the soda and garnish) with 3 ice cubes and strain into highball glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Top up with soda and lift ice cubes using barspoon to combine all ingredients.
  3. Garnish with cinnamon stick and grating of nutmeg.

For the full recipe click here

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