Hands up if you’ve still got the Christmas shopping to do? Yup, us too… Don’t worry, there’s still time to get your Santa on (Royal Mail permitting) and to help you, we’ve picked out a list of gifts for the cocktail lovers in your life – from £10 and under to blow the budget.
We also try a couple of products we’d love to find in our Christmas stockings; Claridge’s Gin and a Ron Zacapa limited edition.
Plus we drop into Common Decency to try experience the Holiday Spectacular…
The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 8, Season 4 – listen here!
What we’re mixing:
Julie’s Sherry Cobbler ( 1 large or 2 small serves)
90ml Lustau East India Solera Sherry
30ml dark rum
15ml double cream
15ml simple syrup or cinnamon syrup
1 small egg
Grated nutmeg to garnish
Combine the sherry, rum, cream, syrup and egg in a shaker and shake without ice (30-45 seconds) to emulsify the egg. Add ice to the shaker and shake again, until chilled. Strain into a wine glass over fresh ice and garnish with grated nutmeg.
Taken from The Craft Cocktail Party – Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner
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Gift suggestions for Cocktail Lovers…
Cocktail glass and martini glass charms, thecharmworks.com
Personalised drinks T-shirts, rockonruby.co.uk
Limited edition Negroni print, addiechinn.com
Rum Chocolate Slabb, theslabb.co.uk
Pocket Negroni Cracker, whiteboxcocktails.com
Sacred Dry Martini, recipe by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes, sacred gin.com
Tanqueray No. Ten Gin & Candle Gift Box, harveynichols.com
Retro Gin Fridgemaster, masterofmalt.com
Jeroboam Negroni, blacklinesdrinks.com
London Nootropics Mushroom Coffee – Mojo, Flow and Zen, londonnootropics.com
Claridges Mixologists Edition Box; Claridges Gin, shaker, jigger and book in gift box, shop.claridges.com
Comfy cocktail socks, moth drinks.com
Cambridge Distillery 10th anniversary tasting pack, cambridgedistillery.co.uk
And remember to buy gift vouchers for your local bars to help keep them going!
Cocktails, A Still Life, by Todd M. Casey, Christine Sismondo and James Waller, amazon.co.uk
Pour Me Another: 250 Ways to Find Your Favourite Drink, J.M.Hirsch, amazon.co.uk
60-Second Cocktails, by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley, amazon.co.uk
Bar Menu, 100+ drinking food recipes for cocktail hours at home, André Darlington, amazon.co.uk
Dicktales or Thankyous and Sluggings,Dick Bradsell, available from amazon.co.uk
Booze & Vinyl: A spirited guide to great music and mixed drinks, André Darlington, amazon.co.uk
A Bartender’s Guide To The World, Lauren Mote and James Fraioli, amazon.co.uk
Cocktails of Asia: Regional Recipes and the Spirited Stories Behind Them, Holly Graham, amazon.co.uk
For more fantastic cocktail books from our library, that we suggest you have in yours, just check out previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcast
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