Have yourself a very merry Christmas with our pick of festive cocktail recipes using Yorkshire’s finest spirits.
Slingsby Gin Winter Berry Cocktail
50ml Spiced Sugar Syrup
50ml Slingsby Gin
10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Frozen winter berries.
100ml Red Wine.
Handful of Star anise, cloves, allspice and cardamom.
5 Cinnamon sticks.
The peel of one whole orange.
- For the sugar syrup – put all ingredients in a pan with 300g of Sugar and 150ml of water. Leave to simmer (stirring occasionally) for 45 mins or until a think consistency. Strain through a fine sieve.
- Add the syrup to 50ml Slingsby Gin and 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- Shake and double strain into a martini glass
- Garnish with a thin orange wheel.
Brittains Yorkshire Ginger & Cranberry Mule
40ml Ginger beer
10ml Lime juice
Mix the Brittains Cranberry Vodka, lime juice and crushed ice in a shaker.
Pour into a glass and top up with the ginger beer.
Add the wedge of lime to garnish.
Rasithorpe Manor Damson DYnamite
25ml Raisthorpe Damson Port
1 bar spoon of Yorkshire Wolds Bees Honey
Dash of Angostura bitters
Combine the bourbon, Raisthorpe Damson Port, honey and bitters in a shaker filled with ice.
Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a twirl of lemon zest
Rasithorpe Manor Merry Berry
60ml Raisthorpe Damson Port
A small handful blackberries
1tsp caster sugar
2 slices of orange
Fill a shaker with ice and add all ingredients, shaking vigorously. Strain over a wine glass and garnish with seasonal berries
Rasithorpe Manor Damson Cracker
25ml Raisthorpe Damson Port
Dissolve 2tsp caster sugar in water at the bottom of a tall glass and muddle with a
handful of fresh mint leaves.
Fill with crushed ice and add your Raisthorpe Damson Port, Armagnac and Rum.
Pour into another glass and pour back again until everything is mixed (or use a shaker)
Decorate with fresh mint leaves
Sloemotion’s Bramble Orchard Cocktail
25ml Sloemotion Bramble Whisky
3 mint leaves
Dash of elderflower cordial
Cloudy apple juice
Shake the Bramble Whisky and elderflower cordial in a cocktail shaker with lots of crushed ice.
Strain into a tall glass full of ice and top up with the cloudy apple juice.
Garnish with a mint sprig or more seasonal spices such as a cinnamon stick.
Masons Fiery Festive
2 ice cubes
Masons Yorkshire Vodka, double shot
½ lemon, juice only
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
150ml/5fl oz tomato juice
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously
Serve over ice in a tumbler
Sloemotion Sloe Burner
Take one shot of Sloemotion Sloe gin or Sloe whisky, and add to it half a shot of Ginger wine.
Top up with warmed pear cider (perry) and serve
Sloemotion Mulled Sloe Gin
Cloudy apple juice (East Yorkshire business, Sideoven Bakery, produce a tasty farm pressed organic Apple juice).
Sloemotion sloe gin
A selection of spices; cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise
Vanilla pod or extract
Slice or orange
Cinammon stick or candied ginger to decorate.
Gently warm up 6 parts of cloudy apple juice in a heavy-bottomed pan with ½ part water.
Add a selection of spices to suit your own taste and several drops of vanilla essence or half a vanilla pod.
Add sloe gin (25ml per glass) and a slice of orange.
Decorate a cinnamon stick or some candied ginger to the rim of the glass.
Wittaker’s Winter Cocktail
2 parts Whittaker’s Gin
1 part freshly squeezed clementine Juice
Small coil of clementine peel
1 part cloudy lemonade
Add two parts of Whittaker’s Yorkshire artisan gin to 1 part freshly squeezed clementine juice.
Top with cloudy lemonade and garnish with a coil of clementine peel