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The World Class Christmas Cocktail At Home (Even If It’s Tuesday)


By Niamh ODonoghue
29th Nov 2016
The World Class Christmas Cocktail At Home (Even If It’s Tuesday)

It’s the season for friends, family and festive parties, and whether you’re planning a small gathering or a big seasonal get-together, your guests will be impressed if you serve a signature cocktail. Try this delicious Ketel One ‘Ultimate Festive Cocktail’ for the most amazing luxurious drinks experience to bring a touch of seasonal flair to your at-home entertaining.

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This candy cane-infused drink will bring a festive twist to winter nights in with friends

Step 1. Candy Cane Infused Ketel One Vodka

INGREDIENTS

1 vanilla pod

6 six-inch candy canes

1 bottle of Ketel One Vodka

Method

1. Pour the Ketel One Vodka into a lidded jar.

2. Split the vanilla pod lengthways with a sharp knife and add to the vodka.

3. Break or crush the candy canes (crush with a rolling pin or use a food processor).

4. Add the crushed candy canes to the jar with the vanilla pod and vodka.

5. If required, add a splash of cherry brandy for colour.

6. Seal and leave in a cool, dark place for around four days (longer, if possible), shaking

occasionally.

7. When ready, strain to remove the vanilla pod and sediment.

 

Step. 2 Ketel One Ultimate Festive Cocktails

INGREDIENTS

30ml candy cane vodka

20ml of clear Cr’me de Cacao (plus a little for the rim)

1 dash of Angostura bitters

Splash of cherry brandy for colour (if needed)

Crushed candy cane for the rim

Method

1. Place candy cane in a food processor and blend until it’s the consistency of granulated sugar

(if you don’t have a food processor, crush the candy canes using a rolling pin, as above).

2. Apply Cr’me de Cacao to the outer rim of a Martini glass or coupe.

3. Coat the rim with the crushed candy cane.

4. Pour the candy cane vodka, Cr’me de Cacao and Angostura bitters into a shaker with ice.

5. Shake and strain into a Martini glass or coupe (use a sieve to catch any remaining sediment).

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