Enjoy our amazing Christmas Drinks presented by Franz Swinton

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Spruce Martini

Spruce Martini Ingredients: 2oz Bombay Sapphire Gin or favourite London dry Gin Dry Vermouth (to taste 0.1oz-0.25oz) 1 sprig of Rosemary Garnish: Rosemary tip, Lemon peel Glass: Martini Method: Take rosemary sprig, remove bottom leaves but save top for garnish. Add Gin and rosemary to mixing glass, muddle slightly to release oils from rosemary. Add

Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine – serves 6-8 people By Franz Swinton Ingredients: 1 bottle(750 ml) of Shiraz or dry red wine ¼ cup brandy 1 orange cut in half, then sliced ¼ cup honey 2 cinnamon sticks 10 whole cloves 4 star anise ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp all spice Method: Combine ingredients in sauce pan and stir

Pom 75

Pom 75 By Franz Swinton Ingredients: 0.5oz Bombay Sapphire gin or favourite London dry Gin 1oz pomegranate juice Prosecco or sparkling wine of choice Garnish: Lemon peel and Pomegranate seeds Glass: Champagne flute Method: Build ingredients in champagne flute, top with prosecco. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon twist.

Brandy St. Nick

Brandy St. Nick By Franz Swinton Ingredients: 1oz Brandy 0.5oz Crème de Cacao White 0.5oz Crème de Menthe (you can use green if you would like a green drink) 1oz cream Garnish: mint leaf or crushed up candy cane Glass: brandy snifter or martini glass Method: Combine ingredients in shaker and shake vigorously with ice,

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider – serves 6-8 people By Franz Swinton Ingredients: 1L cloudy apple juice 1 cup Scotch or favourite whiskey 2 cinnamon sticks Peel of 1 orange 10 whole cloves 4 Star anise ½ tsp nutmeg Garnish: Cinnamon stick, Apple slice Method: Combine ingredients in sauce pan and stir occasionally as you bring the mixture to

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy – serves 6-8 people By: Franz Swinton Ingredients: 1L Water 1 lemon sliced Ginger-large thumb sized piece sliced ¼ cup Honey 1 cup Bacardi 8yr Rum 16 dashes Angostura bitters Method: Combine ingredients in sauce pan and stir occasionally as you bring the mixture to a soft boil. Simmer 1 min and serve in

Spiced Blueberry Tea

This is one of my favorite cocktails to have when it’s chilly outside and you want something warm and soothing to sip on. Often this drink is made with Orange Pekoe tea, but I prefer to use blueberry herbal tea as the flavor in more intense. In a pinch I have used earl grey and

Fat Free Eggless Eggnog

I am not a huge fan of consuming raw eggs, and obviously, they are the main ingredient of traditional eggnog. It is also very high in saturated fat, with some varieties containing up to 20 grams per serving! And yet I love the taste of eggnog. On it’s own, in lattes, smoothies, or in desserts.

Candy Cane Martini

This martini looks so beautiful and festive, its hard to believe it’s so simple to put together. The candy cane rim on the glass is especially pretty but you could serve this drink garnished with a small candy cane placed in each glass instead. Ingredients 2 cups vodka 1 cup peppermint schnapps 1/2 cup grenadine

Pomegranate Margaritas

These margaritas are are so tasty and I absolutely love the color. It’s very festive and transitions well between seasons. I make these margaritas on the rocks with frozen pomegranate juice. For a blended version, combine all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Directions: Cut a small slit into 4 slices of

Shane HewittChristmas Drink Recipes