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Make Merry With These 6 Christmas Carol-Inspired Cocktails!

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It's the time to spread cheer and joy, share food and drinks and be merry! Celebrating Christmas is incomplete without singing carols. Most of them are very old and timeless classics and have inspired even mainstream musicians to render their versions. So, we think, it is only apt that we share with you cocktail recipes inspired by these carols. Enjoy making these yummy-licious cocktails while listening to some soothing carols. Check out the recipes below.

Christmas Martini - Jingle Bells

Ingredients:

40 ml Cranberry gin
20 ml Lemon juice
15 ml Elder-flower cordial
2 Fresh Sage leaves 
40 ml Cranberry juice
40 ml Champagne

Method:

Take a shaker, add plenty of ice. Add all ingredients into it barring the champagne. Fine strain the liquid and pour it into a cocktail glass. Top it with chilled champagne. Garnish with a sage leaf or an edible flower.

Mezcal Old Fashioned - Joy To The World

Ingredients:

60 ml mezcal
4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Dollop of Guinness
5 ml Muscovado syrup

Method:

Take a jug and add plenty of ice. Pour all the ingredients and stir until the syrup has dissolved. Strain the mixture into a tumbler filled with ice. Garnish with a zest of orange.

Marshmallow Ramos - Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)

Ingredients:

60 ml Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka
4 dollops of egg whites
25 ml cream liqueur
Juice of 1/4 lemon
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 strawberry, pureed
Chilled soda water
Toasted marshmallow for garnish

Method:

Take a shaker with plenty of ice and mix liqueur, lemon juice, sugar, and strawberry puree in it. Strain the contents through a fine sieve. Top it with chilled soda water and toasted marshmallow.

Old Fashioned Pudding - The Little Drummer Boy

Ingredients:

60 ml dark rum
4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
20 ml sherry
Twist of orange peel for garnish
Golden raisins for garnish

Method:

Take a large jug with plenty of ice and add all the ingredients. Strain the contents into a tumbler glass. Garnish with orange peel and golden raisins.

Mulled Wine - Sleigh Ride

Ingredients:

30 ml red wine
1 whole clove
1/2 star anise
1 round slice of orange, plus more for garnish
1/2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
10  ml honey
15 ml brandy

Mulled wine

Method:

Take a saucepan and put it over medium heat. Add all the ingredients to it and mix well. Bring the content to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium-low. Let it simmer gently over low heat for 10 minutes. Garnish with orange slices and the cinnamon stick. Serve warm.

Christmas Carol Cocktail - A Hat Tip To Carols

Ingredients:

60 ml Cîroc
60 ml Chilled cranberry steeped tea
15 ml Simple syrup
15 ml Lemon juice
15 ml Orange juice
Cranberry for garnish

Method:

Take a shaker with ice and all the ingredients in it. Strain the contents into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish using frozen cranberries.

While it is good to celebrate the festive spirit with liquor, one must be careful about consuming too much alcohol. One must consume alcohol moderately. One must not only drink, but serve responsibly as well. If you know anyone who is unable to control their alcohol consumption, please refer them to a professional immediately.
 

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