Recipe: Christmas Vodka Cocktails

Posted on Dec 23 2015 - 10:49am by Samantha Clark
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Vodka cocktails

The clean, crisp taste of vodka makes a great base for cocktails and these two offer a range of flavours, from a sweet and spicy martini to a fizzy cocktail with a citrus zing. So whether you’re looking for a signature cocktail for Christmas eve to see in the festive break or to cheer in the New Year, these drinks are guaranteed to go down well.

Sparkling cosmopolitan

The clean, crisp taste of vodka makes a great base for cocktails and these two offer a range of flavours, from a sweet and spicy martini to a fizzy cocktail with a citrus zing.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

75ml Grey Goose Vodka
1 tbsp orange liqueur
Squeeze of fresh lime juice
100ml cranberry juice
Sparkling wine
Cranberries, to serve

Method

  1. Stir together the vodka, orange liqueur, lime and cranberry juice.
  2. Pour into 2 Champagne flutes and top up with the sparkling wine. Drop in a few fresh cranberries and serve.

Festive martini

Serves: 2

Ingredients

75ml Grey Goose Vodka
1-2 tsp dark brown muscovado sugar
2 whole cloves
½ cinnamon stick
2 slices fresh root ginger
5 ice cubes
2 tsp dry vermouth
2 orange peel twists, to serve

Method

  1. Stir together the vodka, sugar, cloves, cinnamon and fresh ginger in a jug and chill for up to 24 hours until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the infused vodka to a shaker along with the ice cubes and the vermouth and shake well together. Strain into 2 small martini glasses and serve each with a twist of orange peel. Waitrose logo

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