Recipes: The Cocktail Series

Now that we've eaten our way through Christmas, it's onto the next important thing at hand - cocktails. Whether they're for NYE, continued family festivities, or simply indulging in the time away from your desk. Now by no means are we implying that hard liquor is healthy (#balance, people) but we've done our best to use only natural juices, and have thrown in a superfood where we can. Enjoy! 


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Christmas Sours

Serves 2

METHOD 

1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail blender without ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds to blend all ingredients.
2. Fill the shaker 2/3 full with ice. Shake again, vigorously, until the egg white is frothy and the drink is well-chilled, about 30 seconds.
3. Strain the drink into two chilled coupe glasses. 

 

INGREDIENTS 

- 100ml bourbon
- 40ml Grand Marnier
- 4 dashes bitters
- The juice of 1 orange
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- A pinch of turmeric


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SPICED CHAI BRANDY ALEXANDER

Serves 2

METHOD

1. Combine the coconut milk, water and coconut sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
2. Turn off the heat and add the spices to the mixture. Let it sit for 5-7 minutes. Tip: to get rid of any graininess, put the mixture in a blender for 30 seconds. 
3. Add rum to the sauce pot, stir to combine then pour into a glass or mug to serve. 
4. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

INGREDIENTS

- 200ml coconut milk  
- 200ml water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp star anise
- 100ml brandy

 


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POMEGRANATE + THYME MIMOSA

Serves 2

METHOD

1. Combine the pomegranate + cranberry juice and pour into a champagne flute.
2. Top with Champagne.
3. Garnish with a few fresh cranberries and a sprig of pine. 
Tip: Try freezing the cranberries before garnishing - they’ll help keep the drink cool. 

INGREDIENTS 

- 80ml pomegranate juice
- 60ml sloe gin
- 120 ml champagne (chilled)
- 6 fresh cranberries
- 2 sprigs of thyme 

 

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