With these Signature Serve Christmas cocktails allow you to enjoy the Christmas season especially. Fine aromas set the mood even in winter
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Delicious cocktails don't just taste good Summertime. With their fine aromas and special ingredients, cocktails set the mood even in winter and are perfect for the contemplative days of the year. We will therefore show you the best luxurious Christmas cocktails.
The best Christmas cocktails
1. THE EXCLUSIVE - champagne cocktail
Champagne is considered the finest and most expensive sparkling wine and is grown in the French province of the same name. The slow fermentation process in the bottle gives the champagne a fine-blooded taste and is therefore particularly pearly. A particularly exclusive choice is, for example, the "Second Skin "Champagne by Ruinart. Already a very special pleasure on its own, it also ensures exclusive elegance in a Christmas cocktail.
The Spice 75 is similar to the well-known French 75, only that this variation comes with Christmas flavors and essences. So perfect as a welcome drink in the evening when guests come to visit.
- 60 g icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon allspice
- 200 ml of rum
- 90 ml of lime juice
- 600 ml of champagne
- Orange zest
Heat the sugar in a pan with a little water and add the allspice (alternatively: use ready-made sugar syrup). Then simmer slowly until it becomes liquid. Then let the mass cool down and strain through a coffee filter or double-layered kitchen paper.
Mix the spicy syrup in a shaker with the rum, lime juice and ice cubes and then divide into six champagne glasses. Then fill the glasses with champagne and garnish with the orange zest, and the Christmas cocktail with champagne is ready.
2. THE MODERN - Christmas Cocktails with Gin
Gin - a spirit based on juniper - is one of the most popular ingredients for long drinks and cocktails. No wonder, because due to its multifaceted taste, gin can be wonderfully combined with many other ingredients. This is possible because other ingredients are added to the gin during production, the so-called botanicals. As a result, some types of gin taste more like juniper, while others taste more like citrus fruits or pepper.
Hyke Gin Martini
Hyke Gin Signature Serve, Gin Martini
With the fruity Hyke Gin, which is sustainably produced in England, is ideal for mixing a Christmas cocktail: the Hyke Martini. With fine citrus and cocoa notes, this cocktail exudes a Christmas mood and is therefore particularly suitable as an aperitif.
- 60 ml Hyke Gin
- 15 ml white cocoa cream
- 15 ml Amontillado Sherry
- Lemon zest
- Green olive
Mix the gin, cocoa cream and sherry with ice cubes and then pour into a chilled martini glass. Then squeeze the lemon zest over it, add an olive - the noble Christmas cocktail is ready.
3. THE CLASSIC - mulled wine
The best-known and most frequently drunk Christmas cocktail is and remains the mulled wine, an alcoholic hot drink based on red wine. But it is often very sweet and therefore gives a headache the next day. One should therefore pay attention to the ingredients and good ones Wine Use for the preparation, preferably a fruity and low-acid one. The spices should also be fresh, as should the fruit. If you want to spice up this traditional Christmas cocktail, you should try the recipe with saffron.
Saffron mulled wine
- 50 g cinnamon powder
- 30 g ginger
- 15 g aniseed grains
- 15 g galangal
- 15 g nutmeg
- 15 g cardamom
- 0,5 g Saffron
- 1 l white wine (for example Müller-Thurgau)
Heat wine in a saucepan and add the spices. Season with honey or sugar and fill into jars. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
4. THE WACHMACHER - Christmas cocktails with coffee
In 100 ml Coffee contain about 50 mg of caffeine. This is why coffee is so popular not only because of its aromatic taste and smell, but also because of its stimulating effect. However, if you like to drink coffee, you should make sure that the coffee is grown and produced fairtrade. So it's best to buy products with the Fairtrade seal.
Classic Espresso Martini
If you like coffee, you will love the Espresso Martini. A very special wake-up call that warms you up quickly on cold winter days, even if this drink is drunk cold. The perfect time for this Christmas cocktail: after the main course or with dessert.
- 30 ml freshly brewed coffee, chilled
- 45 ml vodka
- 15 ml coffee liqueur
- 15 ml sugar syrup
- ice cubes
- Coffee beans for garnish
Put all ingredients in a shaker, shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Then garnish with coffee beans. Then serve immediately and enjoy.