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FIVE-STAR FESTIVE COCKTAILS
Welcome loved ones with irresistible cocktails care of some of this islands finest hotels. From fragrant winter warmers to tasty seasonal tipples we show you how to bring your guests the five-star treatment this year at home…
FESTIVE FLAIR AT THE SHELBOURNE
Christmas cheer is on the menu this year in the iconic Dublin hotel, The Shelbourne. Concoct irresistibly drinkable cocktails for family and friends such as this Shelbourne seasonal signature.
Bertha’s Last Straw
40ml Strawberry infused Bertha’s Revenge Gin
25ml Rose cocchi Americano
20ml pink peppercorn & honey syrup
10ml lemon juice
Garnish: 2 raspberries and ½ strawberry
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well and pour into a coupe glass, garnish with 2 raspberries and ½ strawberry on top.
COASTAL CHEER AT THE CLIFF HOUSE
Greet your guests with this traditional warming festive tipple. Indulge in this grown-up treat care of The Cliff House, packed with fragrant flavours and a subtle kick of seasonal spices. Sure to keep your family toasty on wintery nights.
Merry Mulled Wine
1 bottle of red wine
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Sugar (to your taste)
Garnish – orange wedges, cinnamon sticks and star anise
Start by squeezing orange juice into a glass through a sieve. Prepare a pot, large enough to accommodate one bottle of wine. Pour red wine and all the ingredients in the pot. Add sugar. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour and garnish with an orange wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AT BALLYNAHINCH
As the season of indulgence settles in, wow your guests with this mouth-watering classic sure to put a pep in your step. Look to the step by step guide from Ballynahinch Castle to make easy work of creating this seasonal crowd-pleaser.
Connemara Irish Coffee
I brown sugar cube
35 ml of Irish Whiskey
1 Shot of coffee
1 tsp of whipped pouring cream
Stir 1 brown sugar cube into hot water. Add 35 ml of Irish whiskey (We use Jameson). Add a shot of coffee. Stir contents together. Pour lightly whipped pouring cream against the back of a teaspoon slowly to allow to sit on top. Add 3 coffee beans for garnish.
TASTY TIPPLES AT ADARE MANOR
Dreaming of a tropical Christmas? Look no further than the expert mixologist at Adare Manor. Sharing the secrets of mixing impeccable cocktails for your household.
Perfect Pisco Sour
30ml Lime Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Egg Whites
Angostura Bitters, Dehydrated Lime
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice) vigorously. Add ice and shake again until well chilled. Strain into a chilled Champagne coupe glass. Garnish with 5 drops of Angostura Bitters and Dehydrated Lime
Give your festive cocktails the finishing touch with standout glassware worth celebrating.