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Two of the very best festive cocktails to enjoy this year

By LLM Reporters on 20th December 2017

These two delicious Christmas cocktails from Stefano Litti, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, will please all of your guests this festive season.

Amaro Mio

Amaro Mio

Ingredients:

25ml Amaretto
25ml Dark Rum
50ml Cranberry Juice
50ml Apple Juice
10ml Ginger Juice
Garnish: 1 Cinnamon Stick, 1 Glacé Cherry and a pinch of Cinnamon Powder.

Method:

Add the amaretto, dark rum, cranberry, apple and ginger juice to the cocktail shaker. Shake and serve in a short tumbler glass filled to the top with ice. Garnish the cocktail with the cinnamon stick and a glacé cherry. Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder and enjoy!

Festive Mojito

Festive Mojito

Ingredients:

50ml Cranberry Juice
50ml Apple Juice
10ml Mint Syrup
5ml Gomme Syrup
5ml Lemon Juice
Garnish: Red Currants, Mint Leaves, and a wedge of Lime.

Method:

Build the mocktail by adding the cranberry juice, apple juice, gomme and mint syrup to a shaker. Shake thoroughly to ensure it is fully muddled. Prepare a high ball glass with ice and strain the cocktail over the top. Add red currants, mint leaves and a wedge of lime to add a finishing touch.

Sopwell House is a stunning Georgian house located in the village of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting a 2AA Rosette restaurant, a vibrant Brasserie, an elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.

Guests can enjoy these festive tipples in Sopwell House’s elegant Cocktail Lounge. The Amaro Mio and Festive Mojito will join a wider festive cocktail selection, including the Christmas Appletizer, Mint Hot Chocolate, Frangelico and Home Cuddle. The cocktails are priced at from £8.50 each.