It's easy to default to the same old drinks at Christmas, but with a tiny bit of effort, you and your loved ones could be sipping on bar-worthy cocktails at home this year.
We’ve got three beautiful serves that are easy to recreate and suitable for every occasion. So whatever your plans, get these beauties in your cocktail repertoire to delight yourself and any lucky guests, from now until New Year!
HYKE Clementine G&T
Love a G&T but want a way to make it festive? Our clementine G&T is a Christmassy twist on a classic. The seasonal fruit really brings out the citrus notes in the gin.
50ml HYKE Gin
25ml Freshly squeezed clementine juice
Quality tonic water
Add ice to your glass of choice.
Pour HYKE Gin and freshly squeezed clementine juice over ice.
Top with quality tonic water.
It’s that simple!
Home bar hack: Squeeze in advance and store your clementine juice in the fridge so you have it to hand when you want a fruity and festive G&T.
Mad City Pomegranate Mojito
A classic Mojito gets the party started. Our Mad City Mojito has a jewel coloured, pomegranate twist which makes it unbelievably refreshing and flavoursome.
50ml Mad City Botanical Rum
15ml fresh lime juice
12.5ml simple sugar syrup
In a highball glass add; 5 mint leaves, 15ml fresh lime juice, and 12.5ml simple syrup. (see Instagram for our step by guide to making sugar syrup) Muddle these together and fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice.
Add in 50ml Mad City Botanical Rum and 10 pomegranate seeds.
Stir and churn the ingredients around to mix well.
Top with Classic Soda Water and garnish with 2 mint sprigs and some more pomegranate seeds.
Home bar hacks:
1. No crushed ice? Fill a resealable bag (the kind you might use for sandwiches) with water. Seal the bag, and place it in the freezer for three hours. Then hold the bag under running hot water. This will cause the ice to crack. Bash the bag lightly with a rolling pin to finish the job.
2. Get ahead and make your sugar syrup up to 2 weeks in advance and store in the fridge
HYKE Orange Negroni
This simple Negroni is Christmas in a glass! A classic aperitif made with HYKE Orange for a subtle, seasonal switch.
25ml HYKE Orange
25ml Rossi Vermouth
Garnish: Cinnamon stick, star anise and orange zest
Take a low ball glass and fill with ice.
Pour in each of the ingredients one by one.
Stir for 45 seconds.
Garnish with a little Orange zest, Star anise and Cinnamon stick.