Festive drinks

Festive drinks guide

Whether you’d like a little bougie treat for yourself or to impress guests, these delectably festive drinks are a feast for the eyes and the palate. Created by Premium Liquor (founded in 2017 by a group of Kiwis with a thirst for quality beverages), they’re the perfect addition for any occasion. We also love the fact that the Rosé Sangria X Sorbet can be prepared ahead of time.

Strawberries & cream

On hot summer nights, skip the dessert and serve these incredible cocktails instead. Perfect for that post-Christmas feast or a dinner-party delight. Makes two cocktails. Serve in a martini glass. Best shared in a jug or punch bowl.

Ingredients

  • 50g fresh strawberries
  • 5 scoops vanilla ice cream; we used
  • Duck Island vanilla ice cream
  • 60ml Coast Road Creamery Original Cream Liqueur
  • 60ml Stil Vanilla Vodka
  • Whipped cream

Method

  • Place everything in your blender until smooth and creamy
  • Pour into two martini glasses
  • Garnish with whipped cream and fresh strawberries

Merry Gin-Christmas

Festive drinks

This exquisite gin cocktail is the ideal introduction to Christmas celebrations. Makes two cocktails, serve in a tall glass.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Drumshanbo Sardinian Citrus
  • Gunpowder Irish Gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 30ml simple syrup
  • 60ml cranberry juice
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • Garnish with F N Lemon Solar Blast edible florets

Method


  • Dry shake all ingredients for 30 seconds
  • Then add ice and shake for another 30 seconds
  • Pour out through a strainer
  • Garnish

Pavlova gin fizz

Festive drinks

Don’t have time to make the pavlova? Try this cocktail instead. Makes one cocktail, serve in a cocktail glass.

Ingredients

  • 45ml Rose & Twig Pomegranate Gin
  • 15ml cream
  • 1 egg white
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 2 drops vanilla essence
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • Soda water
  • Strawberry and F N Lemons Summer Bloom edible florets
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Chilli, Lime & Mango Margarita

Method

  • Dry shake all ingredients, except soda
  • Then add ice and shake again
  • Strain into a glass and top up with soda water
  • Garnish with a strawberry and edible florets

Rosé sangaria x sorbet

Festive drinks

Finally, here’s a gorgeous and light Sangria that you can turn into a sorbet. Perfect for those long summer days. Makes eight sorbet serves, serve in a large martini glass or small dessert bowl.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen mango and strawberries
  • 2 cups Shed 530 Rosé
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (honey, simple syrup, maple, agave)

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth
  • You can enjoy right away as a sangria slushy or pour it into a container and freeze. It takes about six hours to set.
  • Since it contains alcohol, it does not set completely, so it never gets too hard or icy, which means you can scoop it up perfectly straight from the freezer.

All cocktail recipes (and spirits and mixers) from premiumliquor.co.nz.

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