Festive Spirits With Smirnoff

December 20, 2016

I am a complete sucker for cocktails! I love nothing more than sipping on a delicious drink with friends enjoying the festive season… But this can be an expensive past time and with bars always being so full around December, I am fully embracing making cocktails at home this season. I think, if we’ve all spent so much time, money and energy making our homes look like a little Christmas grotto, why not enjoy being in it? It’s so fun to make them with friends and family, they taste delicious and they save you a tonne of money!

I’ve been trying Smirnoff’s Christmas cocktails this year – and I’m totally in love with them, especially the Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate! Here is how you make them:

Ingredients

Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate

Made with the limited edition Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Liqueur, this hot chocolate with a twist is the perfect accompaniment to cozy Christmas nights in with friends and family. Available at selected Asda stores for £10, a limited edition during the festive season! You can scratch the bottle to activate its peppermint scent.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Liqueur
  • 200ml hot chocolate
  • 1 dollop of whipped cream
  • 1 peppermint stick

Mix a shot of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Liqueur with hot chocolate, then garnish with whipped cream and a peppermint stick (2 Units Per Serve)

Christmas Canes

This festive twist on the Cape Cod is the perfect accompaniment for getting festive in the kitchen, whether you’re stuffing the turkey or watching the action unfold with a mince pie.

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Smirnoff V odka
  • 15ml lime
  • 10ml sugar
  • 20ml cranberry juice

Pour ingredients into a glass, churn in a glass with mint, top with ice and garnish with a candy cane, mint, cherry and lime (1.6 Units Per Serve)

Peach Cheer

This new cocktail has been created with flavor trends from the festive season and makes for the perfect drink with friends on New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect alternative for those who enjoy festive bubbles, but are done with prosecco.Ingredients:

  • 25ml Smirnoff V odka
  • 25ml peach schnapps
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Lemonade/Soda

     Put Smirnoff, schnapps, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a glass. Top up with lemonade (or soda) and garnish with lime and cherries (2 Units Per Serve)

I’d love to see how you make yours! Tag me on Instagram with the hashtag FestiveSpirits so I can check it out 🙂

Lots of Love Roxie xx

N.B Please Drink Resposibly

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