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Winter cocktail recipes

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We asked Clyde Ackerman of Thirst Bar Services for a couple of cocktail recipes that will keep the winter chill at bay and remind us that summer sundowners are not too far off. In the 11 years since the mobile bar service opened its doors, it has become the number one choice in the country, whether for a house party or a large event, and it's now known to specialise in bespoke cocktails such as the below (the company will even tailor-make cocktails to suit the theme of a function).

hotbutteredrum Hot Buttered Rum cocktail

Hot buttered rum

Ingredients 25ml cognac 25ml aged rum 25ml lemon juice 25ml honey syrup* 5 dashes Angostura Bitters a thumbnail of salted butter 75ml boiling water Method Pour all the ingredients in a mug and stir until the butter has dissolved. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cinnamon stick. *Make your own honey syrup by heating equal parts honey and water in a saucepan until the honey melts into the water.
blackberrytart Blackberry Tart cocktail

Blackberry tart

Ingredients 37,5ml Tanqueray gin 5ml Campari 25ml blackberry cordial 37,5ml orange juice 12,5 ml grapefruit juice 12,5ml elderflower cordial 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Method Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Spoon crushed ice on top and garnish with a sprig of mint. This post is sponsored by Thirst Bar Services. Save Save