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Unique cocktail recipes to try at home

Whether you’re a serious connoisseur or an experimental hipster, we bet you’ve had a cocktail or three! With the weather climbing to chillier temperatures and the festive season coming close, downtime at home can be the ultimate breather. Try our recipes for a cosy night in:

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Champagne is not just for special occasions
It’s true: whether your birthday or a Friday, a little flute of bubbly sets the right tone:

  • Pour ½ a cup of cold champagne over large ice cubes
  • Add two dashes of orange bitters
  • Twist a lemon peel to express the oil and drop into the glass

 

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Calvados hot toddy instead of the usual mulled wine
Pumpkin, apple cider, cinnamon … autumn conjures many warm memories. This toddy with Calvados, a French apple brandy, is fall in a glass:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup apple cider, plus more for rimming the glass
  • 3 tbsp fine Calvados
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

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Betel leaves, anyone?
Did you know that betel leaves are a recommended cure for the dreaded common cold?

You will need 2 fresh paan leaves, 4 cardamom pods, 1 spoon rose syrup, 45 ml vodka, 15 ml sambuca and 1 maraschino cherry.

  • Muddle the paan leaf, rose water and cardamom in a cocktail shaker
  • Add vodka, sambuca, ice and shake well
  • Fine strain into a glass filled with ice and paan leaves and garnish with a cherry

Beer for a lazy evening
Beer in a hot toddy? It totally works! Elevate the usually heavy drink for an evening around a fire.

You will need 30 ml dark rum, 15 ml white rum, beer, cinnamon, ginger and some cloves.

  • Boil all the spices in water and use 30 ml of the liquid
  • Add it to the rum
  • Top the whole thing off with some beer in a tropical glass, with a slice of orange for freshness

Cin cin!


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