Who doesn't get excited at the thought of lighting up the fireplace, sitting down with your friends to watch Love Actually and drinking some warming festive cocktails? If that doesn't make you feel a little bit fuzzy inside, then stop reading.
I'm joking. But I'm so excited about Christmas this year - and also to share with you some of my favourite beverages to try out over the next month and a half in the lead up to the big day. I'll be posting four different cocktail recipes starting with this: the Apple Whiskey Christmas Cocktail, a delicious spiced apple drink with the addition of some eight year old Highland Black Whiskey* available for the very tempting price of £12.99 at your local Aldi.
This is best served straight off the stove, with a slice of apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon; it only takes five minutes to whip up and you can make as many as you need. Foodwise, try making some delicious pork or cheese nibbles, like Cranberry Sausage Rolls or Blue Cheese Straws with Cranberry Dipping Sauce - or why not make both? Go on. It's Christmas (nearly, anyway).
Check out the recipe below for this easy-to-make cocktail!
I N G R E D I E N T S
30ml Highland Black Whiskey
400ml cloudy apple juice
4 teaspoons clear honey
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons lime juice
1 slice of apple
2 pinches of cinnamon
1 inch of fresh ginger
M E T H O D
1. Heat all the ingredients (apart from the whiskey, half the cinnamon and the apple) in a small saucepan over a low heat
2. Once the flavours have been infused, pour the ingredients into a mug or sturdy jar with a handle, and top with the apple slice followed by the other half of the cinnamon
* This post was made in association with Aldi