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Accent Magazine - December Cocktail of the Month

Dec. 2, 2009 by John Collingwood

Christmas cocktails

CHRISTMAS IS fast approaching, so which spirit truly encapsulates this time of year? In the eyes of John Collingwood of Want to Impress, there could only be one brand – Drambuie.

Why? Well, it has a beautiful balance of flavour, due to a secret selection of herbs, spices and Scottish heather honey, which is then infused by hand into the Scotch whisky base.

So the big question is which cocktails to make with such a delicious brand? Want to Impress wanted to show the true spirit of Drambuie, so John Collingwood decided to go to Dunstanburgh Castle to prepare two simple drinks that really showcase its complexity of flavour. The perfect festive tipple! TWO CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

CRUSHED NAIL

INGREDIENTS:
50ml Drambuie
1 Lime
Crushed ice

TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
50ml measurer
Muddler
Barspoon
Rocks glass

METHOD:
Cut the lime in cubes.
Get stuck in with your muddler and crush it.
Pour in your Drambuie.
Top with crushed ice and churn all ingredients together.

APPLE AND ALL THINGS SPICE

INGREDIENTS:
50ml Drambuie
100ml Marks & Spencer Mulled Apple, Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla Juice
50ml Ginger Beer
3 Lime wedges
Pinch cinnamon
Cubed ice

TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
50ml measurer
Hi-ball glass

METHOD:
Add Drambuie and juice into an ice-filled glass.
Squeeze and drop lime wedges into this.
Add cinnamon and stir.
Enjoy!

For more information, visit: www.wanttoimpress.com, tel: 07500 893 432 or email: info@wanttoimpress.com

Images courtesy of Summerfield photography which specialises in event, PR, portrait and commercial photography. For details, contact David on 08445 618 202 or visit:www.summerfieldphotography.co.uk

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Scotland.