From Christmas-cake infused gin to a mocktail with a herby twist, there’s something for everyone at your next drinks party…
- Mistletoe martini Serves 1 • Ready in 10 mins, plus cooling (VG) (GF)
Make a sugar syrup: put 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp sugar into a small pan and bring to the boil. Add a pinch of grated ginger, then simmer until reduced. Leave to cool. Pour 50ml Co-op Irresistible London dry gin into a glass with ice, then stir in 100ml pink grapefruit juice. Drizzle in the ginger syrup, then top up with 50ml Co-op Irresistible Prosecco.Energy per glass 1047kJ / 250kcal. Alcohol units per glass 2.6*
- Christmas pudding sour Serves 1 • Ready in 10 mins, plus steeping (V)
Put 50ml Co-op Irresistible London dry gin in a cup with 25g Christmas cake. Leave to steep for at least 30 mins, then drain well, discarding the cake. Meanwhile, make a sugar syrup: put 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, then simmer briefly until reduced. Leave to cool, then shake with 1 British free range egg white, the juice of 1 lemon, the infused gin and plenty of ice. Strain and serve with a twist of orange peel.
Energy per glass 1195kJ / 284kcal. Alcohol units per glass 2.0*
- Orange & rosemary fizz Serves 1 • Ready in 5 mins (VG) (GF)
Pour 100ml Co-op smooth orange juice into a flute with 2 sprigs of lightly bashed rosemary. Stir in a pinch of ground cinnamon, then top up the glass with Co-op soda water.
Energy per glass 172kJ / 40kcal
- Mince pie mimosa Serves 1 • Ready in 5 mins (VG) (GF)
Combine the zest and juice of ½ clementine with a pinch each of ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon. Pour in a glass with ice and add 50ml Co-op rum. Top up with 100ml Co-op Irresistible Prosecco.
Energy per glass 760kJ / 183kcal. Alcohol units per glass 2.9*
- Cranberry fizz Serves 1 • Ready in 5 mins, plus infusing (VG) (GF)
Put 100ml Co-op cranberry juice in a glass, along with 1 star anise and 1 sprig of lightly bashed rosemary. Leave to infuse at least 30 mins, then strain into a glass, reserving the star anise, with 25ml Co-op Irresistible French grain vodka and top up with 100ml Co-op Irresistible Prosecco. Garnish with the star anise.
Energy per glass 785kJ / 188kcal. Alcohol units per glass 2.1*
- Hot buttered rum Serves 1 • Ready in 10 mins (V) (GF)
Put 25g Co-op unsalted butter into a small saucepan with 2 cloves and a pinch of ground nutmeg, then heat gently until just starting to smell nutty and fragrant. Add 1 tbsp brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in 50ml Co-op rum and 100ml just-boiled water until combined, and serve warm with a cinnamon stick.
Energy per glass 1870kJ / 451kcal. Alcohol units per glass 1.8*