Now we’ve already given you a list of our favorite alcoholic Christmas cocktails, but now we have a list of non-alcoholic drinks too.
We hope this helps you both celebrate and get through your holiday
Bruise the cardamom pods and slice the cucumber. Put them both in a large jug and add the chamomile teabag, mint leaves, lemon zest, cloves and rosemary. Top up with 500ml cold water. Leave to infuse in the fridge for 2-4 hrs.
To serve, strain the infused water and pour 50ml of it into each glass. Top up with tonic water and lots of ice. Garnish each one with a few more mint leaves and pomegranate seeds.
1 strip lemon zest
½ bunch rosemary
5 cardamom pods
1 chamomile teabag
½ bunch mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
pomegranate seeds to garnish
Spiced Apple Syrup With Clementine & Cloves
Heat the apple juice with the whole spices, ginger, zest and sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool, then strain the syrup into small bottles.
200ml apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp whole allspice
1 mace blade
Nutmeg and Orange Coffee
Put the ground coffee, cinnamon stick and dates in a large cafetiere. Add the ground nutmeg, cloves and orange zest, then pour over 400ml freshly boiled water.
Stir gently with a wooden spoon to combine, then leave to steep for 4 mins. Slowly push down the plunger and serve in espresso cups.
4 tbsp ground coffee
1 small cinnamon stick
2 pitted dates
pinch of ground nutmeg
strip of pared orange zest
Put the pomegranate juice, sugar, blackberries and apple juice in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorns and orange. Heat gently until simmering. Taste for sweetness, then strain into heatproof glasses.
500ml pomegranate juice
25g golden caster sugar
1 orange, quartered
handful of frozen blackberries
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