Its winter... Which means its time for hot drinks, winter warmers, Sherry, Baileys, Chocolate, Cream and all things cosy. Not to forget, Christmas! and even better than that, Christmas cocktails!! This section is designed to help you with all things seasonal. Simply scroll down to find, seasonal cocktail recipes, articles, flavour guides and just general chit chat on all things winter.
Winter Cocktail Flavour Pairings
Below is a guide to winter cocktail ingredients, and what pairs well with them. You could come up with hundreds of winter cocktails using this guide. The hard part is naming them all. Simply pick a main ingredient, then use the pairing notes to build on your said ingredient. As a rule of thumb, its best to pick one main ingredient and make that the dominate flavour of your cocktail, then pick one or two of the pairing ingredients, and use them subtly to enhance the main flavour, till you develop a interesting, tasty tipple.
Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, Nutmeg, Cranberry, Citrus, Currants, Pumpkin, Rosemary, Caramel, Chestnut, Maple, hazelnut, Walnut, Pecan
Fig, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, ginger, Rosemary, Almond, Honey, Chocolate
Apple, Lime, Orange, Ginger, Anise, basil, Rose, Honey, Agave
Sage, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, Vanilla, chocolate, pecan, caramel, apricot, citrus, peach, plum
Apple, Lime, Pineapple, Papaya, Ginger, Anise, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Almond, Coconut, Honey, Agave
Apple, Raisins, Prune, Pear, Cinnamon, Anise, Nutmeg, sage, Liquorice, Chocolate, Walnut
Apple, Peach, Pear, Pumpkin, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, sage, almond, Hazelnut, Honey, Pistachio, Walnut, White Chocolate
Blueberry, Cherries, Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Sage, Rosemary, Almond, Caramel Hazelnut, Maple, Coffee, Vanilla
Pear, Cherry, Date, prune, date, quince, black pepper, cinnamon, anise, Thyme, rosemary, Hazelnut, vanilla, walnut
Apricot, Apple, Guava, Plum, Cinnamon, Thyme, Rosemary, Almond, Juniper
|Honey||Apple, Cranberry, Peach, Cinnamon, Anise, Ginger, Basil, Sage, Thyme, Juniper, Chocolate|
|Apple, Cinnamon, cardamom, Cloves, Rosemary, Caramel, coffee, maple syrup|
|Apple, Blackberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Currant, Date, Fig, Pomegranate, Prune, Raisin, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg, Ginger, rosemary, almond, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, Macadamia, Honey, hazelnut, Pistachio, vanilla, walnut|
|Cherry, Cranberry, Black pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Nutmeg, basil, Almonds, Honey, Vanilla|
|Cranberry, pear, Ginger, Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Thyme, Mint, Juniper, Vanilla, Chocolate, Honey, Maple syrup, Agave|
|Plum, peaches, cranberry, apricot, Nutmeg, cardamom, fennel seeds, Basil, parsley, rosemary, Vanilla, chocolate|
|pear, grapes. Fig, basil, Cardamom, Vanilla, maple, chocolate|
|Apricot, Apple, Lime, Cranberry, Lemon, Pomegranate, Ginger, Cardamom, Rose, Olive, Honey, Basil, Thyme|
|Apple, Plum, Tangerine, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Almond, Chocolate, Honey, Maple, Walnut|
The best thing about Winter is Christmas. And what makes Christmas better? Cocktails do. Need a Christmas menu for that bar or restaurant you work in? Throwing a Christmas party and want to seem fancy? Sitting at home alone, watching Bridget Jones with a tub of ice cream? Well whatever the reason is, click here for all the inspiration you need.
Mulled Wine has been around for a very long time. From the Ancient Greeks to the Roman empire, it seems that where ever wine has been made or enjoyed. people have made mulled wine. Check out the full easy to follow step by step guide on creating the perfect mulled wine here.