As it is Christmas time! We thought of an ideal drink to make for Christmas/New Year’s Eve to impress your guests! It’s known as the Prosecco or Champagne-cocktail! You can also substitute the brandy and instead replace with vodka, known as the James Bond cocktail.
The history of this classic cocktail dates back to at least the mid-1800’s, when it was first invented. This is one of the oldest cocktails! A recipe by Professor Jerry Thomas, Bon Vivant’s Companion (1862), appeared as early as this.
But before we show you how to make it, we would like to share with you a lovely poem that describes Christmas perfectly.
December in it’s darkest hour
Is brought to life in many ways
With Christmas lights indoors and out
To show us what it’s all about
A time for gifts and carols sung
A time to share and be among
Our loved ones-and those not so near
Who in our hearts, are always here
Christmas is a time defined
For bringing joy to all mankind
A special time for us to be
A part of that Nativity
How to make the above cocktail, you will need the following ingredients/equipment.
This is a fairly straight forward cocktail to make but also easy to drink too.
Kick yourself back. Relax and enjoy!
What is your favourite cocktail at this Christmas time of year? Message us please and let us know, thanks.
If we can be of any help in the planning stage in the next year or two with a milestone, big birthday or wedding/hen night coming up, please come back to us. We would love to be involved.
Finally, wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! To all our very loyal, old, present and future clients.
Lets “Mix it Up” Derek and the Team! x
- Sugar Cube
- 2 x dashes of Angostura Bitters
- Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
- Champagne Glass (or something similar from your cupboard)
- Cocktail Pourers
- Bar Spoon (or a tea spoon from your knife draw)
- To make this cocktail, you will need to place the sugar cube (preferably a brown sugar cube) with the drops of Angostura bitters, into the bottom of the Champagne flute.
- Pour (25ml) of Brandy and mix the sugar cube with the brandy until dissolved, with the help of the bar spoon.
- Finally, top the glass up with either chilled Champagne or Prosecco.