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Easy Jolly Cocktails

13th December 2016
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What’s better at this time of year than some super easy and very festive cocktails? Not much, let me tell you! Here’s how you can make some of your own…

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I love a cocktail. A little bit of Smirnoff vodka mixed with a whole load of fancy juices, mixers and even some festive berries is most definitely my kinda ‘jam! I promise it’s not only because they are super pretty to photograph and instagram… but of course that also helps. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge drinker nowadays (10 years ago it was a whole different story!) so for me a little cocktail is just enough to give me a little merry twinkle in my step.

When the guys at Smirnoff got in touch and asked if I fancied putting together a little cocktail guide, of course I had to oblige. You see, I always thought cocktails were a bit too much hassle for me but these are super easy. Each one took just minutes to make and after a little cocktail party with our friends at the weekend (which resulted in a bit of a sore head!) I can tell you now that they went down very well. So here goes, my first ever cocktail guide.

You will need…

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Hot Chocolate Mix

Peach Schnapps

Sugar Syrup

Lemonade/Soda

Some juicy Limes

Sugar

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Peach Cheer

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This is a personal favourite because I just love anything that involves peach. I find this is super refreshing but still has a festive twist. Personally I like it best in a fancy martini glass too…

Ingredients: 25ml Smirnoff Vodka, 25ml peach schnapps, 15ml lime juice, 10ml sugar syrup and some Lemonade/Soda (depending on your preference!)

To make this fruity delight, start by putting the Smirnoff, schnapps, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Give it a really good shake (great for letting that tension out!) and pour into a glass – a special martini one, if you can! Top up with lemonade or soda and decorate with some red currants and mint leaves, which look super cute together!

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Peppermint Twist Hot Chocolate

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So, this is for the hot drink lovers. It involves a tiny bit of Peppermint and a lot of chocolate, which if you ask me.. sounds pretty special.

Ingredients: 50ml Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Liqueur, 200ml hot chocolate,1 dollop of whipped cream & 1 peppermint stick (both optional)

To make this chocolate warmer, simply make yourself a nice warm mug of hot chocolate. Mix in a dash of Smirnoff Peppermint Twist Liqueur and make sure to give it a good stir. If you like you can pop some cream on top with a peppermint stick however, I kept mine simple. Works very nicely with copper spoon to stir and fancy mug…

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Christmas Canes

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I would say that this creation is for the classic Smirnoff lovers out there. It’s based of a favourite but has it’s own little festive twist and a fun candy addition which is my favourite thing, EVER.

Ingredients: 40ml Smirnoff Vodka, 15ml lime, 10ml sugar, 20ml cranberry juice & a few festive candy canes.

To get creative with this one, simply pour all ingredients into a glass and mix in some mint. Make sure you top with lots of ice and pop a candy cane on the edge of the glass. I like to serve this with the candy cane hanging over the edge and guests can then pop it in for a little sweet treat, or save it for later!

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Thank you so much to my friends at Smirnoff for working with me on this post! All views are my own and I now cannot stop making my friends these cocktails. Of course, please remember to drink responsibly – these are simply little Christmas treats!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie Velez (stefysakura) 14th December 2016 at 4:35 am

    I like your ideas! That’s my jam to!

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  • Reply Jessica Tonge 14th December 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Those drinks look so lovely! Amazing photos x

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  • Reply Raina 14th December 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Omg that drink is so cute! Love it :)

    xo Raina
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  • Reply Luxury Columnist (@LuxuryColumnist) 15th December 2016 at 2:34 pm

    The hot chocolate with peppermint and vodka sounds amazing

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Reply Thumbelina Lillie (@MeganJaneLillie) 18th December 2016 at 8:18 pm

    A peppermint hot chocolate?! Yes please! I need to get my hands on some of that liqueur!

  • Reply Jenny (@Krystel_Couture) 9th January 2017 at 1:38 pm

    These cocktails sound delicious!! The peppermint twist totally has me! I need to get my hands on this haha x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture