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Three-Ingredient Cocktails

Create Insta-worthy cocktails with these super-simple recipes. These festive delights have a no or low-alcohol version, and optional garnishes

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side sleigh

 

1. COGNAC

This cocktail uses 40ml Cognac.

 

2. TRIPLE SEC 

20ml of triple sec, a sweet and colourless orange-flavoured liqueur, adds a citrussy twist.

 

3. CRANBERRY JUICE

Add 20ml cranberry juice to the Cognac and triple sec in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, then strain into a coupette. Garnish with redcurrants and a twist of lime peel, if you have so

 

Turn it into a mocktail...

Replace the Cognac with grapefruit juice and the triple sec with orange blossom honey.

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Image of Side Sleigh cocktail
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mulled chai cider

 

1. APPLE CIDER

You’ll need 250ml – medium-sweet cider works well here. The trick is to heat it gently, with only an occasional bubble breaking the surface. 

 

2. CHAI TEA

Pour 200ml boiled water over 1 chai tea bag and add both to the cider to bring a sweet and spicy flavour to the drink. Warm gently for 5 minutes. 

 

3. BROWN SUGAR

For an extra kick of sweetness, dissolve 1 tsp brown sugar or a brown sugar cube into the mix. Pour into a glass cup and serve with a strip of orange peel, if you have any.

 

Turn it into a mocktail...

Replace the cider with sparkling apple juice.

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gee & tom

 

1. GIN

Pour 50ml gin into a collins glass filled with ice.

 

2. LEMON JUICE

Add 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice.

 

3. TOMATO JUICE

Top it up with 150ml tomato juice, give it all a stir and garnish with celery, a cherry tomato and a chilli/salt rim, if you like. 

 

Turn it into a mocktail...

Replace the gin with Ceder’s Classic.

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perrytini

 

1. VODKA

Pour 40ml vodka into a mixing glass half-filled with ice.

 

2. PEAR CIDER

Add 25ml of perry or pear cider to the mixing glass. 

 

3. GINGER SHOT

Add 20ml Waitrose Ginger Shot and stir until the ice has chilled the liquid. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of pear and slice of ginger, if you like. 

 

Turn it into a mocktail...

Replace the vodka with ginger ale and the cider with pear juice.

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sake fizz

 

1. SAKE

Pour 45ml chilled sake into a flute filled with ice.

 

2. KALAMANSI JUICE

Add 1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Kalamansi Juice and give it a stir. 

 

3. PROSECCO

Top up with 75ml Prosecco and garnish with a lemon twist, if you like.

 

Turn it into a mocktail...

Replace the sake with yuzu and lemonade, and the Prosecco with Eisberg Sparkling White.

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Image of Sake fizz cocktail