Three Christmas cocktails
When it comes to cocktails and parties, the rule for hosts is pretty simple: only serve what can be made in a jug. You don’t want to have friends round and then spend the party shaking up drinks. Here are three drinks that meet the one-jug test.
This subtle Nigella Lawson drink involves pouring a bottle of chilled prosecco into a jug, along with 125ml (4fl oz) of cherry brandy and 500ml (17fl oz) of ginger ale. Stir, and serve with ice. Serve immediately.
Christmas is a time when we often drink too much, so low-alcohol drinks, such as this Venetian delicacy, are a good way of keeping consumption down. It mixes one part Aperol with one part sparkling water and four parts prosecco, in a jug. Serve immediately.
You will either love this or hate it. Put 50g (1 ¾ oz) of caster sugar in a saucepan with 75ml (2 ½ fl oz) of water. Simmer until the sugar has dissolved, then cool and chill. An hour later, beat four egg yolks with one tablespoon of vanilla extract until smooth. Add 400g (14oz) of condensed milk, 100ml (3 ½ fl oz) of brandy and the cooled sugar. Pour into a jug and chill for at least two hours. Serve by the next day with ice.