You don't need to have worked in an exclusive bar to bash together an impressive cocktail.
Sam Carter, Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire gin explains you can make your own delicious bevvies with Christmas day leftovers and basic kitchen implements...
1. "Prep cocktails in batches the day before a party so it's easy to serve when your guests arrive. Just add the ice and stir.
2. Use seasonal, readily available local ingredients as they'll be cheaper and better quality. This way we save unnecessary air miles – British is best.
3. Use equipment from around the kitchen for making cocktails - a rolling pin works as a muddler, an egg cup as a measure for spirits, a chop stick as a stirrer, and a kilner jar makes a great cocktail shaker.
Jam jars can also be used to infuse syrups.
4. Use left over ingredients in your drinks. Grapes eaten with cheese can be used in cocktails, plus any leftover jams or jellies such as red current jelly can be used to great effect.
5. Don't be tempted to make or shake cocktails with snow rather than ice cubes.
Most types of snow absorb the liquid plus the snow might be dirty!"
Noted. We're off to have a bash at a stuffing ball mojito...
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