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Christmas cocktails

'Tis the season to be merry. Skip the traditional fizz and inject some pizzazz into your drinks this festive season with these Christmas cocktails courtesy of Albury Vineyard.

THE ALBURY SPRITZ

This Christmassy spritz is a twist on the classic featuring Albury Vineyard’s English Vermouth topped up with English fizz and garnished with a wedge of orange. The sweet rosso vermouth has been hand-crafted from Albury wine, distilled by Silent Pool and blended with carefully selected botanicals. It’s cram-packed with festive flavours – beautifully bitter wormwood, a warming melange of spiced nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, and mouth-tingling citrus peel.

What you need:

What to do: Fill a tumbler or wine glass with ice, add the vermouth and top with English sparkling wine. Garnish with a twist of orange peel or slice of orange.

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SOUR CHERRY NEGRONI

An Italian classic! The original Negroni recipe is a straightforward blend of gin, vermouth and Campari in equal measures but Albury Vineyard’s version features all English spirits: Silent Pool Gin, Albury English Vermouth, and the distillery’s latest small batch creation, Sour Cherry & Sloe Aperitivo.

What you need:

What you do: Combine the spirits over lots of ice. Gently stir and garnish with a twist of orange. For a decadent variation, top with Albury Estate sparkling wine to create a Negroni Spritz.

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THE ALBURY ROYALE

A classic kir royale combines rich cassis with elegant Champagne and has to be one of the world’s most popular cocktails. It’s also one of the easiest to make! Our quintessentially English version uses Silent Pool Distillers Blackberry Gin Cordial – combining the bold flavour of British blackberries with a classic juniper-driven gin makes for a perfect combination, and with its vivid colour and intense berry flavours this liqueur is a royale addition to our Albury Estate English Sparkling.

What you need:

What you do: Add the blackberry gin cordial to the bottom of a Champagne flute, top with English sparkling wine and garnish with a blackberry. Voila!

 

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