Recipe – Rudolph’s Red Nose Cocktail

Hello dear Readers! ‘Tis the season to be merry and as you know, nothing makes me merrier than a tasty cocktail! This cocktail is great for Christmas entertaining, I call it the Rudolph’s Red Nose Cocktail! Do you have a special someone you’d like to meet under the mistletoe? Or are you having a cheery bundle of friends and family over to yours? Well, pay close heed, this is the cocktail for you!

This cocktail is named for everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph, with his very shiny nose. I can’t promise that you’ll have a very shiny red nose after drinking a few of these, however I can promise that this drink is delicious, festive and very pretty with the inclusion of frozen cranberries (Rudolph’s nose) to garnish. The base of this cocktail is Tesco’s Finest French Grain vodka. The good people at Tesco were kind enough to send me some and I have to say, I am impressed. The smoothness rivals that of Grey Goose (yes, seriously vodka aficionados, I am going there) and it’s incredibly easy drinking. To prepare your Rudolph’s Red Nose, you will need the following…

Shot of the vodka, cranberries, ginger and sugar with champagne glasses

Beautiful ingredients, just waiting to mix together and make a fabulous Christmas cocktail!

Ingredients (all available to purchase through the links):

Method:

For the ginger syrup:

  • Thumb sized (approximately 4 inch) piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
Shot demonstrating the ginger sugar syrup mix

This is where you need to make sure the sugar is melted down into the water, see how it’s still visible on the spoon?

Place all syrup ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over a medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves and the ginger is infused into the syrup, which should take about 20 minutes. Strain into a lidded jar (or a glass you can cover with foil) and allow to cool fully before use. This syrup keeps well in the fridge (not that it will last long with this cocktail!).

In a cocktail shaker combine the vodka and ginger syrup and shake thoroughly. Divide between two champagne flutes and top with the sparkling pink lemonade. Garnish with a few frozen cranberries and enjoy!

This recipe is brought to you by Tesco and their fabulous new French Grain Vodka, available now to buy at Tesco.com

1 Comment

  1. Sounds like a tasty drink for the holidays!

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