So I know Halloween isn’t even over yet, so don’t hate me for this… But I’m getting super excited for Christmas! The lights are up on Oxford Street, the White Company have sent their Xmas brochure and I’ve just booked tickets to Kew Gardens. Hell, pass those mince pies, I’m ready for the festivities to begin!
Inspired by the up and coming party season, I thought I’d share with you a couple of glittering cocktail recipes, all created with the brand new range from Corky’s. For those of you who don’t know, Corky’s have a delicious range of Schnapps, from sour apple and cherry (flashback to my uni days) to glittering mango, blueberry and raspberry*. As well as the occasional cheeky shot, schnapps make for the perfect base for a Saturday night cocktail. So without further ado, let’s get right down to those sparkling recipes…
Let’s start with the easy one. Take a champagne flute and add Corky’s Schnapps Raspberry Glitter and top with champagne. To add an extra bit of sparkle, decorate your glasses with edible glitter.
You’ll need a cocktail shaker for this one, although before I had one I used my Nutribullet cup and that worked just fine. So take your cocktail shaker (or smoothie cup) and add ice, Tequila, Corky’s Schnapps Mango Glitter, a splash of lime juice and give it a good shake. Serve in a salt rimmed, chilled cocktail glass.
Manhattan Cosmo: a remix of the classic Cosmopolitan and Manhattan
This is simply Corky’s Schnapps Raspberry Glitter, a dash of bourbon and then topped with cranberry juice and served in a chilled cocktail glass.
Here’s another twist on a cocktail classic… Add Corky’s Schnapps Blueberry Glitter, vodka and cranberry juice and serve in a glitter rimmed glass.
Fancy changing up your Christmas morning tipple? I have just the thing. In readily chilled Champers glasses, add Corky’s Schnapps Mango Glitter, a splash of your fave bubbly and fresh mango juice. You’ll be obsessed with this tropical goodness.
Blueberry & Lemon Drop Shot
If long drinks aren’t your thing, then try this one on for size. Take a shot glass and add equal parts of vodka, triple sec, Corky’s Schnapps Blueberry Glitter and a splash of lemon juice.
What’s your favourite party season tipple?
Corky’s Glitter range is available exclusively at Morrisons.