The festive season may be over but chances are, your drinks cupboard may still be looking pretty healthy with lots of spirits and wines waiting to be enjoyed.

Instead of just serving them straight from the bottle, why not have a go at making cocktails at home?

The cocktail recipes below are all pretty straightforward while an evening spent making them can chase away the January blues!

Skinny Sparkle

The ingredients

  • 60ml Lambrini Skinny
  • 30ml vodka
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml elderflower cordial

Serving glass: highball/juice glass

The method

Dip the rim of the glass into some lemon juice and then dip into edible silver glitter. Shake all the ingredients (apart from the Lambrini) and pour over crushed ice, topping with Lambrini.

Recipe by Lambrini.co.uk

Crimson Cranbrini

The ingredients

  • 60ml Lambrini Original
  • 20ml vodka
  • 15ml cranberry juice
  • 10ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml gomme

Serving glass: coupe/daiquiri

The method

Shake with cubed ice, and fine strain all the ingredients into the glass. Top with Lambrini and serve with a redcurrant garnish.

Recipe by Lambrini.co.uk

Spice Rack Crush

The ingredients

  • 20ml spiced gomme
  • 125ml Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling White Wine
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 10ml cantaloupe melon juice

FOR THE SPICED GOMME

  • 500ml water
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 15 cardamon pods
  • 3 star anise
  • 20 cloves
  • 1tbsp pink peppercorns
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

TO GARNISH

  • 2 melon balls
  • Chilli threads
  • Skewer

The method

  • First make the spiced gomme. Add the water and caster sugar to a large saucepan, along with the cardamon pods, star anise, cloves, pink peppercorns and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then when it reaches boiling point remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Add the spiced gomme, Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling White Wine, lemon juice and cantaloupe melon juice to a mixing glass and stir. Strain the mixture into a daiquiri style glass or standard 6oz coupette glass.
  • Use a melon baller to create balls of cantaloupe melon and soak in spiced gomme. Thread the soaked melon balls onto a skewer and sprinkle with chilli threads to garnish.

Recipe by Eisberg.co.uk

Ma Petite Chérie

The ingredients

  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 125ml Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé Wine
  • Cherry syrup reduction

FOR THE CHERRY SYRUP REDUCTION

  • 1tbsp Bon Maman cherry jam
  • 1tbsp water

GARNISH

  • Fresh cherries
  • Skewer

The method

  • First make the cherry syrup reduction. Add the cherry jam and the water to a small saucepan and mix.
  • Bring it to the boil, stirring constantly until smooth. Allow to cool. Add the lemon juice, Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé Wine and the cherry syrup reduction to a glass mixer (keeping a small amount aside to garnish) and shake well.
  • Strain the mixture into a tall flute glass. Garnish with cherry syrup soaked fresh cherries on a skewer.

 

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