Given the plethora of ingredients, both alcohol based and otherwise, and the infinite potential combinations with which to create a cocktail, it was no mean feat designing the liquid offering which would begin our wintry dinner party. However, given the celebratory nature of our evening I figured that an apt ingredient upon which to build my cocktail would be bubbles. The variety of which – either champagne or sparkling wine – will be entirely dependant on the depth of ones pockets of course! In addition to the bubbles I reckoned a good splash of firey amber whiskey would help to warm our chilly guests upon arrival whilst also adding depth to the drink. And lastly for flavour I chose to add cherries whose deep red flesh colour this cocktail a happy shade of scarlet.
I loved making these cocktails and was pleasantly surprised by how good they tasted (if I may say so myself!). In quilted jars with red and white striped straws they were fun to serve and even more fun to drink!