Day 8 of my Christmas recipes and today I thought I would you some liquid refreshments to make ….they would make a lovely gift in a nice bottle with a bow or some other decoration… make 2 and keep 1 without leaving home a lovely way to beat the Christmas rush…
I hope you enjoy and if you have a favourite homemade Christmas tipple then please let me know…
10 oz Irish Whiskey
1/2 pt whipping cream
1 can condensed milk.
11/2 tbsp Chocolate syrup.
Blend all ingredients together and refrigerate.
Serve cold and or over Ice.
Now isn’t that easy? and …you can get about 4 batches from one bottle of Irish Whiskey so by my reckoning that’s a real saving and lots of Baileys…yay……
Homemade tonic for your gin???
My favourite Tanqueray Gin no less and a tonic recipe ..you will never ever pull that metal ring and pour it over your gin again…This is sublime, the ultimate in a mixer and just what gin deserves and no I am not including the recipe for you…you will have to pop over to Chez’s blog and find it…haha…….Now you can all guess what I will be making this weekend 😉 If I can get Cinchona bark which gives the quinine flavour of tonic…..but Chez has it covered if you can’t she has given us the link to a man who can!
- I litre bottle of your favourite vodka
- 10 Lemons
- 5 cups of water
- 4 cups of granulated sugar
Well, lets cook wasn’t really appropriate …Was it???
First, wash and peel those lemons and put the peels in a glass container ( big) enough to also hold the litre of vodka.
Leave to soak for at least 10 days. then drain off the liquid and dispose of the peels.
Make a syrup by dissolving the sugar in the water, cool and add to the lemon/vodka mixture. using a clean coffee filter strain the liquid…Voila!
You now have your own homemade Limoncello…
This last one is a lovely non-alcoholic apple-based drink.
- 200 ml apple juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp whole allspice
- 1 mace blade
- 2 whole cloves
- small strip fresh ginger
- 1 clementine with the peel very finely zested.
- 100 gm golden castor sugar
Heat the apple juice with the whole spices, ginger, clementine zest and sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool, then strain the syrup into small bottles.
Refrigerate until required and serve in a glass with some apple slices and ice or warm with a stick of cinnamon it is also lovely drizzled over ice cream.
All of these could be given as a lovely Christmas present and everyone loves a gift which is made by your own fair hands much nicer isn’t it????
Until tomorrow when I will be back with some more Christmas treats…