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25 Dec 2021
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31 days of Christmas: Festive cocktails to recreate this weekend

Citizen Reporter

Try these refreshing and tasty cocktails to go with your Christmas lunch and dinner.

Festive cocktails. Picture: iStock

Enjoy your wide spread Christmas lunch or dinner menu and dishes this weekend with these refreshing, super tasty, quick and easy festive cocktails.

Cheeky red

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Cheeky red cocktail. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 125ml of SSR Red
  • 40ml of blanco Tequila
  • 30ml of lime juice
  • 25ml of simple syrup
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Lime for garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Fill your shaker with ice.
  2. Add in your lime juice, tequila and simple syrup.
  3. Shake well until liquid is chilled.
  4. Pour into glass of choice.
  5. Float the red wine over the back of a spoon into the cocktail mixture.
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy!

Grapefruit spritzer

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Grapefruit spritzer cocktail. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 125ml of SSR White
  • Soda water
  • 25ml of simple syrup
  • 25ml grapefruit vodka
  • Sprig of rosemary for garnish
  • Orange or grapefruit for garnish
  • Ice

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Instructions

  1. Fill your glass halfway with ice.
  2. Add in the vodka, simple syrup and white wine.
  3. Top up with soda water.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and an orange/grapefruit slice.
  5. Enjoy!

SSR froze

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SSR froze cocktail. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 750ml of SSR Rosé
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 200g of washed and hulled strawberries
  • 70ml of lemon juice
  • Strawberry for garnish
  • Sieve
  • Ice
  • Blender

Instructions

  1. Pour rosé into a sheet pan and freeze until almost solid.
  2. Bring the sugar and water to the boil, turn down the heat and stir continuously until sugar has
    dissolved. Add in strawberries and remove from heat and let it cool for about 30 minutes before
    straining out the strawberries. You should be left with a strawberry flavoured simple syrup.
  3. Scrape the rosé into a blender along with the lemon juice and 100ml of the simple syrup.
  4. Blend until smooth and transfer into a container to freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the mixture and blend again until smooth.
  6. Transfer the slushy-like mixture into a glass and garnish with a strawberry.
  7. Enjoy!

These recipes were supplied by Perdeberg.co.za