These Christmas vodka cocktails are so easy anyone can make them
Sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka
Raise Your Standards this Christmas
Christmas won't be the same this year. Many of us will not be able to travel to be with our loved ones, and that means it's up to us to Raise Our Standards to make it as merry a time as possible. And there is no better way to do that than with Russian Standard Vodka's new unique cocktail recipes.
Crafted using 100 per cent Russian ingredients and distilled over 200 times for the ultimate purity and smoothness, the award winning vodka brand have produced three incredible cocktail recipes that are so easy, anyone can make them.
1. Christmas Blossom
Perfect for a Christmas day brunch, the only things you need to make this smooth, peachy dream are:
¾ cup Russian Standard Vodka
2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices
¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons peach schnapps
Fresh mint springs, for garnish
Process the vodka, peaches, sugar and schnapps in a blender until smooth.
Then add ice cubes to the mixture in a blender (to 5 cup level) and mix until smooth
Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with fresh mint.
Before we delve into the second recipe, let me bring to your attention that Russian Standard Vodka are giving two JOE readers the chance to win the ultimate at-home Christmas cocktail cart complete with all the ingredients to make delicious Russian Standard Yule Mule cocktails for you + your friends.
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2. Yule Mule
This one is better suited to an afternoon occasion. A festive twist on the classic Russian Mule - featuring seasonal cranberries for a pop of colour and flavour.
All you need to make it is:
50ml Russian Standard Vodka
60ml unsweetened Cranberry juice
Juice of 1 lime
80ml Ginger beer
Cranberries, to garnish
Rosemary sprig, to garnish
Just shake first three ingredients into a glass over ice. Then top it up with ginger beer and rosemary sprig garnish.
3. Spiced Hot Chocolate
One for those with a sweet tooth, the spice hot chocolate cocktail is perfect as an after dinner treat.
What you need:
60ml Russian Standard Vodka
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1 chilli pepper, split in half and seeds removed
1–4 tablespoons sugar / honey Melt chocolate in milk in a saucepan
Add chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Add chilli pepper and bring to simmer, then remove and let sit for 10 mins. Discard the chilli pepper and stir in sugar / honey to taste. Add Vodka. Serve.
And there you have it. Three incredibly easy ways to enrich your Christmas courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka. But please, drink responsibly.
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