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Cheers to the Season: Crafting 4 Fabulously Festive Cocktails for the Holidays

Published on 19 Dec 2023 | Recipes

As the festive season unfolds, spreading joy and merriment, there's no better way to celebrate than by treating your dinner guests to a selection of dazzling cocktails. These concoctions are not only a feast for the eyes but can be effortlessly crafted from the comfort of your new Kube kitchen. Let the festivities begin with these fabulous holiday-inspired drinks!

Festive Rum & Ginger Punch

Kick off your celebrations with a stress-free party by preparing the delightful Festive Rum & Ginger Punch. Using either mince pie rum or spiced rum, this will be a surefire hit with your guests.

  • Ice
  • 300ml mince pie rum (or spiced rum)
  • 150ml dark rum
  • 3 tbsp grenadine
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 10 dried or fresh orange slices
  • 1 litre ginger beer
  • STEP 1: Fill a large jug with ice, then combine mince pie or spiced rum, dark rum, grenadine, lime juice, and orange slices. Mix well.
  • STEP 2: Top up with ginger beer, stir gently, and serve in festive ice-filled tumblers.

Tip: want to dehydrate your own orange slices? Siemens warming drawers can be used to gently dry fresh fruits and herbs.

Pomegranate Martini Mocktail

For a refreshing non-alcoholic option, indulge in this vibrant blend of pomegranate juice, non-alcoholic gin, and orange juice. It's a perfect choice for those seeking alcohol-free tipple.

  • Ice
  • 150ml non-alcoholic gin
  • 200ml pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • STEP 1: Shake a handful of ice, non-alcoholic gin, pomegranate juice, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker until cold.
  • STEP 2: Strain into martini glasses, add pomegranate seeds if desired, and savour the mocktail magic.
Classic Snowball

Transport yourself to Christmases past with the retro charm of the Classic Snowball. With advocaat, lemonade, and a touch of lime, it's the ultimate festive cocktail.

  • 10-15ml lime juice or lime cordial (optional)
  • 50ml advocaat
  • 50ml sparkling lemonade
  • Ice
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish
  • STEP 1: Fill a glass with ice and lime juice (if using). Pour advocaat and lemonade over the ice, stirring gently.
  • STEP 2: Garnish with a maraschino cherry for a delightful finishing touch.

Tip: use crushed ice from your Siemens ice dispenser to give your Snowball cocktails that extra frosty effect!

Easy Mulled Wine

Embrace the warmth of the season with a Christmas-time classic, featuring red wine, figs, clementine, and a medley of spices. Perfect for a festive party or a cosy night in.

  • 750ml red wine
  • 1 sliced clementine
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 dried figs
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 50ml brandy
  • STEP 1: Simmer red wine, clementine, spices, and figs in a saucepan on your Siemens induction hob. Turn off the heat and stir in brandy.
  • STEP 2: Ladle into mugs or heatproof glasses and garnish with a slice of clementine.

Tip: you can keep your mulled wine bubbling safely for hours using an induction hob on a low level which gives you far greater control.

At Kube Kitchens, we understand that the heart of any celebration lies in a well-equipped kitchen, and that's why we've partnered with renowned brands like Siemens to bring you state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, perfectly integrated into your Kube kitchen. With Siemens, spending time in your kitchen becomes a seamless and enjoyable experience. Their cutting-edge technology and innovative designs ensure that your culinary creations, whether it's whipping up a feast or crafting festive cocktails, are executed with precision and ease.

As you embark on your holiday culinary adventures, rest assured that Kube Kitchens is dedicated to taking your kitchen experience to new heights, making every moment a joyous celebration. May your holiday season be filled with joy, laughter, and the clinking of glasses.

Cheers to a season of delightful cooking and festive gatherings!

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