Cosy up with these winter wonders from Rocks Drinks and you can make a gathering with friends, a night in, or out, deliciously enjoyable this winter.

There's the sophisticated Blackcurrant Bullet that's perfect for a girl's night in or dinner à deux. If gin is your preferred drink of choice, then there is a delicious recipe for a Pink Rock Collins. Shake it up with a Blackcurrant and Lemongrass Rum Cocktail or experience a delicious mix of sweet and sour with the Devonshire Daiquiri by Joe Wadsack.

Take the chill off a cold night with the Warming Whisky Mac, a blend of Fiery Ginger Cordial with a shot of Scotch Whisky. If you prefer a drink without alcohol, then Joe Wadsack's Hot & Herby Lemon drink is a great drink.

Virgin Mulled Wine is a great alternative for the designated driver, it packs a spiced fruity punch without alcohol, so that everyone can enjoy some festive fun.

All the drinks are made with organic squashes and cordials from Rocks Drinks. Made in Devon, these delicious drinks are made with no 'nasties' and Rocks' squish and squeeze all the natural goodness out of handfuls of fruit to make each bottle.

Wonderful drink ideas for the winter season

Wonderful drink ideas for the winter season

Serves: 2

Preperation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Handful of fresh blackcurrants

Half a lime

25ml Gin

75ml Rocks Blackcurrant & Elderflower drink

Scoop large ice cubes

375ml Prosecco

Method: Take a cocktail shaker and add a tablespoon of fresh blackcurrants. Crush with a rolling pin. Add the juice of half a lime (you can forgo this first if your blackcurrants are sour), 25ml of gin and 75ml of Rocks Blackcurrant & Elderflower drink and scoop of large ice cubes. Shake vigorously and then strain through a tea sieve into two champagne flutes, then top up carefully with ice cold Prosecco.Garnish with three blackcurrants in each drink.

Serves: 1

Preperation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Three fresh raspberries

25ml or 50ml London Gin (the choice is yours)

Plenty of ice

Rocks Pink Lemonade

1 lemon

Method: 

Take one tumbler or hi-ball glass and three fresh raspberries in the bottom muddle (give it a light bash with a muddling stock or the end of a rolling pin), then add 25ml or 50ml of London Gin depending on preference. Add ice almost to the top then pour Rocks Pink Lemonade to the top. Stir through, dragging the muddled fruit to the top. Garnish with flamed lemon rind (hold piece of rind over hob to burn it slightly and release its oils), or just a wedge of lemon squeezed over the top, rind side down, to release the lemon oils onto the surface of the drink.

Serves: 1

Ingredients: 

1 lime

1 tbsp of sugar

Shot of rum

Rocks Blackcurrant Cordial

Crushed ice

Soda water

Stick of lemongrass

Method: Squeeze a lime into a cocktail shaker, add 1tsp sugar, a shot of rum and the same of Rocks Blackcurrant Cordial. Shake well until the sugar has dissolved. Put plenty of crushed ice into a glass, pour over the Blackcurrant mixture and top up with a little soda water. Bash a stick of lemongrass with a rolling pin to release its flavours and add it to the glass.

Serves: 1 large drink or two small ones

Preperation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Thumb size piece of root ginger

4 basil leaves

1 lime

60ml golden rum

100ml Rocks Mango and Orange drink

Handful of ice cubes

1 tsp of caster sugar (optional)

Method:

In a cocktail shaker add a slice of root ginger, four basil leaves, the juice of half a lime, 60ml of golden rum, 100ml of Rocks Mango and Orange drink and a handful of ice cubes. If you have a sweet tooth, a level spoon of caster sugar may be required. Shake vigorously then strain into a martini glass or similar through a tea strainer so as not to leave any pieces of basil or ice crystals in the drink. Garnish with one basil leaf wedged between two discs of ginger stuck on the sides of the glass to make it look even snazzier!

Ingredients: 

Half a shot of Rocks Fiery Ginger Cordial

A shot of Scotch Whisky

Thin slice of root ginger

Method:

In a heatproof glass or mug, combine half a shot of Rocks Fiery Ginger Cordial, a shot of Scotch Whisky and top up with hot (not boiling) water to create a soothing sipper for winter nights. Add a thin slice of root ginger to decorate.

Serves: 1

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Half a pint of near boiling water

30ml Rocks Lemon Squash

Sprig fresh rosemary

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

String or elastic band

Method:

Add half a pint of near boiling water to a mug or heat proof glass with 30mls of lemon squash. Join a sprig of rosemary and three sprigs of fresh thyme with a piece of string or an elastic band and steep it in the drink for at least three minutes, or until it's cool enough to drink.

Ingredients:

Rocks Spiced Fruit Punch Cordial

Water

A few cinnamon sticks

A few crushed juniper berries

Star anise

Bay leaf

Method:

In a large pan, heat Rocks Spiced Fruit Punch Cordial and water at a ratio of 1:5. Add a couple of cinnamon sticks, a few crushed juniper berries, some star anise and a bay leaf. Gently heat allowing the spices to steep in the cordial and your house to fill with Christmassy smells.


by for www.malextra.com