NUDE Festive cocktails

NUDE Festive Cocktails by Christine Perrett, Social Gin Girl

With this year’s holiday season looking a little different, we teamed up with @socialgingirl to inspire you - whether professional or aspiring mixologists - to try something different to celebrate the upcoming year.

Originally from South Africa, Christine’s close relationship to mixology stems from an appreciation of the intricacies of craft spirits and a love of entertaining guests. Christine’s belief in drinking consciously - understanding the ingredients that go into our drinks, and focusing on quality over quantity - is reflected in her set of five recipes. As a self-taught mixologist championing a give-it-a-go mindset (and delicious cocktails!): we couldn’t think of anyone better to collaborate with.

We hope you will love, will be inspired and try out Christine's recipes for this holiday season.

Apple, Cranberry and Maple Negroni 🍁

A warming wintery cocktail served in our NUDE Chill tumbler. Crafted from lead-free crystal, the modern, minimal glass rests atop a marble base which helps to maintain an optimum temperature of your drink — no ice cubes needed.

Festive cocktail Apple, Cranberry and Maple Negroni in Chill glass by NUDE

Ingredients:

15ml Campari
15ml Dry Vermouth
15ml Sweet Vermouth
1 barspoon of apple, cranberry and maple syrup*

    *Syrup:

    2 ¼ cups cranberries
    125ml pressed apple juice
    125ml water
    125ml maple syrup

      Method:

      1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass

      2. Add ice and stir to add dilution and cool 

      3. Strain into a glass with lots of ice or a big block of ice 

      4. Garnish with fresh thyme and dehydrated cranberry

        *Apple, Cranberry and Maple Syrup:

        • Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to the boil whilst stirring

        • Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes

        • Take off the heat, leave to cool and steep for 1 hour

        • Strain into a container (keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks) 

           Festive Afternoon Tea 🍵

          An elegant cocktail based on vodka, freshly brewed tea and honey syrup, captured in the tall Fantasy Coupe glass with its sweeping curves.

          Festive Afternoon Tea cocktail in the Fantasy coupe glass by NUDE

          Ingredients:

          35ml vodka
          60ml freshly brewed spiced apple,vanilla, chamomile and passionflower tea (Twinings Sleep)
          15ml orange honey syrup*
          60ml cranberry and ginger tonic (Double Dutch)

          *Syrup:

          1 cup honey
          Zest of one orange
          Juice of one orange

          Method:

          1. Add all ingredients except tonic water into a shaker and shake with ice 
          2. Strain into glass with lots of ice or a big cube of ice 
          3. Top with tonic water
          4. Garnish with a slice of orange

          *Orange Honey Syrup 

          • Zest orange and juice it
          • Add orange juice and honey into a pot
          • Bring to the boil slowly whilst whisking
          • Once it is combined, add zest, stir and leave to cool

          Spiced Pomguerite 🧡

          Whether today is a day of celebration, rest, or otherwise, @socialgingirl’s recipe is sure to spice it up. Served in our Hepburn Lowball glass, part of the Hepburn collection designed by Brad Ascalon.

          Spiced Pomguerite cocktail served in Hepburn lowball glas by NUDEIngredients:

          45ml tequila blanco
          22.5ml pomegranate juice
          15ml cinnamon infused fino sherry*
          15ml Pamplemousse

          Method:

          1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake
          2. Fine strain into a glass with ice
          3. Garnish with an orange slice and fresh mint

          *Cinnamon infused Fino Sherry:

          • Add 1 stick of cinnamon to 125ml fino sherry in a jar
          • Leave to infuse in a cool, dark place for up to 2 days 

          Riesling, Blood Orange and Pisco Cocktail 🍊

          A perfect and surprising cocktail for New Year, with which you can surely win hearts over. Served in our Balance wine glasses, the rocking effect of the glasses ads that show-stopping effect. 

          Riesling, Blood Orange and Pisco Cocktail in NUDE Balance rocking wine glass

          Ingredients:

          40ml Riesling Kabinett wine
          20ml blood orange juice
          15ml pisco
          15ml ginger infused Aperol*
          1 dash of Angosutra bitters
          15ml winter spiced syrup**

          **Syrup:

          2 cinnamon sticks
          2 star anise
          5 cloves
          250ml water
          250ml caster sugar

          Method:

          1. Place all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. 
          2. Fine strain into glass. 
          3. Garnish with rosemary

          *Ginger infused Aperol:

          • Add sliced 2 inch by 2 inch piece of ginger into a jar with 200ml Aperol
          • Leave in a cool, dark place shaking daily for up to a week. 

          **Winter Spiced Syrup:

          • Add all ingredients into a saucepan on the hob
          • Bring it to the boil whilst the sugar dissolves
          • Turn down to a low heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes
          • Take off the heat and leave to cool for an hour
          • Fine strain into a container leaving the spices behind
          • Pour into a container and it will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge

          Spiced Blackberry Kentucky Buck ❤️

          The Spiced Blackberry Kentucky Buck - a perfect accompaniment to bring in the upcoming year and try something new. Served in our NUDE Big Top Highball glass. Why wait for the new year to try something new?

          Spiced Blackberry Kentucky Buck in NUDE Big Top highball glass

          Ingredients:

          3 fresh/frozen blackberries
          60ml bourbon
          22.5ml lemon juice
          7.5ml cinnamon and vanilla syrup*
          Ginger beer
           

          *Syrup:

          2 cinnamon sticks
          1 tsp vanilla extract / 1 vanilla pod
          250ml water
          250ml sugar 

          Method:

          1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and muddle blackberries
          2. Add ice and shake 
          3. Strain into a glass with lots of ice or a big block of ice. 
          4. Top with ginger beer 
          5. Garnish with rosemary and a blackberry

          Cinnamon and Vanilla Syrup:

          • Add all ingredients into a saucepan on the hob
          • Bring it to the boil whilst the sugar dissolves
          • Turn down to a low heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes
          • Take off the heat and leave to cool for an hour
          • Fine strain into a container leaving the vanilla pod and cinnamon behind
          • Pour into a container and it will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge