We remember when advent calendars just meant the ones with the chocolate, nowadays you have beauty advent calendars, beer advent calendars, even cheese ones as well! Not one to miss out on a trend, here at Funkin we have created our own '25 Days of Christmas' cocktail advent calendar. From the 1st December, we will be posting a different cocktail recipe to try, all the way up until the big day! That gives us 25 different cocktails to try this month… OK if we have to…

 

Saturday 1st December: Pornstar Martini

Being the number one cocktail in the UK means that we will be enjoying a couple of these over the festive season. Did you know that the Pornstar Martini was created using our FunkinPRO Passion Fruit Puree? Safe to say we know a thing or two about this one…

Ingredients

35ml Vanilla Vodka
15ml Passion Fruit Liqueur
25ml Funkin Passion Fruit Puree
10ml Funkin Passion Fruit Syrup
Shot of Prosecco

or

100ml Funkin Pre-Batched Passion Fruit Martini

50ml Vanilla Vodka

1 Shot of Prosecco

 

Method

Pour your preferred Vanilla Vodka, and all of the other ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Strain into a Martini Glass and garnish with half a passion fruit and a shot glass of Prosecco on the side.

 

Sunday 2nd December: Sloe Gin Collins

This Sloe Gin Collins is a simple cocktail to share with a couple of friends to talk about how many more Christmas presents you need to get and how you can’t believe that it is this time of year already...

Ingredients

35 ml Sloe Gin
25 ml Pure Pour Lemon
100 ml Soda Water

 

Method

Build over ice in a highball glass and serve with a lemon wedge.

 

Monday 3rd December: Strawberry Daiquiri

One of the three great Cuban cocktails, start the week off as you mean to go on with a delightfully fruity Strawberry Daiquiri. Top with foam from your shaker to make this one look like an upside down Christmas hat!

Ingredients

50ml White Rum
25ml Funkin Pure Pour Lime
12.5ml Funkin Sugar Cane Syrup
35ml Funkin Strawberry Puree

Or

50ml White Rum

75ml Funkin Pre-Batched Strawberry Daiquiri

 

Method

Pour the ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with a strawberry on the side of the glass.

 

Tuesday 4th December: Mango & Lime Punch

Looking out of the window to dreary weather, how about a fruity Mango and Lime Punch to remind you of those warmer months? Don’t mind if we do!

Ingredients

50ml Coconut Rum
25ml Funkin Mango Puree
25ml Funkin Pure Pour Lime
15ml Funkin Sugar Cane Syrup
50ml Funkin Pineapple Puree

 

Method

Pour the ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Pour and strain over a tall glass filled with plenty of ice and garnish with your choice of tropical ingredients.

 

Wednesday 5th December: Pineapple Express

This gin cocktail combines the tropical fruity flavour of pineapple with the earthy tones of our new FunkinPRO Hemp syrup. One to give a go over the festive season!

Ingredients

50ml Gin

50ml Pineapple Puree

25ml Pure Pour Lime

10ml Hemp Syrup

 

Method

Pour the ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Pour and fine strain into a Coupette glass, garnishing with lemon and mint.

 

Thursday 6th December: Margarita or Jalapeno Margarita

We've never been able to think of a good reason to say no to a Margarita so why start now? If you're feeling a little adventurous, why not give our Jalapeno Margarita a try.

Ingredients

50 ml Anejo Tequila
100 ml Funkin Margarita Mix

Or

60 ml Tequila
30 ml Fresh Lime Juice
15 ml Cointreau
10ml Funkin Jalapeno Syrup

 

Method

Pour the ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Strain into a salt-rimmed Martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.

 

Friday 7th December: Elderflower Collins

The refreshing Elderflower Collins will ease you into the weekend full of festivities and panic buying for the office Secret Santa.

Ingredients

100ml Funkin Pre-Batched Elderflower Collins

50ml Gin

 

Method

Pour the ingredients into your Boston Shaker with plenty of ice and shake until the shaker feels ice cold. Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with lemon zest.

 

If you’ve made it to this part in the post, why not treat yourself to 20% off your next order at www.funkincocktails.co.uk and pick up some of the ingredients needed for your cocktails? Simply use code ADVENT20 at checkout. Offer cannot be redeemed in conjunction with another order and can only be redeemed once per customer. Excludes party packs and bundle deals. Expires 31st December 2018.

 

 

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