So I get an early Christmas pressie from my clever mixologist husband – the ‘Santa Baby’ cocktail.
It’s a fabulously festively red colour. Sparkly. With a very seasonal spiciness to it from the bitters and the grated nutmeg garnish. Merry Christmas indeed.
100ml Williams Chase Sloe and Mulberry gin (or another sloe gin)
50 ml fino sherry
4 dashes of The Bitter Truth ‘Old Time Aromatic Bitters’
100ml sparkling wine
The gin, fino and bitters go into a cocktail tin that’s packed with ice. Give it all a good stir.
Strain into two iced martini glasses.
Top up each glass with 50ml per glass of sparkling wine.
Grate a light dusting of nutmeg on top of the cocktail for garnish.