The very best seasonal drinks to sip once dry-Jan is over
Summer 2019 may be well and truly behind us and with it goes our sun hats, floral dresses and rosé-fuelled fun.
But 2020 is here and dry-Jan is almost over. From warming whisky to a traditional glass of Bailey’s, GLAMOUR has rounded up the tipples you *need* to try. Obviously drink responsibly and with the finest glasswear John Lewis offers. Oh, and check out our pick of the most Instagrammable places to drink at while you’re deciding which thirst-quencher to plump for.
‘Passport’ is the beautiful new cocktail menu at St James Bar in the five-star Sofitel St James. Each cocktail is based upon a country from around the world. Our favourite is Shodu, which draws inspiration from the famous blossom season of Japan, it infuses delicate Japanese tea flavours of black cherry, green tea and apricot to make a sweet syrup which is then combined with Japanese Roku Gin, lemon and egg white.
Gordon’s Hot Pink
If you can’t get enough of the Summer favourite Gordon’s Pink Gin then you’re going to love this festive twist. The Gordon’s Hot Pink has Gordon’s Premium Pink, cranberry juice, a cinnamon stick, star anise, two cloves, nutmeg and ginger.
Bottega Rose Gold
Are you a rosé lover or have one in the family? Bottega Rose Gold is a great Christmas dinner contender – it’s shiny Rose Gold bottle is STUNNING. With aromas of wild berries and a floral fruity flavour, this fizz pairs perfectly with turkey.
The Winter Cocktail Menu at The Perception Bar at W London
Head to the W hotel’s epic Perception Bar to try the coolest Christmas cocktails yet. For bar interiors, expect firepit booths, neon signs and even a giant disco ball, with 24 brand new cocktail variations that will kick start your festive spirit. Glamour’s favourite cocktail is the ‘Matcha Made in Heaven,’ with ingredients including Grey Goose vodka, elderflower liqueur, apple juice, lemon juice and matcha. To top it all off, the concoction is served in a bird shaped glass with a peacock feather placed in the glass like a tail. Impressed yet?
Enchanted Woods Cocktail Menu at Madison London
As part of the new Enchanted Forest installation Madison and Belvedere Vodka will be serving up a terrific selection of terrace tipples to keep you warm on the upcoming winter nights. The menu features a range of hot and cold drinks including this warming Guilty Pleasure cocktail. Sip this under a fluffy blanket, looking out over St Paul’s cathedral, with the twinkling forest lights around you – it’s festive utopia.
Gordon’s Mulled Sloe
A new winter gin recipe to cosy up in front of the fire with. Spiced with juniper notes and a burst of berry flavour. All you’ll need is Gordons sloe gin and warm apple juice. If you’re feeling really fancy then garnish with a cinnamon stick, star anise, two gloves, nutmeg and berries.
LoneWolf Gunpowder Gin
LoneWolf Gunpowder Gin is 57% ABV that forms intense heat but the bitter orange, star anise, Szechuan and black peppercorns create the smoke after the mouth-fire is put out. Serve as a warming winter Gunpowder Martinez by combining 50ml Gunpowder gin, 15ml sweet vermouth, 10ml orange Curaçao, a dash of orange bitters and garnished with a flamed orange peel.