Impress Your Guests With These 3 Classic Cocktails Using A Modern Mixer - Mulled Seaberry Juice
The holiday season is upon us. These are the days when we come together to celebrate, to share good food and drinks, and perhaps what we aspire for with the arrival of the new year. If you are a host or hostess of one of these festive events then you’ve got the task of creating a menu that will delight your guests -and what better way than adding a modern touch to a classic cocktail. This year, I’m offering a new twist on three traditional favourites by incorporating mulled seaberry juice’s spicy and tangy taste. If you are looking for a new way to impress your guests; these Mulled Seaberry-infused cocktails will surely be the highlight of any occasion; whether it’s after dinner drinks with friends, brunching with family, or sitting all cosy by the fire with that special someone.
What is Mulled Seaberry Juice? Like mulled wine, sea buckthorn berries’ juice is simmered over low heat and infused with warming spices. Typically, you’ll taste cinnamon, cloves and honey. I amped up the flavours a little by adding some star anise and cardamon pods. You can find the mulled seaberry juice recipe in my previous article: A Cocktail To Warm Your Heart | Seaberry Hot Toddy.
Mulled Seaberry Apple Cider On Ice – Changing Up The Traditional Mulled Wine.
- 3-4 teaspoons Mulled Seaberry Juice.
- 0.5 cup good bubbly cider (I use Pomme à chevreuils, a nice Quebec made cider).
- A large ice cube.
- A drizzle of honey to taste.
- Slices of fresh lemon, lime and seaberries to garnish.
- In a Magnum wine glass, add a 2″ square ice cube (or ice sphere).
- Pour 3-4 tablespoons of Mulled Seaberry Juice over the ice and swish the ice around to chill the juice.
- Fill to roughly half the glass with the best bubbly cider you can find.
- Add a drizzle of honey if you desire a sweeter cocktail.
- Stir gently, add slices of citrus and some seaberries in the glass.
- Enjoy the refreshing and tangy twist on traditional Mulled Wine.
Seaberry Maple Mule – From Mulled Wine to Moscow Mule
- 1 1/2 ounces Cherry River Maple Vodka (This one is my fave, but use any maple vodka you like).
- 1/4 cup Mulled Seaberry juice.
- Ginger beer.
- Ice cubes.
- Slice of lime and a cinnamon stick to garnish.
- Fill a copper mug with ice cubes.
- Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Cherry River Vodka over the ice.
- Add 1/4 cup of Mulled Seaberry juice to the mix.
- Top it all off with roughly 150ml of ginger beer.
- Stir well and top with a few seaberries for a Moscow Mule with a fruity twist.
Seaberry Mimosa – The Perfect Complement To Any Sunday Brunch.
- Champagne or Sparkling wine of your choice (RUFFINO Prosecco is always a good choice for Sparkling wine).
- Mulled Seaberry juice.
- Dehydrated fruit slice and a few seaberries for garnish.
- In a champagne flute, pour your favourite Champagne until it’s about halfway full.
- Add two to three tablespoons of mulled Seaberry juice for a bright colour and flavour.
- Gently stir to mix the liquids.
- Garnish with a slice of dehydrated fruit circle and drop three seabuckthorn berries in the glass for an elegant touch.
- Toast to the holidays with this delightful Mulled Seaberry Mimosa.
These delicious Mulled Seaberry cocktails will add an original and festive touch to your brunch, date night, or holiday celebrations. Cheers to a season filled with joyful gatherings, and fantastic flavours!
Want more original recipes using sea buckthorn? Have a look at my Blog.
Asking yourself what is a Seaberry? You can learn more about the delicious fruit here.