Winter Cocktail Recipes
To help you brave those wintery weekend evenings, we’re sharing five of our favourite cool-weather cocktails, perfect for those cosy nights in at home.
Published 01 July

Winter is just around the corner—and with the cool change comes the desire to stay indoors. However, just because you might be spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy little luxuries like chic and delicious cocktails! 

So, to help you brave those wintery weekend evenings, we’re sharing five of our favourite cool-weather cocktails, perfect for those cosy nights in at home. 

These cocktail recipes are intended for people above the age of 18. As always, please enjoy them responsibly and in moderation.  


1. Nespresso Martini 


Calling all coffee lovers! You’re going to want to check out this super-simple and oh-so-delicious take on the classic Espresso Martini by our friends at Nespresso. 

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What you’ll need:
1 Nespresso Professional Ristretto capsule extracted as a 25mL Ristretto
15ml of vodka
10ml of coffee liquor
5 ice cubes

Method:
1. Extract coffee into a glass.
2. Put ice, vodka and coffee liquor into a cocktail shaker and shake it to chill (when it starts to create foam).
3. Pour the liquid and foam into the glass removing the ice cubes with the strainer.
4. Serve immediately.


2. Berry Fizz Cocktail 

This fresh and fizzy cocktail by HOORAY! is the perfect balance between sweet and sour. Not only does it taste divine, but it also looks amazing! So, why not try it for yourself?

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What you’ll need:
1 shot raspberry vodka
1 shot raspberry sugar syrup
A handful of fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
Chilled sparkling Moscato

Method:
1. Add strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to a glass. 
2. Fill 3/4 with sparkling Moscato.
3. Add raspberry vodka and sugar syrup.
4. Top with sparkling Moscato and stir. 
5. Adorn your glass additional fruit or fresh florals


3. Four Pillars Red Snapper

We are loving this take on a Bloody Mary by Four Pillars Gin. If you’re into drinks that are bold, spicy and savoury, this one’s for you!

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What you’ll need:
45ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
60ml tomato juice
20ml lemon juice
30ml homemade chilli vinegar
15ml Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Method: 
1. Combine all ingredients in a large glass with ice
2. Stir to chill
3. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and salt and fresh cracked pepper



4. Gewürzhaus Mulled Wine

Nothing says ‘Winter’ quite like a warm and hearty spiced beverage. Luckily for us, Gewürzhaus are sharing their recipe for Mulled Wine; a traditional Winter sipper that is all the above. 

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What you’ll need:
1 bottle of red wine (preferably Merlot)
60g Gewürzhaus Vanilla Bean Sugar (can substitute for brown, raw or white sugar)
2 tsp Gewürzhaus Glühwein Gewürz
1 single-use tea bag/infuser bag

Method: 
1. Place two teaspoons of the Glühwein Gewürz into the single use tea bag/infuser bag. 
2. Then heat the wine with Vanilla Bean Sugar and the bag of Glühwein Gewürz for approximately 15-20 minutes. Be careful not to boil.
3. Serve warm in glasses and as an option, add in a slice of orange and cinnamon quill.


5. Four Pillars Changing Seasons Winter Gin

This silky-smooth Winter cocktail by Four Pillars is sure to be adored by all of the Gin lovers in your life! It features their delicious changing seasons gin, matcha powder and lemon for a hint of zest.

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What you’ll need:
45ml Changing Seasons Gin
25ml fresh lemon juice
10ml Lillet Blanc
10ml white crème de cacao
5ml sugar syrup
Dash of egg white
Matcha powder

Method: 
1. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupette
2. Dust with matcha powder


Bar Accessories

Want to take your at-home bar to another level? Well, read on, because we’re also sharing some of our favourite cocktail accessories stocked by a few of our amazing retailers.

Keep on scrolling to see a bunch of chic cocktail kit essentials, perfect for every budget. 

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1. Myer, Mojito Cocktail Kit, $59.95

2. top3 by Design, Areaware Drink rocks, $69.90

3. David Jones, Orrefors Street Martini Glass, $85.00

4. top3 by Design, Skagerak Fuori serving trolley, $1,290.00

5. Country Road, Cola Highball Glass in Raspberry, $14.95

 
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