Christmas Cocktails!

With Christmas rapidly approaching, it’s that time when I like to think about entertaining and there is nothing my friends love more than a cocktail while we catch up on all the gossip! Tia Maria in it’s stylish new bottle with sleek lines and simple colour scheme, it’s a bottle which looks good in the drinks cupboard!

Tia Maria have sent me some sophisticated ideas for cocktails this festive season! If you’ve never tried Tia Maria it’s a coffee liqueur which combines Jamaican rum with a superior coffee, to create rich luxurious liqueur. I used to drink it mixed with cola, but these suggestions are far more sophisticated and fun!

If you want to be shaken and not stirred how about trying Tia Maria’s version of the James Bond favourite:

Tia Espresso Martini
25cl espresso coffee
25cl vodka
10cl sugar syrup to taste
Coffee beans to Garnish

Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice in a Boston and shake. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.

Ideal for anyone who likes a luxurious flavour! If you’re not sure about a Martini, how about trying a great winter warmer? Tia Ginger is the perfect way to warm up after a hard day Christmas shopping! The ginger flavour is not only warming, but I also think it gives a comforting flavour to the cocktail – and makes me think of festive foods!

Tia Ginger

Half a fresh lime
Ginger Beer

Pour ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice, squeeze in the juice of half a fresh lime and garnish with fresh mint

Do you have a favourite cocktail which you make with Tia Maria
 Disclaimer: I received a small sample in return for sharing these recipes with my readers. Please drink responsibly, Drink aware.