Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas: Two Festive Cocktails With Tabl + Competition to win £100 worth of Tabl treats! [NOW CLOSED]

Christmas sometimes feels like waiting for an avocado to ripen...too soon...too soon...oh, it's overripe! After calling "too soon" on all things Christmassy, December is now speeding by and whether our to-do lists involve Christmas shopping, present wrapping or dreaded early December deadlines we could probably all do with a drink.

Tabl set me a challenge to re-invest the Christmas cocktail and send me a lovely selection of goodies with which to do so. Everyone knows that gin is my favourite so a bottle of 58 Gin, Apricot and Cardamon Cordial, Raspberry, Cherry & Dark Chocolate Jam and Volcano Coffee provided plenty of inspiration!

tabl christmas cocktails

First up, a cardamon gin-let because mulled wine isn't the only way to get wintery spices into a drink.

To make you'll need a cocktail shaker filled with lots of ice, add the below ingredients, give it a good shake and strain into a glass or a gin mug (from Yvonne Ellen here):

- 50ml gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 25ml apricot and cardamon cordial

This would be so easy to make a batch of for a party - it's easy to drink but not too sweet.



My second creation is a great dessert cocktail and a boozy alternative to serving post-dinner coffee - a gin jam espresso shot.  It's also very easy!

Brew some espresso coffee and leave to cool. One cool carefully mix one part cold espresso, one part gin and one part coconut cream. Spoon the jam into the bottom of shot glass and pour the gin / espresso mix on top:


Competition Time!

Tabl want to see what your take on reinventing:

- a Christmas cocktail
- mince pies
- leftovers
- a winter warmer drink
or
- stuffing

looks like. Feel free to be a creative and non-traditional as you want to! Let me know if you try out a new recipe before the end of 15th December and you could win a Tabl box of delicious goodies worth £100 - perfect for making Christmas a little more delicious!

Tag me in your Instagram posts and Tweets with the hashtag #ChristmasTabl and be sure to follow Tabl and me. The winning recipe will be posted on Tabl's social media too and they'll be a bonus "people's choice" winner based on social media likes. 

PS. A Christmas elf tells me that if you sign up for Tabl's newsletter you'll get £10 to spend on Tabl's website - their supper club experiences would be a great gift for a the foodie in your life and there are some great gift boxes for all tastes too.

EDIT - The winner is Ellie for this delicious entry:





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