Christmas cocktail

Here’s a good Christmas cocktail to enjoy for a Christmas party. The cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for impressing your friends and family. The cocktail is also extremely easy to make so will take no time at all to produce a stunning cocktail for everyone to enjoy.


Half a 25ml shot of Cointreau
3 25ml shots of Cranberry Juice

Get a chilled champagne flute and pour in the Cointreau and Cranberry juice. Top the glass up with Champagne and serve.

Enjoy Janet Lefton


Lemon Drop Vodka

This is a really simple cocktail but one that is worth of being included as a recipe. There is only a few ingredients in this recipe yet the refreshing flavours are wonderfully combined to create a drink perfect for the summer, but can easily be enjoyed on a winters evening as well.

Lemon Drop Vodka

•1 1/2 oz vodka
•3/4 oz lemon juice
•1 tsp sugar syrup
•Lemon twist for garnish

1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes.
2. Shake well (use both hands as accidents can occur, I learnt the hard way).
3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Optional – If you have any lemon sherbert adding this can add a great sweet sour twist to this drink.

Enjoy Janet Lefton

Strawberry Lemonade

I found this recipe hidden in my cupboard the other day and it was one that me and my sister used to make as kids. We started off making normal homemade lemonade but one day during the summer we had some leftover strawberries and added them to the blender. This drink is perfect for the summer and if you want an adult version try adding some white rum  Barccadi works well but any white rum will do.


1 Tablespoon of grated lemon peel (the smallest size grater)
1 Cup or 235ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 big handful of strawberries (cut in half)
2 cups of water or 470ml of water
2 cups of water or 470ml of sparkling water or soda water
4 table spoons of sugar

1. In a medium saucepan add the sugar and water (not sparkling) and heat while stiring until the sugar dissolves.
2. Add the lemon peel and lemon juice, stir, and remove from the heat. Let the liquid cool completely, then strain into a clean pitcher. (to get it to cool quicker add a few ice cubes)
3.  In a blender puree the strawberries and then add to the pitcher with the lemon juice. Stir well to combine and refrigerate until well chilled.
4. Add the sparkling water and stir well.
5. Pour into classes and enjoy!

Enjoy Janet Lefton