Ho! Ho! Ho!… Fresh from the successful launch of Irish Kitchen Cocktails, a boozy little labour of love from the pen of Oisín Davis, the genial founder of Great Irish Beverages, has mixed up a seasonal cocktail recipe that’s sure to wow household visitors at yuletide coming and goings over the next little while.
Oisín’s infectious enthusiasm for the native drinks industry is well known to many in this city, and this particular creation features a cranberry sauce collab between Ballymaloe Foods and i-Stil 38 Premium Irish Vodka.
Its creator describes it as ‘a simple drink to mix up either at home or in a bar’, and we reckon that it makes for a perfect pre-turkey sharpener on the big day.
Check out details of the recipe below.
Recipe for Cranberry Christmas Royale by Oísin Davis
35 ml i-Stil 38 pink berries vodka
1 teaspoon Ballymaloe & i-Stil 38 vodka cranberry sauce
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
100 ml of dry prosecco and
A lemon twist to garnish.
Place the cranberry sauce into an iced shaker and pour in the vodka and lemon juice.
Seal the shaker and shake hard for ten seconds.
Fine strain the cocktail into a chilled champagne glass before topping up with the prosecco and garnishing with a lemon twist.
About Irish Kitchen Cocktails
Oisín Davis has frequently rocked up to gatherings with his legendary punch bowls and now he may also well come armed with his new book Irish Kitchen Cocktails, featuring the tagline, ‘60 Drinks you can make at home with everyday equipment.’
Each cocktail comes with a little personal anecdote such as Vive Cum Gaudio – Latin for ‘Live With Joy’ – being tattooed on his left forearm (Hot Whiskey with Pear & Chestnut) with the flavour combo emerging from having a cannoli in Jersey City.
You’ll also uncover discoveries such Berrisimo & OJ (an Irish Berry apertif), Vodka Jelly shots made from Refreshers candy and a Killahora Medley which combines the best from these Orchards in Cork.
It should be noted how gorgeous this book looks too so kudos to editor Kristin Jensen (Nine Bean Rows), design (Graham Thew), styling (Orla Nelligan) and photography (Jo Murphy).
Did someone say Christmas stocking filler?