I didn’t get a photo of this in situ, this was all that was left the morning after, but I bring this concoction out every year and it deserves a mention. It’s a festive mix of ginger wine, cranberry juice and vodka and perfect for making in vast quantities for a crowd.

Mix equal parts vodka and ginger wine to two parts cranberry juice in a jug or large drinks dispenser (this one is a Kilner one). Squeeze in the juice of a couple of limes and drop them in. Adding ice at this point will water everything down, so just add ice to the glasses as you serve.

The ginger wine adds a warming twist to a classic cosmopolitan but be warned, it’s stronger than it looks so unless you want to give your friends a hangover for Christmas (sorry, friends!) serve it in small measures or lengthen with sparkling water.


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