Winter cocktails to mix up in ISO
We’re sharing five of our favourite cool-weather cocktails, perfect for those cosy iso nights in at home.
Published 13 July

Stage 3 restrictions are back and with the winter cool change comes the desire to stay indoors. However, just because we are spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy little luxuries like chic and delicious cocktails!

So, to help you brave those wintery weekend evenings, we’re sharing five of our favourite cool-weather cocktails, perfect for those cosy iso nights in at home.

These cocktail recipes are intended for people above the age of 18. As always, please enjoy them responsibly and in moderation.

 

1. Nespresso Martini

Calling all coffee lovers! You’re going to want to check out this super-simple and oh-so-delicious take on the classic Espresso Martini.

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What you’ll need:

  • Nespresso Ristretto capsule extracted as a 25mL Ristretto
  • 15ml of vodka
  • 10ml of coffee liquor
  • 5 ice cubes

 

Method:

  1. Extract coffee into a glass.
  2. Put ice, vodka and coffee liquor into a cocktail shaker and shake it to chill (when it starts to create foam).
  3. Pour the liquid and foam into the glass removing the ice cubes with the strainer.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

2. Berry Fizz Cocktail

This fresh and fizzy cocktail by HOORAY! is the perfect balance between sweet and sour. Not only does it taste divine, but it also looks amazing! So, why not try it for yourself?

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 shot raspberry vodka
  • 1 shot raspberry sugar syrup
  • A handful of fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
  • Chilled sparkling Moscato

 

Method:

  1. Add strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to a glass. 
  2. Fill 3/4 with sparkling Moscato.
  3. Add raspberry vodka and sugar syrup.
  4. Top with sparkling Moscato and stir. 
  5. Adorn your glass additional fruit or fresh florals

 

3. Four Pillars Red Snapper

We are loving this take on a Bloody Mary by Four Pillars Gin. If you’re into drinks that are bold, spicy and savoury, this one’s for you!

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What you’ll need:

 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large glass with ice
  2. Stir to chill
  3. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, and salt and fresh cracked pepper

 

4. Gewürzhaus Mulled Wine

Nothing says ‘Winter’ quite like a warm and hearty spiced beverage. Luckily for us, Gewürzhaus are sharing their recipe for Mulled Wine; a traditional Winter sipper that is all the above.

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What you’ll need:

 

Method:

  1. Place two teaspoons of the Glühwein Gewürz into the single use tea bag/infuser bag.
  2. Then heat the wine with Vanilla Bean Sugar and the bag of Glühwein Gewürz for approximately 15-20 minutes. Be careful not to boil.
  3. Serve warm in glasses and as an option, add in a slice of orange and cinnamon quill.

 

5. Four Pillars Changing Seasons Winter Gin

This silky-smooth Winter cocktail by Four Pillars is sure to be adored by all of the Gin lovers in your life! It features their delicious changing seasons gin, matcha powder and lemon for a hint of zest.

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What you’ll need:

  • 45ml Changing Seasons Gin
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml Lillet Blanc
  • 10ml white crème de cacao
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • Dash of egg white
  • Matcha powder

 

Method:

  1. Shake and fine strain into a chilled coupette
  2. Dust with matcha powder

 

Bar Accessories

Want to take your at-home bar to another level?  You can find cocktail accessories stocked by a few of our amazing retailers perfect for every budget.

Find everything you need at:

Big W

BWS

Dan Murphys

House

Salt & Pepper

Target

Zoes Kitchen