Winter warmer cocktails

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The best of the winter months are behind us. The festivities of Christmas have come and gone, and we’ve finished celebrating the turn of the New Year. The season is growing old.

So, here at Tesco Real Food we’ve decided what we need are some amazing winter cocktails to cheer us all on through the lingering chill.

For inspiration, always check out our Cocktail Finder.

Whether you’re searching for a specific cocktail recipe or prefer an element of surprise, it is the easiest way to find your perfect cocktail. A 4-step process covering ingredients, taste, complexity and even shape of the glass ensures that even the minutest of changes to your specifications will result in the right recipe. Alongside this, regularly updated videos provide tips on perfecting your cocktails. If you’d rather place trust in your fellow cocktail lover’s opinions, a list of the most popular cocktails is also available.

Once you’ve revelled in the delight of your cocktail, there is even the option to ‘like’ recipes so as to alert your Facebook friends to your discovery and let them share your enjoyment.

And if that’s not enough for you, we’ve asked 6 top bloggers to mix up a cocktail treat you can try at home, either as a winter-warmer or as the ideal accompaniment to serve at a dinner party for your friends and family. With these delicious, warming recipes, you’ll find it’s Spring before you know it.

Cocktails

TCL Mulled Fizz

Created By TheCocktailLovers.com

The Cocktail Lovers are Ms S and Mr G, a couple who share a passion for all things cocktail.  Their site is a respected resource for everything from bar reviews to recipes, interviews with movers and shakers to the latest cocktail-related events. As well as events and bespoke tastings The Cocktail Lovers write an online lifestyle magazine to complement the site. The next issue, available to download from their site this January, includes news from the bustling bar scene, fashion, product pages, interviews, travel, foodie features and the latest kit for home bars.

The Cocktail Lovers have been featured in Completely London, The Times, thetelegraph.co.uk and Bar Magazine; they write regular columns for Societé Perrier and Design My Night and make regular appearances on BBC Radio London.

Festive Cosmopolitan

Created By BittersAndTwisted.com

The bitters&twisted blog delivers informative, entertaining and thought-provoking topics for people who want to know more about cocktails and spirits. Folks who want a better than average drinking experience; who prefer more than two ingredients in their glass, who love the theatre of the bar, the beauty of a well-crafted drink and would choose quality over quantity any night of the week.  Readers of this blog are part of a following that stretches across more than 75 countries and ranges from novice cocktail fans to drinks industry experts, many of whom share their comments and thoughts with us here on the blog and on Facebook and twitter.  The b&t blog is written and inspired by Dan Priseman, recently nominated for Drinks Writer of the Year at the 2010 Class Awards.

Merry Todd

Created By Summerfruitcup.wordpress.com

SummerFruitCup is a drinks website written by a husband and wife team, living in an old brewery. They specialise in Gin, Whisky, Whisky Liqueurs and Vintage Cocktails.

Ginger Snap

Created by Instituteforalcoholicexperimentation.blogspot.com

The Institute for Alcoholic Experimentation is a home for affable nostalgics, retro-fops and tweedy dreamers. At the New Sheridan Club they organise social events and members receive a monthly e-zine.  The blog is an outlet for more specific thoughts on traditional tipples, classic cocktails and the delights of strong drink in general.

Darling Clementine

Created By TeaTimeInWonderLand.com

Tea Time in Wonderland is a blog giving a unique view on London life.  Sharing secrets of the city, cocktails, art and culture.  Also available in French, Tea Time in Wonderland gives tourists, inhabitants and London lovers a guide to the hidden wonders of England’s capital.

Ruby Fizz

Created by Ginmonkey.co.uk

A cocktail loving girl, who helped found the London Cocktail Society. Gin Monkey reviews all the hottest bars and helps amateur enthusiasts to shake up some fun in the home.

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