This Mince Pie Martini recipe is just what you need to get into the festive spirit

With the Christas season just around the corner, it's time to start feeling a little bit more merry. And what better way to help you get into the festive spirit, then with a festive cocktail!

This Mince Pie Martini mixes Gin, Spiced Rum, Mixed Spice, Cream Sherry and Mince Meat – the perfect winter beverage.

Serves: 4 people

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the syrup

100ml water

100g caster sugar

50g mincemeat

For the cocktail

2 tbsp caster sugar

2 tsp mixed spice

4 tsp mincemeat

100ml gin

100ml cream sherry

20ml rum

Method:

  1. Start with your syrup by boiling the water, caster sugar and mincemeat in a pan, then let it cool and strain it.

  2. Mix the caster sugar and mixed spice together. 

  3. Dampen the rims of four glasses and dip them into this sugary mixture.

  4. Grab a cocktail shaker or jug, put in mincemeat, then pound it with the handle of a wooden spoon.

  5. Add the gin, sherry, dark rum, ice and 80ml of the cooled syrup. Shake or stir well then strain into the 4 glasses – and enjoy!

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