Can you believe that we are only 18 days away from Christmas Day! I am so excited; it's my favourite time of the year!
Here's my selection of the best things to kick of the festive party season!
1) The Frocks
The perfect glitzy party frock!
2) The Cocktails
This ones for my sister, who's really into her cocktails...
- 2 parts chilled lemonade
- 1 part chilled advocaat
- 1/2 lime squeezed
- sugar to decorate the glass
Mix the ingredients together and serve with a slice of lime and a cherry.
Santa’s Christmas Delight
- 3 parts Irish whiskey
- 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
- soda water
- few drops of grenadine
Mix the ingredients together. Serve in a tall glass on ice. As a variation, try using ginger ale rather than soda water or Schweppes Russian.
- 2 parts vodka/gin
- 1 part dry martini
- ½ part crème de menthe
Either mix in a cocktail shaker with ice or simply serve on ice in a martini glass. A festively coloured green version of the famous cocktail.
- 1 bottle red wine
- 60g demerara sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- grated nutmeg
- 1 orange halved
- 1 dried bay leaf
Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay leaf and the spices. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if you want the wine sweeter, and add more sugar to taste. Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.
OK, Mulled Wine isn't really a cocktail, but I thought I'd add it in anyway; its a Christmas classic!
3) The Entertainment
New and old Christmas fun!
4) The Festive Knits
Cute and comfy knits to snuggle up in after a fabulous night!