To ensure your Christmas goes with a bang this year, Skylounge, one of London’s finest rooftop bars, has shared its lavish new Christmas cocktail recipes with Hero & Leander. Situated in the heart of the city and perched on the 12th floor of the DoubleTree, Tower of London, Skylounge is the perfect spot to watch the city light up as the winter nights draw in, cocktail in hand. Sample the fabulous festive menu at Skylounge before recreating your favourites at home just in time for Christmas.

Curated by Skylounge’s team of talented mixologists the new cocktail list is creative and complex – reinventing some of the classics, as well as tempting you to indulge in both new and wintery flavours, with sophisticated combinations.

Featuring warming winter spirits and festive spices, highlights include a signature Christmas cocktail ‘The Green Hour’ with hints of cinnamon and anise and a dash of Absinth; and the delicate ‘Snow Queen Martini’ which blends Snow Queen Vodka with the finest herb flavours from Lillet Blanc and sweet mandarin from Mandarin Napoleon, to create a smooth and delicately balanced winter taste.

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Green Hour

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Green Hour

The Green Hour

A soft and delicate blend of classic and more contemporary Christmas flavours. 

Ingredients

25ml Hendricks

25ml Zubrowka

20ml Lime juice

20ml Elderflower cordial

25ml Apple juice

10ml Absinthe

Method

Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with apple fan

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Snow Queen Martini

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Snow Queen Martini

Snow Queen Martini

A homage to the Wet Martini. 

Ingredients

Martini Glass

40ml Snow Queen vodka

20ml Lillet blanc

15ml Mandarin Napoleon

1 dash Bob’s orange & mandarin bitters

Method

Stir and strain into chilled coupe, garnish with zested lemon twist.

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Azzuro Sour

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Azzuro Sour

Azzuro Sour

The Summer Hit comes back to storm the Winter Scene. 

Johnny Walker Black Label, Cointreau & elderflower joined together in a foamy harmony of egg white, topped up with our favourite Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Interesting, captivating and different.

Ingredients

Egg white

35ml JW Black

15ml Cointreau

15ml Lime juice

15ml Elderflower

2 dash angostura bitters

Method

Shake it all up, 50ml Peroni top, Garnish with lemon julienne.

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Old Toms Finest

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Old Toms Finest

Old Tom’s Finest

A smooth and creamy blend with a sweet herby finish, this drink is a very well balanced

if slightly unusual winter cocktail.

Ingredients

35ml Hayman’s Old Tom

20ml Chartreuse

35ml Lemon juice

20ml Sugar syrup

50ml Double Cream

1 Egg white

Method

Shake and strain into highball glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Rum & Raisins

Must Try Christmas Cocktail Recipes | Rum & Raisins

Rum & Raisins

This is a “Martini” style tribute to all the bottles of good rum that we have.

Ingredients

30ml Diplomatico

25ml Brugal

5ml Pyrat

5ml Cherry Brandy

5ml Sugar syrup

2 dashes of Angsotura Bitters

Method

Add ingredients together, stir and garnish with rum soaked raisins

 

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