Everything about this cocktail reminds me of Christmas, mainly the fact that it tastes like liquid marzipan, my favourite part of a Christmas cake. It’s topped with a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg which is used a lot over the festive season. It even has a Christmassy name ‘White Christmas Dream’ and yet I first came across the recipe for this cocktail I was on a flight out for some winter sun in December.
I was flicking through the onboard magazine in which they try to sell you duty-free, perfume and snacks whilst waiting for take off, when I spotted this cocktail. I quickly scribbled down the recipe, keen to try it when I got home. I’ve always loved Christmas. I love the whole build up. If you’re a fan of Baileys then chances are you’ll love this sweet, creamy Christmassy cocktail.
30 ml Double Cream
Freshly grated Nutmeg
Simply put all the ingredients (except the nutmeg) into a cocktail shaker or any container with a sealed lid (I used a gym water bottle – well I had to use it for something!) and shake for approx 20 seconds then pour into your glasses and sprinkle a pinch of grated nutmeg on top.
Voila. One White Christmas that can be guaranteed every year.
So tell me. Where have you randomly picked up a cocktail recipe and what was it?