Nothing says Christmas like a group of mates getting together for a drink and a laugh. The only way this could possibly be made better is if you had your very own pub…well we don’t have a pub, but we have a Ben and he has a pub!
Ben, who does an awesome job of making our website, emails and social stuff look so cool, built this little gem that sits in his garden from scratch. He’s got it fully stocked with all the good stuff, working beer pumps and even a mini log burner!
So he very kindly invited the Joe Browns gang over to help decorate it and try out a few festive cocktails!
First on the menu was the White Christmas Cocktail…
It’s really easy, you just put a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker with vanilla vodka, coconut cream, crème de cacao and grated nutmeg. Shake it up and strain it into jam jars – we even found some chocolate straws lying around which were a great touch (until we realised they were out of date).
Here’s the breakdown of measurements to make two:
- 100ml vanilla vodka
- 160ml coconut cream
- 1 tbsp crème de cacao
- ½ tsp grated nutmeg
- 2 chocolate wafers, to serve
Next up, we gave some Winter Whisky Sours a go…
Ideally you’d fill some glasses with crushed ice (we didn’t have any), put bourbon, lemon juice, orange juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker, shake it up and strain it into glasses. Check us out trying to pro with a chunk of orange.
Here’s your measurements for two:
- 50ml bourbon
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
- ½ tbsp sugar syrup
- 2 slices of orange
If you’re feeling fancy you can stick edible gold glitter round the rim with honey. We weren’t.
Ben’s little dog Ace then came to join the party. He did enjoy himself – really.
What we were wearing:
Seb (casually giving himself some devil horns in this pic)
Christmas Cheer Top Now £9.95 (was £19.95)
Hit The Slopes Jumper Now £25.95 (was £39.95)
On The Piste Snowman Jumper Now £14.95 (was £29.95) + Dancer Hooded Scarf Now £9.95 (was £24.95)
Rock Around T-Shirt Now £7.95 (was £16.95) + Mistletoe Hat Now £5.95 (was £12.95)
Stay Cool Sweat Now £16.95 (was £34.95)
What drinks would you serve up if you had your own pub?