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Martini, Your Maj? Queen’s Favourite Festive Tipple Revealed

You might think the Queen would be all for the Champers or even a Snowball come Christmas, but according to a new documentary, Her Majesty loves a martini.Royal expert Ingrid Seward said on Channel 5 s Inside Sandringham: Holidaying with the Queen: I think the Queen likes a martini, other people would rather have Champagne. The Queen and Prince Philip aren t big drinkers, Seward said, according to The Mirror. But when they do fancy a bevvy, their drinks are very strong she suggested that guests would be knocked out by these drinks .Related... The Queen Has Given Up Fur, Kind Of A classic martini recipe involves mixing gin or vodka with dry vermouth and a bit of ice either stirred or mixed in a cocktail shaker. The contents are strained into a chilled martini glass and served with an olive on a cocktail stick or a twist of lemon peel.If you like your festive tipples to taste a little more Christmassy, here are four suggestions to try this year.Swiss Chocolate Espresso MartiniBasically a grown up advent calendar chocolate, in alcohol form.Ingredients:30ml vodka 25ml freshly ground espresso17.5ml gomme syrup25ml chocolate liqueurMethod: Place a few ice cubes in your glass and place in the fridge until very coldPour the gomme, vodka, espresso and chocolate liqueur into a cocktail shaker, add a handful of ice directly from the freezer you do not want to dilute the liquid, only mix and froth so direct from the freezer is best.Shake vigorously over your shoulder for 20 seconds, hopefully smashing up the ice in the process.Take the lid off the shaker and then pour the liquid through a strainer to avoid any ice getting into the drink.Add three coffee beans and fresh shavings of chocolate to finish. Irish CoffeeMade properly, it s warming and delicious.Ingredients:40ml Irish whiskey80ml coffee (filter coffee is best)2-3 teaspoons demerara sugarDouble creamNutmegMethod:Make your coffee.Add two teaspoons demerara sugar per shot of whiskey, stir until dissolved.Top with cold double cream on top and add a festive finish with a grating of fresh nutmeg.Pine And Apple CocktailA Christmas tree twist on the classic treacle cocktail. View this post on InstagramA post shared by FAM Bar ( on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:32am PSTIngredients:40ml of dark rum30 ml apple brandy liqueur 10ml of pine cordialCubed iceMethod:Stir together the dark rum, apple brandy liqueur and pine cordial with cubed iceIf you d rather put your Christmas tree to good use, make your own pine cordial: brew 10g of pine in 500ml water, simmer with 250g of sugar and 5g of malic acid for 10 minutes.Strain into a chilled glass. Midnight RamblerThe perfect spiced Christmas cocktail. Served warm, it s a lighter twist on a hot buttered rum. View this post on InstagramA post shared by megsmiller (@megsmiller) on Nov 25, 2018 at 10:35am PSTIngredients:30ml cider brandy 30ml ginger wine5g spiced butter mixOne teaspoon gomme syrup2 drops vanilla bitters80ml hot waterMethod:Add the room temperature butter mix to a warmed glassPour the hot water over the butter and stir to melt.Make your own spiced butter mix by blending together 250g softened butter, 2 tsp ground allspice, 2 tsp ground ginger and 2 tsp ground cinnamon.Add rest of ingredients and stir to mix.Pour into a glass teacup and garnish with a clementine wheel. Related... Harry And Meghan Confirm They re Spending Christmas With Doria Ragland This Year Meghan Markle s Favourite False Lashes, Revealed – Just In Time For The Party Season Our Pick Of The UK s Best Christmas Markets For An Ultra Festive Day Out

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