Drink

Sweet sherry is too good to leave out

You may only ever put it out for Santa, but sweet sherry deserves to be one of your festive drinks in its own right, not least because it’s one of the bargains of the wine world. Cream sherry such as Harvey’s Bristol Cream (currently on promotion at Waitrose for £8.69) is probably the one you’re most familiar with, no doubt kept in a cupboard by senior relatives since last Christmas, if not the year before, but there are equally good and certainly cheaper own-label versions around – Sainsbury’s, for example, has a bottle…

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Life and style Cocktail of the week: New York ‘Veganilla’ chocolate seltzer – recipe

New York Veganilla chocolate seltzer This is based on the egg cream vanilla seltzer at Eleven Madison Park in New York, which is itself based on the classic Jewish drink that paved the way for cream sodas. It’s a pure Christmas indulgence: sweet, rich, fizzy and frothy. My version is veganised (me being the annoying vegan in the room), and Frenchified (naturally) with cognac. Serves 1 50g vegan chocolate, or more or less, to taste – Guittard is amazing, as is Callebaut (or use Monin’s chocolate syrup – the stuff you get in coffee shops) 180ml vanilla…

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Drink recipies

Watermelon Sangria

This refreshing cocktail is like a slice of watermelon in a glass.   INGREDIENTS 4 c. cubed watermelon 1 750-ml. bottle moscato 1 c. rum Juice of 4 limes Zest of 2 limes 1 tbsp. sugar lime slices, for garnish’   DIRECTIONS In a blender combine watermelon, moscato, rum, lime juice and zest, and sugar and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish glasses with lime slices and serve.

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