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Here’s two super easy cocktails you can make right now

by Veronica Golawski - September 18, 2017

Who said cocktails had to be complicated? In fact, you can whip up something quite special, just using ingredients that you probably already have in the cupboard – such as jam! These two recipes make use of two humble fruity preserves, to delicious effect. An accompanying slice of toast is optional…

Marmalade Mimosa

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With the comforting flavours of hot toddy and the freshness of chilled bubbles, this has all the makings of a wonderful cocktail.

1 tablespoon orange marmalade

1 teaspoon honey

1 clove

Dash of fresh orange juice

Dash of whisky liqueur (optional)

110ml chilled sparkling wine

Method

Gently warm marmalade, honey and clove in a small pan. Strain liquid and allow to cool completely. Pour marmalade mix into a flute glass, add a dash of fresh orange juice and whisky liqueur (if using). Top up with chilled sparkling wine, stir gently and serve.

Blueberry Bellini

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A balance of sweet, tart and refreshing – with a boozy vodka kick – this deliciously fruity concoction makes a surprisingly sophisticated sip.

1 ½ tablespoons blueberry jam

22ml lemon juice

45ml vodka

90ml chilled sparkling wine

Fresh blueberries and thyme to garnish

Method

Add jam, lemon juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a tumbler filled with ice. Top up with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with five blueberries and a sprig of thyme to serve.

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