Halewood Wines & Spirits’ have partnered with Après Bar at the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival, Pier Head (from now until 3rd January), to serve up The Pogues Irish Coffee and Liverpool Gin and Tonic, which you can now make in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re having a party or simply kicking back in your slippers, these easy to make drinks will warm you from top to toe.
The Pogues Irish Coffee
Ingredients (single serve): 25ml The Pogues Irish Whiskey, 300ml black coffee and 50ml pouring cream.
Method: Add the shot of whiskey into a heat-proof glass with the black coffee and stir (sugar is preferable to help the cream float to the top). From a jug with a good spout, pour your pouring cream over the back of a teaspoon until it fills the surface of your coffee to the rim of the glass.
Where to buy: The Pogues Irish Whiskey is available in 70cl bottles from online retailers including Amazon, Drinksupermarket and Master of Malt for around £30.
You can’t get much more Christmassy than this audaciously Irish spirit from the famed Celtic punk band who sang Fairytale of New York. Containing the legendary spirit and poetic rebelliousness of the band, The Pogues Irish Whiskey is carefully crafted in small batches in handmade copper stills. Triple-distilled and aged in bourbon oak casks for three years and a day, The Pogues Irish Whiskey has a warming aroma of malts and cracked nuts.
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Liverpool Gin and Tonic
Ingredients (single serve): 25ml of Liverpool Gin, 200ml of Franklin & Sons Natural Indian Tonic Water, watermelon and juniper berries
Method: Mix the gin and tonic and garnish with a slice of watermelon and three juniper berries.
Liverpool Gin is a premium spirit handcrafted in a copper still at Halewood Wines & Spirits in Hayton. This small batch, aromatic gin recreates flavours of the past with the finest organic botanicals. Liverpool Gin’s signature G&T is a refreshing way to toast any occasion.
The newly released Liverpool Vodka is available at the neighbouring Ice Bar too. Liverpool Vodka is a premium, small batch potato vodka – also distilled in Hayton – inspired by the city’s rich heritage and cultural tapestry, which is reflected in its flavour. Made with carefully selected potatoes, this premium vodka has a creamy taste with fragrant notes of freshly cracked black peppercorns.
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