The New Year is a time for celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than mixing up some delicious cocktails with a Welsh twist?! Whether you are seeing in the New Year with family and friends at home, or have opted for a weekend away with your loved one at our Wales caravans for sale, then a tipple is the way to go. Take a look at some of our favourite Welsh cocktails, and try them out yourself!
This fruity cocktail celebrates the Welsh emblem and the pride of the Welsh flag. Simply shake the ingredients listed below together with ice then strain into a chilled glass with ice.
30ml Grand Marnier
25ml blood orange juice
25ml lemon juice
The Welshcake Cocktail
Inspired by the traditional Welshcake, this sweet and spicy creation goes very well with the snack it takes its name from.
25ml orange juice
25ml egg white
Muddle a jigger full of raisins with the gin. Add it, with the orange juice, Galliano, Cointreau and egg white, to your shaker. Dry shake, until the egg white is fully aerated. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a sugar-rimmed champagne coupe and serve alongside Welshcakes. Garnish with orange peel and raisins on a cocktail stick.
Welsh Seaweed Dry Martini
Use Dà Mhìle Distillery’s Welsh seaweed gin for this unique dry martini cocktail. To make, just combine the gin and vermouth in a mixer glass on ice. Stir gently, then strain into a Martini glass and add the garnish.
2 parts seaweed Gin
3 parts dry vermouth
Rosemary and/or orange peel to garnish.
Use the popular Welsh whisky for this simple and tasty after dinner cocktail. Simply pour all the ingredients over ice cubes into a tumbler glass and stir – do not shake! And garnish with a cinnamon stick.
5ml caramel syrup
5ml vanilla syrup
Another Penderyn cocktail that you are sure to love, the Welsh sour is a lovely twist on a classic cocktail, adding egg white to increase the silkiness. Simply add ice and the ingredients to the shaker; shake and fine strain onto fresh ice in a tumbler glass. Use an orange peel for garnish.
25ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 egg white (1 per 2 drinks)
The mojito is always a popular cocktail to have, and in the middle of winter, it is a drink that reminds us of warm sunny evenings on the beach.
Handful of mint leaves
1 measure sugar syrup
2 measures of white rum
Lemonade to top off
Put the mint, sugar syrup, berries and lime juice in a highball glass. Using a long-handled spoon, lightly mash them together. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the rum. Stir well, making the drink as cold as possible, and top off with lemonade, adding a sprig of mint and straws.
Do you have any favourite cocktails you like putting a Welsh twist on? Share your cocktails with us over social media!