Our staff share their favourite cocktails matched to the tastiest snacks and appetizers.
Rheanna Kish loves this Italian soda-style cocktail with flavourful Illy Espresso Liqueur. Or try it with Starbucks coffee liqueur, which will be making its appearance soon. A good match would be Fruit and Nut Crostini.
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Inspired by a traditional Cuban mojito, this unique and festive drink has a mildly fruity flavour with the addition of raspberry rum.
If you would rather be surfing on Christmas day, then James Smith's cocktail (a favourite from his many holidays in his Australian birthplace) might just fill the bill. It's a cooling contrast to a spicy snack, such as Vietnamese Lettuce Cups.
Gabrielle Bright loves the great old classic songs, and this spicy cocktail (the drink that introduced vodka to North America) is perfect with Bing crooning in the background. Thai Shrimp Cakes with Pineapple Relish complement the spicy ginger beer.
Heather Howe's colourful, classic cocktail, with its touch of sparkle, is perfect for toasting. Choose a light-flavoured gin to enhance the black currant flavour. Enjoy it with Gorgonzola and Black Mission Fig Cups.
James Matthews celebrates the holidays with this stylish, gold-infused cocktail. Smoky Cheddar Shorties are tasty accompaniments.
This sour lemon cocktail goes famously with our Sumac Chicken Skewers with Lemon Yogurt Sauce - see recipe link below.
Andrew Chase created this drink with the lichee and rose characteristics of gewurztraminer wine for his book The Blender Bible (Robert Rose, 2005), which he wrote with Nicole Young. Serve with Spiced Walnuts Three Ways.
Cranberry Cosmopolitans used to be Adell Shneer's favourite cocktail until she created this version using lime-flavoured gin in place of vodka. Serve with our Sherried Orange Tenderloin with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise appetizer (recipe link below).
Memories of southern hospitality come with Beverley Renahan's suggested sipper. It goes particularly well with Lemon-Scented Green Olives.
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