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Christmas cocktails: 5 easy recipe ideas to impress your Christmas party guests

December 10, 2016

Shake it: Impress with these easy cocktail recipes, just like Tom Cruise (kind of) (Photo: REX) Have you always wanted to be as smooth as Tom Cruise's character in the 1988 film Cocktail? While we can't teach you how to spin a bottle around, throw it up in the air and catch it safely, we have got some recipes for you to try which could be just as impressive. Anticipating that people across the UK will be throwing Christmas and New Year's Eve parties this month, we got in touch with the website of renowned cocktail expert Simon Difford. Simon, originally from London, has over 20 years' experience in the cocktail business and in 2010 launched diffordsguide.com , which has grown to become one of the world's most visited spirits, cocktail and bar websites. Below are five of his recipes* with a suitably festive twist for you to try out and enjoy. Just don't go throwing things around the kitchen... Remember to always drink responsibly. For information visit the Drinkaware website. 1. Christmas Margarita The Christmas Margarita: A beautifully bright cocktail for a NYE party The Cosmopolitan meets the Margarita in this gloriously festive coloured cocktail. Ingredients 1½ shot Tequila 1½ shot Cranberry juice ½ shot Freshly squeezed lime juice ½ shot Grand Marnier Liqueur Glass:...

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