A Christingle Orange

We’ve got the perfect festive cocktail for you this Christmas! Picture Christmas pudding, in a glass with a nice hint of orange and you’ve got it! Whether you’re hosting an Xmas party or enjoy trying new, flavoursome cocktails, then this is a brilliant recipe for you!

Before you start grab some ingredients!

  • Glass: Straight-Sided Tumbler
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Garnish: Orange Twist
  • Mixer: Shaker glass
  • Ingredients:
    • 3 dashes of orange bitters
    • 1 shot of *Xmas syrup
    • A small disc of lemon peel (about 50p piece in size)
    • 2 shots of a Scotch whisky of your choice (we recommend a spicy one with undertones of dried fruits – like a Christmas pudding!)


You will need to do some prep prior to creating the cocktail as the sugar syrup must be made beforehand:

  • Take 1 part sugar and add 2 parts boiling hot water and let the sugar dissolve. Whilst the liquid is still hot, add in cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.*

Now for the cocktail:

  • Fill Straight-Sided Tumbler with ice and water to chill
  • Take Shaker Glass. Add:
    • Small disc of lemon peel (about 50p piece in size)
    • 3 dashes of orange bitters
  • Use a muddler and gently press the lemon so the oils from the peel mix with the bitters
  • Add:
    • 1 measure of Xmas Syrup*
    • 2 measures of whisky (Tamdhu 10)
    • 8-12 ice cubes
  • Stir for at least 30 seconds until liquid comes up to about ice level
  • Dip taste – if it is a little bit too strong stir for a bit longer.
  • Empty Straight-Sided Tumbler
  • Fill Straight-Sided tumbler with ice
  • Strain into ice-filled tumbler
  • Twist orange strip over drink and place on ice
  • Sip and enjoy – slàinte mhath!

Head to our Facebook page to see our Bar Managers, Stuart & Ian, demonstrate how to make this fantastic cocktail!

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