A Christmas Cocktail ๐ŸธSteak Dinner and a cheeky glass of Red Wine ๐Ÿ˜‹

We like to have a few drinks with friends, and Christmas is a great chance to catch up with everyone..

Aldi kindly sent me a bottle of their Oliver Cromwell London Gin to try, it is a lovely crisp Gin with a good herbal balance, we thought we would make our favourite way to drink it…

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It is a cocktail known as a White Lady, it is a delicious mix of Orange from Triple Sec and Lemon juice which mixes with the herbal fusion of the Gin – a Winter Winner That would make a fantastic welcome for guests over the festive season ๐Ÿธ

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Mix 4 parts of Gin to one of Triple Sec, I have used Aldi’s own version of Cointreau ย from this summer and one of lemon juice – I don’t own a cocktail shaker, so I use my Thermomix, chuck a few chunks of ice into the bowl, the Gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice- a quick spin on reverse speed 2 and strain into glasses.

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Winter Wonderland White and a really nice, fresh cocktail to celebrate Christmas and New Year – Cheers….

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Dinner tonight is a simple steak with baked Potato and a Rocket salad, and to continue the booze theme we will be trying another Aldi bottle, a South African Pinotage called Cambalala – this is a really lush, fruity, full bodied wine which goes so well with our griddled Rib Eye steaks tonight, keeping it simple with a baked potato and green salad.

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One for our Christmas drinks cabinet ๐Ÿท

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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