Festive recipe ideas for the Christmas party season

November 21, 2019

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If you’re planning to host the family this Christmas or simply pop some prosecco with friends, we’ve got the perfect mix of festive recipe ideas to get the party started. Drunken Berries isn’t just a prosecco mixer, it can be used to add a fruity twist to plenty of much-loved dishes. Get your apron on… here we go!

Frozen (Drunken) Berry Margaritas

Adapted from a Jamie Oliver Recipe – these frozen margaritas will be sure to go down a treat with guests!

Pour lime juice into a blender, along with tequila and triple sec. Add a handful of frozen berries, a generous glug of Summer Berries & Rum Drunken Berries a handful of ice cubes and 2 or 3 mint leaves, then pop the lid on and whiz until smooth. Pour into martini glasses, garnish with a sprig of mint and a little lime zest, and serve.

Drunken Berries Frozen Margaritas - Festive recipe ideas

Image via Jamie Oliver.com

Gin-spiked cranberry sauce

400g fresh Cranberries
1/4 cup Raspberry & Gin Drunken Berries
2 tsp orange zest
Pinch salt
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water

Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for ten minutes, ensuring the cranberries have burst. Allow to cool and serve with your Christmas meal or as a dipping sauce for canapes. This is perfect with a crisp glass of bubbles!

Cranberry sauce - Festive recipe ideas

Image via Delish.com

Boozy braised cabbage

A dish that divides the Christmas table, this braised cabbage is the perfect festive accompaniment, with plenty of spices and a naughty dash of Blackberry & Brandy Drunken Berries. We’ve adapted this recipe from the mighty Mary Berry.

1 large (about 1kg) red cabbage, finely shredded
450g cooking apples, peeled and roughly chopped
40g caster sugar
1/4 cup Blackberry & Brandy Drunken Berries
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2tbsp white wine vinegar
50g butter
2tbsp redcurrant jelly

Layer the cabbage and apples in a large pan or casserole, and add the sugar, Drunken Berries, seasoning, vinegar and dots of butter. Gently stir to mix. Cook in a preheated oven for 2-21/2 hours or until the cabbage is tender. Stir in the redcurrant jelly and adjust seasoning to taste.

festive braised cabbage - Festive recipe ideas

Image via MaryBerry.com

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