Festive Cocktails

1 Mulled gin (VG) (GF)

A fruity winter warmer to welcome your guests in from the cold

Serves 2 • Ready in 10 mins

In a pan, gently heat 200ml Co-op cranberry juice with 2 cinnamon sticks, 4 cloves and 50g Co-op blackberries until almost boiling. Off the heat, add 150ml Co-op Irresistible Tillington Hills cider and 75ml Co-op Irresistible London dry gin. Stir before serving.

Energy per glass 753kJ/180kcal
Alcohol units per glass 1.5*

2 Virgin misteltoe margarita (VG) (GF)

A great alcohol-free option, this has the festive flavour of cranberry

Serves 2 • Ready in 5 mins, plus cooling

Muddle 10 mint leaves with 25g Fairtrade caster sugar in a pan, then add 100ml water. Bring gently to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Cook until reduced by about half, leave to cool, then strain into 2 glasses. Pour over 250ml cranberry juice and the juice of ½ lime, then top up with soda water. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices to serve.

3 Apple brandy fizz (VG) (GF)

Made with our multi-award-winning Champagne, plus apple and cinnamon

Serves 2 • Ready in 15 mins, plus cooling

In a small pan, heat 200ml Co-op apple juice, 1 cinnamon stick and 25g Fairtrade caster sugar until dissolved. Continue cooking until reduced by about a quarter. Set aside to cool, then chill until ready to serve. Divide between 2 glasses, then top up each with 30ml Co-op Irresistible Réserve Cognac and 150ml Co-op Les Pionniers Champagne. Garnish with a slice of apple.

Energy per glass 1138kJ/272kcal
Alcohol units per glass 3.0*

4 Caramelised-pineapple & rosemary rum (VG) (GF)

Pineapple-flavoured rum really enhances the exotic flavour here

Serves 2 • Ready in 15 mins

Preheat the grill to high. Arrange 3 canned Co-op pineapple slices on a baking tray and grill for 3-4 mins, until just turning golden. Turn over, sprinkle with 1 tbsp Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar and cook for 2-3 mins, until the sugar is bubbling. Put the pineapple and any juices in a blender, along with 75ml Co-op pineapple juice, then blitz until smooth. Strain into a jug, then add 100ml Co-op Irresistible pineapple rum spirit drink and stir well. Divide between 2 ice-filled glasses, then top up with 150ml soda water. Light the tips of 2 rosemary sprigs, then dunk them in each glass to extinguish and serve.

Energy per glass 777kJ/185kcal
Alcohol units per glass 2.0*

5 Co-op Mixed Olive Trio, 240g
6 Co-op Irresistible Ultimate Roast Potato Crisps, 150g