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    Delicious Christmas Cocktail recipes from London’s Skylounge

    December 11, 2015

    Skylounge, one of London’s finest rooftop bars, has just launched its lavish new winter cocktail menu and we were at the front of the queue to try them out.

    Curated by Skylounge’s team of talented mixologists the new cocktail list is creative and complex – reinventing some of the classics, as well as indulging in both new and wintery flavours, with sophisticated combos.

    Situated in the heart of the city, Skylounge is the perfect spot to watch the city light up, cocktail in hand at their woodland themed pop up, The Tree House.

    Up in The Tree House, huddling over hot apple cider or a cocktail from the bespoke wintry menu is the perfect festive must-do.

    Using warming spirits and spice flavours, the cocktails are sure to go down a treat with your guests at Christmas so we’ve put together the recipes to try for yourself.

    Cue the how-to:

    The Green Hour

    Green Hour [portrait] V2

    Featuring Hendricks Gin, Bison Grass Vodka, elderflower, apple juice and a dash of Absinthe over ice, this soft and delicate blend of classic and more contemporary Christmas flavours is total genius and goes down too easily.

    With added cinnamon and apple with anise and cucumber, one won’t be enough.

    Recipe & Glass

    Coupe glass

    25ml Hendricks

    25ml Zubrowka

    20ml Lime juice

    20ml Elderflower cordial

    25ml Apple juice

    10ml Absinthe


    Shake and strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with apple fan

    Azzuro Sour

    Azzuro Sour [landscape] edited 1

    Johnny Walker Black Label, Cointreau & elderflower join together in a foamy harmony of egg white (drooling yet?). Topped up with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, it’s different and totally moreish.

    Recipe & Glass

    High-ball glass

    Egg white

    35ml JW Black

    15ml Cointreau

    15ml Lime juice

    15ml Elderflower

    2 dash angostura bitters


    Shake all

    50ml Peroni top

    Garnish with lemon julienne

    Old Tom’s Finest

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    A smooth and creamy blend with a sweet herby finish, this drink is a very well balanced if slightly unusual winter cocktail.

    Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Green Chartreuse, lemon, sugar, a little bit of cream and egg white for the perfect wintery foam.

    Recipe & Glass


    35ml Hayman’s Old Tom

    20ml Chartreuse

    35ml Lemon juice

    20ml Sugar syrup

    50ml Double Cream

    1 Egg white


    Shake and strain into highball glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

    Snow Queen Martini

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     An Homage to the wet Martini, this drink blends Snow Queen Vodka, herby flavours from Lillet Blanc and sweet mandarin from Mandarin Napoleon with a dash of bitters which creates a smooth and delicately balanced wintery flavour to savour.

    Recipe & Glass

    Martini Glass

    40ml Snow Queen vodka

    20ml Lillet blanc

    15ml Mandarin Napoleon

    1 dash Bob’s orange & mandarin bitters


    Stir and strain into chilled coupe, garnish with zested lemon twist.

    All cocktail recipes are courtesy of the Skylounge mixologists.

    The Details

    When? The Skylounge’s Tree House Pop Up is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 5:00pm until late and runs until the end of February 2016.

    Where? DoubleTree Hilton at Tower Hill, 7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF

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