Winter is here; time for a festive snuggle with Rekorderlig cider

In dictionary terms, [Rek-order-lig] translates as ‘reliable, trustworthy and down to earth’. With Christmas anticipation growing for us all, ‘these three words’ are a guarantee ‘of comfort and joy’! (I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself).

If you know your Brambles from your Dark and Stormys, and embrace the current buzz of the ever burgeoning cocktail scene, chances are you’ll be enticed to read on. Rekorderlig has been the latest brand to reinvent classic cocktails with a twist. (Who’d have thought…cider is a great base for cocktails!) The roomy and on-trend space of E2’s Old Shoreditch Station, de rigueur with concrete floors, white washed beams and exposed brick walls, was converted into an enchanting Swedish winter wonderland. Collections of stylish Ikea-esque 50s leather chairs and bar stools were randomly (yet thoughtfully) positioned, and streams of autumnal leaves and twigs awashed the floor beneath our feet.

To banish any threats of winter cold, (and guarantee efficient alcohol delivery into one’s system) first up was their miracle Flip, Hot Toddy (a mix of spiced rum, honey, fresh lemon, cinnamon and Rekorderlig Winter Cider) Heady with spice, this was a match made in heaven with our miniature glasses of cauliflower cheese soup. Success continued with the remaining cocktails which were infused before our very eyes by the Swedish ‘shakers’, wearing mandatory fair isle woolly jumpers no less.

First hand, I can disclose the Ice Cap was a highlight, superior in taste and execution – the playful foamy top and red and white stripy straws were both a nostalgic addition. The methodical process was sheer art; pearly ribbons of spirits and cocktail shakers moving through the air like Christmas magic.

All this said and done, these recipes are accessible for the likes of you and I to enjoy at home throughout the holiday season – even if you didn’t consider yourself an avid cider drinker in past times, you can now with a little helpful disguise…and no one need know. Just don’t forget the Christmas pull-over!

Rekorderlig Cider press event; shaken not stirred!

 

REKORDERLIG SNOW CAP

Rekorderlig Ice Cap

INGREDIENTS

30ml Dark rum

30ml Lemon juice

20ml Oregat (almond sugar)

1 Egg white

30ml House Tempranillo

125ml Cold Rekorderlig Winter Cider

Branded Rekorderlig pint glass

METHOD

Shake the rum, oregat, lemon and egg once with one ice cube to emulisfy the egg, then shake again with more ice. Double strain over ice into a Rekorderlig glass. Top up with cold Rekorderlig Winter Cider and carefully add the red wine onto the foam.

Garnish with a mint sprig and a cherry. Dust with icing sugar

 

REKORDERLIG MIDNIGHT FOREST

Rekorderlig Midnight Forest

INGREDIENTS

30ml Cherry brandy

15ml Sweet sherry

10ml Bourbon

10ml Amaretto

2 Dashes Angostura bitters

125ml Cold Rekorderlig Winter Cider

Branded Rekorderlig 1/2 pint glass

METHOD

Build all the ingredients into a Rekorderlig half pint glass filled with ice. Top up with cold Rekorderlig Winter Cider.

Garnish with mint sprig and 2 cherries. Dust the mint leaves with icing sugar.

 

REKORDERNOGG

Rekorderlig Egg nog

INGREDIENTS

30ml Dark rum

20ml Sweet sherry

10ml Sugar syrup

3 Dashes Angostura bitters

1/2 egg

200-250ml Hot Rekorderlig Winter Cider

Rekorderlig Winter Cider Tankard (250ml)

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients together in a pan and whisk the egg into them. Heat pan on a stove, stirring gently. Pour into a Rekorderlig tankard.

Dust with ground cinnamon, then serve with a candy cane and star anise.

 

REKORDERLIG HOT TODDY

Rekorderlig Hot toddy

INGREDIENTS

25ml Spiced rum

1 tbsp Honey

15ml Fresh lemon juice

1 Cinnamon stick

220ml Hot Rekorderlig Winter Cider

Rekorderlig Winter Cider Tankard (250ml)

METHOD

Mix the rum, honey and lemon together in a Rekorderlig tankard. Add hot Rekorderlig Winter Cider and stir.

Serve with a cinnamon stick and an orange wheel.

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