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The 12 Twists Of Christmas: This Sweet And Spicy Cocktail Is Sure To Excite Your Wild Side

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

December 6, 2018 at 2:10pm



There's word that it's going to be a white Christmas this year.

As much as I am BUZZING to wake and see my neighbourhood covered in snow, the memories of the cabin fever I experienced back in March haunt me a little.

The key to combat this is preparation.

As well as stocking up on a good 'ol slice pan and some tea bags, a good host has a bottle of something-something in the press at all times.

To beat the boredom blues, why not round up your pals, fam or even your dogs and make some tasty cocktails.

Welcome to The 12 Twists Of Christmas with Schweppes!

Your weekly cocktail bible of delicious drinks to try your hand at this Christmas season.

These recipes are quick, simple and super easy to make. Best part of all, they're delish so you'll be able to impress your mates. They'll think you've taken a secret mixology course.

This weeks cocktail is The Wild Winter.

This sophisticated cocktail is a sweet and spicy mix that's sure to excite your wild side. It's made from Bacardí Carta Oro rum mixed with sherry and topped up with Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale, then garnished with a lemon slice and fresh chilli.

For those snowy days that we're holding out for, this cocktail is sure to bring some colour back into those cheeks of yours.

It's got some really interesting flavours in it, which makes the flavour unique and enticing.

Made from Bacardí Carta Oro rum this cocktail has a bit of a summery tang to it. The rum is expertly craft in its rich flavours and golden complexion in toasted oak barrels.

It was crafted by Maestros de Ron Bacardi and its mellow character comes from being shaped through a secret blend of charcoals.

It's gold in colour and a great bottle to have in the house as it's ideal for cocktails.

Here's how to make this delicious drink:


• 35ml Bacardí Carta Oro rum

• 10ml Pedro Ximénez Sherry

• 200ml Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale

Garnish: lemon slice and fresh chilli

The Wild Winter will soon become one of your favourite cocktails. It has such Christmasy flavours to it and the chilli really gives it a kick.


Over cubed ice in a collins glass add 35ml Bacardí Carta Oro rum with 10ml sherry stiring well. Mix with Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale.

To garnish: add a lemon slice and fresh chilli.

You deserve to treat yourself after a long, hard year and this is the ideal treat.

Cheers to tasty homemade cocktails!

Don't forget to drink responsibly.


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