VIDEO: Manchester’s Cord bar gets in the Christmas spirit


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Gift company Christmas Connections has collaborated with Cord Bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to create three Christmas-inspired cocktails and a mocktail.

Through four videos available on YouTube, Cord bartender Rhys Taylor demonstrates how to make drinks such as the Santa Baby, made with brandy, cherry brandy, amaretto, cranberry juice and sugar syrup.

Santa Baby by Rhys Taylor

25ml Brandy
12.5ml Cherry brandy
12.5ml Amaretto
25ml Cranberry juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
Garnish: Cranberry, maraschino cherry

Shake all the ingredients with ice. Rub orange peel round the rim of a tumbler (leaving the peel in the glass for extra orange flavour) and add ice. Strain ingredients into the glass. Garnish with two cranberries and a maraschino cherry. For a special garnish, wrap a cherry in a piece of orange peel and insert it onto a cocktail stick and put a cranberry on either side.

Videos by Preston Hartley.

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