Nothing says Christmas quite like a good cocktail, and whether you make your own at home, or heading to one of the UK’s best cocktail bars – there’s plenty to choose from.
This panettone flavoured cocktail comes from Duck & Waffle‘s ’12 Drinks of Christmas Menu,’ a concoction created by Richard Woods, Head of Spirit & Cocktail Development.
I’ve had the privilege in the past of attending one of Rich’s cocktail masterclasses, and he really is a genius.
This creation may seem bold, but I’ve tried it myself, and it’s delicious!
What you need:
35ml Panettone Purée (see below how to make)
15ml Spiced Sugar (see below how to make)
STEP ONE: Create the Panettone Purée
Dry blend together 250grams of panettone until they’re crumbs. Add 350ml Cognac and re-blend. Pass the mix through a sieve and refrigerate.
STEP TWO: Created the spiced sugar
Add half a stick of cinnamon, 3 broken Tonka beans to 250ml sugar syrup. Store in an air tight container and infuse for 12 hrs. Filter the spaces and reserve the infused sugar.
STEP THREE: Create the cocktail
Shake 15ml of the spiced sugar and 35ml of the panettone purée along with 1 egg, 35ml Cognac, and cubed ice. Double straight into a liquer or tasting glass.
STEP FOUR: Garnish
Lightly dust with nutmeg or grated tonka bean.