I did a little bit blogging with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer for Foodies Festival, which has led to trying out the new Red Square Toffee Vodka – not something you’d usually find in our drinks cabinet.
Red Square have launched a completely new range of vodka which aims to change perceptions of the brand. The two new flavours, toffee & sloe, are designed to be the ‘perfect ingredient’ for cocktails. With a lot of really interesting, independent liqueurs out there, they’ve got their work cut out for them.
I have not yet tried the sloe vodka, but I have found a couple of good alternatives to mulled wine using their new toffee flavoured vodka…
Toffee Mule… one for those with a sweet tooth!
Ingredients (makes 1)
- 50ml Red Square Toffee
- Crabbie’s Alcoholic Light Ginger Beer
- Wedge of Lime
- Crushed Ice
- Wedge of Lime to garnish
- Cup of full fat milk (semi skimmed will do if you are trying to be good!)
- 1 heaped teaspoon of cocoa power – make sure it’s good quality cocoa powder, I like Green & Blacks
- Half a teaspoon of sugar
- A good gulg of Red Square Toffee Vodka
Gently heat the milk in a pan, and stir in the cocoa powder. Once dissolved, add half a teaspoon of sugar (less if you like it quite tart), then pour in a good splash of Toffee Vodka.
I can only imagine a cup of Toffee Cocoa would be greatly improved with a mountain of mini marshmallows, a cosy fire and a good book. I’ve also been told that a little bit of Cointreau in your hot cocoa is like drinking Terry’s Chocolate Orange… next on my list to try!