Festive Toffee Tipples

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…

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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
Method
Half fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Add 50ml vodka and  squeeze of lime wedge. Top up with crushed ice then mix with a bar spoon. Add more crushed ice & top with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Light Ginger Beer. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
TOP TIP
If the ginger beer and toffee flavour is a bit too sweet and strong (as it was for me), half the amount of ginger beer and top up with regular soda.

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Toffee Cocoa… a bit of DIY recipe and lovely on a cold, winters night!
Ingredients (makes 1)
  • 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

Method

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.

TOP TIP

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!

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