Seasonal Cocktails – Christmas Puddingtini

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This is one to pull out the bag if you’re one to show off at a Christmas party. Created by ‘The Maestro’ Salvatore Calabrese, and served at his eponymous bar at The Playboy Club in London, the Christmas Puddingtini is certainly a fire starter. Exercise caution when making this cocktail.


75ml frozen Tanqueray Gin
10ml Courvosier Cognac
10ml White Creme de Cacao
Dash of Sambuca
Miniature Christmas pudding


Pour all of the ingredients, except for the Sambuca, into a mixing glass with ice and stir, before straining into a chilled cocktail glass. Using either spoon or a metal cocktail stirrer, dip a mini Christmas pudding into a small liqueur glass filled with Sambuca and soak, before lighting your pudding and dropping it into the prepared cocktail. Eat the pudding and enjoy the cocktail.