Award-winning Manchester Italian restaurant Don Giovanni has got together with Mangrove this Christmas to create a very special cocktail list!
Building on their reputation for producing some of the best Amaro cocktails in the city, Don Gio’s have put together some show-stopping festive concoctions you all to enjoy this December.
A Christmas twist on the classic Bramble, more akin to a Prickly Bramble, Don Gio’s version of this blackberry-laced classic combines Stoli vodka, Cassis liqueur, fresh lemon and prosecco with cinnamon sugar to give it that moreish, festive sweetness. This drink is an all-rounder, that works just as well as an aperitivo as it does at the end of your meal with their signature panna cotta and berry compote.
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Don’s take the elegant French 75 - an old-school high-society celebratory fizz cocktail - and add their own homemade mincemeat syrup into the mix to deliver a drink that manages to be both sharp and sweet at the same time, and tastes 100% of Christmas.
Inspired by the herbed flavours of the restaurant’s special Christmas gravies (yes that’s right, not content with just one, Don’s have a different sauce to suit each dish), this cocktail riffs on the classic old-fashioned. Keeping Woodford Reserve as the base with the addition of some Christmas bitters, apricot liqueur and a burnt rosemary garnish, the Jingle Juice is perfectly designed to complement your roast with an extra boozy kick. After all, that’s what Christmas is all about, right?
Last but not least comes the Tiramisu, for those who fancy taking their dessert in a coupette. Comprised of fresh hot espresso, mascarpone, Don’s favourite Italian coffee liqueur Caffe Borghetti, plus sweet sherry and Mozart chocolate liqueurs, treat yourself to this luxurious dessert drink and you won’t be disappointed!