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Cheers to Christmas cocktails.

O ho ho! It's the time of year to enjoy some festive spirit so what better way than with a Christmas cocktail or two? HBars have been putting a festive spin on some old favourites, and are serving up some delicioussounding concoctions to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Between now and the new year, you can pick up some festive specials with warming spirits, fruity mixes and indulgent creamy choices.

Here are the some of the drinks on offer...

Christmas Cheer What's in it? Bols Genever and Tanqueray Gin are shaken with Cherry Heering liqueur, homemade raspberry syrup, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, pomegranate juice and orange bitters Where? Dirty Martini, Imperial Gate, St Mary Street, CF10 1FA.

Candy Cane Cocktail What's in it? This festive cocktail is created using a luxurious blend of peppermint schnapps, cream, and creme de cacao. With a dash of grenadine adding that extra Christmas sparkle.

Where? Admiral St David, St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, CF10 5SD Merry Kissmas What's in it? Ketel One vodka, vanilla liqueur, pineapple, cranberry, and lime juice and strawberry jam topped with raspberry sherbet and Love Hearts.

Where? Revolution, 9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS Chocolate Raspberry Martini What's in it? Dusted with chocolate and topped off with raspberries, the Chocolate Raspberry Martini is not to be missed! Its moreish flavour is created using Absolute Raspberry, creme de cacao, Kahlua and cream. Where? Admiral St David, St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, CF10 5SD The Bellringer What's in it? Amaretto Disaronno is mixed with cranberry juice and blood orange syrup, topped with prosecco. Where? Dirty Martini, Imperial Gate, St Mary Street, CF10 1FA.

The G&Tree What's in it? Tanqueray gin, tonic, cloves, orange and rosemary. Where? Revolution, 9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS The Gingerbread Man-tini What's in it? Ketel One vodka, Kahlua, half and half, vanilla liqueur, dulche de leche, cream and crunchy gingerbread men.

Where? Revolution, 9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS Rudolph Frappe What's in it? Ketel One vodka, Raspberry Handcrafted Flavour, strawberries, lime, cherry syrup and pineapple juice, topped with squirty cream, a rosy red cherry "nose" and mint sprig "antlers".

Where? Revolution, 9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS Glistening Porn Star Martini What's in it? Absolut Vanilla, Remy, caramel syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit puree, grenadine syrup, prosecco and gold glitter.

Where? Slug and Lettuce, The Friary Centre, Cardiff, CF10 3FA.

And, while you are there, you can also get a Spice Berry Mojito (which has rum, chambard, gomme syrup, soda and raspberry) Gingerbread Espresso Martini (Kahlua, Absolut Original, gingerbread syrup, gomme syrup, Espresso, cherry, and gingerbread crumble) Sparkling Chambord Royale (Absolut cherry, sweet and sour, grenadine syrup, Prosecco, cherry and a candy cane), Mistletoe Mint Shot (Smirnoff Red label vodka, menthe vert) and a Santa Hat Shot (Chambord, Smirnoff Red label vodka and double cream).

Bad Santa What's in it? Ciroc Apple, Sourz Apple, Midori, lime cordial, apple juice, sweet n sour mix, lemonade and garnished with mint and icing sugar.

The Candy Cane has vodka, mint liquor, strawberry liquor, cranberry juice and is garnished with icing sugar and a candy cane.

Where? Yates, Grefriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AD.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Dec 16, 2017
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