By ANNA USHER

We’ve got your boozy bases covered for Christmas Day, with a little something for everyone! Check out Mosman Collective’s selection of classic cocktails and spritzes with a twist. They are the perfect refreshment to kick start your family festivities!

Mosman Mule

Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 9 Limes
  • 750ml Vodka
  • Crushed Ice
  • 3x750ml bottled Ginger Beer

Method:

  1. Juice the limes.
  2. Pour vodka and Lime juice into carafe or jug.
  3. Fill tall glasses with crushed ice.
  4. Pour Vodka mixture in.
  5. Top with Ginger Beer & Lime wedge.

Neutral Bay Blitz

Makes 1.5 litres.

Ingredients:

  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • 750ml Vodka
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Crushed ice

Method:

  1. Remove rind from watermelon and blitz in food processor.
  2. Pass puree through sieve and set aside.
  3. Add vodka to puree and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Pour watermelon mixture into tall glasses.
  5. Top with lemonade, crushed ice and garnish.

Balmoral Bellini

Serves 6.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Peaches (yellow)
  • 1/2 cup Mango nectar
  • 1/4 cup Pearch Schnapps
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup soda water

Method:

  1. Peal and chop peaches.
  2. Add to food processor and blend.
  3. Place peach puree, mango nectar and Schnapps into jug.
  4. Halve and thinly slice remaining peach.
  5. Add peach slices and crushed ice.
  6. Top up with Prosecco & soda water.

Cremorne Cooler

Serves 8.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Limes thinly sliced
  • Large bunch Mint leaves
  • 250ml white rum
  • 2 tbs honey
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 litre soda water
  • 1 Pineapple grilled on the BBQ and chopped.

Method:

  1. Chop pineapple and marinate in juice of 2 limes, 1 tbs honey and rum for 30 minutes.
  2. Grill pineapple 1-2 minutes until charred.
  3. Divide cooled, chopped pineapple, lime, mint, honey and rum into 8 glasses.
  4. Top with soda water and garnish with extra pineapple.