Celebrate Christmas in Brisbane without losing your cool with these fabulous seasonal cocktails!
Ingredients – per martini
- 1 shot Vodka
- 1 shot Kahlua
- Cold Espresso – either decaff or full caffeine will do
- 3 whole coffee beans for decoration
Prepare the coffee beforehand and let it chill.
To make your espresso martinis, fill a shaker with ice cubes and add all ingredients, then shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate the top with coffee beans and enjoy!
- Lime wedge
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 80ml (1/3 cup) Tequila
- 2 tablespoons Cointreau liqueur
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Spread salt over a plate and rub the rim of each serving glass with the lime wedge. Dip to top of each glass in the salt to coat it well, then put the glasses in the fridge for 5 minutes or until chilled. Put the ice in a blender and pulse until crushed. Then add the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, and blend until just combined. Pour into your prepared glasses and serve immediately for an instant cool!
For the Peach Purée:
- 4 peaches (pitted and quartered)
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh; to taste)
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
(Or buy some premade)
For the Cocktail:
- 5 grams peach purée
- Sparkling wine
- Garnish: peach slice
To make the peach purée, put the peaches, ice, lemon juice, and sugar into a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener or lemon juice as required. You can remove the peach skin if you like, but it’s not essential.
Make the Bellini
Pour the peach purée into a champagne flute and slowly top with sparkling wine while gently stirring to incorporate. If you fancy, decorate with a slice of peach. Serve and enjoy!
On Trend Décor
For tips on getting the perfect house for Christmas in Brisbane look no further than this season’s on trend Christmas décor.
- Natural Decorations
Real Christmas trees, wreaths, decorative objects such as pine cones for your dining table or side tables…make your own or find them all through the shops this Christmas in Brisbane.
- Decorative Candles
Decorative candles are massively on trend and work well with the natural décor look. Not only do they give your home a lovely warm feeling, even while the aircon is on full blast, they can also provide a beautiful seasonal scent.
- Blue Christmas
Red and green are the traditional colours of Christmas, but a new colour hits the shelves every year and this year is blue! The blue colour trend brings sophistication and a modern spin on your traditional items. Blue and silver work especially well together.
- Christmas in Every Part of Your Home!
2020 won’t be about minimalization, it’s all about maximalism! So, start early and make Christmas a feature of every room in your home!
And Christmas in Brisbane wouldn’t be complete without a playlist of wintery songs reminding you how lucky we are to celebrate Christmas in summer! Here’s our pick, in no particular order:
- Wham!: Last Christmas
- Slade: Merry Xmas Everybody
- The Pogues: Fairytale of New York
- Mariah Carey: All I Want for Christmas Is You
- Gene Autry: Frosty the Snowman
- Bing Crosby and David Bowie: The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth
- Bruce Springsteen: Santa Claus Is Comin to Town
- Paul McCartney: Wonderful Christmastime
- Chuck Berry: Run Rudolph Run
- The Beach Boys: Little Saint Nick
- Bobby Helms: Jingle Bell Rock
- Dean Martin: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- Brenda Lee: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- Andy Williams: It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Frank Sinatra: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- The Waitresses: Christmas Wrapping
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Find North Harbour
North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm (we are closed for Christmas and New Year break from December 23rd to January 4th). Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive in Burpengary East, our 31 home Display Village is a great one-stop-shop for house hunters, showcasing brand new designs from 16 of Australia’s best builders including Bold Living, Burbank Homes Coral Homes, GJ Gardner Homes, Hallmark Homes, Homes by CMA, Integrale Homes, McLachlan Homes, Metricon Homes, OJ Pippin Homes, Oracle Platinum Homes, Orbit Homes, Pantha Homes, Stroud Homes, Stylemaster and Sunvista Homes. To find out more about our Display Village please click here.
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