Just the tipple

Sam Trevethyen, Head of Coffee at The Royal Exchange Grind, talks up three specially concocted seasonal cocktails that are sure to hit the spot

19 December, 2016

Christmas doesn’t just give our chefs a chance to indulge, it’s the same for our bartenders. We’re no stranger to a hot buttered rum or glass of mulled wine, but we wanted to do something a little different this year, with some very special festive additions to the menu.



Sipsmith sloe gin, Prosecco, cranberry purée, orange zest

Sipsmith has been a favourite on the London Grind gin list since our first day, and when it brought out a sloe gin, we knew there’d be something festive we could create with it. Over ice, with cranberry purée and Prosecco, and topped with a twist of orange zest and a sprig of mistletoe, it couldn’t be more Christmassy. If you’re looking for something to get you through that four-hour dinner with the relatives, this will do the trick.



Grind house-blend espresso, sherry, Chairman’s Reserve rum, maple syrup

It wouldn’t be Grind without a coffee cocktail, and this is one of our best. Shaken with sherry, rum and maple syrup, the resulting flavour is like a liqueur chocolate. It’s a delicious sweet treat you can easily drink enough of to ensure a merry and spirited catch-up with friends – and if that’s not what Christmas is about, I don’t know what is.



Bourbon, bitters, gingerbread syrup, candy-cane sugar

Our Old-Fashioned, made with bourbon infused with our Shoreditch-roasted Grind house-blend espresso, is a killer twist on the classic. We thought we’d try twisting it in a different direction this year, with the addition of gingerbread syrup and candy-cane sugar. It’s warming, heady and about as close to curling up in front of a fireplace as Health & Safety will allow us to get – and the ginger adds a bit of a kick to it, too.


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