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Stollen sour

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus soaking and cooling
  • More effort
  • Makes 4

Sweet and sophisticated, this spiced cocktail with amaretto and madeira makes a perfect Christmas party drink, topped with a festive dried fruit cocktail stick

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per glass
NutrientUnit
kcal259
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs44g
sugars43g
fibre0g
protein1g
salt0.8g
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Ingredients

For the spiced syrup

You will need

  • 4 cocktail sticks

Method

  • STEP 1

    First, make the spiced syrup. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan with 100ml water. Heat gently until boiling, then turn the heat off and allow to cool. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug and chill until needed. Can be made 1 week ahead.

  • STEP 2

    While the syrup is cooling, tip the sultanas, apricot, cherries and cranberries into a small bowl and add the orange liqueur. Leave to steep for around 30 mins (or up to 24 hrs).

  • STEP 3

    When you’re ready to serve, take 4 cocktail sticks and thread 2 sultanas, a piece of dried apricot, a cherry and cranberry onto each one. Fill 4 tumblers with crushed ice.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the amaretto, lemon juice, madeira and 50ml of the spiced syrup into a cocktail shaker (along with any leftover orange liqueur) with a handful of ice. Shake well until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold, then strain into the prepared glasses. Add the dried fruit cocktail sticks and serve immediately.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2015

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