I was recently sent these two new flavours from J2O’s New Midnight Range. Midnight Amber is an orange and lemon juice with winter spices, and Midnight Forest is a cherry and orange juice with a hint of chocolate. The cocktail I’ve made with the Midnight Forest is called the Midnight Martini, which is a recipe from the J2O website. The cocktail I’ve made with the Midnight Amber is my own invention, which I have christened Amber Sky.
To make the Midnight Martini I put some ice in a cocktail shaker and added half a bottle of J2O Midnight Forest (approx 137ml) and 50ml Martini Rosso (Red Vermouth). I shook it up then poured it into a martini glass. I garnished the drink with some orange peel on the rim of the glass.
The Midnight Martini was sweet and fruity, it felt dark and mysterious and I loved the berry hue that the mixture created. I certainly felt like a sophisticated cocktail and I can imagine if you servied this at a Christmas party it would go down very well!
To make the Amber Sky I filled a large wine glass with ice, then poured in half a bottle of J2O Midnight Amber (approx 137ml), 50ml Cointreau and topped it up with lemon and lime soda. I garnished the drink with a slice of orange.
The Amber Sky is a bright and sunny drink which cheers up these dark winter nights, it has a fruity taste but with a hint of winter spices which warm your tastebuds. It felt like the ideal drink for the festive season and I think a Christmas breakfast or brunch would be the perfect setting for a cocktail like this.
What’s your favourite festive drink? Let me know in the comments!
NB. I was sent the J2O to make cocktails with, but I was not required to write a positive review.