Wahine is a popular cocktail recipe in Hawaii, New Zealand and the Pacific. The word ‘Wahine’ means woman in both Hawaiian and Maori, which we think makes this fruity number the perfect drink for a girls’ night in.
There are lots of variations of Wahine cocktails around – an icy pineapple punch version was a favourite in the 1950s when Tiki bars were all the rage in the US. We’ve added our own twists to create an irresistible Christmas cocktail.
Our deliciously fruity Christmas Wahine cocktail recipe is perfect for Christmas cocktail parties, thanks to its jolly red colour, and the warming flavours of amaretto and cassis. The almond and blackcurrant flavours in these two spirits might not be an obvious pairing but together they create an incredible Bakewell Tart, frangipane taste that anyone with a sweet tooth will absolutely love. Add lemon juice and strawberry puree into the mix and you’ve got a gorgeous bright red cocktail that your guests will love.
We’ve simply garnished ours with a Morello cherry for a retro feel, but if you fancy going all out on the extras then use fresh strawberries to sit on the rim of your glass, or dip the rim of a martini glass in sugar or salt, like you would do with a margarita. Simply dunk the edge of your glass lightly in water or egg white before dipping into a saucer of sugar and leave to harden.
Serve this Christmas cocktail in different pretty glasses for a shabby chic feel that your friends will love. Plus, then everyone will know which glass is theirs, too.
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS WAHINE COCKTAIL
Recipe courtesy of The Providores
- 50ml Amaretto
- 15ml cassis
- 25ml lemon juice
- 30ml strawberry puree
Shake all ingredients vigorously over cubed ice and strain onto crushed ice.
Garnish with a morello cherry.