Spiced White Russian

Marie and I would sip these by the fire in our local pub after hours, they are rich and warming. Great for cold winter nights. 

Ingredients: 

50ml Black Cow Vodka
25ml Conker Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur
15ml Spiced syrup (Recipe follows)
15ml thick organic double cream
Rosemary sprig

For the spiced syrup: 

375ml water
125ml organic honey
5 slices ginger root
3 sprigs rosemary
1 cinnamon stick
6 cloves
1 star anise

Method: 

To make the syrup bring all of the ingredients to the boil in a pan, constantly stirring, reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool completely. Once cooled, strain into a sterilised bottle (this can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 weeks).

To make the cocktail add the vodka, coffee liqueur and spiced syrup into a large mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled. strain the drink into a chalice or goblet (or a glass of your choice) filled with ice. Float the cream on top of the drink by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Garnish by lighting a sprig of rosemary on fire, drop it in the drink and enjoy!