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Cocktail: NY toast

Borrowing from the claret snap in a New York sour, this gently spiced drink is a perfect tipple hand to usher in the New Year.

30ml Brandy

10ml Rum

2 cardamom pods

2 cloves

20ml pineapple juice

15ml sugar syrup

10ml lemon juice

15ml red wine – something fruity and lightly tannic

Dash angostura bitters

Gently press cardamom seeds and cloves in bottom of a shaker. Add rum, brandy, sugar syrup and juices; shake with cubed ice, double strain into a champagne flute without ice. Mix red wine and bitters, float snap over drink.