Recipe: The Big Smoke Winter Cockt-Ale

The first of many festive recipes coming your way. This Big Smoke Winter Cockt-Ale is soothing, warming and oh-so more-ish!


  • 1 x 500ml bottle of porter (a dark beer brewed by several breweries including Fuller’s)
  • 1 x 500ml of medium dry cider (such as Cornish Orchards Gold)
  • Add a sprinkle of smoked paprika
  • If serving mulled, gently warm the drink on the hob
  • Serve in a tulip or snifter glass
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick as a stirrer

Accompany with a couple of slices of crisp smoked apple to nibble on (sprinkle with Smoked paprika too if desired)

Enjoy x

About Elsie Boat

Hi, I’m Elsie, the writer, editor, and all-round wordsmith of this blog. I’m a lifestyle journalist and copywriter, and have been writing about beauty and lifestyle for 10+ years.

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