Have you entered into the Christmas spirit yet? In our opinion, there’s no better way to catch that festive feeling than with a Christmas cocktail made with Sing Gin.
Alongside all the traditional Christmas drinks such as Mulled Wine, Eggnog, Buck’s Fizz, the Classic Snowball, Christmas Punch and boozy hot chocolates, there are a whole host of gin based Christmas cocktails you can make this December.
What makes a gin cocktail Christmassy? Well, the inclusion of some of the most common winter spices can put a festive spin on some of our favourite alcoholic drinks. When searching for Christmas cocktail recipes or looking for ways to adapt your usual gin drinks to fit a festive theme, look out for ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and star anise. Many of these traditional winter spices are used to flavour gin – for example nutmeg gives gin a hint of spice and woodiness, while a touch of star anise adds a spicy sweetness – but they can also add festive cheer to a regular cocktail.
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With the most quintessential winter berries at its heart, this cocktail recipe screams “Merry Christmas”. It’s an easy drink to mix ahead of time, making it a great choice for Christmas parties. Simply prepare the core mixture beforehand, then pour into rocks glasses, top up with soda and garnish when you’re ready to serve.
Combine 35ml Sing Gin, 50ml cranberry juice, 10ml lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup. Top with soda and garnish with fresh cranberries and mint leaves.
First mentioned in in the 1927 Prohibition-era book, Here’s How! By Judge Jr and named after the 1897 French 75-mm field gun, (one of the main weapons used during World War I), this sparkling Christmas cocktail is the perfect palate cleanser between courses. The citrus of the lemon cuts through all those rich Christmas foods, providing that much needed refreshment that helps you plough through your pudding.
Layer 35ml Sing Gin, 15ml fresh lemon juice, 10ml sugar syrup (or one spoonful of powdered sugar) over cracked ice, stir and top up with champagne. If you don’t have any champagne to hand, feel free to use a prosecco or sparkling wine to create this easy gin cocktail.
The Blackberry Gin Fizz is a twist on the classic Gin Fizz aka Tom Collins. The Tom Collins started as a hoax in 1874. ‘Tom Collins’ would spread rumours about people, who would then angrily scour New York bars to find him – only to receive this cocktail in response. We love the deep purple that the berries bring to this elegant Christmas drink!
Muddle 35ml Sing Gin and 15ml lemon juice with a small handful of blackberries & 10ml sugar syrup. Top with soda. If you missed sugar syrup off your Christmas shopping list, simply make your own! Heat equal quantities of caster sugar and water until the granules are dissolved.
This Yuletide twist on the perfect serve Sing Gin & Tonic is the ideal thing to sip well into the early hours of Boxing Day – and beyond. The luxurious ruby hue ensures this cocktail won’t look out of place among your decorations.
Mix together 50ml Sing Gin, 25ml fresh lemon juice and 15ml blackberry syrup. Pour into an iced cocktail shaker. Shake and stir into a highball glass with a few cubes of ice. Top with soda water and garnish with an orange slice and star anise to lend the drink the most alluring winter aroma.
Is there any better winter warmer than a traditional hot toddy? Best enjoyed in the glow of a roaring fire with the Christmas tree lights on and your favourite Christmas film playing on Netflix.
Bring a kettle of water to the boil. Combine 5ml Sing Gin, 15ml honey, 25ml fresh lemon juice in a coffee mug. Add 75-100ml boiling water. Stir. If you like it a little fruiter, add a 10ml raspberry shrub. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon stick for an extra festive scent.
Perfect for a boozy Christmas Day brunch or an early afternoon sipper, gin transforms the classic Mimosa into a well-balanced cocktail with herbaceous depth and dimension.
Combine 35ml Sing Gin and 50ml fresh orange juice in a Champagne flute. This Christmas morning cocktail tastes even better if the gin has been chilled in the refrigerator or freezer overnight. Top with Champagne.
The classic Negroni can easily be adapted for Christmas drinks because the garnish has a huge impact on the overall vibe of the cocktail. To create a more festive Negroni, you can simply infuse star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove with Sing Gin. For a garnish you can add several charred orange wedges to the mix too.
Pour 25ml Sing Gin, 25ml Campari and 25ml Martini Rosso Vermouth into a mixing glass and stir until the outside of the glass is cold to the touch. Strain into a rocks glass and add your choice of garnish.
This is a silky smooth cocktail with a sour finish that goes down a treat if you don’t fancy dessert after Christmas dinner but you still want something indulgent. The White Lady was created by bartender Harry MacElhone during his time at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The cocktail was first developed in 1919 while MacElhone was working at London’s Ciro’s Club using a Crème de Menthe, although it wasn’t until 1929 that the switch was made to using a juniper spirit!
Pour 50ml Sing Gin, 25ml triple sec, 20ml fresh lemon juice and 1 egg white (or 15ml, optional) into a cocktail shaker and shake for around 15 seconds. Open the shaker and add a few lumps of ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist!
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