When stockings were first given as gifts in the Victorian era, excited children could expect to find theirs stuffed with fruit, nuts, wooden toys and – if they had been particularly good – maybe even a handful of sweets.
But when we’re putting together something special for adults to sip, we like to take a more grown-up approach with our Sipsmith Green Velvet Build Your Own Gin Stocking. Each contain a 20cl London Dry Gin and the option to add up to six ginny items – from bespoke barware to exclusive Christmas gins. Infused with festive flavours, from roasted chestnuts to mince pies, here are our favourites for the ultimate Christmas gift for gin lovers:
Chilly evenings call for warming drinks, and so our Distillers infused Sipsmith London Dry Gin with red grapes, rich red wine, orange peel and mulling spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to create this Christmas sip. Serve it mulled with cloudy apple juice in an enamel mug – ideal for thawing out frost-nipped fingers.
Hundreds of years ago, the winter months would see intrepid Londoners cross the frozen River Thames on ice skates. While spectators watching from the banks kept warm by sipping hot gin and nibbling fiery gingerbread biscuits. We pay tribute to this historic food and drink pairing with a gin that’s bursting with savoury spice.
If you are planning on making your own pudding, this extra-Christmassy sip is the ideal cocktail companion. Whether you are cooking in the kitchen or toasting your creation at the end of a delicious roast dinner. Just like the age-old Christmas pudding recipe, we’ve honoured culinary traditions. We distilled this tipple with 13 festive botanicals including clove, cinnamon, cassia bark, orange and cherry. We think it’s the gin that keeps on giving. From a Christmas G&T made with a 50ml measure that’s topped with tonic, to an Eggnog best enjoyed while opening presents.
If Father Christmas made a list of Christmas gins, this sweet sip would most definitely make an appearance on the nice list. It’s just as perfect in a hip flask during a winter walk as it is whipped up into a Sugar Plum Royale cocktail topped up with Champagne.
Fragrant spices mingled with flaky, buttery pastry. When it comes to a festive treat, nothing beats a mince pie. Which is why our experimental Distillers spent months perfecting a gin that guarantees that fresh-from-the-oven feel. Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg create a rich complexity, while dried fruit and vanilla deliver a wonderfully rich taste.
The spirit – and the scent – of Christmas are captured in this fresh pine and juniper gin. Featuring grassy Douglas fir, punchy pine Spruce and the sweet orange notes of Concolor fir, as well as warming allspice, the botanicals in this festive gin are best enjoyed while dressing the tree with baubles.
And just like our handsomely designed bottles, each stocking comes with a gift wrap set to ensure it is beautifully presented. Sending it directly to the lucky recipient? Add a handwritten note at the checkout for the ultimate Christmas gift, delivered to their door.
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We’ve partnered with our friends at Boden to spread some festive cheer in the run-up to Christmas. Enter below for the chance to win a Sipsmith Gin Stocking full of ginny goodies, and £150 to spend at Boden. Whether you keep it for yourself or gift it to someone (very) special – we’ll leave that up to you. *T&Cs apply