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Five Christmas-Inspired Cocktails for Extra Festive Sipping

in Mixology December 9, 2016
Christmas inspired cocktails

If there’s any time to indulge in a tipple (or several), it’s now. Celebrate the season like a true Sipsmith with these five Christmas-inspired cocktails.

Port is dandy and wine is fine — but come Christmastime, it’s gin that’s on our minds. The festive season calls for cocktails, and we’re sharing five of our favourite wintry recipes just in time for party season. A dash of Prosecco, a toasty nutmeg garnish, a splash of our supremely seasonal Mince Pie Gin: these Christmas-inspired cocktails have everything you crave come December.

Mince Pie Martini

Haven’t yet tried our limited edition Mince Pie Gin? If not, first pick up a bottle — and then make this tipple. It’s simple enough to be mixed up post-haste, and lets the gin’s seasonal flavours shine.

45ml Sipsmith Mince Pie Gin

20ml white vermouth

Stir both ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a delicate orange twist.

Festive Alexander

Cream-based Alexanders are a reliable wintertime favourite. This iteration subs out the classic brandy base for a blend of our London Dry Gin and Sloe Gin (and uses Advocaat Liqueur in lieu of cream). The result is warming and decadent, with a sly berry flavour courtesy of the Sloe Gin.

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin

50ml Advocaat Liqueur

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg and an orange twist.

Christmas inspired cocktails

This Sloe Gin and Prosecco pairing takes only moments to serve up, but it’s bound to be a favourite of Christmas party guests.

Sloe and Prosecco-ho-ho

This Sloe Gin and Prosecco pairing takes only moments to serve up, but it’s bound to be a favourite of Christmas party guests — and not least for its pretty pink hue.

50ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin

Prosecco

Pour the Sloe Gin into a chilled flute glass. Top with Prosecco.

Mistletoe Moment

When it comes to Christmas-inspired cocktails, our Mistletoe Moment really captures the spirit of the holiday. Cranberry and orange bring the big seasonal flavours, and thyme adds the faintest whiff of herbaceousness that plays off the juniper ever so well.

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

2 orange wheels

8 cranberries

25ml sugar syrup

Cranberry juice

Thyme sprig

In a Collins glass, muddle the cranberries and orange. Add the gin and simple syrup, and fill the glass with ice. Top with a mixture of two parts cranberry juice. Stir with a thyme sprig and garnish with three additional cranberries.

Christmas inspired cocktails

Gin, tonic syrup and boiling water join forces — and give the hot toddy a run for its money.

Hot G&T

For those after a truly warming tipple, look no further than our hot version of the classic gin & tonic. Gin, tonic syrup and boiling water join forces — and give the hot toddy a run for its money.

50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic syrup

1tsp sugar

Boiling water

Orange twist to garnish

Combine the gin and tonic syrup in a mug or long-stemmed glass. Top with boiling water and stir in a teaspoon of sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.

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