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The 5 Best Gin Christmas Cocktails to Jingle Your Taste Buds

Christmas Gin Cocktails

The holiday season is all about happy toasts and clinking glassware. And what better way to celebrate the merriment than with the crisp botanical elegance of gin to brighten up your Christmas gatherings. Time-tested brands such as Tanqueray and Gordon's are sure bets to add nuanced flavours to cocktails that will certainly entice your palate. Let's explore the top five gin-based Christmas drinks that can take your festive gatherings to the next level.

1. Gordon's Christmas Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

60 ml Gordon's gin
20 ml cranberry juice
15 ml elderflower cordial
Tonic water

Method:

1. In a chilled glass, pour Gordon's Gin, cranberry juice, and elderflower cordial over ice.
2. Top it up with tonic water.
3. Gently stir and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries.

Tasting Notes:

The Christmas Fizz is a wonderful blend of floral and fruity aromas, encapsulating the holiday mood with a sparkling taste.

Christmas Gin Cocktails

2. Tanqueray Spiced Negroni:

Ingredients:

45 ml Tanqueray gin
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml red bitters/aperitif
Orange peel for garnish

Method:

1. Top up a mixing glass with ice.
2. Pour all the ingredients–Tanqueray gin, sweet vermouth, and red bitters–over the ice.
3. Stir well and strain into a glass with fresh ice.
4. Place a twisted orange peel for garnish.

Tasting Notes:

With the warmth of sweet vermouth and the bittersweet sting of aperitif, mingled with Tanqueray's botanicals, the Spiced Negroni gives a festive twist to a classic drink.

3. Gordon's Winter Bramble:

Ingredients:

50 ml Gordon's gin
15 ml blackberry liqueur
10 ml simple syrup
15 ml lemon juice

Method:

1. In a shaker, combine Gordon's gin, blackberry liqueur, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
2. Combine in a shaker and pour into a glass over crushed ice.
3. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint.

Tasting Notes:

The Winter Bramble is a crisp mixture that counterbalances the juniper aromas of Gordon's gin with a hint of citrus and the sharpness of blackberries.

Christmas Gin Cocktails

4. Tanqueray Gingerbread Martini:

Ingredients:

50 ml Tanqueray gin
20 ml gingerbread syrup
15 ml coffee liqueur
Ice

Method:

1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Add Tanqueray gin, gingerbread syrup, and coffee liqueur to the shaker.
3. Shake the drink vigorously and serve in a chilled martini glass.
4. Garnish with a dusting of cinnamon.

Tasting Notes:

The Gingerbread Martini is a classy Christmas delight that combines the festive warmth of gingerbread with the rich taste of Tanqueray gin.

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