The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a touch of juniper joy in your glass? Gin, with its versatile and botanical-infused profile, is the perfect spirit to elevate your Christmas festivities. Whether you're hosting a party or cozying up by the fireplace, here are some of the best gin cocktails to make your Christmas merrier.
Classic Gin and Tonic with a Twist
Start your Christmas celebration with a timeless favorite – the Gin and Tonic. Enhance the classic pairing of gin and tonic water with a festive twist. Add a splash of cranberry juice, a few fresh cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary for a holiday-inspired upgrade.
We love Ebba Cornish Dry for the classic
Winter Wonderland Martini
Bring the elegance of a martini into the winter season. Shake up your favorite gin with white cranberry juice and a hint of elderflower liqueur. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sugared cranberry skewer for a drink that sparkles with festive flair.
We love Penrhos Apple & Elderflower for this martini
Mulled Gin Punch
Warm up your holiday gathering with a delightful Mulled Gin Punch. Combine gin, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange slices in a pot. Simmer on low heat, allowing the flavors to meld together. Serve in mugs garnished with a cinnamon stick, and you have a comforting sipper perfect for chilly evenings.
We love Sing Gin for this punch
Cranberry Rosemary Gin Fizz
For a refreshing and visually appealing cocktail, try the Cranberry Rosemary Gin Fizz. Mix gin, cranberry juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass, top with club soda, and garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a few cranberries. It's a delightful balance of tart and herbal notes.
We love Little Red Berry Co. Pink Gin for an extra fruity feel to this drink
Gingerbread Gin Mule
Combine the warmth of gingerbread with the effervescence of a Moscow Mule in this delightful seasonal twist. Mix gin with ginger beer, molasses, and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve over ice in a copper mug and garnish with a cinnamon stick for a spiced-up sip of Christmas cheer.
We love Ebba Tidal Cornish Dry for the mule
Pomegranate Rose Gin Sour
Elevate the classic Gin Sour by incorporating festive flavors. Shake together gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of pomegranate juice. Strain into a glass over ice and garnish with a rosemary sprig. The vibrant colors and flavors make this cocktail a holiday showstopper.
We love York Gin Mediterranean Lemon for this sour
Peppermint Gin Flip
Indulge your sweet tooth with a Peppermint Gin Flip. Shake up gin, cream, simple syrup, and a drop of peppermint extract with ice. Strain into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of crushed candy cane for a dessert-like treat that brings the taste of Christmas to your glass.
We love Bar Wall's Micklegate Bar Gin for this flip
Whether you're toasting with friends, enjoying a quiet evening by the fire, or hosting a festive gathering, these gin cocktails are sure to add a dash of holiday spirit to your Christmas celebrations. Cheers to a season filled with joy, warmth, and delightful sips!