Festive Gin Cocktails to Get You in the Spirit

‘Tis the season to be jolly and, in our opinion, there’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to stir up some warming gin cocktails.

From cocktail parties at home to gift exchanges, family get-togethers to catch ups with friends, there are so many occasions to show off your mixology skills.

For an evening of sensational sipping, we’ve picked out 6 of the most delectable cocktail recipes to get you in the true spirit of Christmas.

For more inspiration, why not take a look at our Mixology page.

Holiday Negroni

The Negroni is one of our favourites here at HQ, but for a Christmassy twist on the classic, we’ve added star anise, cinnamon, cloves and charred orange slices for the perfect winter warmer.

For a deliciously indulgent pitcher that serves beautifully between 8 friends, you’ll need:

  • 250ml Bullards London Dry Gin
  • 250ml Campari
  • 250ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Star Anise Pods
  • 5 Whole Cloves
  • 8 Charred Orange Slices

Toast cinnamon sticks, star anise and whole cloves until fragrant, then transfer into a large jug. Add London Dry Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth and leave to infuse for at least 4 hours (max 24 hours). Fill 8 short glasses with ice and add the charred orange slices. Strain over the Holiday Negroni blend and serve.

Cranberry & Orange Gin Fizz

The perfect accompaniment to your celebrations, this festive spin on the classic gin fizz is one to wow the audience.

  • 50ml Bullards London Dry Gin
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 30ml Cranberry juice
  • 20ml Orange juice
  • Top with soda
  • Orange wedge to garnish

Add the gin, Cointreau and thyme to a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the essential oils. Add the juice and a handful of ice to the shaker and shake well. Pour over ice and top with soda. Add a wedge of fresh orange to garnish.

Strawberry Fizz

A Celebratory sipper, this cocktail is easy to prepare with minimum ingredients and maximum taste.

Add the gin to your champagne flute and top with your preferred choice of Prosecco or Champagne.

Strawberries & Cream

This gorgeous tipple is reminiscent of chocolate covered strawberries and, whilst it’s normally a summer favourite, we think this is the perfect choice for those who prefer a sweeter, fruity punch to their Christmas cocktail.

Add the gin, white crème de cacao and single cream to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.

Festive Espresso Martini

A festive twist on the classic, we’ve swapped your normal espresso with Grey Seal Coffee’s Festive Winter Blend which you can grab in our Chantry Place store.

  • 50ml Bullards Old Tom Gin
  • 30ml fresh Grey Seal Coffee’s Festive Winter Blend
  • 25ml Coffee liqueuer

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and pour.

Blood Orange & Sage

A winter twist on the Coastal taste, this is a classic gin sour with an extra Bullards twist. Packed with complementary flavours, this already fruity and herbaceous cocktail is enhanced with the addition of our refreshing Coastal Gin.

  • 2 blood orange wedges
  • 2 fresh sage leaves
  • 50ml Bullards Coastal Gin
  • 20ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 20ml simple syrup
  • 1 egg white or 25ml of aquafaba (vegan option)
  • Garnish: sage leaf

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the orange wedged and sage leaves. Add the gin, lime juice, simple syrup and egg white (or aquafaba) and shake vigorously without ice.

Fill with ice and shake again until well chilled. Strain into a glass and garnish with a sage leaf.

Let us know what you think by sharing your mixes with us on socials. Tag us by using @bullardsgin or use the hashtag #TheSpiritOfNorwich.

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