There is no denying that gin was the favoured spirit this summer and there is absolutely no reason why it can’t be enjoyed through the winter months too. The festive season is filled with occasions to enjoy new cocktails as you get in the Christmassy spirit and there are so many out there to have a go at making, and trying, of course.
Bellow, the dedicated team at Vemacity have listed their favourite gin cocktails that are perfect for this time of year. Bring out your impressive gin collection from the summer with your best gin glasses and try some of the most morish gin cocktails for this festive season.
Hot gin punch
Forget mulled wine, once you have tried hot gin punch this will be your new go-to winter warmer. This fruity punch is perfect for parties and is guaranteed to keep a large group warm and merry. There are quite a few different ingredients involved in this punch, however, they are all easy to get your hands on. Our top tip, pair this hot drink with some gingerbread snacks.
Damson gin royale
Many people have tried damson gin before, it can be drunk neat simply served over ice, but seeing as it is nearly Christmas you should consider adding some sparkle to this gin. This cocktail couldn’t be easier to make and it is perfect for any Christmas party or even the big day itself. Our top tip, half an hour before you want to serve the cocktail, pop your champagne flutes into the fridge to chill them.
Nothing says Christmas like this cocktail. Gingerbread is everywhere at this time of year and anyone who loves this crunchy biscuit has to try this delicious cocktail. It is time to get your cocktail shaker out and impress your guests with your bartender skills. Our top tip with this festive cocktail is to serve in a gin cocktail glass with slivers of ginger on a cocktail stick.
The martini is a classic cocktail and of course, our list had to include a great Christmassy alternative. Swap the vodka for gin and mix with cranberry and orange juice. Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart this cocktail is easy to shake for one or make a batch for a crowd. Our top tip, swap the orange juice for orange liquor for an added tipple.
Sherry is a Christmas staple and with the help of this cocktail, you will have more uses for this spirit this festive season. You can easily impress friends and family this Christmas with an easy-drinking sherry sour. Our top tip, make more sugary syrup than you need, you can keep it in the fridge for a month and you won’t have to worry about standing over the stove every time you want a cocktail.
You can pretty much guarantee that there will be a bottle of coffee liquor or Irish cream in every alcohol cabinet at this time of year. This gin-spiked White Russian inspired cocktail is the perfect use for this creamy alcohol. For this delicious after-dinner cocktail our top tip is to serve over large ice cubes and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.
For this cocktail, you’re going to want to bring out the fishbowl gin glasses. Think of a festive twist on your classic G&T cocktail. Mix your gin with lemon juice and Appletiser apple and blackcurrant fizzy drink, it is delicious and incredibly easy to drink. Our top tip, try adding a spoon on honey to the cocktail to sweeten the taste.
Trying out these festive cocktails
All of the above cocktails are guaranteed to be the talk of any Christmas party this year. From a deliciously warming traditional punch cocktail to a sparkling gin and prosecco festive fizz, these seasonal cocktails are the solution to all of your Christmas alcohol problems and will put a smile on all of your guests' faces.
If you know anyone that loves gin just as much as you do, as well as treating them to a range of delicious gin cocktails, why not gift them some fancy gin glasses this year too? Vemacity can supply you with beautiful handmade Copa gin glasses with bar accessories all perfectly packaged ready to give to your loved ones this Christmas.