With the holiday season comes the ‘usual suspects’ of the booze industry. Mulled wine, Champagne, Prosecco… it’s hard to escape the traditional tipples. But nobody would judge you for saying ‘If I have one more glass of sparkling wine I might just pop myself.’
So, we’ve rounded up a couple of gin cocktails that will mix up your festive feasting without you looking like a Scrouge. Bah-humbug!
Try a ‘Winter Pine Twist’ from Bombay Sapphire – it’s fresh, zesty and terribly sophisticated.
50 ml Bombay Sapphire
125 ml Premium Tonic Water
Fill balloon or highball glass with ice. Add the measure of Bombay Sapphire followed by the premium tonic. Stir gently. Garnish with lime wheels. The finishing touches? A single pine sprig and a scattering of cranberries.
Or if you’re after something with a little more spice to warm you up on a cold winter’s evening then give this ‘Three King Cocktail’ from Opihr a go.
40 ml Dubonnet
20 ml Aperol
Stir the Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, Dubonnet and Aperol in a mixing glass with a dash of chilli pepper, double strain into a tumbler over ice. Garnish with orange peel.