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Christmas Cocktails: What to drink when you’re sick of Christmas?

By Anna Spooner on 10/12/16 11:30 AM

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Christmas Cocktails: What to drink when you’re sick of Christmas?

By Anna Spooner on 10/12/16 11:30 AM

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!

Winter Pine Twist
Winter Pine Twist

Try a ‘Winter Pine Twist’ from Bombay Sapphire –  it’s fresh, zesty and terribly sophisticated.

INGREDIENTS

50 ml Bombay Sapphire

125 ml Premium Tonic Water

Pine sprig

Cranberries

Lime wheels

METHOD

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.

Three King Cocktail
Three King Cocktail

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.

INGREDIENTS

40 ml Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

40 ml Dubonnet

20 ml Aperol

METHOD

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.