There’s nothing like a hot toddy or a mulled wine on a chilly evening.
But, for fans or mother’s ruin everywhere, we’ve found something even better: warm gin cocktails.
That’s right – gin isn’t just for summer anymore.
In the London of yesteryear, the Thames would freeze over and become a playground for all in the city, hosting a plethora of wintery gastronomic delights.
As people didn’t have central heating, they kept themselves warm and cosy with hot drinks. And, yes, the majority of them were alcoholic.
Lightly spiced, beautifully aromatic, and full of heady botanicals, a glug of gin is the perfect base for a winter warmer.
Anyone else tempted to whip one (or five) up to stave off this winter chill?
Scroll through for our favourite hot gin recipes for autumn and winter…
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