Food and Drink

4 simple but great cocktails to make at home this Christmas

Want to make sure your at-home celebrations still have some festive sparkle? Here are four simple cocktails to help you into the seasonal spirit…

Ready for a Christmas tipple?

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been ready since September, but now the season is officially upon us, what are you going to serve first?

Much as we love the classics, we’re going to try some alternative options this year, with an array of gin-based cocktails top of our festive agenda.

Struggling for inspiration? Read on for four straightforward recipes that are bound to get you in celebratory mood…

1. Gin Fizz

A fancy spin on the classic G&T, this is the perfect pre-dinner tipple to get your evening underway…

Ingredients:

50ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
50ml prosecco
75ml lemonade
25ml elderflower cordial
1 lemon slice

Add all the ingredients to a Copa glass filled with ice and stir well. Garnish with the lemon slice and serve. (2.2 units)

2. Lemon Spritz

Zesty and light-tasting, this is the perfect cocktail to cut through all that festive stodge.

Ingredients:

50ml Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Distilled Gin
75ml lemonade
25ml prosecco
1 Lemon Wheel

Add all the ingredients to a Champagne flute. Stir to mix, garnish with the lemon wheel and serve. (2.5 units)

3. Hot Pink

Put aside your tepid mulled wine and embrace a new hot toddy that’s bursting with festive flavours.

Ingredients:

50ml Gordon’s Premium Distilled Pink Gin
25ml raspberry cordial
125ml boiling water
2 raspberries
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick

Add the gin and the raspberry cordial to a heatproof Copa. Top up with boiling water and garnish with the raspberries, star anise and cinnamon stick. (1.9 units)

4. Sloesecco

Sloe gin is a great base for a truly seasonal drink - pair it with prosecco for a more celebratory feel.

Ingredients:

25ml Gordon’s Sloe Gin
100ml prosecco

Add the Gordon’s Sloe gin to a Champagne flute, top with chilled prosecco and stir gently to mix and serve. (1.9 units)

Ready to upgrade your mixology game? Whoever you’ll be celebrating with, Gordon’s Gin is the perfect drink to add some sparkle to your festive season.