It’s time for a Christmas gin cocktail! Nothing is better during the holidays than putting your feet up and sipping away on your own homemade Christmas gin cocktail.
That’s right, you don’t have to go to a fancy establishment to sample this amazing beverage. If you follow the instructions carefully, you can make it in a matter of minutes and impress your guests.
This Christmas gin cocktail recipe is full of fruity flavours with the addition of raw cranberries and spices. Moreover, the Christmas gin recipe isn’t as strong as the long beach iced tea because it only requires a splash of gin.
The fruity flavours are derived from the addition of juices, which can also be used to dilute the strength of the cocktail. When combined with the gin, it makes a light and vibrant Christmas cocktail.
You can get very creative with the Christmas gin cocktail by altering the proportions of the remaining ingredients. So, you can make the cocktail weaker, stronger or fruitier. Whatever your taste buds prefer. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Christmas gin cocktail recipe
This Christmas gin cocktail recipe is made up of the following elements: lime juice, apple juice, cranberry juice, a splash of gin and cinnamon. It is a refreshing alcoholic beverage (for adults only) with Christmassy flavours.
Actually, it’s very reminiscent of my other gin cocktail recipe, which is ginger beer and gin cocktail. However, the version with the ginger beer is more refreshing, acidic and less sweet.
Come and try this excellent Christmas cocktail and see how you can make it your own. I am sure you’ll be able to make a version of it which will satisfy you best.
top products you need for cocktail making
Here’s a list of the top things you will need to complete this Christmas gin cocktail recipe as well as other cocktail recipes you fancy. Take a look below:
- cocktail shaker set: this set will equip you with everything you need to make this Christmas gin cocktail (from spoon to shaker)
- gin for cocktail making: as always, use a quality gin product even if you plan to use it in a cocktail recipe
- premium gin: If you would like to make a fancy version of this Christmas gin cocktail then use a premium gin which you can enjoy by itself
- cocktail umbrellas: you can use these cocktail umbrellas also for non-alcoholic drinks
- cinnamon sticks: you can use the leftover cinnamon sticks for this cinnamon bundt cake or these honey and cinnamon chicken drumsticks
- gin glasses: don’t forget the cocktail glasses! In this recipe I used Fizz Gin Glasses. What makes them particularly nifty is their coloured bases, which lights up each glass with a different colour if you keep the liquid clear, as you can see below.
Cranberry gin cocktail
If you want to make this fruity Christmas gin cocktail, just add more cranberry juice instead of the other juices. The cranberry juice will add a lovely acidity and a delightful tint to your drink.
If you need to sweeten the cocktail up, you can add a liquid sweetener. Otherwise, a touch of cranberry tea with dissolved sugar will do the trick.
Christmas gin punch
You can use this Christmas gin cocktail as a base for making a Christmas gin punch. First of all there are a couple of ways you can pump the cocktail with Christmas flavours.
In essence, I recommend adding a dash of this homemade apple and cinnamon infusion. Apple and cinnamon flavours always remind me fondly of Christmas.
Add enough of the infusion, so that the flavours are present in the punch. Remember, you can always dilute with more juices or water.
The difficulty is to add as much flavour as possible. The infusion is one of the best flavour enhancers. Best of all, it isn’t artificial. Also, I recommend adding more cranberry juice to make the gin punch take on a sumptuous red colour. After all, no colour resembles Christmas like red.
Lastly, as with any punch, you’ll need to add some fresh fruit, so it can simmer away. I recommend cutting up cranberries into small pieces so they soften up faster.
Plus, they’ll release more flavour. Moreover, you can also add orange, orange zest, pomegranate seeds as well as thin slices of apple.
Christmas gin and tonic
Again, to make a Christmas gin and tonic, you can add a splash of cranberry juice. Moreover, you can serve the gin tonic with a cinnamon stick.
Best of all, if you can source a flavoured gin (for example pomegranate gin, apple gin, or cranberry gin) then it would pair very well with the tonic.
If you are looking for more Christmas cocktails like this Christmas gin cocktail, then you are in for a treat. You can inspire yourself with some of these delicious and easy-to-make-at-home cocktail recipes below:
- Toblerone cocktail – a creamy and chocolatey cocktail that’s totally irresistible
- Don Pedro drink – this Don Pedro recipe calls for Amarula liqueur instead of whisky, making it all the more fruity
- ruby grapefruit fizz – just like the Christmas gin cocktail this fizz drink is also Christmas worthy
- buck’s fizz – a simple recipe combining champagne and orange juice (perfect for Christmas morning)
You can make any of these drinks along with the Christmas gin cocktail. Besides, give your guests the option of selecting which flavours they prefer best.
If you, for whatever reason, wish to make alcohol-free cocktails at home – no problem! First of all, you can make the above-mentioned contents without the alcohol element.
If you are looking for alternatives, you can check out these alcohol-free beverage recipes below:
- cranberry smoothie
- kiwi juice
- strawberry and orange juice
- pomegranate and mint smoothie
- mixed berry and orange smoothie
- strawberry and orange smoothie
It’s always a great idea to make one of these if you are expecting children at your Christmas party. The kids will love boiled custard too!
Have I tempted you with this delicious Christmas gin cocktail recipe? How would you serve yours? Let me know in the comments section below!Print
Make this Christmas gin cocktail this holiday season. Learn how to add different flavours to create your own Christmas cocktail recipe.
- 5 cranberries
- 45ml (3 tbsp) cranberry juice
- 25ml (5 tsp) apple juice
- 25ml (5 tsp) gin
- 15ml (1 tbsp) lime juice
- 60ml (4 tbsp) ginger beer
- Fill a gin glass full of ice and cranberries.
- Shake the cranberry, apple and lime juice with the gin and pour over the ice.
- Top the glass up with ginger beer. Cheers!
The quantity of ginger beer is stated as a guidance. Use more or less depending on your preference.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: English
Keywords: christmas gin cocktail, winter gin cocktail recipe, christmas cocktail recipe