Christmas pudding gin is the only festive tipple you need this season

With the Christmas season quickly upon us, it’s only fitting that we introduce to you the very finest festive spirits this season has to offer.

In this case, we whole-heartedly encourage you to replace your festive dessert with a glass of Christmas pudding gin. This glorious tipple, from Sacred Spirits Company, genuinely distills whole Christmas puddings into a glass of wondrous gin. Perfect for a round of post-dinner drinks after the turkey and trifle has seemingly claimed the last of your appetite.

The drink is the brainchild of one man, Ian Hart, and his distillery based in Highgate, North London. Based upon an old family recipe from the 1920s, the gin is a delicate blend of Christmassy botanicals and whole lot of Christmas pudding steamed in pots.

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Just when it couldn’t get more interesting, the drink also makes its very own unique Christmas cocktail. You’ve tried a Pumpkin Pie Martini, you’ve shaken up a Classic Dry Martini … but have you tried a Christmas Pudding Martini? Simply pour in 5ml of English Dry Vermouth and 5ml of Spiced Vermouth and serve straight out of the freezer for a shot with a difference.

Alternatively, for those who love the charm of a spiced cinnamon orange, go for a festive take on a Negroni. Pour a large measure of the gin over ice and top with your favourite tonic water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange for a fabulous Christmas G&T.

The best news of all? The drink can be used as nightcap to help you sleep.

What we all really want to know though is that the gin is much healthier than an actual Christmas pudding so you can most definitely justify having more rounds than just one with your friends and family. Hurrah.

Sacred Christmas Pudding Gin is available for pre-order now for £34.04.

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