8 of the Best Hot Gin Cocktails to Warm the Darker Nights

hot gin cocktails

As the season slowly starts to turn what better way to warm your nights than with hot gin cocktails? From creative uses for bottles to solving all your domestic problems, old Mother’s Ruin is really quite versatile.

If you want to be a part of one of the ‘hottest’ gin trends this festive season there are so many inventive ways to turn your gin from party cocktail to heavenly heat in just a few simple steps.

Here are the very best tutorials around to help you create your very own hot gin cocktails in a matter of minutes.

How to make hot gin cocktails

Hot Gin Mocha

Via BombaySapphire

If you fancy pimping your morning coffee, do it in style with a splash of Bombay Sapphire. What could be better than both of those you ask?

Chocolate, glorious chocolate. This recipe serves three and combines all three glorious ingredients to create a boozy chocolate-coffee smash in a glass that’s guaranteed to make you smile.


  • 120ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 75ml Crème de Cacao
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 shots of strong espresso
  • Long shavings of dark chocolate


  1. Combine the espresso with a teaspoon of sugar in a pan and heat.
  2. Add the measure of Bombay Sapphire.
  3. Followed by a serving of Crème De Cacao
  4. When it reaches a simmer, remove from the heat
  5.  Serve in suitable vessel, such as a mug or glass with handle
  6. Finish with long shavings of dark chocolate.

Mulled Gin Punch

Via Beefeater Gin Official 

Nothing quite says festive season like a Mulled Gin Punch. Beefeater Gin implores you to swap your wine for gin. You will not be disappointed.

Simply add spices, ginger, apple juice, honey and heat into a saucepan. Finish with star anise and a cinnamon stick for the ultimate kick of heat.

Hot Mulled Sloe Gin

Via Sipsmith Gin

Do us a favour and dig your sloe gin out of the cupboard for this fabulous recipe. Sipsmith Gin have created this awe-inspiring recipe to keep us warm this winter.

Grab your spices, orange, apple juice and apple juice and simmer for one hour. Top with 50ml of Sipsmith Sloe Gin for an amazing mulled drinks twist.

Spiced Apple Warmer

Via BombaySapphire

If you love the thought of digging into an apple crumble when the winter season swings around then you NEED to try this Spiced Apple Warmer recipe from Bombay Sapphire. Serves three.


  • 120ml Bombay Sapphire 300ml
  • Hot apple juice cinnamon stick
  • Star anise


  1. Heat the apple juice in a pan.
  2. Add the measure of Bombay Sapphire.
  3. When it reaches a simmer, remove from the heat.
  4. Pour into a mug or glass with a handle.
  5. Stir with a cinnamon stick.
  6. Finish by floating a single star anise on top.

Hot Gin and Tonic

Via Sipsmith Gin

Inspired by the Frost Fairs of old where chilly Londoners would sip hot gin, this takes your pal, the classic Gin & Tonic, and gives it a cheeky boost of heat.

Just add 50cl of Sipsmith London Dry Gin and 25ml tonic syrup to a glass. Then top with boiling water. Finish by adding an orange garnish.  Voilà, you have one delicious update to your G&T.

Spiced Apple Tea

Via BombaySapphire

Cocktails often get served in teapots but this one fully deserves to be. Combine your love of gin, apple and tea by mixing this special treat together.


  • 100ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 40ml Martini Bianco
  • 225ml Water
  • 4.5 tsp Honey
  • 3 Whole thin apple slices
  • 1 Cinnamon stick 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom pods (broken)
  • ½ Vanilla pod
  • 1 Black tea bag
  • 50ml Unfiltered/cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml Fresh lemon juice
  • Orange zest
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Add water, honey, apple juice and apple slices to a pot
  2. Add spices (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, vanilla pod)
  3. Bring to the boil, switch off, and add tea bag
  4. Wait three minutes, then remove tea bag, spices and apple slices (retain for garnish)
  5. Add Bombay Sapphire, Martini Bianco and fresh lemon juice
  6. Stir and turn heat on for 25 seconds
  7. Strain into two tea cups
  8. Garnish with orange zest, spent apple slices and a sprinkle of fresh grated nutmeg

Gin Hot Toddy

This simple recipe from Pete Capella involves adding 40ml London Dry gin, 20ml of lemon juice and a spoonful of honey to a large glass. Stir well and fill up with hot water.

Stir again and pop in a flowering tea/blooming tea which is a fresh flowers bundle such as jasmine, chrysanthemum and tender mao feng green tea buds that are skilfully woven together into a ball shaped bloom.

If you can’t source this try 3 dried cloves instead. Simply wait until the drink is cool enough to drink and prepare to say goodbye to cold and flu symptoms.

Hot Gin Old Fashioned

Via Hendrick’s Gin

We don’t recommend heating a pot with a candle, but Hendrick’s will insist on being strange. Apart from the heating technique this is a nice recipe that allows enjoyment of a twist of a classic cocktail in the cold weather.

Add 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin, 2 parts hot water, 1/4 parts sugar syrup and 3 dashes orange bitters to a pan and heat to an acceptable drinking temperature.

Again avoid using a fencing foil to slice orange peel do use a twist of orange peel to garnish.

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