6 of best hot gin drink tutorials to warm your winter nights

It’s getting rather cold out there so what better way to warm your nights then with a nice hot glass of gin? From creative ways with bottles to solving all your domestic problems, old Mother’s Ruin is really quite versatile.

There are so many inventive ways to turn your gin from party cocktail to heavenly heat in a few simple steps.

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

1.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 combines all three to create a chocolate-coffee smash in a glass that’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Ingredients

SERVES THREE

120ml Bombay Sapphire

3 tsp caster sugar 75ml Crème de Cacao

3shot of strong espresso

Long shavings of dark chocolate

Method

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.


2.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.


3.Hot Mulled Sloe Gin

Via Sipsmith Gin

Do us a favour and dig your sloe gin out 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.


4.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.

Ingredients

SERVES THREE

120ml Bombay Sapphire 300ml

Hot apple juice Cinnamon stick

Star anise

Method

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 handle

5. Stir with a cinnamon stick

6. And finish by floating a single star anise on top


5.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.


6.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.

Ingredients

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

Method:

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


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