Spice up Christmas with a gin and ginger

Spice up your life (cue the Spice Girls) this Christmas with not a gin and tonic – or a gin and juice – but a gin and ginger cocktail.

For extra fun cocktails this Christmas, Darnley’s has drummed up a #g&gchallenge featuring their festive gin and ginger cocktail with Darnley’s Spiced Gin, ginger ale and a clove studded orange.

Darnley’s Spiced Gin’s warming spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg scream Christmas especially when lifted with a kick of spicy ginger ale.

Darnley’s will be cropping up at food and drink events, such as Foodies in Edinburgh on 24-26 November and the St Andrews Gin Fayre on 9 December with G&Gs. To make things even more festive, Darnley’s Spiced Gin-gerbread Biscuits will be in tow.

The Darnley’s Gin & Lemon Drizzle Cake got top marks from us last summer. Could this be the ultimate festive gin and food pairing? Have a go at home with Darnley’s super simple recipe for a G&G below. Use the hashtag #g&gchallenge if you do!

Darnley’s Gin and Ginger Cocktail

Darnley's Gin & Ginger Challenge


  • 50ml of Darnley’s Spiced Gin
  • Fever Tree Ginger Ale
  • Cloves
  • Orange
  • Ice


Build ingredients in a glass with cubed ice and serve with a slice of orange studded with cloves.




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