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The trick to being the hostest with the mostest is an arsenal of Christmas cocktails.
For foolproof drinks, spread the love with a straightforward gin and tonic. From there you can easily up the ante with some unusual mixers and garnishes without putting yourself out too much.
We’ve split up the 7 recipes below in two groups: festive G&T’s and Christmas cocktails. For the former, we’re leaving the gin and tonic ratio to you. We’re not touching that debate. ?
Fentimans Tonic is a total classic, the little black dress of your cocktail repertoire. We’ve combined it with THE most Christmasy gin in what’s been our signature cocktail this month.
Mix gin, tonic and ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise.
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If you love a G&G, a Moscow mule is the next step up.
- 75ml Opihr
- 25ml lime juice
- 25ml simple syrup
- 100ml Fentimans Ginger Beer & Muddled Lime, or to taste
- Small handful mint leaves
Muddle the mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup. Add a few ice cubes and mix in ginger beer. Garnish with mint and lime.
Pomegranate rosemary G&T with Fentimans Light Tonic
Easy on the calories and endlessly drinkable, a sprinkle of pomegranate makes this cocktail extra special.
- 50ml of your fave London dry
- Fentimans Naturally Light Tonic Water
- Small handful of pomegranate seeds
- Rosemary sprig
Mix gin, tonic and ice. Garnish with pomegranate and rosemary.
A citrusy, herbaceous gin like Bombay Sapphire complements Fentimans Botanical Tonic to a tee. The refreshing dry citrus notes of the botanical tonic calls for a juicy citrus garnish.
Mix Bombay Sapphire, tonic and ice. Garnish with a twist of citrus.
Pink grapefruit squared: Williams Pink Grapefruit Gin & Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water
This double dose of pink grapefruit uses the best of winter citrus that’s paired wonderfully with Williams’ floral and zesty gin.
- 50ml of Williams Pink Grapefruit Gin
- Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water
- Thyme sprigs
Mix Williams Pink Grapefruit Gin, tonic and ice. Garnish with sprig of thyme.
The perfect shade of pink in a glass with rose lemonade? Sublime.
Mix gin, rose lemonade and ice. Garnish with lemon slice.
This pair is so delicious together you really shouldn’t mess around with it too much.
Mix gin, bitter lemonade and ice. Boom, done. Top with basil leaves.
Christmas cocktails galore
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- Cranberry gin and tonic, with Tarquin’s Mulled Cranberry & Tangerine Gin
- Our guide to garnishing your gin