Impress your guests with the very best gin Christmas cocktail serves
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing…it’s time to stock up on your favourite Christmas tipples and get ready for the celebrations.
To help you out, we’ve got some sumptuous cocktail serves that are sure to ‘wow’ your guests this festive season, including some perfect pitchers that mean you can spend more time mingling and less time pouring!
We’ll cheers to that…
Opihr’s Home for Christmas (Lower alcohol content)
50ml Ginger Ale
50ml Cranberry juice
Simply mix all of the ingredients in a high-ball over ice, or multiply the ingredients by four and mix in a large jug with ice if you’re making this refreshing Christmas cocktail for a party.
OPIHR Oriental Spiced Gin is available at selected liquor stores nationwide at R399-00
Greenall’s Wild Berry Frosted Forest Fruits
50ml Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
25ml fresh lemon juice
15ml simple syrup
1 Thin slice ginger
150ml ginger beer
Gently press the ginger slice into the bottom of a large highball, hurricane or sling glass, pour over the other ingredients and stir. Garnish with ginger slices lemon, mint, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and cucumber.
This drink works really well as a sharing cocktail, simply multiply the ingredients by four, throw all the garnish and ginger into a large jug and squash. Add the liquid ingredients and ice and stir well. Serve over more ice in tumblers.
Greenall’s Wild Berry is available at selected liquor stores nationwide at RRSP of R199-00
Bloom Gin’s French 75
Introducing our BLOOM Gin Master Distiller’s favourite cocktail – the French 75:
25ml BLOOM London Dry Gin
25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
10ml Sugar syrup (1 water : 2 sugar)
Top with good quality Prosecco or Champagne
Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with bubbles and garnish with pretty edible flowers. Enjoy!
BLOOM Gin is available at selected liquor stores nationwide at RRSP of R499-00
Thomas Dakin’s Red Snapper (for morning after Christmas)
Gin based Bloody Mary’s – or Red Snapper’s as they are officially called – must be up there on the list of ultimate Brunch cocktails. Using Thomas Dakin Gin takes this cocktail to the next level as their signature botanicals are perfect fits – horseradish, orange peeland coriander seed to balance out a fresh juniper.
50 ml Thomas Dakin Gin
120ml Tomato Juice
15ml lemon juice
1 tsp of Worcester sauce (or to taste)
1/2 tsp of Tabasco (or to taste)
1/2 tsp horseradish sauce
8 coriander Leaves
Splash of Orange Juice
Stir all ingredients over ice and serve in a chilled half pint pot glass with a splash of fresh orange juice on top. Garnish with a sprig of coriander, stir in a stick of celery and grind some black pepper on top.
Thomas Dakin Gin is available at selected liquor stores nationwide at RRSP of R599-00