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We’ve thrown together a list of some of the best Christmas cocktails using gin to spice up your holiday entertaining plans! Gin is the perfect liquor for entertaining over the holidays. It’s light on the palate, and versatile enough to compliment your delicious spread. These cocktails incorporate some delicious flavors to make for some memorable and impressive Christmas concoctions.
Sensational Christmas Cocktails Using Gin
Rosemary, apple pie and cranberry are just some of the flavors that come together in these delicious Christmas themed cocktails perfectly crafted to impress this holiday season! As such, they’re great for meals, entertaining and Christmas parties. While you’re planning your next get together, save a few of these recipes if you really want to give your guests something to remember.
Why Gin Cocktails?
This is one spirit that packs a large and diverse range of flavors, and holds the bite. It’s an easygoing mix that makes for some delightful and bright cocktails that are perfect for lighting up your holiday celebrations!
This botanical booze has a long history of clever cocktails to back up its resume. It’s also worth noting, good gin comes cheaper than you might think. We’d highly recommend adding it to your bar cart, if you haven’t already! If you’re looking for cocktail recipes you can make in bulk for the holidays, this spirit is a great place to start. You can choose your favorite bottle of course, but we’d like to recommend mild gin. That way, your gin can compliment the flavor of the cocktail without overpowering its ingredients. (Or for that matter, the dish itself!)
More Boozy Christmas Goodness
While you’re here, why not check out some sensational holiday ideas featuring your favorite drinks? These are our most bookmark-worthy boozy Christmas articles for some inspiration:
- 20 Delightfully Delicious Christmas Cocktails
- Boozy Christmas Drinks
- Our 20 Favorite Christmas Wine Bottle Bags and Holders
When Should you Serve These Cocktails?
Personally, I’d recommend you save them for the evening or afternoon. There’s something about the spice and savory tones of these drinks that makes them feel like they’re best suited for evening gatherings and dinners.
Since they pair so nicely with holiday desserts and dishes, you’ll want to serve them in the evening with their respective foods. In other words, a bright mimosa might shine best around brunch (or lunch!) at the office party, while these luxurious cocktails have more of an evening vibe.
Christmas Cocktails Using Gin
Spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktai
A spiced Gin Apple Pie Cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining any time of the year and for any occasion. It’s a simple Gin Cocktail that comes together in minutes using regular pantry ingredients.
Holiday Cocktail to Try: Ombre Cranberry Sparkler
Made with Prosecco, fresh cranberries, gin, gold baking sugar, and some sprigs of rosemary for garnish, this ombre cranberry sparkler is as pretty (and festive) as it is delicious!
Christmas Cranberry Gin Cocktail
This Christmas Cranberry Gin Cocktail is perfect for parties and gin fans too. The mix of cranberries, gin and soda is a refreshing way to enjoy a Christmas cocktail.
Red Queen Cocktail
The Red Queen cocktail: beautiful, capricious and a little dangerous… this festive gin-based cocktail was named after the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
Winter Aperol Spritz with Sloe Gin
This Winter Aperol Spritz with Sloe Gin is a great seasonal take on the much loved Italian classic. Serve over ice with rosemary, a slice of orange and a few raspberries or blackberries.
Pomegranate French 75
The most delicious and festive looking, this Pomegranate French 75 will wow your guests this holiday season!
Christmas Martini Recipe
Try this Mincemeat Christmas Martini to get you into the holiday spirit this year.
Christmas Gin Cocktail - A Vibrant Gin Cocktail Fit For Any Cocktail Party
Christmas Gin Cocktail will liven up any Christmas party in a flash. It comprises cranberry and apple juice, gin, and topped with ginger beer. All the flavours of Christmas in a glass!
Rosemary Gin Spritzers from The Fitchen
This lemon lime gin spritzer recipe makes the perfect bubbly, refreshing cocktail. Fresh lemon, quality gin, fizzy seltzer, and a fragrant rosemary garnish!
Christmas Mulled Gin & Tonic with Apple
This apple-based Mulled Gin & Tonic is easy to pull together and makes a wonderful Christmassy hot drink to serve to a crowd. Non-drinkers can enjoy the mulled apple juice just as it is.
Serve these sweet and savory Christmas cocktails up with any of your favorite dishes! You can count on them to pair perfectly with everything from finger food and appetizers, to the main course and beyond! You can even find one to go with your plate of pumpkin pie.
If you’ve enjoyed any of these festive Christmas cocktails using gin make sure to bookmark them for later! And, show us how they turn out by tagging us (@Aspiringwinos) on Instagram.