The Best Christmas Gin Cocktails

the best christmas gin cocktails

The holiday season is well upon us. Everything and everywhere is getting festive. Most of the holiday lights are already up in New York City! So, let’s get you completely into festive mod with my favorite Christmas gin cocktails! Easy, delicious and colorful, they’ll 100% make family dinners better!

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All the Christmas gin cocktails listed below are based off the same liquor: gin. Thus, it will make it super easy for you to make a lot of different cocktails while not splurging in liquors. They also happen to use a lot of common ingredients such as pomegranate or cranberry juice, lemon juice, tonic or Prosecco. 

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If you are unsure what Gin brand to pick, let me help you. I have to say, I have a thing for Empress Gin which is quite famous for their Indigo Gin. It is made with butterfly pea blossom which create that beautiful indigo color that changes to purple when in contact with citrus! Edinburgh Gin is also a fantastic brand and so is Gordon’s Gin. I have also recently discovered Salcombe Gin and I am already a fan!

Cranberry 75

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 0.5 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • Prosecco, to top
  • Cranberries
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Cocktail picks
  • Prosecco glasses

Method

  1. Mix gin, cranberry juice and lemon juice over ice.
  2. Pour into a flute glass.
  3. Top with Prosecco.
  4. Garnish with cranberries on a cocktail pick.

Cranberry 75

Cranberry Gin & Tonic

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • Tonic Water, to top
  • Lime slice
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Rosemary Sprig
  • Ice
  • Whiskey tumbler
  • Double jigger
  • Bar spoon
  • Cocktail pick

Method

  1. Add ice cubes to a whiskey tumbler.
  2. Pour cranberry juice, gin and tonic water on the ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice, cranberries on a skewer and rosemary.
  4. Enjoy!

cranberry gin and tonic

Pomegranate collins punch

Ingredients (make 4) Equipment
  • 1/2 cup Gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3.5 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup mandarin juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
  • 3/4 cup lemon sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Rosemary
  • Cocktail mixing glass
  • Bar spoon
  • Double jigger
  • Coupe glasses
  • Cocktail sieve

Method

  1. Add ice to a cocktail mixing glass.
  2. Add all ingredients to the mixing glass and stir.
  3. Divide into glasses.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
  5. Enjoy!

Pomegranate collins punch

Cranberry French 75

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz cranberry syrup
  • Prosecco, to top
  • Ice
  • Garnish: sugar, lemon juice, edible gold glitter, cranberries
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Cocktail pick
  • Coupe glass
  • Small plate

Method

  1. Chill a coupe glass in the freezer.
  2. In a small plate, mix together about a 1 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp glitter.
  3. Cover the rim of a glass with lemon juice and dip in the sugar to cover the rim.
  4. Shake gin, lemon juice and cranberry syrup over ice.
  5. Strain into the chilled coupe glass.
  6. Top with Prosecco and garnish with cranberries on a cocktail pick.
  7. Enjoy!

Cranberry French 75

Santa Claus-mopolitan

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz triple-sec
  • 2.5 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish: sugar, silver edible glitter, cranberries, rosemary (optional)
  • Sharker
  • Double jigger
  • Martini glass
  • Cocktail pick
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Plate

Method

  1. Chill your martini glass in the freezer for a few seconds.
  2. In a small plate, add about 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp of glitter. Mix with a cocktail spoon.
  3. Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in some lemon juice and then the glittery sugar.
  4. Shake gin, triple-sec, cranberry juice and lemon juice over ice until chill.
  5. Strain into the coup glass.
  6. Garnish with cranberries on a cocktail pick and a sprig of rosemary.

Santa Claus-mopolitan best christmas gin cocktails

Pomegranate Sparkler

Ingredients Equipment
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • Ginger Beer, to top
  • Ice
  • Rosemary, lime slice, Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Whisky tumbler.

Method

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine Empress 1908 gin, pomegranate juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake vigorously to chill.
  3. Pour into an ice-filled cocktail glass.
  4. Top with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with rosemary, a lime wheel, and pomegranate seeds.
  6. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Sparkler Christmas gin cocktail

Cranberry Gin Fizz

Ingredients for 2 Equipment
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz cranberry simple syrup
  • Prosecco, to top
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary
  • Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp gold edible glitter
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Cocktail picks
  • 2 Coupe glasses

Method for 2

  1. Mix the sugar and edible glitter together on a plate.
  2. Pour some maple syrup on a plate.
  3. Dip the rims of the coupe glasses in the maple syrup and then in the sugar.
  4. Chill the coupe glasses in the freezer for a few minutes.
  5. Add ice, cranberry syrup and gin to a shaker.
  6. Divide between the two glasses.
  7. Top with Prosecco, a cranberry skewer and a sprig of rosemary.
  8. Enjoy!

Cranberry Gin Fizz

Pink Peppermint Sour

Ingredients Equipment
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Candy Cane Syrup
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • Ice
  • Simple syrup
  • Candy canes
  • Shaker
  • Double jigger
  • Coupe glass
  • One plate

Method

  1. Crush a candy cane into small pieces.
  2. Pour simple syrup to a plate.
  3. Dip the rim of the coupe glass in the syrup first and then in the crushed candy cane.
  4. Add gin, candy cane syrup, lemon juice and ice to a shaker.
  5. Shake until chill.
  6. Strain into the coupe glass.
  7. Enjoy!

Watch the pink peppermint sour video on Instagram!

Pink Peppermint Sour

What do you think of those Christmas gin cocktails? Which one is your favorite? Do you have any recommendations of gin-based holiday cocktails?

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Hope you liked this post.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne.

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