Seasonal Christmas Cocktails with Manchester Gin
November 27, 2018
It’s beGINning to look a lot like Christmas!
As the Christmas countdown begins, Manchester Gin have created three vibrant gin-based cocktails to help celebrate this festive season in style. Raise a glass to the holiday with a Christmas cracker in one hand and a tipple in the other, you simply can’t go wrong with these bespoke creations made with the UK’s most awarded gin!
An idea conceived one cold February evening in 2013, Manchester Gin is the product of a love story – a tale of ‘boy meets girl’ and a chance encounter that would change their lives forever. This heart-warming tale behind their delicious gin makes a bottle an even better gift for the gin lover in your life.
Warm the cockles with the Lord of Winter. A Gin & Tonic mixed with tawny port.
45ml Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused 25ml Martins De Sa Tawny Port
15ml Triple sec
20ml Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup
50ml Hot water
Layered in a heat proof glass Garnish with cinnamon stick
Pour all ingredients into a heat proof glass and then top with hot water – the perfect garnish with this is a cinnamon stick which really brings out the festive spirit.
For a cocktail with a fresh twist, Pipe Dream is a must try.
Fresh cranberry leads thecharge in this cocktail, with the fresh pine in Manchester Gin’s Signature creating a delightfully festive fusion.
60ml Manchester Gin Signature
25ml Lemon Juice
25ml Martins De Sa Ruby Port
1 teaspoon cranberry jam (smooth if possible)
Shake all ingredients in a cocktails shaker with ice and then double strain into an ice- filled Rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel, preferably dried.
And for the Grand Finale, Drummers Punch.
Fresh citrus, earthy green tea, and complex dry vermouth all intertwine with full bodied herbaceous bitters to give a zingy but rich punch. Think party food snacks, mince pies and a big bowl of punch that everyone can try.
200ml Manchester Gin Signature 180ml Lillet Blanc vermouth
200ml Green tea (strong brew, 4 bags) 80ml Fresh lemon juice
50ml Cinnamon Syrup
5 dashes angostura bitters 300ml sparkling water (Serves 6)
Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and then garnish with orange, lemon & lime wheels, rosemary, thyme and then fresh berries like blackberries and blueberries.
Product details and stockists: Manchester Gin Signature, RRP £36
Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused, RRP £38
Manchester Gin Wild Spirit, RRP £36 Manchester Gin Overboard, RRP £45