Gin cocktails for Christmas

If you have read my blog before you will know I’m a big fan of gin.  I can’t get enough, so obviously when Christmas comes around and there’s a lot of self indulgence, gin is high on my list of treats.  I love a cocktail, as I’m sure most people do, the best ones are obviously always going to be those that you find in a cocktail bar, but it’s always nice to try your own at home, which is what I’ve been doing over the festive season.  I thought I would share my two current favourites, great for Christmas (or any other time of the year!)

Rhubarb and Custard cocktail

This one is I think my absolute favourite.  Discovered at a gin festival, it tastes exactly like the rhubarb and custard sweets you buy.

The recipe is: 

50ml (a double) Rhubarb & Ginger gin (I used Edinburgh gin)

50ml Advocaat

50ml Apple Juice

A squeeze of lemon

A dash of rhubarb bitters (this can be optional, it just doesn’t have the real rhubarb kick without it)

Mix together with some ice and give a good shake. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Saigon Cooler

This I ordered whilst out with some of my mummy friends. It’s so refreshing and has quickly become a favourite.

The recipe is:

50ml Gin 

15ml Chambord

A squeeze of lime

75ml cranberry juice

A handful of raspberries

Mix together with some ice and give it a good shake. Pour over ice and serve with a few raspberries.


If you are a gin lover as well, what is your favourite cocktail?

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