New Year's Eve calls for a glass of something sparkling - but that doesn't mean abandoning your beloved gin! These five fizzy gin cocktail recipes are just the thing for ringing in 2017. Cheers!
This classic gin and fizz cocktail is a refreshing, sophisticated and super-simple sip.
15ml lemon juice
15ml simple syrup*
Champagne (or other sparkling wine)
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for about five seconds. Strain into a champagne flute and top with ice cold Champagne or sparkling wine) for one of the best ways to kick off a dinner.
*Simple Syrup - warm equal parts of sugar and water so it dissolves then let it cool. Can be stored, sealed, in the fridge for 4-6 months.
Created especially by Luxardo for Craft Gin Club using December's Gin of the Month Arbikie AK's Gin, this little number adds a sumptuous touch of cherry to your tipple.
30ml Arbikie AK’s Gin
10ml fresh lemon juice
15ml Luxardo cherry syrup from the jar
Shake ingredients and strain into a Champagne glass, top with your favourite sparkling wine and garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry.
Seasonal sloe gin + bubbles = festively fizzy New Year's Eve perfection!
25ml sloe gin
150ml chilled sparkling wine
Pour the sloe gin into a Champagne flute and top with fizz.
Pomegranate Gin Fizz
This ruby red recipe can be mixed in batches and is sure to add a touch of glamour to your festivities!
Recipe makes six servings
150ml pomegranate juice
300ml chilled Prosecco
pomegranate seeds to garnish
Mix gin and pomegranate juice together then divide equally between six Champagne glasses. Top up with Prosecco, garnish with a few pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.
This variation on the French 75 replaces sugar syrup with elderflower liqueur for a delicately floral sip.
60ml Champagne (or sparkling wine)
15ml elderflower liqueur
15ml lemon juice
lemon twist garnish
Combine gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled flute or coupe. Top with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.