Homemade Christmas Gifts For People Who Love Gin

As we all know, a Craft Gin Club membership is the best gift any gin lover could receive. However, if you feel like adding a personal touch to your ginny gift, then give these a try!

Gin and Tonic Truffles

Who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate gin-dulgence at Christmas time? These truffles are easy to make and taste amazing

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What to do:

Carefully melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water - ensure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water! 2 Remove from the heat, then stir in the double cream. Mix until smooth. 3 Now add the gin, tonic, lime juice and zest. Mix until the combination is smooth and has thickened slightly.

4 Transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge overnight. 5 Remove from fridge, wash hands and roll teaspoonfulls of the mixture into balls. Place them onto baking paper and return to the fridge for up to 2 hours. 6 Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and individually roll each ball in it before placing in a gift box.

What you need:

400g dark chocolate

200ml double cream

50ml gin

40ml tonic water Juice and zest of

1 lime

Cocoa powder, to dust

DIY Gin Bottle Diffuser

Festive scents in beautiful bottles!

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1. Put 60ml of augeo or sweet almond oil in a glass measuring cup.

2. Add roughly 25-30 drops of essential oils.

3. Using a funnel, pour the oil mixture into your bottle. 4 Make a hole in the lid cover the bottle. Slide in the reed diffusers and secure using sticky tape.

What you need:

Augeo or sweet almond oil

Essential oils of your choice

Empty gin bottle (miniatures work well for this!)

Funnel Reed diffuser sticks

Juniper Forest 6 drops fir needle, 4 drops pine, 3 drops cypress, 1 drop wintergreen

Christmas Spice: 2 drops sweet orange, 1 drop cinnamon, 1 drop clove, 1 drop ginger

Gingerbread 5 drops ginger; 4 drops clove; 2 drops nutmeg; 2 drops cinnamon

Gin Cork Heart

Saying ‘I love you’ doesn’t have to be just in words. Give the gift of love this Christmas with this simple DIY cork heart. This is a great gift for your tipple-loving other half.

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What you do:

1. Using a pencil, draw a heart shape on the piece of cardboard or wood.

2. Starting from the bottom, glue the corks one by one around the outline.

3. Once each piece of cork has been glued on, wrap and glue the twine around the heart.

4. Leave to dry for a couple of hours.

What you need:

Gin or wine bottle corks

Cardboard or wood

A hot glue gun