Today is National Napping Day! This must be one of our favourites here at Craft Gin Club, and it has got us thinking about the best gin drinks to have to help you drift off into a lovely snooze. Here are 5 of our favourite nightcap gin cocktail recipes…
Gin Hot Toddy
This warm delight is great for cold winter nights when you just want to wrap yourself up in your duvet with something hot and ginny…
Bring the cider to a simmer in a small pot, then add the apple juice, cinnamon, bitters and honey.Bring the liquid to a simmer and stir continuously for three minutes. Add the gin, stir and garnish with cinnamon and lemon zest – plus a pine or fir sprig if you have one.
Serve while warm.
50 ml gin
75 ml cloudy apple juice
75 ml cider
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
3 dashes of orange Bitters
Pinch of Cinnamon
20 ml honey
This classic gin cocktail with its dry, rich flavour and warm twist of orange is the perfect preparation for a lovely deep snooze…
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, stir your ingredients together until blended well. Strain into a rocks glass over a large block/sphere of ice and garnish with an orange zest, to garnish.
25ml dry gin
25ml sweet vermouth
Orange zest, to garnish
Gin White Russian
Who doesn’t love a glass of milk before bed? Well this rich and creamy cocktail takes this to next level!
Pour the gin and Kahlua into a short glass and top up with a large helping of cream.
50 ml gin
25 ml Kahlua
Chamomile must be one of the most soothing flavours and smells that there is, and when infused into our Martini recipe it makes for a very stylish bedtime gin tipple.
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with lost of ice and stir them well.
Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with the spring of time.
50 ml gin
15 ml sweet vermouth
15 ml lemon juice
25 ml of chamomile tea
a spring of thyme for garnish
Chocolate is the perfect bedtime treat, it’s rich and smooth and luxurious. It works so well in the Divine Flip that was created for Divine’s 20th anniversary by Clementine, our in-house gin expert, and it can be made by our member’s using the contents of their Craft Gin Club March Gin of the Month box! It’s a delicious way to end the day and drift off into a lofty slumber! Here is Clementine demonstrating how it’s done.
Add the gin, egg and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice). Add ice shake again, strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with lemon and juniper Divine Chocolate.
50 ml One Gin
15 ml sugar syrup
Divine Juniper and Lemon Chocolate to garnish