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6 of best Christmas cocktails you can make from storecupboard ingredients!

6 of best Christmas cocktails you can make from storecupboard ingredients!

Nov 25, 2023

These six fabulously festive gin cocktail recipes are made with storecupboard essentials that you can traditionally find at home throughout the holiday season.

From candy cane to cranberry sauce cocktails, mulled wine to orange chocolate cocktails, each one of these Christmasy storecupboard recipes is quick and easy to make at home, and perfect for enjoying with your gin pals at festive celebrations all through winter and beyond.

So, without further ado, it’s time to treat yourself to a Christmas cocktail or two…

6 of the best Christmas cocktails made from storecupboard ingredients:

Mince Pie Martini

Nothing says Christmas like a mince pie! And, if you’re like us, you will love making them at home - check out our sloe gin-spiked mince pie recipe here! What do you do with any leftover mincemeat? Why, you make this gorgeous Mince Pie Martini, of course!

100ml gin
100ml red vermouth
20ml dark rum
4 tsp. mincemeat
80ml mincemeat syrup
4 tsp mixed spice, to rim the glass
4 tbsp sugar, to rim the glass

Rim your glass with a mix of sugar and spice. Add the gin, vermouth, rum, mincemeat and syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a spiced sugar-rimmed glass and enjoy.

Candy Cane Cup

Sweet and minty, candy canes are synonymous with the festive season - we love using them to decorate as much as we love to eat them. This fabulously pink Christmas cocktail recipe captures everything we love about candy canes and even includes a guide to making your own homemade candy cane-flavoured gin. Give it a go…

50ml homemade candy cane gin
50ml creme de cacao
25ml Vanilla Syrup
15ml cream
Candy cane, to garnish

For the candy cane gin:
100ml London dry gin
1 candy cane

First make the homemade candy cane gin by crushing one candy cane into the bottom of a jug, add the 100ml of gin, stir and leave to infuse for 30 minutes.

For the cocktail, shake the gin, liqueur, cream and syrups with ice and strain into a coupe glass with ice in. Garnish, serve and enjoy!

Mulled Wine Gin Margarita

For when you have had a Christmas party and made a big, deep pan of mulled wine, we have just the recipe for any mulled wine that you have left. This gin-credibly festive twist on a margarita is so fun and utterly delicious…

20ml gin
20ml Cointreau
20ml lime juice
50ml mulled wine
Cinnamon sugar, to rim the glass (1tbsp of sugar to 1tbsp of cinnamon)

Shake the gin, Cointreau, lime juice and wine together with lots of ice. Strain into a cinnamon sugar-rimmed, ice-filled glass and enjoy!

Cranberry Jelly Fizz

No Christmas dinner table would be complete without cranberry jelly to go with your roast turkey. But there are more uses for cranberry jelly than to blob on the side of your plate. Take this stunning sparkling cocktail recipe for instance. Mixing cranberry jelly with gin and prosecco, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the season.

50ml gin
1tsp cranberry jelly
20ml lime juice
10ml Vanilla Syrup
Prosecco, to top
Winter berries, to garnish

Shake the gin, cranberry jelly, lime juice and syrup with lots of ice. Strain into a coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish, serve and enjoy!

Orange Gin Hot Chocolate

Finding Terry’s Chocolate Orange at the end of your Christmas stocking is as wonderfully inevitable as the lighting of the Christmas pudding at the end of Christmas dinner. And, as everyone usually gets one, the storecupboard soon fills up with fragrant orange chocolate. This cosy, rich, delightfully moreish hot chocolate recipe is a delectably decadent way to enjoy all that orange chocolate…

100g orange chocolate
300ml milk
100ml cream
35ml gin per mug
Whipped cream, to garnish
Roast marshmallow, to garnish

Add the chocolate, cream and milk to a pan on medium-high heat and stir until the chocolate has completely melted. Pour into a mug and add the gin. Stir, garnish and enjoy!

Cinnamon Gin Sour

Warming and aromatic, cinnamon is a classic winter spice that Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without. It’s a storecupboard mainstay and one that works so well with the sour citrus juice, sweet maple syrup and complex gin in this sophisticated yet easy storecupboard cocktail recipe.

60ml gin
15ml maple syrup
30ml fresh lemon juice
1 egg white
Star anise and cinnamon, to garnish

Shake the gin, syrup, egg and citrus juice without ice and then shake again with ice. Strain into a glass. Garnish, serve and enjoy!

Enjoy Christmas with gin...