These gin-based winter cocktails are the perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening. They feature a delightful blend of gin, spices, and seasonal fruits that will leave you feeling cozy and content. Whether you are a gin lover or simply looking for a new winter cocktail recipe, these drinks are sure to impress.
These recipes are versatile and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good drink. They are perfect for a night in with friends or a romantic evening with your significant other. So, if you are looking for a way to add some warmth and flavor to your winter evenings, give these cocktails a try and let the magic of winter gin cocktails warm your heart and soul.
If you want a cocktail that will impress your holiday guests, the Frosted Cranberry Empress Gin Cocktail is for you. The herbal drink is visually stunning and consists of Empress 1908 Gin, spiced cranberry simple syrup, an herbal liqueur, lemon juice, cranberry bitters, and egg whites for a frothy topping.
Blood oranges are in season right as December hits, so winter is the perfect time to feature this unique fruit in a cocktail. The base is a classic gin and tonic, but the warm, spiced flavors of blood orange, cinnamon, and star anise help develop a deliciously complex herbal and citrus flavor.
The Blackberry Bramble is a sweet and fruity cocktail that may surprise you with its simplicity. The drink uses gin, blackberry liqueur, and simple syrup as a base, so you can have this cocktail whipped up in a few minutes. Add some fresh blackberries, a lemon wheel, and a sprig of mint as refreshing garnishes.
The Winter Gin Mule is a winterized version of a classic Moscow Mule, a cocktail that uses ginger beer. This recipe uses a light blue gin, but if you don’t have it on hand, you can still achieve the amazing blue color with the included Blue Curacao.
How do you create a winter version of a classic gin and tonic? Infuse it with festive flavors, like cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and orange. The recipe uses a homemade spiced simple syrup recipe, which is surprisingly simple to whip up. Once the simple syrup is ready, your cocktail is ready in just a minute or two.
A Gin and Jam is a classic cocktail that combines gin with a sweet fruity jelly or jam. The drink typically uses strawberry or blueberry jam, but this recipe features blackberry jam for a delicious, winter-friendly flavor. Combined with floral liqueur and a tiny bit of lemon, this cocktail is fresh, warm, and tasty.
A variation on a gin and tonic, this cocktail uses sloe gin and elderflower liqueur as the base. Sloe gin is a British concoction that mixes gin with sloes, a red fruit similar in taste to a plum. The result is a fruity but not too sweet drink with subtle warm flavors and a floral overtone.
Along with peppermint, pomegranate is one of the most popular winter flavors that sneaks its way into themed desserts and cocktails. Along with grapefruit, this cocktail is powerfully fruity, with the herbal notes of gin layered underneath. Some tonic water makes this the perfect fizzy drink for the holidays.
This Spiced Gin Warmer cocktail is similar to spiced apple cider but with all of the gin's herbal and floral flavors. Rather than mulled wine, go for this winter gin cocktail as your go-to for the season because the light, festive flavors aren’t too heavy. The recipe adds honey for sweetness and some coriander for a unique flavor.
This recipe adds a slight twist to a classic Hot Toddy, a hot cocktail that typically uses whiskey. Rather than the warm and oaky flavors of whiskey, the Hot Gin Toddy features the herbal flavor of gin mixed with cinnamon and honey. Served hot, this cocktail is perfect for a cold winter night.
A Paloma is a classic cocktail that features tequila and grapefruit. This recipe uses grapefruit mixed with gin and rosemary syrup for a winterized version of this refreshing summer drink. The robust flavor of rosemary pairs well with the subtle, refreshing flavors of grapefruit and gin.
An Aperol Spritz is a light summer cocktail that makes you dream of the Italian countryside. However, this recipe proves that Aperol, the Italian citrus liqueur, works well with warm, spiced winter flavors. With only four ingredients, this cocktail is as simple to make as it is easy to drink.
People who love gin often love its unique floral flavor with herbal undertones. This Winter Florals cocktail highlights everything we love about gin, amping up that lovely floral flavor with a bit of orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. The warm flavors of orange and cranberry perfectly complement the light and airy taste of gin.