It’s that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a festive gin cocktail? Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just looking to treat yourself, these top 5 gin cocktails are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
This classic cocktail is a must-have for any holiday occasion. Simply combine 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and a splash of club soda in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a sprig of mint for a refreshing, fizzy treat. This classic cocktail is a perfect balance of tart and sweet, making it the perfect choice for any gin lover.
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Gin and Tonic
A holiday staple, the gin and tonic is simple yet always satisfying. Just mix 2 ounces of gin with 4 ounces of tonic water and a squeeze of lime over ice. Add a few juniper berries or a slice of cucumber for an extra twist. This classic combination is perfect for sipping on while you cozy up by the fireplace or get in the holiday shopping mood.
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For a more sophisticated holiday cocktail, try a gin martini. Combine 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of dry vermouth, and a few drops of orange bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon for a sophisticated sip. This elegant cocktail is perfect for toasting to the holiday season in style.
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This bold, aromatic cocktail is a must-have for the gin lover in your life. Simply mix 1 ounce of gin, 1 ounce of Campari, and 1 ounce of sweet vermouth over ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange twist for a pop of color. The combination of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth makes for a rich and complex flavor that is sure to impress.
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For a tart and tangy holiday cocktail, try a gin sour. Combine 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of simple syrup, and an egg white in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a cherry and a twist of lemon for a sweet and sour treat. This refreshing cocktail is perfect for sipping on after a long day of holiday shopping or cookie baking.
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No matter which of these gin cocktails you choose, they’re sure to bring some cheer and joy to your holiday season. If you’re looking for even more cocktail inspiration, be sure to check out our cocktail section on the website for even more delicious drink ideas. Happy sipping!