5 Simple Gin Cocktails – Perfect for Christmas Cocktails at Home

With  Christmas drawing closer and everyone starting to plan menus for the holiday season, I thought I would share some Cocktail inspiration!

I’m sure you will all be pouring a few glasses of fizz and making the obvious French 75, or even making hot gin toddys, but what about these overlooked classics?

If you love gin as much as we do at ilovegindotcom, then you are going to love these easy to make cocktails using ingredients you probably have in your fridge or cupboard.

 

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  • 50ml gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 an egg white (optional)
  • Chilled soda water, quantity to taste

Method

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How to make the perfect Negroni

It’s Negroni Week! Imbibe launched Negroni Week in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. With rocketing popularity of the iconic Italian spirit Campari plus gin revolution that has been occurring over the passed few years, the Negroni is now seen in most London cocktail bars. Bitter but sweet, simple yet complex and still so refreshing – it’s no wonder this historic drink has experienced a revival.

To stir one up at home, follow our recipe below for the perfect Negroni.

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How To Make Sugar Syrup: And The Perfect Gin Cocktail To Match

This sugar syrup recipe is cheap and easy to make at home. Perfect for gin cocktails this Summer. BBQ season is upon us.

Sugar syrup is a staple for every aspiring home cocktail mixologist, all the way to the pros. Sadly, it’s expensive to buy but being it so vital for many delicious cocktails, why not make it at home and subsequently pat yourself on the back for being a total kitchen hero and saving yourself some pennies. It’s cheap and easy to put together and also opens up a realm of creative possibility, ginger sugar syrup I hear you cry?- Lavender? Thyme maybe? Before you know it, you will be taking over the “craft beer guy” in your circle of friends as the one who is prattle on about what they have been “brewing” at home.

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Chase: from Potatoes, to Tyrrells, to Gin

William’s Gin is the product of the evolution of great British produce, potatoes! It is the 3rd invention of the gourmand William Chase and, as EVERYONE loves the previous two, we are sure that GB Extra Dry Gin and Elegant 48 Gin will delight the most demanding palates.

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How to make the perfect Negroni

With rocketing popularity of the iconic Italian spirit Campari plus gin revolution that has been occurring over the passed few years, the Negroni is now seen on most London cocktail bars. Bitter but sweet, simple yet complex and still so refreshing – it’s no wonder this historic drink has experienced a revival.

To stir one up at home, follow our recipe below for the perfect Negroni.

A brief history of the Negroni

The Negroni is an adaptation itself – of the Americano, a simple blend of Campari, vermouth and soda. Story goes that the drink was invented in Florence in 1919 when Count Negroni asked for a slug of gin in his Americano in place of the soda. So the aromatic Negroni was born, and was swiftly adopted by Italians as a pre-dinner drink, or a palate-cleansing settler for after dinner.

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