It’s that time of year when we get together with friends to enjoy a festive tipple – responsibly of course – and gin is top of our drinks list. Distillers have gone all out this year with a feast of flavours to choose from with the likes of mulberry, oranges and plums making a wintry appearance. If festive cocktails are up you’re street, we’ve got you covered. Lidl’s Pomegranate and Rose Gin Liqueur added to prosecco is a No.1 team favourite this year.
From glitter infused liqueurs to smooth gins that’ll ace your G&T making, we’ve got you set for all your festive get-togethers with our pick of the 12 gins of Christmas.
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by Eve Conroy
Asda’s Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur really is extra special. Crafted using ginger and cinnamon flavours, the drink is also gorgeously glittery for added festive cheer.
Gingerbread Gin Liqueur 50cl, Asda, £12
Delicious in champagne!
Sloe Gin 50cl, Sipsmith, £25
Makar’s Mulberry Aged Gin works perfectly as a dry martini or teamed with ginger ale and a wedge of lime.
Mulberry Aged Gin 70cl, Makar, £35
Lidl’s budget offering at just £11.99 is a No.1 team favourite. Perfect in prosecco cocktails!
Hortus Pomegranate and Rose Gin Liqueur 50cl, Lidl, available in store, £11.99.
Inspired by traditional Sloe Gin, Boodles Mulberry Gin is perfect for winter cocktails.
Boodles Mulberry Gin 700ml, Marks and Spencer, £21
This delicious Scottish gin can be enjoyed neat or served in a classic G&T with a wedge of red grapefruit. The beautiful bottle makes it the ultimate gin lovers gift.
Isle of Harris Gin 700ml, Isle Of Harris Distillers, £37
Edinburgh Gin’s plum and vanilla flavouring is a festive must have for bramble cocktails.
Plum & Vanilla Liqueur 50cl, Edinburgh Gin, £18
Two of our favourite flavours in one gin! Serve in a G&T with a twist of orange and a cinnamon stick.
Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin 50cl, McQueen Gin, £33
Nothing says Christmas quite like candy canes. This sweet gin will be the talk of the party.
Candy Cane Christmas Gin 70cl, Eden Mill, £32.50
Featuring apple and blackcurrant flavours, this gin works perfectly over ice with a chunk of apple.
Copeland Gin Spices Apple & Blackcurrant 70cl, Master of Malt, £32.95
Add tonic to this plummy gin for a delicious evening drink.
Winslow Plum Gin 70cl, Foxdenton, £24.50
Try warming this mulled gin with a splash of apple juice for the perfect winter warmer.
Mulled Gin 70cl, Gin Bothy, £36