This cocktail is simple, elegant and perfect for celebrations. We’ve put a Christmas twist on a gin classic, by using winter spiced sugar syrup and swapping the lemon for orange. The sugar syrup is easy to make at home and chances are, you might even have some lying about in the form of an autumn coffee syrup.
You will need
Winter spiced sugar syrup
Batch Christmas Gin
A cocktail shaker
To make your own spiced sugar syrup; We used brown sugar for a rich golden colour and deep flavour. Heat equal parts brown sugar and water in a saucepan with your winter spices: Cinnamon, cloves, all spice berries and orange zest. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool and strain into a jar.
This recipe makes two French 75’s
Add to your cocktail shaker:
100ml of Christmas Gin
50ml of winter spice sugar syrup
1 tbsp of freshly squeezed orange juice
Shake well, strain into your flute glasses and top up with Champagne. Finish with an orange twist, watch the gold leaf dance in your glass and let the celebrations begin!