Your Essential Christmas Cocktails – Manchester Gin Edition

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Toast to the holiday with the UK’s most awarded Gin. Manchester Gin!

As the Christmas countdown continues, our friends at Manchester Gin have created three vibrant gin-based cocktails to help celebrate this festive season in style.

When Manchester Gin was born, it was in the dining room of a house that creators Jen and Seb had just bought, and every bottle of gin was hand-crafted and distilled in small-batches. Four years later in a Distillery in central Manchester, the location may have changed, but the talent, passion and spirit remains. With each bottle carefully crafted for optimum flavour, this makes a bottle of Manchester Gin the perfect gift for the one that you love this Christmas.

Warm the cockles with the Lord of Winter. A Gin & Tonic with an added kick of tawny port.

Ingredients:

45ml Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused 25ml Martins De Sa Tawny Port
15ml Triple sec
20ml Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup

50ml Hot water
Layered in a heat proof glass Garnish with cinnamon stick

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a heat proof glass and then top with hot water – the perfect garnish with this is a cinnamon stick which really brings out the festive spirit.

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For a refreshing twist, the Pipe Dream is a must try. Cranberry leads the charge in this cocktail, with the fresh pine of Manchester Gin’s Signature creating a delightful fusion.

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Ingredients:

60ml Manchester Gin Signature
25ml Lemon Juice
25ml Martins De Sa Ruby Port
1 teaspoon cranberry jam (smooth if possible)

Method:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and double strain into an ice-filled Rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wheel, preferably dried.

And for the Grand Finale, the Drummers Punch. Citrus, green tea, and dry vermouth provide a complexity of flavours to give a zingy and rich punch. Think party food snacks, mince pies and a big bowl of punch that everyone can try.

Ingredients:

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200ml Manchester Gin Signature 180ml Lillet Blanc vermouth
200ml Green tea (strong brew, 4 bags) 80ml Fresh lemon juice

50ml Cinnamon Syrup
5 dashes angostura bitters 300ml sparkling water (Serves 6)

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and then garnish with orange, lemon & lime wheels, rosemary, thyme and then fresh berries like blackberries and blueberries.

Hosting a party and need a little more? Don’t panic – Manchester Gin have you covered with their 4.5L Jeroboam, available in Signature and Raspberry Infused.

Manchester Gin can be found in M&S, Harvey Nichols, Majestic, Booths or online at manchestergin.co.uk, masterofmalt.com, theginparlour.com and juniperclub.com.

Product details,
Manchester Gin Signature, RRP £36 Manchester Gin Raspberry Infused,  RRP£38 Manchester Gin Wild Spirit, RRP £36 Manchester Gin Overboard, RRP £45 Manchester Gin Jeroboam, RRP £375

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