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