Gin is a popular ingredient for cocktails, but it is generally thought of as a springtime liquor because it has a light and floral taste. It is refreshing but still sharp.
However, winter is the perfect season to incorporate gin into your cocktail rotation.
Gin is made from distilled juniper berries, which gives it that naturally floral taste palette. After distilling, it is usually flavored with natural additives like spices, fruit flavors, and other botanicals.
This combination makes it a great addition to
your winter cocktail list because the spices and the florals mix well for the season.
The Moscow Mule is a common drink
often made with vodka, but I prefer this gin version because it’s much more floral on the taste palette.
It’s a refreshing take on the traditional drink. This recipe includes Far North Spirits Solveig Anna’s Garden Gin which is a light blue colored gin.
This adds flair to the cocktail. It also has notes of dill, angelica, and lemon.
One of my favorite winter gin cocktails is this gin fizz.
Pomegranate is a fall and winter fruit
that perfectly complements many dishes and drinks because of its sweet and punchy taste.
This recipe calls for gin, pomegranate juice, and soda water. It is easy to assemble, tastes refreshing, is a gorgeous pink color, and is perfect for any winter occasion.
Top with pomegranate seeds for a little extra touch.
A gin and tonic are an elegant, easy-to-make drink that is perfect for sipping on any occasion.
For winter parties and events, use this recipe which includes spiced simple syrup and orange juice for a pop of color and flavor.
Be sure to stir, not shake and serve in a wine glass.
When I’m feeling a bit lazy but want a drink, I go for this easy-to-make cocktail.
Its bright color and sweet, refreshing taste, make this blackberry gin and jam cocktail perfect. Gin and jam are the perfect pairings you did not know you needed.
The fruit and floral flavors complement each other well, and this drink is perfect for a dessert or appetizer complement.
If you prefer a floral-forward gin and tonic, try making this rosemary gin and tonic cocktail for your next gathering.
It contains basic ingredients but is just as enjoyable as the other fruit-forward drinks on our list. If you require a light cocktail, this might be the one for you.
An elegant and tasty winter gin cocktail is the Winter Mint Martini.
Try out this mint martini for your next party or gathering. It is a great complement to chocolate, so serve it alongside
your chocolate dessert for a decadent finisher to the meal.
It is made with vanilla ice cream, gin, and mint, so you know the flavors are going to be bright and sweet.
If you like mint in your drinks, check out
other minty cocktails.
I like this drink because it plays to the spice component of gin.
The added taste of pear juice to the cocktail brightens and sweetens just the right amount.
I love this gin cocktail. It is my favorite on this list because it plays to the spices and florals in gin.
This is a great recipe to use if you want to bring forward the citrus flavor in gin.
calls for dry gin, Aperol, lemon juice, and orange liqueur. The flavor profile is decidedly citrus but in the most pleasant way possible.
Garnish with a dried, spiced orange slice to add a little warmth to the drink.
The French 75 is an elegant cocktail, but it does not take a professional mixologist to be able to whip it up.
The ingredients are simple and few, but the addition of champagne elevates it beyond your
simple gin cocktail.
When I’m in the mood for something elegant, I serve it in a champagne flute.
A Bee’s Knees is a prohibition-era cocktail that is refreshing and slightly sweet.
It is the perfect complement to winter weather and can be paired with herbs like thyme to bring out the full flavor of the gin if you like.
Serve in a coupe glass for the full 1920s effect.
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