Christmas Cocktails with Hendrick’s Gin

October 31, 2017

 

Hendrick’s Gin is made with a number of unusual twists. Unlike ordinary gins, Hendrick’s Gin is distilled in Scotland, in miniscule batches of only 500 litres at a time. Only Hendrick’s Gin is made with infusions of cucumber and rose petals, alongside a blend of 11 botanicals, producing a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma. Hendrick’s Gin is created by marrying distillates from two types of still – a traditional copper pot still and a rarer Carter-Head style still. Combining the spirits from the different stills creates a singularly smooth gin both character and balance of subtle flavours. Hendrick’s  is available to buy in Tesco, 70cl £28.00.

 

The below cocktails are warming and made with Christmassy spices. Made for sharing, they are perfect for a Christmas party with friends and family.  

 

 

 

Cocktail: Winter Purl

 

Glassware: Punchbowl

Ingredients:

  •       200ml Hendrick's Gin

  •       800ml Hoppy Amber Ale

  •       425ml Cloudy Apple Juice

  •       1 Lemon Zest

  •       1 Orange  spiked with cloves

  •       2 Cinnamon Sticks

  •       3cm Ginger

  •       1 Pinch Nutmeg

  •       1 Star Anise

  •       5 dashes Angostura

Garnish: Clementine Slice

 

Method:

Combine ingredients in a pan or cauldron over medium heat. Bring to a simmer but not a boil, then lower to a warm temperature and keep there for 20 mins before serving.. Or – pre mix and re heat.
NEVER BOIL

 

Cocktail: Mr Micawber's Hot Gin Punch

 

 

Glassware: Punch bowl (serve in tea cups)
Ingredients:

  •       200ml of Hendrick's Gin

  •       200ml Madeira Wine

  •       2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar

  •       6 large Lemon and Orange Twists

  •       Small slice Orange

  •       One fresh Pineapple

  •       4 spoons Honey

  •       Juice of 2 lemons

  •       3 Cloves

  •       Pinch Nutmeg

  •       1 teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder

Garnish: Pineapple Wedge, ginger biscuit

 

 

Method:

Add all ingredients to a saucepan and place on the heat. Let the concoction simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Taste, adding lemon or honey depending on whether you like sweet or sour. When it’s ready, pour into a teapot and serve in teacups. Alternatively serve in a traditional punch bowl. Can be reheated so you can make ahead.

 

Hendrick’s  is available to buy in Tesco, 70cl £28.00.

 

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