2 simple but sensational gin cocktails that are perfect for Christmas

With only a couple of weeks to go until the big day itself, there’s can be lots to think about – especially if you’re hosting guests.

But whether it’s having all the family over on Christmas Day, or for a festive soiree, there’s always ways to help make it extra special.

If you’re into your spirits, then why not try making some Christmassy cocktails?

Gin is one of the most versatile tipples, and often makes an appearance over the festive season; a classic gin and tonic is one of the most universally loved aperitifs.

However, if you’re a bit bored of the standard G&T, we’ve got a couple of recipes perfect for sprucing up the beloved tipple this year.

Using Tanqueray No. Ten as a base, you can’t go wrong with the below, which need just a few ingredients to deliver a stunning beverage.

French 75

The French 75 is one of the classiest drinks around; it’s even served in a champagne flute.

The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris – later Harry's New York Bar – by barman Harry MacElhone.

You can also mix and match depending on what you’ve already got in your bar cart, meaning if you haven’t got any champagne in, Prosecco or Cava work just as well.

Here’s how you can make one in no time by following just a few simple steps:

Ingredients list:

25ml No. Ten

1 x Lemon (Juice & peel will be needed)

15ml (2:”1) Sugar syrup



Step 1: In a shaker, add No. Ten, 15ml lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup. Fill shaker with ice and give it a quick shake

Step 2: Strain into Champagne flute

Step 3: Top up with Champagne

Step 4: Garnish with a lemon twist

Tiny TEN

The Tiny TEN, devised by the experts at Tanqueray is colourful, refreshing and the perfect drink to start off celebrations this Christmas.

It offers a delicious twist on the classic gin fizz – what’s not to love? Here’s how to make it:


15ml Grapefruit Syrup

35ml Tanqueray No. TEN

1 x Fresh Grapefruit (Juice & peel will be needed)

Top with 50ml Sparkling Wine (Cava or Prosecco)


Step 1: 15ml of grapefruit syrup

Step 2: Add 35ml of No. TEN and 10ml of grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed from a wedge, ice and stir.

Step 3: Strain in a Coupette glass and top with 50ml of cold sparkling wine of your preference.

Step 4: Garnish with a grapefruit coin-shaped peel

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