This festive gin cocktail pairs wintery sugar and spice to create a sweet, Christmassy beverage.
The Surrey Copper Distillery’s Copperfield A Christmas Carol gin (don’t attempt to say that after drinking one) is laced with rich wintery herbs and spices like cloves, star anise, cinnamon, rosemary and orange.
Triple Sec – commonly found in a long island iced tea – is an orange-flavoured liqueur which is around £8 in supermarkets. It’s made with dried peels of bitter and sweet oranges. I always love drying oranges at Christmas and using them as decoration, or adding them to mulled wine, so the flavour reminds me of the festive season.
The Fever Tree blood orange soda adds fizz and fragrance to the cocktail. The Italian oranges used to make it are super sweet, rather than the bitter taste of usual tonics and sodas. Cinnamon finishes off the flavours and smells incredible, enhancing the Copperfield gin – which comes in a book inspired bottle which looks beautiful as decor after it’s finished.
Here’s how to make the Cinnamon and orange festive gin fizz cocktail.
You will need:
- A glass
- 50ml Copperfield A Christmas Carol Gin
- 50ml Triple Sec
- An orange
- Fever Tree Blood Orange Soda
- Sugar Cane Syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Cinnamon stick
How to make the Cinnamon and Orange Festive Gin Fizz Cocktail:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add two shots of gin, two shots of triple sec, one shot of sugar syrup and the juice of half an orange.
Secure the shaker and shake well until condensation forms on the outside and it feels cold to touch.
Rim the glass with the orange and roll in ground cinnamon before strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass.
Top with the blood orange soda, and add an orange slice and cinnamon stick to garnish.