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Christmas Gin Cocktails

Spice up the festivities and impress your guests with these delicious Gin cocktails courtesy of the one and only Norfolk Gin!

Oooooh we love a bit of Christmas spice here at Muddy Norfolk and the dream team behind Norfolk Gin have shared with us some of their favourite gin cocktails for this festive season.

Bursting with the best botanicals – think fresh juniper aromas and herbal scents, balanced with a touch of spice, hints of sweetness and fragrant citrus: that’s Christmas in a glass, hooray!

Plus, if you’re struggling for gift ideas – this beautifully presented bottle is perfect size for a stocking!

For more information visit our Norfolk Gin page in the Little Black Book.

Or (gosh I nearly forgot) click through to our Readers Treat section and be in with a chance of winning a super duper Norfolk Gin hamper?


norfolk gin bottle glass with ice orange sprig of thyme

Nathan-Neeve photography

The classic: A Perfect Thyme


  • 1-2 measures of Norfolk Gin
  • Favourite tonic
  • Ice


  • Strip of orange zest
  • Sprig of fresh thyme


  • Highball or balloon

Method: Pour Norfolk Gin into your favourite glass, add ice and tonic. Gently squeeze the orange zest over the glass to release the oils. Finish with a sprig of fresh thyme.


negroni gin glass orange and cloves


The aperitif: Negroni

A classic, vintage, bittersweet cocktail. Simple and balanced.


  • 2 measures Norfolk Gin
  • 2 measures Sweet Red Vermouth
  • 2 measures Campari
  • Ice


  • Slice of orange


  • Tumbler

Method: Pour all the ingredients into a tumbler filled with ice. Stir well to mix. Garnish with a slice of orange.


pink gin high glass grapefruit and rosemary


The palate cleanser: Norfolk Gin & Grapefruit Fizz

A delightful refreshing drink for those colder winter moments. Bittersweet grapefruit and punchy Norfolk Gin. Aromatic rosemary. Spicy ginger ale. Elegant but with hint of earthy charm.


  • 2 measures Norfolk Gin
  • 4 measures grapefruit juice
  • Chilled ginger ale
  • Ice


  • Fresh rosemary and grapefruit


  • Highball or balloon

Method: Mix Norfolk Gin and fresh grapefruit juice in an ice filled shaker. Shake well and pour into your favourite glass. Add dry ginger ale for some spice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Make a pitcher and share with friends.


champagne glasses gin lemon limes wooden lemon squeezer


The sipping cocktail: Bees Knees

The name comes from prohibition-era slang meaning “The best.” A simple and refreshing cocktail with bright crisp flavours.


  • 2 measures Norfolk Gin1 measure
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1 measure lime cordial
  • 1 teaspoon runny honey
  • Ice


  • Lemon & lime twist


  • Art Deco style champagne

Method: In the base of the shaker stir honey with Norfolk Gin, until honey dissolves. Add lemon and lime juice. Shake well with ice, strain, pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon and lime twist.


fruity gin blackberries and hibiscus


Winter bubbles: Blackberry & Hibiscus

This delicious wintery cocktail takes a little bit of preparation and planning. But with its rich, deep colour and a generous dash of celebratory bubbles, it’s certain to be a real crowd pleaser at Christmas parties. To enjoy at its best, make the blackberry and hibiscus syrup the day before. To create four cocktails, you will need 100ml of syrup.


  • 1 measure of Norfolk Gin
  • 1 measure of blackberry cordial
  • Pinch of hibiscus tea
  • Handful of blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Prosecco

To pre-make the syrup:

  • Measure out equal quantities of Norfolk Gin and a Blackberry cordial (Pixley Berries blends beautifully) and pour together
  • Add a couple of pinches of hibiscus tea, plus a handful of blackberries (fresh or frozen) Muddle and leave to settle in a sealed jar in the fridge overnight
  • Strain before using


  • A sprig of mint


  • Wine Glass

Method: Pour a measure of your ready-made gin syrup into a champagne flute and top with Prosecco or a dry crisp sparkling wine


Enjoy – hiccup!

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