Gordons Gin presents: How to be a hosting Ginius
Gordons Gin presents: How to be a hosting Ginius

A testament to how complicated life has become, the average person will make 35,000 conscious decisions every day.  As we hit the biggest decision-making time of the year – the run-up to Christmas – all the dinners, nights-in with friends and (impromptu) family visits can take their toll. This is especially true when, as the host or host with the most, you’re left stuck in the kitchen rather than enjoying the company of your guests.

That’s exactly why Gordon’s has teamed up with World-Class mixologist Jamie Jones and author of ‘An Edited Life’ Anna Newton, to create its ‘Festive Gin Cocktail Edit’.  Comprising three classic Gin cocktails you can part make in advance and then store in your fridge, you’ll be sure to make maximum impact with minimal effort.

If there’s a gin brand that represents quality and simplicity at its best then it is Gordon’s – a classic go-to Gin that, according to Jamie Jones, provides a perfect base for a classic G&T and Gin cocktails:

Gordon’s is a high quality, juniper-forward Gin that is fresh, clean and crisp. Made from a combination of four simple botanicals; juniper, angelica root, liquorice, and coriander, I stand by it for classics like G&T and other simple Gin-based cocktails, which are a great option for everyday drinking occasions such as dinner parties or casual drinks with friends and family.  Especially on the run up to Christmas, it’s a quality gin at a great price.”

Jamie’s new winter serves are easy to make but designed to impress.

 

Hot Gin Punch

If all the relatives are coming over this is your solution. Either make from scratch, or mix a large batch of it and pop it in the freezer. Simply defrost on the hob and pop in a large punch bowl to add a bit of drama. Then serve and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 40ml gin
  • 100ml cloudy apple juice
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 10ml Tio Pepe Sherry
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Butter

METHOD:

  • Simply add all ingredients into the pan and place on a low heat until there’s a light simmer, similar to heating milk
  • Strain through a fine strainer into a tea/coffee cup
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise

Bees Knees

A traditional, but refreshing serve, perfect for guests coming in from the cold.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50ml gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml honey syrup
  • Egg white

METHOD:

  • Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake hard so it’s thoroughly mixed
  • Strain into a Martini glass with a lemon zest garnish

Classic Gin & Tonic (of course) 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 50ml Gordon’s gin
  • Fresh bottled tonic
  • Cubed ice
  • Wedge of lime to garnish
  • 9 units of alcohol

METHOD:

·             Fill a chilled highball glass with fresh ice cubes.  Pour 50ml of Gordon’s gin over the ice and top up with chilled tonic. Gently squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass before dropping it in, then give it all a final stir. It’s a great way to begin any occasion.  Serve in a highball glass.

For more information on the award-winning GORDON’S gin visit: www.gordonsgin.com