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The best gin cocktails to make at home this Christmas

By LLM Reporters on 1st December 2015

Looking for some gin cocktail inspiration? Learn how to make delicious cocktails with Thomas Dakin Gin, including the perfect G&T.

Tom & Tonic

Tom & Tonic
Tom & Tonic

Ingredients
50ml Thomas Dakin Gin
125ml Fever-Tree tonic water

Method
Fill a tall glass with ice
Pour in Thomas Dakin Gin
Top with Fever-Tree tonic water
Garnish with orange peel twist & a sprig of freshcoriander


Tom and Mary (Red Snapper style)

Tom and Mary (Red Snapper style)
Tom and Mary (Red Snapper style)

Ingredients
50 ml Thomas Dakin Gin
120ml tomato juice
15ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Worcester sauce, 1/2 tsp of Tabasco,
1/2 tsp horseradish sauce
8 coriander leaves
Splash of orange juice

Method
Combine and stir all ingredients over ice
Serve in a chilled hi-ball glass
Top with a splash of orange juice
Garnish with sprig of coriander, stick ofcelery and grounded black pepper


Thomas Dakin Negroni

Thomas Dakin Negroni
Thomas Dakin Negroni

Ingredients
30ml Thomas Dakin Gin
30ml Sweet Vermouth
30ml Campari

Method
Combine Thomas Dakin Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth in a mixing glass
Add ice and stir until chilled
Strain into a rocks glass
Garnish with orange peel


Bee’s Knees

Bee's Knees
Bee’s Knees

Ingredients
35ml Thomas Dakin Gin
2 tsp of honey 25 ml lemon juice

Method
In a shaker stir honey with the Thomas Dakin gin until dissolved
Add the rest of the ingredients
Shake or stir with ice
Strain into a Martini glass
Garnish with thin orange wheel float


Thomas Dakin Gin was launched in July in Manchester to great acclaim and would make a superb Christmas Gift. It’s distilled in small batches in a baby copper pot still. The Master Distiller uses a secret recipe of eleven botanicals, including some traditionally used for making cordials in the 18th Century, as well as juniper, orange peel and English coriander with the unique addition of red cole to give the gin its long, lingering finish. Horseradish, or red cole as it was known in Dakin’s day, was used to revive weary travellers journeying by coach and horses from London to Scotland.

Thomas Dakin Gin is available to buy from Harvey Nichols, Booths, The Wine Rack, 31Dover.com and GinFoundry.com. Price from £29.