Christmas Gin Recipe With Clementine, Ginger And Bay on a snow covered table with pine cones and clementine segments

Top 5 Christmas gins to try

Check out our favourite festive gins to try this Christmas, plus a Christmas gin recipe to make at home

Want to try a Christmas gin? Looking for a Christmas gift for gin lovers? We’ve found the best spiced gins to buy for Christmas including our homemade Christmas gin recipe


Boatyard Old Tom Gin

A beautifully packaged, cask-aged Irish gin that comes flavoured with Fermanagh honey. This comes through on the nose and palate, as do notes of hay, cocoa, vanilla and spice.

Botanicals: Juniper, coriander, honey, angelica, lemon, grains of paradise, sweet gale.

Perfect pairing: Sip on its own, or try it in a martini.

Buy this festive gin here…

Boatyard Old Tom Gin

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin

This fragrant number packs in lots of juicy citrus – with dryness from Sicilian blood oranges that pairs well with the gin, and subtle notes of orange peel and pepper

Botanicals: Juniper, orange, lemon, orris bark, coriander seed, angelica root, blood orange extract

Perfect pairing: Enjoy in a G&T with fresh slices of orange, or try it with fresh grapefruit juice and lime for a zesty paloma.

Get this zesty gin here…

Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin

Four Pillars Christmas Gin

A blend of gin distilled with Christmas puddings and gin aged in scotch whisky barrels – plus a touch of muscat – results in a festive spirit that will warm your cockles on cold nights.

Botanicals: Christmas pudding, juniper, cinnamon, star anise, coriander, angelica, muscat.

Perfect pairing: One to sip neat, preferably in front of the fire.

Try this Christmas gin here…

Four Pillars festive gin

Pickering’s Original 1947 Gin

Made using an old family recipe written in Bombay in 1947, this is a super-powered spiced gin with notes of cloves, cinnamon, anise and cardamom, and some subtle citrus. Soft, and almost creamy on the palate, with background sweetness and a long finish.

Botanicals:  Juniper, cardamom, coriander, fennel, anise, lemon, lime and cloves.

Perfect pairing: Garnish with a slice of fresh orange.

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Pickering’s Original 1947 Gin

Darnley’s Spiced Gin

One for those who can find some spiced gins a little overpowering, this Scottish number has a subtle, restrained spice that’s balanced by juniper, with a lingering, peppery finish.

Botanicals: Juniper, cloves, grains of paradise and ginger.

Perfect pairing: Drink with ginger ale.

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Darnley’s Spiced Gin

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  • Pinot noir gin
  • Pink grapefruit gin
  • Rhuabrb gin

Four bottles of pink gin lined up in a row

Make our Christmas gin recipe here

Infuse your own gin with festive flavours (clementine, ginger and bay), wrap it up nice and give it to a special someone this Christmas. It’s a unique and thoughtful gift that’s really easy to make.

Christmas Gin Recipe With Clementine, Ginger And Bay on a snow covered table with pine cones and clementine segments