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

Christmas gin with clementine

Published: December 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • plus 3 days infusing
  • Easy
  • Makes 750ml

Infuse your own gin with festive flavours of clementine, ginger and bay, then 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


Make this Christmas gin for a special gift, then check out our blackberry gin, mulled gin and more Christmas gift recipes.

To make your own Christmas gin, it’s worth spending money on good-quality base gin; most brands are on special offer at Christmas. Choose one without too many botanicals, like Gordon’s. Or try one of our favourite British gins here.


  • 750ml bottle gin
  • 3 clementines
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 50g ginger, sliced and bashed
  • 3 bay leaves


  • STEP 1

    Pour the gin into a large bowl, or jar.

  • STEP 2

    Peel 3 strips of zest from the clementines, then peel them and remove all the white pith from the segments.

  • STEP 3

    Add the segments and the zest strips to the gin along with the sugar, ginger and bay leaves.

  • STEP 4

    Leave to infuse for 3 days, then decant into smaller bottles, or 1 big bottle. Serve with tonic and a couple of the orange segments in each glass.


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