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.


Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating