There’s nothing like a bit of warming winter spirit (literally!) on frosty winter nights. If you’ve got friends coming over for a cosy night in or if you just fancy a toasty tipple at home, try three cocktail recipes to get your cheeks nice n’ rosy.

3 Warming Winter Cocktails

A few of our fellow Janes introduced us to these cocktails and we’ve thrown in our own mulled wine recipe too – super easy to put together, and perfect for a little winter glow!

Winter Gin

We love this spiced seasonal twist on a classic GnT. And it takes mere minutes to make – perfect!

1 measure of your favourite gin (we used Bombay Sapphire)

Tonic water

2-3 pieces of orange peel

A few fresh cranberries

Sprinkle of nutmeg

Ice cubes

Add the ice cubes and gin to a glass. Top up with tonic water and add the orange peel, cranberries and nutmeg. Stir well and enjoy!

Hot Rum and Ginger

1 measure spiced rum (we used Morgan’s Spiced)

Cranberry juice

2 cinnamon sticks

Squeeze of fresh lime

Heat the cranberry juice with a couple of cinnamon sticks. Add 1 part spiced rum to 2-3 parts hot cranberry. Squeeze in a bit of lime and sip at leisure!


Mulled Wine

Ok, not technically a cocktail, we’ll admit. But having an easy homemade mulled wine recipe on hand is perfect for when family pop round, or for spicing up a cheap bottle of red wine!

1 bottle red wine (cheap stuff is fine, as you’ll be adding sugar and spices to it!)

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp Allspice

1 cinnamon stick

1 bay leaf

1 clementine (sliced)

Half a lemon (sliced)

Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer (covered) for 15 minutes or so, until the wine is infused with the flavours of the fruit and spices. Serve hot.

So there you have it – three drinks to warm your cockles this winter!
What’s your favourite festive tipple? Share with us @tweetjanes

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