Are those gin-gle bells we can hear? Here are the best Christmas flavoured gins for 2020 – let the festivities be-gin!
From M&S to Aldi gin, we’ve got lots of Christmas flavoured gins for you to choose from this year. Whether you’re in need of inspiration for your gin-obsessed loved ones, or you want to treat yourself, we’ve got plenty of options. If you’re looking for more than just a bottle of gin, read our guide on the best gin gift sets and hampers.
For those who love mulled wine, several of our Christmas flavoured gins make lighter and more refreshing alternatives to the classic festive tipple but still deliver the same warming spices and finish. Some can be served with tonic, straight over ice or mixed into a warming cocktail too. So without further ado…
Best Christmas flavoured gins for 2020: Quick links
M&S Christmas flavoured gins for 2020
Aldi Christmas flavoured gins for 2020
Haysmith’s Mulled Winterberry Gin 70cl, £14.99
Haysmith’s Spiced Apple & Ginger Gin 70cl, £14.99
Haysmith’s Spiced Plum & Clementine Gin 70cl, £14.99
Aldi The Infusionist Apple Crumble Gin Liqueur 50cl, £8.99
Branded Christmas flavoured gins for 2020
Warner’s Christmas Cake Gin 70cl, £37.95
Yuletide Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company 50cl, £34.95
Nelson’s Christmas Dinner Gin 50cl, £25
Gordon’s Sloe Gin 70cl, £18
Martin Miller’s WINTERFUL Gin 70cl, £27.95
Slingsby Personalised Christmas Pudding Gin 70cl, £53.99
The Bottle Club Apple Pie Gin 70cl, £27.99
Snow Globe Gin Orange and Gingerbread Gin Liqueur 70cl, £29
Manchester Winter Spiced Gin 50cl, £35
Whitley Neill Sloe Gin 70cl, £19.99
Beefeater Blood Orange 70cl, £16.50
Best Christmas flavoured gins for 2020
M&S Light Globe Clementine Gin Liqueur 70cl
Description: People went wild on social media when M&S revealed the festive gins they are selling for 2020. Last year the supermarket launched a snowglobe gin that was elderflower flavours and this year they have two fresh new takes on the concept. First up is the delightfully festive clementine flavour. We wouldn’t mind finding one of these in our stocking!
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M&S Light Globe Rhubarb Gin Liqueur 70cl
Description: The second new flavour of M&S’s gorgeous snowglobe is a fruity rhubarb. While this would also work perfectly with tonic water, we’d recommend it with ginger beer for a delicious refreshing cocktail. Both flavours of liqueur contain edible gold leaf for the full snowglobe effect. The bottles also light up making them a gorgeous Christmas decoration too.
Aldi Haysmith’s Mulled Winterberry Gin 70cl
Description: New for 2020, this is the perfect winter warmer. This gin has a dark, juicy fruit aroma with hints of festive spice and citrus. It has a gorgeous vibrant colour and would be perfect in a hot gin toddy. To make this, Aldi recommends simply pouring the gin into a glass mug or wine goblet with lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Then stir in some hot water until the sugar dissolves and garnish with a cinnamon stick!
Aldi Haysmith’s Spiced Apple & Ginger Gin 70cl
Description: If you like mulled cider this could be a great gin alternative. The classic flavours of apple and cinnamon are oh-so-tasty and the warmth of the spirit makes it almost like drinking a dessert! For a festive finish to the classic G&T, pair with a light tonic and garnish with a slice of apple.
Aldi Haysmith’s Spiced Plum & Clementine Gin 70cl
Description: Rich plum and sweet clementine marry together to make a smooth, warming gin that oozes festivities. This jolly tipples can be served with tonic but Aldi also recommend topping a measure with soda water and garnishing with sliced plum and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Aldi The Infusionist Apple Crumble Gin Liqueur 50cl
Description: Imagine that wholesome winter pudding we all now and love, transformed into the spirit we adore! Yes, this small-batch gin liqueur from Aldi boasts caramel tones and flavours of sharp green apple for an exciting, rich mouthfeel. Serve straight over ice for the best finish but we’d also experiment with it in some festive baking!
Warner’s Christmas Cake Gin 70cl
Description: This limited-edition flavoured gin sold out rapidly in 2018 and 2019 and we expect this year will be no different. It’s inspired by founder Tom’s mum’s Christmas cake with flavours of chocolate, treacle and spice. It’s recommended you serve it neat over ice or topped up with some premium Cola. The gin is also available from M&S stores nationwide so keep your eyes peeled while doing your Christmas shopping.
Yuletide Gin from That Boutique-y Gin Company 50cl
Description: Shake the bottle and you’ll see delicate flakes of gold floating around. This festive gin is packed with 24 botanicals including juniper, cassia, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and Christmas tree needles. As if that wasn’t festive enough, there’s also distillates made from Christmas cake, chestnuts, Christmas pudding, Lebkuchen, mince pies, Panettone, an entire gingerbread house, and frankincense and myrrh! Now that’s what we can a Christmas flavoured gin!
Nelson’s Christmas Dinner Gin 50cl
Description: Despite being packed with the flavours of a classic Christmas dinner including the sweetness of cranberry, herby sage and even hints of turkey – this gin is vegan friendly! A meat-free flavouring is used to achieve the final product making this perfect for gifting to anyone, no matter their dietary requirements. It’s recommended you serve the gin with plain Indian tonic but you could also try it with cranberry juice.
Gordon’s Sloe Gin 70cl, £18
Description: Made using hand-picked sloe berries from English and Northern European Mountains, the resulting spirit is a good balance of dry and fruity. At an ABV of 26, this gin is lighter than some of the other products but just as tasty. For an easy festive cocktail pour 25ml of Gordon’s Sloe into a flute glass and top with 100ml chilled Prosecco. Just two ingredients and a very jolly finish!
Martin Miller’s WINTERFUL Gin 70cl
Description: This festive offering from Martin Miller is made using botanicals that are inspired by the ingredients in homemade mulled wine. You can expect flavours of cinnamon, mandarin orange peel and cardamom as these are all added to Martin Miller’s Gin’s iconic twin-distilled Original blend via a third distillation. The result is a delicious spirit which can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
Slingsby Personalised Christmas Pudding Gin 70cl
Description: Save on gift tags this year and personalise this special bottle of barrel-aged Christmas Pudding gin! The limited edition flavour is made by leaving the classic gin in oak barrels for an impressive 20 weeks! The result is a rich, oaky gin with notes of subtle winter spices. It makes a lovely Christmas gift with two lines of test which can be customised.
The Bottle Club Apple Pie Gin 70cl
Description: If only you could drink the comfort of a warm apple pie… Now you can! The Bottle Club’s Apple Pie Gin delivers the indulgence of a fresh apple pie straight from your glass – no baking required! It’s made by blending nine botanicals including lemon myrtle, ginger, vanilla and of course, juniper. Curl up with a blanket next to the fire and you’re on for a winning evening.
Snow Globe Gin Orange and Gingerbread Gin Liqueur 70cl
Description: This bottle not only contains a delicious, festive gin liqueur, it doubles up as a wonderful sophisticated decoration. The gin contains edible 23kt gold leaf which looks spectacular when the bottle is shaken and the lamp on the base is switched on. It’s truly mesmerising to watch and is sure to make anyone lucky enough to receive it very happy.
Manchester Winter Spiced Gin 50cl, £35
Description: This is the first gin from Manchester Gin’s collection to have a hot and cold serving recommendation. It’s fun and festive and perfect for Christmas gifting. The gin delivers a lively citrus kick and a warming spice from the cinnamon. There’s notes of clove, nutmeg and a smooth finish. Plus, Manchester Gin’s iconic hexagon embossed bottle would make a very attractive addition to any drinks cabinet or trolley.
Whitley Neill Sloe Gin 70cl
Description: A gorgeous small batch gin with a rich plum colour, this tipple is inspired by the British Countryside and Johnny’s mother’s tradition of foraging for sloe berries in the Autumn at their farm in Devon. The hand-picked sloe berries are steeped for up to nine months to extract the maximum flavour and minimal need for added sugar.
Beefeater Blood Orange 70cl
Description: Delightfully fruity and refreshing, this blood orange gin is available all year round but has a really festive feel to it. For a warming Christmas serve try the Beefeater Hot Choc Orange. It’s like THAT chocolate orange treat, just in drinking form! To make the warm cocktail melt 60g dark chocolate and whisk into 200ml warm milk. Put 40ml Beefeater Blood Orange in your mug with a pinch of salt and top with the hot chocolate. You can use a milk alternative if you prefer. Garnish with chocolate shavings if you like.
How to make Christmas flavoured gin at home
With our easy citrus spiced gin recipe you can transform a cheap bottle of gin into a spectacular homemade festive gift that your loved ones will adore. Get creative on the labels and bottles and enjoy making something special for those you really care about.
Citrus spiced gin recipe
This recipe makes 1litre bottle but could be decanted into smaller bottles if preferred.
- 2 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- 1litre bottle gin
- Peel the oranges and lemons. Use a knife to scrape the white pith from the peel. Place into a large container with the cinnamon and gin. Leave to infuse for as long as you can – ideally at least a day or so.
- When you’re ready to gift, place a cinnamon stick and some more fruit peel into a sterilised glass bottle and pour in the gin and seal. Serve over ice or as part of a cocktail such as a G&T. This gin can be stored in a cool, dry place and will keep for a year, if it lasts that long!
Per 25ml serving: Cals 55, Fat 0g, Sat fat 0g, Carbs 0g
TOP TIP: You can try this method with vodka too!
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