Ring in the New Year - bottoms up!

four friends at night holding 2022 balloons and sparklers

If you had a festival proposal last weekend - lucky you - and it means this New Year there will be double celebrations now you're embarking on your wedding planning journey and entering 2022 as an engaged couple!

These delightful gin cocktails are the perfect way to celebrate and bring in the New Year, restrictions maybe looming once again, but gin can travel! Pinkster is locally grown and distilled in Cambridgeshire, Mermaid is crafted in the sea air of the Isle of Wight, Aviation American Gin is produced under Ryan Reynolds' watchful eye in Portland, Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin, inspired by the imperial age of Maharajas and Maharanis has flown all the way from Jaisalmer, India!

bottle of Pinkster Gin with glass and tonic water

Pinkster Gin & Tonic
50ml Pinkster Gin | Premium Tonic

Method: Pour Pinkster Gin into a highball glass over ice. Top with premium tonic.Garnish with a slice of orange studded with cloves.

RRP: £36 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%. Available to purchase from Majestic, Selfridges, Ocado, Master of Malt and www.pinkstergin.com

Bottle of Mermaid gin with two champagne flutes with lemon peel

Mermaid French
7550ml Mermaid Gin | 10ml Lemon Juice | 5ml Sugar Syrup or Agave | Champagne

Method: Shake over ice, strain and top with Champagne.Garnish with a twist of lemon.

RRP: From £38. ABV: 42%. Available to purchase from John Lewis, Tescos, Harvey Nichols, Fenwick and Isle of Wight Distillery.

a bottle of Aviation Gin Cosmo gin with a glass of cocktail

Aviation Gin Cosmo
45ml Aviation American Gin | 20ml Sweet Vermouth | 10ml Maraschino Liqueur | Dashes of Bitters

Method: Combine all ingredients into mixing glass with ice. Stir, then strain into chilled martini glass and top with dashes of bitters. Garnish with lemon peel and maraschino cherry.

RRP: £32 for 700ml. ABV: 42%. Available to purchase from Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon and Master of Malt.

Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin with two baby sham glasses a xmas tree in the background and baubles

The Jaisalmer Peppertini
50ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin | 20ml Pink Peppercorn Syrup | 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 40ml Pink Grapefruit Juice

Method: Pour Jaisalmer Gin, peppercorn syrup, fresh lemon juice and pink grapefruit juice into a shaker. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe glass. (To make peppercorn syrup: add crushed pink peppercorns to a simple Monin sugar syrup to infuse.) Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit wedged on the lip of the glass.

RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 43%. Available to purchase on Amazon, The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt.

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