With winter slowly ending, hopefully at least, we’ve had a really productive season with our pop up bars and converted horse box gin bar. We’ve had Christmas markets, Coca Cola Truck events, private hires and corporate parties to host across Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool to name but a few.

Whilst on our travels and beginning to organise our Gin Festivals for 2019 we have made lots of gin cocktails, paired G&Ts and poured more prosecco than we have any other year to date. We’re really glad to see people heading back out to events, celebrations and being jolly over the Christmas period once more and we’d love to work with many of you this year.

One of our favourite events this winter must have been Kelham Island’s Christmas Markets, the weather was miserable, but we pitched our horsebox bar and opened up for the lovely people of Sheffield to enjoy some Gin.

At the event we featured 4 classic gin cocktails; Sloe Royale, French 75 and Tom Collins alongside our new found love – Hot Mulled Gin.

Hot mulled gin is like hot mulled wine’s more sophisticated cousin that lacks none of the flavour and intensity but adds a lovely citrus warmth that features as a flavour profile of many London Dry Gins. It really is one of winter’s little gifts. An indulgence that’s oh-so-enjoyable to make, serve and share between friends on a cold day and on this occasion at Sheffield’s Christmas Markets.

Whether you’d like us to host your party, wedding or wanting to get your next fix here are a few of our favourite Mulled Gin drinks from this winter, put the stove on and enjoy these batches with friends.

HOT MULLED GIN (SERVES 8)

350ml London Dry Gin, We like using something local like Sir Robin Of Locksley’s Original Dry:

— 1.5 litre Cloudy Apple Juice
— 3 cinnamon stick
— 1 full orange with clove
— 1 star anise

TOP TIP – If you really want to increase the flavour of the gin why not add juniper berries while steeping, just be sure to strain at the end.

Hot gin cocktails are things that really take patience, continuous sampling and time to get right. It takes infusing and steeping to get just the right amount of balance.

DAMSON AND VANILLA PUNCH

— 50ml 6 o’clock damson gin
— 25ml Liqor 43 (vanilla liqueur)
— 200mls Boiling Water
— 2 dash of angostura bitters
— Garnish with a Squeezed wedge of fresh lime

CHERRY BAKEWELL TART

Think warm bakewell tart with pouring cream.
— 50ml That Boutiquey Gin Company Cherry Gin
— 15ml Amaretto
— 20mls Almond Syrup
— 150mls warmed half and half
— Garnish with a maraschino cherries


Hot Gin cocktails are things that really take patience and time to get right. It takes time lots of sampling as you go, infusing and steeping to get it just right amount of balance.

I hope you really enjoy these easy to make drinks and please contact us if like my partner you would prefer someone else to do the making for your wedding, corporate event or celebration.