Spiced winter gin cocktails

The G&T is, of course, very much associated with summertime, but what's to stop you indulging in some mid-winter spiced gin cocktails? 


Ed and Joe at The Travelling Gin Co spend most of the cooler months experimenting with winter variations of the classic gin and tonic, using spiced tonic and flavoursome nutmeg and cranberry. So why wait 'til summer? Grate yourself some nutmeg, slice up a kumquat and kick back with one these warming cocktails.

Spiced Tonic Fizz

In an iced stacked cocktail shaker take:

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml spiced tonic syrup (by Liber & Co).

Then, shake and pour onto more ice.

Top with Colonial Tonic water. 

Garnish with thinly sliced and whole kumquats. A slice of orange works brilliantly too, but give kumquats a go… they provide a heighten sharpness (from the flesh) and sweetness (from the skin) to your drink.

Winter Tonic

Mix together:

  • 35ml gin
  • 20ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml nutmeg syrup*
  • Colonial Tonic Water

Stir all ingredients gently together.

Garnish with a lime slice and fresh cranberries.

* There's a great recipe for nutmeg syrup plus details of the Colonial Tonic on the Travelling Gin Co website.

Ed and Joe head up the Travelling Gin Co, a pop-up drinks project serving classic G&Ts and cocktails straight from the baskets of their bicycles at festivals and private events.