Christmas candy cocktails

Candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup - the four, main Elf food groups. Why not sit back and enjoy one of these fab Elf-inspired gin cocktails?

Obviously, here at Gin Festival, we all love gin but we’re also big fans of that modern, Christmas classic - Elf! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without watching Elf at least a couple of times. After a gin or two at the Christmas party, we decided that it’d be a great idea to combine gin and Elf. So here we are! Four delicious, candy-themed drinks to sip whilst watching Will Ferrell save Christmas!

The Ambassador

The Ambassador Ferrero Rocher flavoured gin cocktail

First up, the candy! This one’s a bit sneaky as rather than using gin, it’s made with jenever (gin’s older sibling) but if there was ever a time for visiting older relatives, it’s Christmas, and this Ferrero Rocher inspired cocktail is perfect for this time of year.

Shake together over ice:

Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with orange twist.

Alexander’s Sister

Alexander's Sister gin cocktail

For our candy cane cocktail, we’ve gone for a bit of a twist on a classic, replacing the creme de menthe of an Alexander’s Sister with homemade candy cane gin. Sweet and minty, this is a great alternative for when you need a break from the Bailey’s.

Shake together over ice:

Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a candy cane.

The Candy Club

Candy Club candy corn gin cocktail

Perhaps the sweetest cocktail ever created, The Candy Club is a drink that will definitely be savoured by those with a sweet tooth.

To make the candy corn gin, add 50g of candy corn to a container then cover with gin. Cover and leave in the fridge for an hour or two.

Shake together over ice:

  • 2 shots candy corn gin
  • ½ shot triple sec
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ shot lemon juice

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with hundreds and thousands.

Old Tom Fashioned

Maple Old Tom Fashioned Cocktail

Now, this being a gin-based drink, it’s not strictly speaking (or at all) an Old Fashioned. It is, however, full of oak aged gin and maple syrup, possibly deliciousness embodied in a single drink. The warmth of the barrel aged Old Tom has certain whisky like qualities that work wonderfully with the richness of the syrup.

Add a single ice cube to a rocks glass then pour over it:

Stir then add:

  • Dash of orange bitters
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 shot Poetic Licence Old Tom

Stir again and garnish with an orange twist.

Gin cocktails and Elf? We can’t wait! What’s your favourite Christmas cocktail?

Christmas candy cocktails



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