Whether you’re looking to raise a glass yourself, or after a great Christmas gin as a present for the G&T fanatic in your life, there are tons of creative, delicious options available for 2020.
From affordable supermarket gems from the likes of Aldi and Sainsbury’s to festive flavoured gins from industry favourites including Warner’s and Sipsmith, here are the best Christmas gin bottles to shop now and enjoy all December long, starting from just £9.99. Very merry stuff indeed!
Arguably one of the most exciting components of Aldi’s 2020 Christmas food offering (two-metre long pig in blanket aside, of course), this small batch gin liqueur offers up sweetness from the blueberries before hitting you with any icily-refreshing dash of peppermint.
Bursting with flavours of fresh fruits, juniper, ginger and winter spice, Sainsbury’s Winter Berry & Clementine offering is a juicy, fruity spin on the Christmas gin trend. We also love the punchy pink of the bottle – someone you know would definitely love to discover this in their stocking…
Described as ‘rich, sweet and syrupy’ (thanks to notes of chocolate and treacle), this is a must-try for any lover of classic Christmas pud. The vintage was incredibly popular last year, so get your order in well before December 25th.
M&S has upgraded the already popular Clementine Gin Snow Globe for 2020 by making it light up, and it’s pretty fabulous stuff. The drink inside is a fresh, zesty drink that the store recommends serving with prosecco as a festive spritz. If citrus isn’t your thing, there’s a rhubarb version too.
Snow Globe Gin
The intricate shape of the bottle and glittery finish make this an ideal Christmas present for the gin lover in your life. It’s flavoured with Seville oranges and warming cinnamon, cloves and gingerbread spices – a great one to wash down a mince pie.
The Old Curiosity Distillery
Speaking of, the makers say this gin conjures up notes of ‘mince pie, lebkuchen and the festive Finnish delicacy pulla’ thanks to the unique inclusion of cinnamon, ginger and cardamom – what could be more Christmassy than that? When you add a mixer it dilutes to a pretty blush pink – stunning with a few cranberries stirred through.
When one of the best puddings joins forces with one of the best spirits, you know you’re on to a great thing. Serve your figgy pudding gin neat or with your favourite tonic, topped off with a slice of fresh fig and cinnamon stick if you’re feeling fancy.
Sipsmith has taken its ever-popular classic gin formual and turned it into the ultimate gift for anyone who knows Christmas is synonymous with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It works beautifully in plenty of cocktail recipes, but for a truly decadent drink try a slug in your hot chocolate.
All of the warming spices, dark sugars and dried fruit of Christmas are packed into Two Birds’ lovely little bottle of Winter Fruits Gin. They recommend topping it off with ginger ale and a cranberry garnish, and preferably consuming in front of a roaring fire (we can but dream).
Asda has really gone for it with the Christmas gins this year – our top pick is this shimmery gingerbread gin liqueur, but they’ve also got mince pie gin, cranberry and clementine gin and even toasted marshmallow gin for the same impressive price.
Possibly the Marmite equivalent of Christmas gin flavours; only the most diehard of candy cane lovers need apply. However, if you do love all things fresh and minty, it’s a gorgeously sweet winter warmer – plus, the bottle is seriously festive.