Blogmas Day 16: Warming Winter Cocktail

The winter months definitely call for warming drinks. I love a hot chocolate in the winter, especially with marshmallows! But, of course it wouldn’t be the festive season with a few drinks with friends and family. I want to share my new favourite drink which is delicious and warms you on the inside on those chilly nights!

The warming drink I’m talking about is often referred to as a ‘Gin Buck’. It contains ginger beer which definitely gives it that spicy warming feeling! It is delicious and I have to share it. I’m going to share both an alcoholic and non-alcoholic alternative which is just as delicious! I have these adorable copper cups which the gin buck is usually served in when ordered in a restaurant, but they can easily be made in any cup of your choice!

To make the alcoholic Gin Buck you will need:

1 Measure of Gin (I use Bombay Saphire)
1 Can of Ginger Beer (approx. 250ml)
1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
Mint Leaves to garnish (if desired)
Handful of crushed ice

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Once you have all of your ingredients you will need to:

Add the crushed ice to your cup
Add your measure of gin
Add the can of ginger beer
Add the lime juice and stir well
Add the mint leaves
Drink!

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You can of course adapt the recipe to your own preference with the measure of ingredients.

To make the non-alcoholic Gin Buck you will need:

1/2 Can of Ginger Beer (approx. 250ml)
250ml Soda Water
1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice
Mint Leaves to garnish (if desired)
Handful of crushed ice

Once you have all of your ingredients you will need to:

Add the crushed ice to your cup
Add the ginger beer
Add the soda water
Add the lime juice and stir well
Add the mint leaves
Drink!

This tastes just as good and of course, more of each can be added to adapt to your own preferences!

I picked my copper cups up from Bed Bath & Beyond whilst in America. You can buy similar from West Elm in the UK.

I hope you enjoy these warming drinks over the festive period!

 

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