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What is your favourite gin or champagne based cocktail?

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Thethingswedoforlove Sat 03-Dec-16 15:57:31

Or mocktail for the non drinkers and children?

Keen to have fun at Christmas and new year and keen to make guests feel welcome !!

Open to any ideas - don't have to be Christmassy ones!

thanks !

SausageSoda Sat 03-Dec-16 16:03:10

Am sure these would work equally well with champagne instead of prosecco

My favourite is the last one - prosecco, gin & elderflower

SwearyGodmother Sat 03-Dec-16 16:04:21

Sloe gin and prosecco/champagne make a lovely Christmassy Bellini.

TrickyD Sat 03-Dec-16 19:14:37

If it counts as a cocktail, I like Queen Mother's Ruin; gin and Dubonnet. Apparently it was a favourite drink of hers, posher than plain Mother's Ruin.

ggirl Sat 03-Dec-16 19:22:27

i love a singapore sling

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sat 03-Dec-16 19:23:29

I like gin with rose lemonade, and also gin with Rekorderlig passion fruit cider is gorgeous.

GrumpyOldBag Sat 03-Dec-16 19:24:09

Traditional Champagne cocktail:

Sugar lump with a couple of drops of angostura bitters.

Covered with a little brandy.

Topped up with champagne to the top.

Never bettered.

GrumpyOldBag Sat 03-Dec-16 19:25:20

If you want something a bit less alcoholic you can't beat a Bellini - champagne and peach juice.

You can do a non-alcoholic version for kids with sparkling apple juice.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 03-Dec-16 19:27:06

Bellini over here please!

BoreOfWhabylon Sat 03-Dec-16 19:32:33

Tom Collins.

Ginny, lemony lusciousness in a tall frosted glass.

bigredfireengine Sat 03-Dec-16 19:38:13

If you want something a bit less alcoholic you can't beat a Bellini - champagne and peach juice.

You can use ellas kitchen baby food purees- I use both peaches and strawberries to make lovely bellinis.

In a pouch so you can keep it in the fridge when open

Thethingswedoforlove Sat 03-Dec-16 21:28:24

Thank you for such wonderful suggestions!

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Sat 03-Dec-16 21:32:06

Gin and French: a double measure of gin and a single measure of French Vermouth over crushed ice.Bliss.

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Sun 04-Dec-16 09:47:29

A BIL often gives us Kir - a little Cassis (alcoholic Ribena!) topped up with Fizz.

BeaLola Sun 04-Dec-16 09:52:43

My favourite is the traditional Champage cocktail as per Grumpy above but you add a generous dash of grand mariner to it to top it off plus some curled orange peel to decorate.

madgingermunchkin Sun 04-Dec-16 09:59:17

You could also mix the two. The Edinburgh gin company do flavoured find; elderflower, raspberry and rhubarb & ginger to name three.
I just add a shot of one to a glass of champagne/prosecco.

yellowsun Sun 04-Dec-16 18:29:36

Gin sours. Or mix both and have a French 75!

Davros Sun 04-Dec-16 18:50:12

Gettinglikemymother that's a Kir Royals. Enjoy!fsmile

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Sun 04-Dec-16 18:52:00

Ooh, what's a French 75?? 😆🍸

yellowsun Mon 05-Dec-16 23:38:57

It's gin, champagne, lemon juice and sugar!

Hersetta427 Tue 06-Dec-16 12:33:24

I generally don't drink gin but I love a bramble.

I also don't taint by champagne by putting anything in it...tis wrong.

FurryDogMother Tue 06-Dec-16 12:46:41

Someone posted on here last year about a 'Saint 75', which, from memory is sugar syrup, a shot of vodka, Saint Germain liqueur, topped up with champagne, and a maraschino cherry in the bottom. I could be wrong about the vodka, but it worked for me :D Still have half a bottle of the st G left from last year, and I'm looking forward to it!

SecondaryQuandary Tue 06-Dec-16 12:54:37

Club soda, St Germain elderflower liqueur and champagne/Prosecco

Gin, cranberry juice, a little orange juice, soda, fresh cranberries

Those are the two I'm serving at our Xmas party this year

user1480946351 Tue 06-Dec-16 13:09:57

Negroni: one part each gin, campari and vermouth rosso.

Or you cant beat a classic gin martini, ice cold with 3 olives.

VanillaSugarAndChristmasSpice Wed 07-Dec-16 17:12:43

Sidecar: brandy, triple sec (or cointreau) and lemon juice!

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