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Looking for in based christmas cocktail to get MIL squiffy

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speakout Sun 12-Nov-17 14:08:00

MIL is overbearing and bossy. Thankfully only see her twice a year and usually a couple of days after christmas.
Under the influence of alcohol her demeanor changes, she relaxes and is much nicer to be around.
So I'm looking to hit her as soon as she arrives with something fairly alcoholic ( I know she likes gin).

Any christmas flavoured gin cocktail recipes?

gallicgirl Sun 12-Nov-17 14:11:16

Perhaps something with cranberry and triple sec? I like your thinking.

gallicgirl Sun 12-Nov-17 14:12:45

Some ideas here :

Frequency Sun 12-Nov-17 14:12:54

Sloe gin is pretty lethal. It's straight gin with sloe berries dissolved in it and is very moreish.

wobblywonderwoman Sun 12-Nov-17 14:14:48

Gin is lovely with elderflower cordial

speakout Sun 12-Nov-17 14:23:33

Wow- thanks so much for the responses.

Notreallyarsed Sun 12-Nov-17 14:24:34

No recipes but I do love the word squiffy grin

speakout Sun 12-Nov-17 14:25:21

I love the idea of sloe gin, or something with cranberry juice.

I may have to try them out beforehand- purely for research purposes of course.

SleepingStandingUp Sun 12-Nov-17 14:27:21

Ophir Gin is lovely. Not sure on cocktails for it but Im happy with a large glass, lots of ice, tonic, lemon, lime and frozen berries

DryHeave Sun 12-Nov-17 14:33:28

French 75. Gin with Champagne/prosecco mixer basically and a lemon garnish. She'll be trollied instantly.

spectacularvelvet Sun 12-Nov-17 14:34:02

Look on Bombay sapphire distillery website - gorgeous winter cocktail - gin, ginger ale, vermouth , lime, fresh ginger... so easy to drink will get her nice and squiffy super quick - plus she will totally love you for making it for her

Outlookmainlyfair Sun 12-Nov-17 14:36:23

We start the day with an expresso martini - cafeine and alcohol counteracts the effects of excited children waking up too earlier. Happy family smile

speakout Sun 12-Nov-17 14:40:04

SleepingStandingUp ooh frozen berries- loving that idea.

TheWoollybacksWife Sun 12-Nov-17 14:40:44

I had a fab cocktail on holiday that was gin, cranberry juice and prosecco. It was absolutely delicious and it was very difficult to stop at two. Any more and I would have been hammered <lightweight>

yellowsun Sun 12-Nov-17 14:50:24

It’s not gin based (I do love a French 75) but we are going to do these this Christmas.

In terms of gin, we like a gin sling or gin sour (gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, angostura bitters and egg white).

goose1964 Sun 12-Nov-17 14:59:08

Gin, elderflower cordial and apple juice. Gorgeous

speakout Sun 12-Nov-17 14:59:36

yellowsun- that looks amazing.

My favourite gin cocktail has to be a Ramos fizz- heavy on the orange flower water.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 12-Nov-17 15:02:05

You can get mulling spices for gin in asda, you could do a large jug of mulled gin punch.

Southernc0mfortmirror Sun 12-Nov-17 15:03:55

Cinnamon vodka, apple juice and lemonade is nice and Christmassy. Add the vodka last so the gold flakes fall through the rest of the drink - looks great!

VittysCardigan Sun 12-Nov-17 15:04:30

Sloe gin with warmed apple juice is a real winter warmer

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 12-Nov-17 15:07:27

Sloe gin with lemonade. Quick, easy, Christmassy enough without being too much and delicious.

We call them pink snowballs wink

Alabasterangel6 Sun 12-Nov-17 16:07:51

Tom Collins every single time. I'm drooling just thinking about it now....

DandelionAndBedrock Sun 12-Nov-17 20:00:12

Kir royale but made with sloe gin instead of cassis.

It's lethal!

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