Scotch, whiskey, and rum all tend to accompany many meals and social gatherings during the winter months, but you shouldn’t leave out a good gin during the colder months. Many associate dark-colored spirits with warming you up, but clear ones like gin can just as easily pack a punch and pair well with meals and stronger cigars. Hendrick’s Gin, introduced in the U.S. over a decade ago, is made with an infusion of cucumber and has a blend of eleven different botanicals, including coriander seeds, juniper berries, sweet angelica root, and orrisroot. It’s a great winter go-to spirit for anyone looking to try something a little different.
Hendrick’s Gin is rich and full-bodied and will warm you up as you knock it back in a tasty cocktail. This season, try a Winter Toe Tickler, a cocktail that is not exactly tame. This tasty cocktail is basically a cinnamon spice tea with the added kick of Hendrick’s Gin, perfect for warming you up in the chilly months. For more on Hendrick’s Gin, visit us.hendricksgin.com.
Winter Toe Tickler
3 parts Hendrick’s Gin
2 parts fresh lemon juice
2 parts simple syrup
4 parts cinnamon spiced tea
2 parts sparkling water
Angostura bitters (to taste)
Combine all ingredients in punch bowl with ice. Top with cucumber and lemon wheels.
Garnish individual cups with cucumber, lemon wheels, and cinnamon stick.
For more gin, try the Basil Smash.