Gin is a perfect warm-weather spirit. Bitter and refreshing, nothing is better than a gin and tonic when you need to cool off on a blistering summer day. But don’t move your gin to the back of the liquor cabinet as the temperature drops—it easily transitions to cooler weather. We’ve collected our favorite cold-weather gin cocktail recipes.
Gin takes wonderfully to winter spices. Our Spiced Pear Collins combines a rich pear puree with a simple syrup infused with rosemary and clove for a woodsy, autumnal drink. Our Sweet Gin Symphony and Conquistador gin and tonic both look to anise for a fall note—garnishing with whole star anise makes for a festive presentation.
Even more warming than a spiced cocktail is a hot spiced cocktail. Our Pearman’s Toddy pears gin with cinnamon for a warm cocktail to curl up with in the dark of winter.
For inspiration, it pays to look north. Full of Iceland flavors, the Viking Martini pairs dry Martin Miller’s gin with tannic, spruce-flavored Björk liqueur and herbaceous Alpine amaro into a complex, layered drink perfect for a chilly evening.
What better way to warm up in the cold than with fire? The Big Red mixed grapefruit juice and cinnamon-infused syrup with an overproof gin that gets lit ablaze for serving.
Find all of these recipes and more in our collection of cold-weather gin cocktail recipes!