Food & Drink

Get Gin the Festive Spirit

Producing delicious food and drink are two things we do extremely well in Norfolk, and none more so than Norfolk Gin. Famed for its unique flavour and gorgeously designed bottles, this is the perfect tipple to elevate our selection of festive gin cocktails this Christmas. 

White Lady

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You need a White Lady cocktail. This classic (and potent!) Christmas tipple includes a refreshing mix of gin, triple sec, lemon and egg white. 

Ingredients (serves 1) 
50ml Norfolk Gin
25ml triple sec•
25ml lemon juice, plus lemon zest twists to serve•
2 tsp sugar syrup
½ egg white (optional)


Tip the gin, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white (if using) and a handful of ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels very cold, then strain. Discard the ice, then, if you’ve used egg white, return the mixture to the shaker and shake again until the egg white is frothy. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with a twist of lemon zest to serve.

Mulled Gin

Serves: 4

Mulled gin

You’ve tried mulled wine and mulled cider, now it’s time for a new take on the classics. Infuse apple juice with festive spices and add to Norfolk Gin for the ultimate winter warmer.

Ingredients (serves 4)

100ml Norfolk Gin

400ml apple juice

½ lemon, sliced

1 bay leaf

4 cloves

2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed

1 small cinnamon stick

3 juniper berries, lightly crushed

½ tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp runny honey

For the garnish

4 bay leaves

2 lemon slices, halved


Divide the gin between four small heatproof glasses or, if you’re feeling whimsical (or hosting a boozy afternoon tea), teacups. Tip the apple juice into a saucepan with the rest of the ingredients and heat gently until simmering. Strain the mulled apple juice into a jug, pour into the glasses/teacups with the gin and stir gently to combine. Garnish each glass with a bay leaf and half a lemon slice and serve while warm.

French 75

There’s no better way to celebrate the festivities than with this combo of champagne and gin. Simple to make, this is perfect for party season.

Ingredients (serves 1)

25ml Norfolk Gin

12.5ml lemon juice 

12.5 ml sugar syrup 


Lemon peel, to serve


Put the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a shaker, fill with ice and shake hard, then strain into a champagne flute and top up with champagne. Using a zester or peeler, peel a long strip of lemon zest. Twist over the flute to release the oils and drop into the glass to garnish.

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