Deliciously Festive Winter Cocktails

Have yourself a very merry Christmas with our pick of festive cocktail recipes using Yorkshire’s finest spirits.

Slingsby Gin Winter Berry Cocktail


50ml Spiced Sugar Syrup

50ml Slingsby Gin

10ml Fresh Lemon Juice

Frozen winter berries.

100ml Red Wine.

Handful of Star anise, cloves, allspice and cardamom.

5 Cinnamon sticks.

The peel of one whole orange.

  1. For the sugar syrup – put all ingredients in a pan with 300g of Sugar and 150ml of water. Leave to simmer (stirring occasionally) for 45 mins or until a think consistency. Strain through a fine sieve.
  2. Add the syrup to 50ml Slingsby Gin and 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  3. Shake and double strain into a martini glass
  4. Garnish with a thin orange wheel.


Brittains Yorkshire Ginger & Cranberry Mule

Brittains Cranberry

40ml Brittains Cranberry Vodka

1 Lime

40ml Ginger beer

10ml Lime juice

Crushed ice




Mix the Brittains Cranberry Vodka, lime juice and crushed ice in a shaker.
Pour into a glass and top up with the ginger beer.
Add the wedge of lime to garnish.

Rasithorpe Manor Damson DYnamite

Raisethorpe50ml Bourbon

25ml Raisthorpe Damson Port

1 bar spoon of Yorkshire Wolds Bees Honey

Dash of Angostura bitters

Combine the bourbon, Raisthorpe Damson Port, honey and bitters in a shaker filled with ice.

Pour into martini glasses and garnish with a twirl of lemon zest

Rasithorpe Manor Merry Berry

20ml Vodka

60ml Raisthorpe Damson Port

A small handful blackberries

1tsp caster sugar

2 slices of orange

Fill a shaker with ice and add all ingredients, shaking vigorously. Strain over a wine glass and garnish with seasonal berries

Rasithorpe Manor Damson Cracker

25ml Raisthorpe Damson Port

25ml Armagnac

25ml Rum

Dissolve 2tsp caster sugar in water at the bottom of a tall glass and muddle with a

handful of fresh mint leaves.

Fill with crushed ice and add your Raisthorpe Damson Port, Armagnac and Rum.

Pour into another glass and pour back again until everything is mixed (or use a shaker)

Decorate with fresh mint leaves

Sloemotion’s Bramble Orchard Cocktail

SLOE WHISKY25ml Sloemotion Bramble Whisky

3 mint leaves

Dash of elderflower cordial

Cloudy apple juice


Shake the Bramble Whisky and elderflower cordial in a cocktail shaker with lots of crushed ice.

Strain into a tall glass full of ice and top up with the cloudy apple juice.

Garnish with a mint sprig or more seasonal spices such as a cinnamon stick.

Masons Fiery Festive


2 ice cubes

Masons Yorkshire Vodka, double shot

½ lemon, juice only

6 dashes Worcestershire sauce

3 dashes Tabasco sauce

150ml/5fl oz tomato juice

Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously

Serve over ice in a tumbler

Sloemotion Sloe Burner

SLOE GINFire up your Christmas party with a Sloe Burner an intoxicating alternative to mulled wine and a lovely start to an evening on a cold winter’s night.

Take one shot of Sloemotion Sloe gin or Sloe whisky, and add to it half a shot of Ginger wine.


Top up with warmed pear cider (perry) and serve

Sloemotion Mulled Sloe Gin







Cloudy apple juice (East Yorkshire business, Sideoven Bakery, produce a tasty farm pressed organic Apple juice).

Sloemotion sloe gin

A selection of spices; cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise

Vanilla pod or extract

Slice or orange

Cinammon stick or candied ginger to decorate.

Gently warm up 6 parts of cloudy apple juice in a heavy-bottomed pan with ½ part water.

Add a selection of spices to suit your own taste and several drops of vanilla essence or half a vanilla pod.

Add sloe gin (25ml per glass) and a slice of orange.

Decorate a cinnamon stick or some candied ginger to the rim of the glass.

Wittaker’s Winter Cocktail

professional pic2 parts Whittaker’s Gin

1 part freshly squeezed clementine Juice

Small coil of clementine peel

1 part cloudy lemonade




Add two parts of Whittaker’s Yorkshire artisan gin to 1 part freshly squeezed clementine juice.

Top with cloudy lemonade and garnish with a coil of clementine peel