Mulled Gin Cocktail with Mulled Wine Ice Cubes
An easy mulled wine simple syrup makes this cocktail truly delicious with warming winter spices. Then, I've added mulled wine ice cubes to make it extra special. Make up a big batch of the mulled wine syrup for edible gifts.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
For the mulled spice syrup
- 500 ml (2 1/4 cups) water
- 415 g (2 1/4 cups) caster sugar
- 2 washed unpeeled satsumas/tangerines/small oranges quartered
- 4 whole cloves
- 4 cardamom pods lightly crushed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
For the cocktail (per cocktail)
- 45 ml (1 ½ oz) gin (or vodka)
- 45 ml (1 ½ oz) mulled spice syrup
- Soda water or fizzy lemonade/sprite if you like your cocktail sweeter
- Ice or frozen mulled wine ice cubes (see note)
For the mulled simple syrup
In a medium saucepan, bring all simple syrup ingredients to a boil and gently stir until the sugar dissolves, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl, then pour the simple syrup through the sieve to strain out the ingredients.
Pour the syrup into a sterilised jar (see note) allow to cool and store in a cupboard for up to two months.
In a tall glass, add ice cubes (or mulled wine ice cubes), gin, mulled spice syrup and top up with soda water.
- If you have any leftover mulled wine, freeze it in cubes for this cocktail. Alternatively, you can get the same colour-effect by freezing cranberry juice.
- Sterilise the jar for the simple syrup by running it through the dishwasher and using hot, or wash well then heat in the oven for a few minutes and allow to cool before removing.
- It's lovely with other spirits. Try vodka, spiced rum, brandy.
Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg