Festive Winter French Cotton Cocktail

Fresh from Otterbeck Distillery, here’s an elegant way to spice up your Christmas gin! If you prepare the syrup in advance, it’s really quick and easy to serve.


  • 50ml chilled spiced syrup
  • 50ml Otterbeck Distillery Gently Spiced Cotton Gin
  • Top with Champagne

For the spiced syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 sprig Rosemary
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Juice and rind of 2 oranges

To Make:

  1. Simmer all syrup ingredients for 15min until reduced by half.
  2. Strain the syrup into a glass jar. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. Combine the gin with chilled syrup in a cocktail glass. Top with chilled champagne.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and orange peel.

Find more gorgeous food and drink recipes to try in Your Best Ever Christmas magazine, available in newsagents or order a copy here!