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Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Gin • Dry
Christmas Pudding

Tim Harris, owner of the Manhattan Cricket Club, loves making mulled wine during the holidays. Not only is it a warming drink on its own, but it’s also a great seasonal substitute for vermouth in cocktails. While classic mulled red wine is the perfect way to put a festive spin on a Manhattan, Harris’s yuletide take on the Martini calls for a mulled white wine that’s made with the same spices as Christmas pudding. Harris recommends using a London Dry Gin that’s heavy on the juniper to fill the cocktail with the seasonal aroma of pine needles.

The Essentials

Gin
Mulled White Wine
Orange bitters
Bar Spoon
The Details
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Ingredients

2.5 oz Gin
.75 oz Mulled White Wine
2 dashes Orange bitters
Lemon twist

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir approximately 50 times.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
  • Garnish with some candied citrus or a lemon twist.
intermediate
Strength:
Mulled White Wine
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 750-mL bottle White wine
Orange peel
3 Star anise pods
5 Cloves
.25 Cup Raisins
.25 Cup Sugar

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a light boil.
  • Turn off the heat and let rest for 20 minutes. Cool and then strain.
  • The mulled wine can be reheated and served by itself or kept in the fridge for use in cocktails.