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Here at Gin In A Tin, we have been working hard on some new launches for Christmas 2023. We all love a good gin cocktail during the festive season, and if you have a gin-lover in your life, then we also may have the perfect gifting options too. In this article, we will be introducing our new Gin Christmas Crackers, and inspiring you with some of our favourite tipples. 

New For 2023: Gin Christmas Crackers

On the hunt for the perfect gin Christmas gift? Well, look no further.  Here at Gin In A Tin, we feel that Christmas is truly the time to get stuffed and sloshed, and what better way to do it than with a tasty tipple of gin? New to the Gin In A Tin range this year, is our beautifully designed Gin Christmas Crackers. Individually hand-made in Britain, these well-presented crackers once pulled, have that real snap and make the perfect gin gift for Christmas 2023. Crackers at the Christmas table are a British tradition, dating back to 1845-1850 when they were first crafted by London sweet maker, Tom Smith. So, why not mix this long-time British essential with another beloved Christmas pastime? Drinking delicious tipples! 

Also, speaking of Christmas tradition, we truly understand how frustrating it can be purchasing the correct amount of crackers – particularly if you have a large family or a modest odd number.  Such a bore – why are crackers always sold in 6 or 12? Plus the boxes they come in go straight into the bin, recycle pile or log fire. Thus, we at Gin In A Tin have shaken up the traditional selling method of crackers. All of ours are individually sold, so you can purchase the exact number you need. Making them individually available also means they can be the perfect stocking filler or secret santa gift.

We also haven’t strayed too far from what’s typically in a Christmas cracker either. Once the wonderful activity of popping crackers is over you will find festive gin miniatures , luxurious silver crowns, and  smart gin facts/jokes! Here at Gin In A Tin, sustainability is also at the forefront of our mind, and our Gin Christmas Crackers are no exception. As well as being truly stunning and delicious, all the packaging is both biodegradable, and recyclable. Not to mention, every detail on our crackers, right down to the hand-tied ribbons, is done completely by us.

Our Christmas Gin Cracker Range

For Christmas 2023, we have crafted two beautiful designs for our Gin Christmas Crackers, so that you can mix and match, or have all the same.

Our Turkey Cracker

The perfect accompaniment to any Christmas dinner. Our Turkey Cracker, with its festive holly green and berry red colour palate, contains our delicious Gin No.1, alongside the traditional crown and smart gin fact. 

Turkey Gin Christmas Crackers

Our Partridge Cracker

We all know the British classic Christmas tune of ., “On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree … … ” A play on words, our stunning duck egg blue, and claret Partridge Cracker holds another one of our favourite Christmas gins gin blends, Gin No.14.alongside the traditional crown and smart gin fact. 

Partridge Gin Christmas Crackers

Festive Tipples & Our New Gin Christmas Crackers

So, once you’ve pulled your Gin Christmas Cracker, and heard that traditional ‘snap’, what do you do with the gins you’ve received? 

Gin No.1, which is present in our Turkey Cracker, is full of Christmas flavours which will work well in any gin cocktail you have in mind for the festive season. With distinctive notes of orange peel, allspice, and nutmeg, as well as many other botanicals centred around juniper berries, this gin creates a uniquely refreshing taste which is perfect for those festive nights around a log fire. 

Upon sipping this gin, you will notice the warming winter spices, which are followed by the subtle hints of star anise to finish. As for a festive serve, we would suggest serving a classic G&T to your Christmas guests. This flavoursome gin will go perfectly alongside a robust tonic like Fever Tree, and can be garnished with a slice of orange. This fuss-free gin tipple will be perfect to serve at a Christmas gathering of any size.

In our Partridge cracker, you will find Gin No.14, which again, is inspired by a cold Christmas night. With classic winter desserts of spiced pears alongside the traditional aromas and flavours of Christmas, this gin was crafted with the festive season in mind. As you taste this delicious tipple, you will notice distinctive notes of Packham pear, cinnamon, and orange peel. These tasty flavours alongside the other botanicals centred around juniper creates a fantastic winter warmer. 

Again, once you’ve pulled your cracker and retrieved your miniature gin, then we would recommend mixing this gin into a classic G&T. However, unlike Gin No.1, we would recommend a no-nonsense tonic water, such as Schweppes. You can either garnish this gin and tonic with orange peel, or muddle in some fresh ginger into the bottom of a highball glass. 

Or you are looking for a full-sized Christmas tin, we also have Limited Edition Festive Pine Gin. This tantalising gin offers a blend of pine, cinnamon and orange peel, perfect for a tipple under the tinsel. Upon sipping, you will notice these notes followed by the taste of a range of botanicals which all centre around juniper berries. This gin was greatly inspired by the classic British tradition of decorating conifer trees for the festive season. Not only does this tin make for a perfect gin related gift, but also, a welcome addition to your Christmas cocktail menu. 

Speaking of Christmas gin gifts, as well as brand new additions to our range, we also have personalised gin gifts, illustrated tins, and even gin gift sets which could all make for the perfect present to go under the Christmas tree this year.