Here are all the top winter gin cocktails for when the weather is chilly! Winter citrus, honey, and warm liqueurs shine in these drinks.

Winter gin cocktails

Winter can be a hard season for cooking: but it’s just as exciting for cocktails! There are lots of cozy ingredients for seasonal inspiration, like winter citrus, warming cherry liqueurs, and honey syrups. Gin might not be the first spirit you’d think of in this season, when dark liquors like bourbon and rum are king. But gin makes delicious cocktails that are perfect for entertaining in chilly weather! Ready to get started?

And now…the top winter gin cocktails to try!

More seasonal inspiration

Looking for more drinks for the season? Outside of these winter gin cocktails, here are a few more collections of our top drinks for chilly weather:

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Winter Gin Cocktails: Greyhound & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


The Greyhound cocktail is a tasty sweet tart cocktail featuring grapefruit juice and gin. Add a salted rim and make a Salty Dog! Here’s how to make it.


  • 1 ½ ounces* gin 
  • 3 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup or maple syrup, optional
  • For the garnish: Grapefruit wedge and rosemary (optional)


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Place the gin, grapefruit juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain it into the glass. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and rosemary branch (if desired).


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Winter gin cocktails

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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