When the chilling winds of winter arrive, don’t let the dreary weather put you in a seasonal slump. Instead, lift your spirits by making these stunning cocktail recipes for your nearest and dearest - guaranteed to get y’all feeling warm and cosy in no time.
With notes of pine, juniper, citrus, and warming spices, gin is perfect for cold-weather-inspired cocktails. A classic Gin Sour combines a great quality gin with fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup and an egg white to produce a wonderfully balanced, frothy and thick cocktail that makes for a comforting winter treat.
We suggest you step up the winter-warming flavours even further with Tempus Two Copper Wild Botanical Gin. Made from a base spirit of premium Shiraz wine and infused with Australian bush botanicals of desert lime, orange peel, salt bush and wattle seed, it’s the perfect ingredient to make a delicious Gin Sour.
Hailing from the Prohibition era in the 1920s, the Bees Knees is a sunny-coloured, brightly flavoured and delightfully sweet cocktail. It’s a simple extension of the Gin Sour but features rich and soothing honey instead of sugar - making it the perfect drink to sip on during winter.
To enhance this classic cocktail's light and elegant citrus flavours, we recommend using our Tempus Two Copper Prosecco Gin as the star ingredient.
This delicious, lip-smackingly tart cocktail was a popular beverage served at restaurants owned by the Greyhound bus line in the 1930s - hence the name. Made with gin, fresh, tangy grapefruit, and classically served with an earthy rosemary sprig, it’s an excellent palate-cleanser after a rich and hearty winter dinner.
This is another winter cocktail recipe that leans into the piney, earthy flavours of rosemary. Served at room temperature, it's traditionally made with Cabernet Sauvignon that is enhanced by the addition of rosemary, honey, lemon and cherry juice.
With powerful aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate, and spiced plum, combined with subtle notes of spice and vanilla, our 2021 Tempus Two Pewter Cabernet Sauvignon makes the ultimate Winter Reviver cocktail. Or for a version that’s lighter on the alcohol content, our Tempus Two Lighten Up Cabernet Sauvignon is also a fantastic choice.
To make rosemary syrup:
Also known as a ‘Cardinal’, the Communard wine cocktail is a French apéritif from Burgundy, France. As the wine is combined with a thick and delicious blackcurrant liqueur, it's best to complement the flavours with a light-bodied and unoaked red wine varietal like a Pinot Noir or Gamay.
For this recipe, we recommend using either our 2021 Tempus Two Copper Pinot Noir or 2020 Tempus Two Copper Gamay.
An aromatic and warming white mulled wine has the flavourful depth of the classic red version but is lighter in body. It’s best to use a medium-bodied white wine; anything that is too acidic or dry can develop a harsh edge when heated.
Our pick for the best white to use in this recipe is our crisp and vibrant 2023 Tempus Two Copper Pinot Grigio. To make a big pot of white mulled wine that can be enjoyed by all your guests, regardless of age or lifestyle choice, Tempus Two Zero Pinot Grigio is a fantastic alcohol-free alternative.
It may be chilly outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy chilling inside. Tempus Two has what you need to make your warming tipple of choice this winter.