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Here’s how to ‘mix’ up your gin and tonic cocktail this holiday season

If you’re looking forward to a little Christmas tipple this year, but don’t want to indulge in too many empty calories this year (more to be spent on the mince pies!) then we have the perfect drink for you to pair up with your favourite spirit.

Spurred on by the lack of mixer options available to vodka drinkers and gin lovers not keen on the bitter quinine flavours of tonic, Sekforde Drinks have created a flavourful, low-calorie alternative to the vodka, lime and soda combination.

Blending together a fusion of botanicals with natural flavours of raspberry, rose, and herbaceous, Sekforde offers a new twist to your favourite spirits that is just perfect for the festive season. Best of all, each bottle comes in at only 36 calories and 4 grams of sugar – a lighter way to get your festivities on.

Whether you want to keep it simple or take it up a notch, we’ve come up with a few ideas to ‘mix’ your favourite spirit and tonic combinations up this holiday season.

Getting fruity with it

Something as simple as adding a bit of fruit to proceedings can take your drink to the next level, especially when doubled-up with the fruity tones of Sekforde.

Go wild with your favourite garnish – whether it’s a slice of grapefruit or even a pinch of raspberries. As it is coming up to the holidays, how about a bit of pomegranate seed to take in the season.

Cool as a cucumber

Enhance the flavour of your chosen gin or vodka by sussing out their botanical list and complimenting it accordingly. For example, Hendrick’s features cucumber in its botanical list so garnishing with a slice of the cool veg will only boost your drink.

Sweeter stuff

The fact that Sekforde already features raspberry flavours means that a sweet yet fruity bramble cocktail will tick all the boxes.

Add some ice to a balloon glass, then pour your desired serving of gin. Top up with Sekforde and then pour in a shot of Chambord (any form of raspberry liquor will work). Add a couple of blackberries as garnish and voilà!

 

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Take it sloe-ly

Sloe gin is in vogue right now. A liqueur made from the sloe berry, it offers a fruity flavour in itself which will just compliment the botanicals in your tonic perfectly. Either take it as a simple serve or add it to your gin cocktails of choice.

Most of all, drink responsibly and have a great time.

Sekforde for Whisky, Rum and Tequila & Mezcal is available from 31 & Dover and Harvey Nichols stores nationwide (£1.50 per 20cl).

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