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Leiths Advent - DEC 6 - Leiths Christmas Party Gin Fizz

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Leiths Advent - DEC 6 - Leiths Christmas Party Gin Fizz

Photo by Charlie Richards.

The perfect Christmas party tipple, a thoughtful little Christmas gift. Thank you to Jenny, our school principle, for sharing her very own Christmas cocktail recipe which she likes to call 'Gin Fizz.' Jazz it up to your taste with a dash of raspberries or pomegranate seeds to give it that gorgeous festive edge. It's also delicious as a mocktail, just switch the gin for some soda over ice and enjoy!


5 large lemons
900g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons citric acid
½ tablespoon tartaric acid
2 tablespoons epsom salts
1 litre boiling water
Gin of your choice


  1. Peel the zest from the lemons in large strips using a vegetable peeler. Try not to remove too much of the pith. Put it into a large heatproof bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lemons.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients into the bowl with the lemons and pour on the boiling water.
  3. Cover and leave overnight in a cool place.
  4. Strain into sterilized bottles and store in the fridge.
  5. Half fill a glass with ice cubes, add a measure of gin and a measure of the mix. Top up with soda water to taste.

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