This Snow Globe Gin and Tonic is a sure fire way of adding loads of festive cheer, no matter what the occasion. Be it new year’s eve, a relaxed long weekend sundowner, or a TGIF get together with a friend. And it could not be easier to turn the most mundane gin and tonic into a pretty fabulous drink.

Snow Globe Gin and Tonic

All you need to make the Snow Globe Gin and Tonic is a sprig of rosemary, a clip or peg and some garnish of your choice. Use the peg to position the rosemary in the centre of the glass, add a slice or two of fresh or dried citrus and top that with some water. Then place in the freezer for a few hours. My tip here is to loosely wrap the glass in cling film to keep the rosemary getting freezer burn.

Once the water has frozen the fun part starts. Add a tot or two of gin, top up with tonic water and watch the bubbles cling to the rosemary leaves. And if the rosemary plays its part the tiny branches will drift upwards with the tonic bubbles.  Add a few splashes of bitters, some Christmassy red berries and enjoy.

You could easily make the drink as a mocktail by using a non alcoholic gin and there are so many interesting tonic waters out there these days, so be adventurous and play with different tonics, gins and garnishes to your heart’s delight.

Watch this video of how to make a festive Snow Globe Gin and Tonic

Snow Globe Gin and Tonic

Snow Globe Gin & Tonic


  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 slice orange
  • 1 tot gin
  • Tonic water
  • Few splashes of bitters optional
  • Red currants for garnish


  • Place the sprig of rosemary in a glass and use a large clip or peg to secure in the centre of the glass
  • Add the slice of range
  • Top with some water to about 1 fifth of the glass
  • Wrap the glass in cling film and place in the freezer until the water is frozen
  • Once frozen, remove the cling film add the gin and top up with tonic water
  • Add the bitters (optional)
  • Garnish with the red berries and serve

I hope you enjoy this recipe for a Snow Globe Gin and Tonic. Remember to share your pics with me on Instagram when you’ve made it.

Here are a few more of my favourite drink recipes :

Festive Espresso Freddo

Passion Fruit Champagne

Passion Fruit Cordial

Festive Chocolate Salami
Christmas Cookie Cocktail

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