This holiday season lets change up the drink menu to try something new. Add a touch of sophistication and festive flair to your holiday party by featuring gin cocktails on the menu. Gin, with its versatile botanical profile, offers a wide array of flavors that can elevate your guests’ drinking experience. The spirit’s ability to pair seamlessly with various fruits, spices, and herbs allows for creative mixology that caters to diverse palates. Moreover, the effervescence and herbal notes of gin create a light and celebratory atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for toasting to joyous occasions. So, impress your guests and make your holiday party memorable with the sophistication and versatility that these gin cocktails bring to the festive table.

Narrative Gin was inspired after Okanagan Crush Pad Winemaker and Distiller Matt Dumayne produced a gin for Vij’s restaurants in Vancouver, Bolly Water Gin. This Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Gin was triple distilled using wine as its base. Twelve botanicals were carefully selected to add great complexity to this multi-layered spirit. Citrus and spice is derived from coriander, citrus peels, and cebeb berries, floral and fresh notes come from chamomile and lemongrass making this a delicious refreshing Gin, all on its own or as part of your favourite cocktail.

Narrative XC Method Sparkling wine was made from Auxerrois and Chardonnay grown in Naramata, the wine was fermented in concrete, stainless and large barrels for complexity and palate enhancement whilst retaining freshness then placed in charmat tanks for secondary fermentation for 90 days (hence the name XC). An explosion of pineapples and rich tropical fruits intermingle with floral petal notes that entice the senses. A rich and creamy palate with a delicate mousse and very fine length show.

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Negroni Spumante

1 shot of Narrative 12 Botanicals Gin

1 shot of sweet red Vermouth

1 shot Campari

Narrative XC Method Sparkling wine


Orange zest twist for garnish


Pour first 3 ingredients into ice-filled glass and lightly stir. Top with Narrative XC Method Sparkling wine. Garnish with orange zest twist.

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Cranberry Gin Fizz

1 shot Narrative 12 Botanicals Gin

2 shot Cranberry Juice Cocktail

1 shot Narrative XC Method Sparkling Wine


Cranberries and rosemary for garnish


In a highball glass filled with ice, combine Narrative Gin, cranberry juice and mix to combine. Top with Narrative XC Sparkling Wine and garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

Let me know in the comments which you would add to your menu this holiday season?