Three Tanqueray No. 10 cocktails for Christmas

Daniel Wren

There are many great things to enjoy at Christmas: roast dinners, repeats of The Vicar of Dibley, putting up the Christmas tree and shooing carollers with a rottweiler. But most of all, Christmas is a time to be merry. And what better way to be merry than with a nice cocktail?

Any Yuletide can be spiced up with a dash of Art Deco cool – which is why we bring you these delicious cocktail recipes made with Tanqueray No. Ten.

Concocted with the martini in mind, Tanqueray No. Ten has subtle hints of hand-picked citrus fruit, and exudes 1920s class. The No. Ten bottle, meanwhile, draws upon the Art Deco period, shaped as a traditional cocktail shaker that narrows to 10 slim facets meeting at the base, mirroring a juicer at the bottom.

Tanqueray No. Ten has a distinctive profile of chamomile, juniper, lime, grapefruit and orange, giving it a smooth, fresh and lively character. It’s also exceptionally smooth, which makes it a great gin for any occasion.

Below are three different but classic martini serves that are perfect to sip at a festive affair.


Tanqueray No. Ten Silver Martini

Available at The Langham

There’s never a party where a Martini isn’t appropriate. This beautiful silver glass adds a touch of glamour to any party

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50ml Tanqueray No. Ten
2-4 dashes of Vermouth


Stir all ingredients together and strain into a chilled silver martini glass, garnish with a grapefruit twist or olive.

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Dill or No Dill

Created by WORLD CLASS™ UK Winner Gareth Evans
Available at Social Eating House

A light and refreshing cocktail with savoury notes of dill, this makes for a unique aperitif.


  • 50ml Tanqueray No. Ten
  • 15ml elderflower syrup
  • 10ml fresh lemon juice
  • 30ml cucumber water
  • 2 sprigs of dill
  • 1 pinch of smoked salt


Place all ingredients into a chilled shaker and shake. Fine strain into a coupette and garnish with another sprig of dill pegged to the glass.


Madame Camomile

Created by WORLD CLASS™ UK Winner Gareth Evans
Available at City Social

A twist on the classic white lady, this drink illustrates the versatility of gin.


  • 40ml Tanqueray No. Ten
  • 20ml camomile-infused creme de peche
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml egg white


Shake and strain into a silver-rimmed coupette. Garnish with camomile flowers on the side.

Madame camomile photograph by Chris Gentile.

Tanqueray No. Ten’s Art Deco bottle is available from Alexander and James.

About Daniel Wren

Vada Magazine staff writer. Interested in travel, news, politics and dating.