Are you nervous about your negroni? In a muddle over your margarita? Distressed by your daiquiri?
Fret not, because York Gin has your back.
The award-winning company is launching a free cocktail advice service straight after Christmas.
If you don’t know what to do with the bottles of booze you got for Chrimbo, the York Gin team are ready to step in.
People just need to message York Gin on Facebook or Instagram with details of their alcoholic gifts with #xmasbooze – and they’ll get a reply with delicious cocktail ideas.
They’re expecting most questions about what to do with Advocaat, sloe gin and Baileys. But they’re also ready for queries about mezcal, sake and even absinthe.
The free service starts on Wednesday (27 December).
A company spokesman said: “We do get bored easily and it’s a quiet time of year. So we’ll be on hand to give free expert advice.
“We’re expecting lots of Advocaat to be languishing on kitchen shelves. But did you know it’s the base for a Harry Potter-inspired butter beer?
“Likewise, sloe gin often ends up in a neglected corner of the drinks cabinet. But with lemon juice and sparkling water it makes a delicious gin fizz cocktail.”
They say Baileys needs to be drunk quite soon after it’s opened – and if you’re sick of Baileys on ice, it makes a lovely hot chocolate on a cold January night.
Several of the company’s staff have spirits qualifications with the top training body, WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) and they have decades of experience in the drinks industry.
York Gin also offer tasting classes in their 16th Century home on Pavement, York. And they make a range of award-winning spirits.