This gin cocktail from James Bolt of The Gin Joint in Charleston, S.C., is sure to help you get in the yuletide spirit at your next holiday gathering.
Combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pot and turn to medium heat. Let come to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until sugar has dissolved and spices become fragrant. Strain everything off and reserve syrup for mixing into cocktail.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard for 8-10 seconds, double strain into a chilled cup. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel and shaved chocolate.