11/26/2012 02:41 EST | Updated 01/26/2013 05:12 EST

Festive Winter Wind gin cocktail combines lime, cinnamon and ginger beer

Here is a drink recipe that would be ideal to serve guests in front of a fire during the holidays.

Called Winter Wind, it contains traditional holiday spices and ingredients that remind recipe creator Nishan Nepulongoda of festive seasons.

"The sweetness of cinnamon mixed with fresh lime citrus creates a balanced taste that has an added hint of spice when topped with the ginger beer," says Nepulongoda, a mixologist at Blowfish Restaurant in Toronto.

Winter Wind

60 ml (2 oz) gin

30 ml (1 oz) fresh lime juice

30 ml (1 oz) simple syrup

Pinch ground cinnamon powder

Ice cubes

Ginger beer

Lime slice, for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice. Pour into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top up with ginger beer.

Makes 1 serving.

Source: Bombay Sapphire.