Gin is becoming more and more popular every year and one of the reasons for that is that people are finally discovering how well it goes with so many other ingredients. Trying out new gin cocktails is so fun that you might end up making your own recipe. And you’ll probably do it really well as it’s impossible to go wrong with gin.
The majority of cocktails which include gin are so easy to prepare that it will only take one or two minutes of your time. More importantly, you will not have to invest in fancy equipment. All you need is a shaker and your gin adventures can start. If you’re worried that you’ll spend too much money on buying all the ingredients you need, we’ll have to disappoint you: all these cocktails include around three or four ingredients.
So, there are truly no excuses for you not to start enjoying all these delicious gin cocktails, whether you’ll prepare them by yourself in your home or taking your friends for a gin drink to your favourite bar.
To help you decide which gin-based drink to choose, we bring you some of the best gin cocktail recipes. But, be sure to purchase some of the good gin brands as there are many of them which will cause a headache tomorrow!
Drinking Bramble is as entertaining as it is to say the name of the drink while ordering it! All you need for it is dry gin which needs to be shaken with lemon and sugar syrup and in the end, you’ll need to add crème de mure. This light and breezy drink with this light twist will definitely become your favourite as soon as you try it. To prepare Bramble at home, you will need:
- 40 ml gin
- 20 ml sugar syrup
- 20 ml lemon juice
- 10 ml crème de mure
- Berries or lemon zest for decoration
#2 French 75
There’s no party if a French 75 is not in your hands! The taste is quite similar to gin tonic but it has a stronger taste of citrus. If you’re looking for a drink that will cool you during the highest temperatures on hot summer days or nights, French 75 will be your salvation! Thanks to both gin and citrus, it truly makes you feel refreshed as soon as you start drinking. To prepare the fantastic French 75, you will need:
- 10 ml gin
- 10 ml orange liqueur
- 10 ml lemon
- 5 ml sugar
- The fizz of your choice
#3 Elderflower Collins
When we said that gin goes perfectly with almost anything, we truly meant it! One of the fruit you will love in your gin drink is elderflower. Elderflower Collins is a fresh and fruity cocktail that will be your favourite choice during the summer. It’s very simple to prepare it and it would be great if you could prepare more than just for one drink and cool it off in your refrigerator. To prepare your Elderflower Collins, you will need:
- 50 ml gin
- 20 ml lemon
- 10 ml sugar syrup
- 10 ml elderflower cordial
- Soda to finish
Just shake up the gin with the rest of the ingredients and add soda last. Add ice to make it more refreshing if you didn’t have time to cool it before.
#4 Gin and Tonic
Okay, we would be completely unfair if we didn’t include at least one gin and tonic recipe on our list. After all, it’s not just the most popular gin cocktail, it’s also one of the most popular cocktails in general. If you start searching online the recipe for gin and tonic, you will see all least hundreds of them and they are all suggesting something a bit different. But, don’t feel discouraged, whichever recipe you choose, you can’t go wrong. This is the recipe for our favourite gin and tonic cocktail:
- tonic water
- fresh lime wedges
The recommended ratio is 5:2 in favour of tonic water. Of course, if you like your cocktails a bit stronger, add more gin but be careful not to overdo it and ruin the entire cocktail. One lime should be squeezed into the drink and the other can be cut into slices and added to your gin and tonic.
What is your favourite gin drink? All the fans of gin are really lucky people as they can choose from such a wide variety of gin drinks. The worst thing you can do is not give them a chance at all!