What are the best gin cocktail recipes to make?
- Gin Fizz
- French 75
- Tom Collins
- Cucumber Cooler
Gin cocktails are one of life’s most underrated drinks. They can be a post-work de-stressor, a refreshing party drink, or the perfect accompaniment to a home-cooked dinner. There are so many ways that you can enjoy this versatile spirit.
So we’ve gathered some of the best gin cocktail recipes to make at home! Read on to see which gorgeous concoctions you can whip up the next time you reach for your favorite bottle of gin.
As the gateway gin drink for many, gin fizz is a good place to start this list as any. It’s light, refreshingly bubbly — this classic cocktail is sure to win you over on the first sip. And you probably have all the ingredients you need in the kitchen already!
- 2 ounces of gin — we recommend KWV Cruxland Gin. This one is infused with the rare Kalahari truffle, which gives it extra depth.
- ¾ ounce of lemon juice
- ½ ounce of simple syrup or maple syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
- 1 lemon twist, to garnish (optional)
- Soda water
- Add gin, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker. You can add egg white if you want your drink to have frothy white foam.
- Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Fill the shaker with ice, and shake again for 30 seconds until cold.
- Strain into a glass, and top with soda water.
- Garnish with a lemon twist, and enjoy!
If you like your gin sour — or you’re a big fan of Italian cocktails, then you should try making Negronis. They’re refreshing, and bitter, with just a hint of sweetness. Plus, it has a stunning bright red color. It’s also pretty easy to make as it has only three ingredients in equal amounts.
- 1 ounce gin — make it with Bombay Sapphire Gin.
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 1 ounce Campari
- 1 strip of peeled orange zest
- Add the gin, vermouth, and Campari into a rocks glass over ice.
- Stir gently until it is slightly diluted.
- Twist your orange zest over the cocktail to release the oils.
- Drop it into your drink, and serve.
One of the most sophisticated gin cocktails out there is the French 75. But, despite that, it’s only made from a few ingredients: gin, lemon, and champagne. It’s tangy, fizzy, and a bit botanical. It’s a great treat to have at brunch or a garden party!
- 1 ½ ounces gin — we suggest using Burdon Original Dry Gin.
- 3 ounces champagne — Henriot Brut Souverain is a good fit for this recipe.
- ¾ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 lemon twist, to garnish
- Add the gin, lemon juice, and syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Strain into a champagne flute.
- Top it off with some champagne, and a lemon twist, to garnish — drink up!
Coming from the 1950s, this is another classic gin cocktail recipe to try at home. It only takes about five minutes to make and offers the perfect balance of sweetness and citric acidity, topped with the botanical notes of gin.
- 2 ½ ounces gin — try with Gibson’s Pink Gin, which adds subtle notes of natural strawberry.
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 lime wheel or twist, to garnish
- Add the gin, lime juice, and syrup to a chilled shaker.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or over the rocks.
- Top with a lime wheel or twist, and serve.
The Southside is a must-have for anyone who enjoys a classic mojito. It’s essentially the gin version of that cocktail, as it’s made with mint leaves, syrup, and lime. Southsides have the same tart and refreshing bite that many of us love about a good mojito — so try it at home!
- 1 ½ ounces gin — use the Mars Wa Bi Gin.
- ½ lime juice
- ½ simple syrup or sugar syrup
- 6 to 8 mint leaves, and extra to garnish
- Add the gin, lime, syrup, and 6 to 10 mint leaves into a chilled cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously until mixed.
- Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with more mint sprigs or leaves, and serve.
Tom Collins is a tall, highball drink with sharpness, sweetness, sourness, and a little hint of bubbliness. It’s a nice way to make any evening fun! If you’re worried about making this cocktail with sugar, you can substitute it with a spoonful of honey. It’s a great way to keep the characteristic sweetness, and it adds a bit of golden flavor to the cocktail.
- 2 ounces dry gin — use Burdon Original Dry Gin.
- ¾-1 ounce simple syrup (adjust to taste)
- OR 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup soda water
- Maraschino cherries, to garnish
- 1 lemon wheel, to garnish
- Add the gin, syrup, lemon juice, and some ice into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well until all ingredients are mixed and chilled.
- Stain the cocktail in a highball over ice. Top it off with some soda water.
- Add a lemon wheel and a maraschino cherry, to garnish.
Warm summer afternoons were made for this gin cocktail. It’s no-fuss and made with common cupboard ingredients — gin, lime, mint, cucumber, and tonic water. And while this drink might be simple, you can get creative with how you whip it up at home. You can top it with fresh mint, lime wedges, or slices of cucumber! You could also add a dash of sugar if you’re looking for some sweetness with your gin.
1 ½ ounce gin — you can try this recipe with our Mars Wa Bi Gin.
4 ounces of tonic water
6 mint leaves
4 to 6 slices of cucumber
¼ of a lime (sliced)
1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
Add gin, mint, lime, and sugar (optional) into a cocktail shaker.
Muddle ingredients lightly.
Add cucumber slices, and close the shaker.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Pour mixture over ice, and top with tonic water.
Stir, and let set for a few minutes for the flavors to bloom. Enjoy!
Whether you’re in the mood for something light and simple, or keen to experiment with the spirit, we got you. Use our list of the best gin cocktail recipes at home to find your new favorite drink!
And, don’t forget to order your gin from Ralph’s Wines & Spirits. We carry great choices for you to choose from, with varying infusions and flavor profiles to play around with. And, we offer quick delivery anywhere within Metro Manila!Author's Note: This entry was optimized by the best SEO Services Agency in the Philippines - SEO Hacker