There’s something endlessly alluring about a gin cocktail. They’re equal parts tangy and refreshing, and offer up an alternative to your average vodka or tequila-based drink when you’re looking to spice things up a little.
However, they can be a little intimidating to make, to the home-mixologist.
With the last days of summer rearing their head, I’m sure I’m not the only one clinging to the remaining extended afternoons spent with pals and balmy nights outdoors. So, pairing dinner with a gin cocktail, or zhuzing up a night in with friends is the perfect way to recapture the vibe throughout the colder months.
Here are six easy gin cocktail recipes to try out for yourself (hot tip: all the gin listed can be easily purchased at your local Cellarbrations in-store and online, which makes it all that much easier).
- 60ml ROKU Gin
- 10ml matcha tea
- 1 egg white
- Martini glass
- Lemon wheel
- Add egg white to shaker and shake to aerate.
- Add 60ml ROKU Gin and 10ml of matcha tea and shake.
- Strain into chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with lemon wheel.
Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic
- 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
- 150ml tonic water
- 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber
- Highball glass
- Cucumber rounds
- Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
- Lightly stir.
- Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber.
Tanqueray Gin & Tonic
- 45ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
- 150ml tonic water
- Highball or copa glass
- Lime Wedge
- Add all ingredients to a highball or copa glass filled with ice, stir briefly, garnish and serve.
Rhubarb & Ginger Ginsecco
- 15ml Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger Gin
- 100ml Brother Brothers Prosecco NV
- Chilled Copa Glass or Flute
- Lemon peel
- Pour all the ingredients together into a chilled glass and serve with the lemon peel.
- 50ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin.
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 20ml pomegranate syrup [Crawley’s]
- 4-6 mint leaves
- Dash of egg whites
- Chilled cocktail glass
- Mint leaf
- Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice.
- Shake very, very well.
- Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a mint leaf.
See? Delicious and easy don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For something even simpler to try, serving Bombay’s G&T RTD cold with a lemon twist is another great option for a no-frills beverage. If you’re looking for more gin cocktail inspiration, you can shop and find out more at Cellarbrations.