Celebrate this season’s most popular spirit, gin. Gin is light and aromatic, and its botanical essence pairs very well with almost anything! Since you can blend gin with a variety of sodas and juices it’s easy to create tons of flavorful cocktails perfect for the sweltering summer heat! Here are 5 easy-to-make classic gin cocktails to try this summer!

Gin Rickey

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz. gin
½ oz. club soda
Lime garnish

DIRECTIONS
Fill a highball glass with ice and add gin. Juice the lime halves into the glass, and drop in the juiced lime shells. Fill glass with club soda.

(Source: https://www.liquor.com)
 

Gimlet


INGREDIENTS
2 ½ oz. gin
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS
Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

(Source: https://www.liquor.com/)

 

Tom Collins

INGREDIENTS
2 oz. gin
½ oz. simple syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
2 oz. club soda
Lemon wedge, garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill a Collins glass with 1 ½ cups of ice, and set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add a cup of ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled Collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

(Source: https://www.allrecipes.com/)

 

Bee’s Knees


INGREDIENTS
2 oz. gin
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. honey syrup (1 tbsp. honey mixed with ½ tbsp. warm water)

DIRECTIONS
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice, honey syrup, and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

(Source: https://www.foodandwine.com)

 
 

Classic Gin Martini

INGREDIENTS
2 ½ oz. gin
½ oz. dry vermouth
1 dash of bitters
Lemon twist, garnish

DIRECTIONS
In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine gin and vermouth. Stir for 30 seconds, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a dash of orange of Angostura bitters, if desired. Garnish with a lemon twist.

(Source: https://www.thespruceeats.com/)

 

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