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Gin Is In This Summer

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/)