5 Simple Gin Cocktails

Spring is on it’s way and there’s nothing I enjoy more on a sunny day that a classic Gin and Tonic cocktail, however we’ve covered this previously with ‘The Perfect Serve‘ so now we are here to share a few other gin cocktail recipes for you to try with you’re favourite gin.

 

Gin Fizzgin fizz 2

  • 50ml gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 an egg white (optional)
  • Chilled soda water, quantity to taste

Method

I never tried this with egg white until recently and it really is a game changer!

First of all you need to pour all the ingredients in to a shaker and dry shake (without ice). Then add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a highball glass half-filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water and garnish with a curl of lemon peel.

 

 

The Bramblebramble

One for when you see the first blackberries appearing in the hedgerows. Blackberry liqueur and gin have a natural affinity and I just love it!

  • 40ml gin
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml crème de mure (or homemade blackberry liqueur)
  • 15ml lemon or lime juice
  • Blackberries to garnish

Method

Pour all the liquid ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice and stir gently, garnishing with a perfect blackberry or two.

 

Bees Kneesbees knees

I don’t know why more people don’t drink this all the time! It’s SO easy and simply delicious.

  • 50ml gin
  • 10ml runny honey (use the best you can)
  • 5ml water
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice

Method

Stir the honey into the water until dissolved to make a syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass – that’s it..now sip this heavenly drink in the British sunshine!

 

Gimletgimlet

A simple, classic cocktail that showcasing the fact that gin and lime are meant to be together!

  • 60ml gin
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • Twist of lime peel to garnish (or lime wedge)

Method

Pour the gin, juice and sugar syrup into a tumble filled with ice. Stir gently, top up with more ice if needed. Garnish with the lime zest.

 

The White Ladywhite lady

A simple and lovely classic drink with a  sour finish.

  • 35ml gin
  • 10ml Grand Marnier (or triple sec)
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup

Fill a shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients, shale until chilled. Strain into a tall glass.

You can add an egg white to this as with the gin fizz (above) it adds a velvety texture – make sure to dry shake the ingredients first to froth up the egg white before adding ice.

 

So there you have it, 5 quick and simple gin cocktails. Now I’m off to make one myself! Let us know how you get on making them – just tag @ilovegindotcom in your photos!

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