Gin Lemon Cocktail Recipes
With summer now here alongside the rise of the slightly infrequent glorious, sunny days, now is the perfect season for light and refreshing drinks.
Lemon and gin are a perfect combination for this, offering up citrusy sweet tipples to cool you down during these longer, and hopefully hotter days. Here, ILoveGin explore four fantastic, easy-to-make gin lemon cocktails, including what you’ll need, how to make it and more.
Types of Gin Lemon Cocktails
Below are 4 great-tasting gin lemon cocktails you can make at home…
Lemonade Gin Mojito
Offering up a delicious blend of sweet and sour notes and rounded off refreshingly by the mint, the Lemon Gin Mojito is a wonderful spin on the classic Mojito cocktail. To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following (recipe from The Suburban Soapbox, serves 2):
- Mint (8 leaves)
- Lemon (4 slices)
- Ice (crushed, 2 cups)
- Gin (3 ounces)
- Lemonade (1 cup)
- Club soda (1/2 cup)
- Blueberries (to garnish, optional)
Divide the mint in half, adding 4 leaves to each glass. Then, add two lemon slices to each glass and muddle together, releasing the oils and juice from both ingredients.
Next, add 1 cup of crushed ice to each glass, topping this up with the gin (divided equally between the two glasses).
Then, add half of the club soda and half of the lemonade to each glass and stir together to combine.
Once this is complete, you can garnish the drink (recommended garnish is blueberries).
Lemon Gin Fizz
This Lemon Gin Fizz is another light and refreshing cocktail perfect for sipping in the sun. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, and includes the following ingredients (recipe taken from Simply Scratch, serves 2):
- Dry gin (2 ounces)
- Lemon juice (freshly squeezed, 4 ounces)
- Club soda
- Lemon (slices to garnish)
- Mint sprigs (to garnish)
First, fill up the two glasses with ice. Then, pour in 1 ounce of dry gin and 2 ounces of the fresh lemon juice into each glass.
After this, simply top the drink up with club soda, and add the lemon slices and mint sprigs to garnish.
The Tom Collins is an iconic gin cocktail, first known to be written up in 1876 by the founding father of American mixology Jerry Thomas. This gin lemon cocktail is made up only of a few simple ingredients, the gins herbal notes complimented beautifully with a refreshingly citrus fizz. For this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients (ingredients taken from BBC GoodFood, serves 1):
- Gin (50ml)
- Lemon juice (25ml)
- Chilled soda water (125ml)
- Sugar syrup (25ml)
Add plenty of ice to a Collins glass. Then, add the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker, shake until chilled, before straining into the Collins glass.
Next, top the mixture in the Collins glass up with club soda. You can also garnish with a lemon wedge.
Next, we have a simple yet elegant cocktail – the Lily Pad. This particular recipe coming from the City of London Distillery & Bar, including their own Six Bells Lemon Gin. Ingredients for this City of London Distillery Lily Pad cocktail include:
- Cointreau (15ml)
- Lemon juice (20ml)
- Violette (10ml)
- City of London Distillery Six Bells Lemon Gin (35ml)
- Lemon (twist, to garnish)
Shake in a cocktail shaker with ice, before double straining into a coupette glass and garnishing with the lemon twist.