10 Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

10 Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make


Gin was first produced in the 17th century and it’s still used frequently now, and not just for a gin and tonic. Although it may be renown for its qualities to get a party started, it can actually be good for you too.

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Made with juniper berries, it actually helps to fight off illnesses; in the 1720s, it was the safest drink available to people, as water was contaminated with diseases.

The history of gin is marvellous and it was once the epitome of health and courage, and it’s making a recurrence in the 21st century.

There are plenty of cocktails with strong spirits that you can make from home, but for now, we’ve got a long list of cocktails containing only gin for you to try.

Martini

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 2 and a 1/2 shots of Dry Gin
  • 1/2 shot of Martini Extra Dry

Method

  • Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass
  • Serve with chilled olives on a stick, or a lemon twist

Negroni

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 1 fresh orange peel

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a glass with ice
  • Garnish with orange peel and serve

Bramble

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Gordon’s Gin
  • 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp syrup
  • 20 ml blackberry liqueur
  • Lemon slice to garnish

Method

  • Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
  • Strain into a glass with ice
  • Add the blackberry liqueur and don’t mix
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon

Pink Lady

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 dashes Grenadine
  • Orange peel or a cherry

Method

  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a cherry or orange peel

Rickey

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 lime
  • Dash of lemonade

Method

  • Squeeze the juice from half of a lime into a glass
  • Add the gin and stir
  • Place the other half of the lime into the glass

Pegu Club

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Orange Curaçao
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Dash Bitters
  • 1/2 lime

Method

  • Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker
  • Shake well
  • Cut up half of a lime and add pieces to the drink

Aviation

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Gin
  • Creme Yvette
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 strawberry

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and pour into a glass
  • Garnish with a strawberry

Bronx

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz sweet Vermouth

Method

  • Shake all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Strain and serve in a martini glass

Tom Collins

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz carbonated water
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method

  • Pour the gin, sugar and lemon juice in a glass and stir
  • Top with carbonated water

Gimlet

Gin Cocktails That Are Easy To Make

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz syrup
  • Lime wheel

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well
  • Pour and serve
  • Garnish with a lime wheel

Gin provides a foundation to many of our favourite drinks (including these above) and its sales have dramatically increased in 2016. This is probably because of its similar consistency and strength to vodka, yet unique taste.

Not only is gin strong enough to cause a hangover, in the early 1900’s, it was the base of a Bloody Mary cocktail to help cure a hangover too.

Give these cocktails a try and tweet us your pictures at @MyCocktailClass.