Seeing as its World Gin & Tonic Day today, it would be rude not to whip up one of these delicious gin based cocktails
It’s World Gin & Tonic Day which means there’s only one to celebrate – by mixing up the best gin based drinks.
While everyone knows the traditional Gin and Tonic, it’s time to venture out of your comfort zone and try a few other beverages.
Whether it’s traditional or wacky, sweet or smoky, refreshing or warming, gin really does with everything which is why it’s one of our favourite alcoholic beverages.
Don’t believe us, try one of these six cocktails, that are both easy to make and even easier to drink.
Stir the gin or vodka, dry vermouth and a little ice together or put them in a cocktail shaker to combine.
Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with an olive on a cocktail stick or a twist of lemon peel to impress your guests.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup – then shake until well-chilled.
Load a small tumbler with crushed ice and pour over the shaken mixture. Drizzle the Crème de mûre over the top so that it ‘bleeds’ down into the glass
Garnish with your lemon slice and blackberries.
Pour 25ml of gin, 25ml of cherry brandy, 1 tsp benedictine liqueur into a tall glass and top up with ginger ale.
Serve with a slice of lime.
A classic that was first made in the late 19th century. Shake together two shots of gin, one shot of fresh lemon juice, half a shot of sugar syrup.
Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with tonic water.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a cherry.
Equal measures gin (1oz) Campari and sweet vermouth stirred (not shaken) with ice.
Pour in a rocks glass and stir. Garnish with a slice of orange.
Elderflower & Mint Collins Gin Cocktail
Lightly muddle/mix eight mint leaves in the base of a Collins glass.
Fill the glass with ice and churn with a bar spoon.
Shake together over ice two shots of gin, one shot of lemon juice, half a shot of elderflower cordial, strain into the glass and top with tonic water.
Garnish with a slice of lemon.