Gin is summer’s king because it’s light, herbal, and can be paired with juices, sodas, and more. It’s an excellent ingredient for drinks all year round. Sours and highballs like the Gimlet or Dry Gin & Tonic benefit from the spirit’s cooling effect, while Martinis and other boozier stirred cocktails like the Martini benefit. Every home bar should have one of these.
Any of the following ten easy-drinking libations can be found here to refresh both body and soul.
Only two Gimlets are better than one Gimlet. Dry Gin, lime juice, and simple syrup are needed to make this traditional cocktail. Pro tip: Add basil and cucumber mixed in your shaker for an even more refreshing flavour.
This drink is known as the New York Sour.
A smart twist on the traditional, Allen Katz’s New York Sour substitutes orange liqueur and cherry cordial for the red wine floater. The finished product is ideal for kicking back and watching the sun go down after a hard day. Go for it: Do something kind for yourself.
A 50/50 Martini.
These drinks are known as “sharpeners” in the U.K. because they are excellent starters that prepare you for the remainder of the evening. As the name indicates, the 50/50 Martini balances the Gin with lower-proof dry vermouth. A fantastic Martini with less of a dizzying effect may be yours with this method.
What about Gin, strawberries, Aperol, and grapefruit-flavoured beer? You can create a unique flavour by infusing fresh strawberries in Aperol, adding a fruity to the botanical Gin and tart beer.
The Tom Collins is a summertime staple, so popular that glass has been named after it! This cocktail is easy to make. How much more can you ask for? You’ll have a porch swing and a tree for shade.
The Best of the Best.
The Bee’s Knees is an excellent choice for those who want to get buzzed as they rest. This drink is a delicious and straightforward beverage using honey as a sweetener in a sour recipe. Make yourself a cocktail to brighten your mood.
Cocktail of choice: Gin Rickey.
Created in the late 19th century, the Gin Rickey is a delicious highball. Joe Rickey, a Democratic lobbyist who lived in Washington, D.C. at the time, was the inspiration for the name. Rickey’s preference for sugar-free beverages led to the creation of Bourbon Rickey, the first of many Rickeys that we know today. You’ll want to drink a lot of Rickeys, but the gin-laced variety has become the most popular.
The Singapore Sling was initially served at the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, making it one of Asia’s most popular classic cocktails. The Sling is a challenge to build, but the end product is well worth the effort.
Adding Gin to your cup of tea is a delightful twist on the traditional taste combination of rose petals and lychee. Ice-cold perfection in a teacup and a year-round drink is the outcome.
Punch at the Boathouse.
Mmmm. Citrusy, fizzy and as gorgeous as it is delicious, the Boat House Punch is an outstanding large-format cocktail. There are many citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, and orange) and two liqueurs (Aperol and St-Germain) to aid with the flavour of the Gin.
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