Gin is one of the most prominent alcohols on a bar cart wherever you go globally. It is generally infused with juniper berries and herbal botanicals like mugwort, meadowsweet, birch, chamomiles, etc.
There are four main types of gin – Dry gin, Plymouth, Genever, and Old Tom. Gin has been used as cocktail alcohol for many years now.
So let’s run through the recipes of some of the most famous gin cocktails that you can conveniently make at home through this blog.
Gin and Tonic
Gin and tonic is the most classic yet easy drink to make. With some ingredients, you can quickly prepare that gin and tonic for all your friends on a night in. You don’t even need to remember a lot!
All you need is a shot glass/kitchen measuring cup a jigger to portion your drink out. Technically, this means one jigger of the gin and three tonics.
You will then take:
- 1 part gin
- 3 parts chilled tonic water
- Lime slice or twist
You have to add the ice to the glass, pour some gin over all that ice and finally add tonic water to the mix. After that, twist the lime peel on the drink to give away the citrus oils. You can drop this lime peel into the glass now.
And, it’s done! Enjoy the classic gin and tonic in the comfort of your home.
French 75 is a cocktail that started being made as long as 1915. It was created out of necessity but has become a trendy cocktail in the present times.
Here, instead of the usual mixer and soda water, you can top the gin with champagne. People make this easy spritz for both everyday occasions and special days.
It will take you under 5 minutes to make this yummy cocktail with just 5 ingredients, namely:
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1-ounce dry gin
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- Chilled champagne
You need to place lemon juice, gin, and the simple syrup in a well-set-up cocktail shaker. This shaker must have a lot of ice which you will shake until it gets icy (in about 10 seconds).
Lastly, strain the liquid into a flute and add the bubbly champagne to the mix. You can also repeat as desired.
Tom Collins is what you call an adult version or a grown-up lemonade. You can create this fabulous drink in just a matter of 5 minutes. The ingredients required are:
- 1-ounce fresh lime juice and one lemon wedge for garnishing
- 2 ounces of gin, chilled
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
- 1/3 chilled cup seltzer
Probably one of the most easy-going cocktails ever, Tom Collins preparation starts with filling collins glass with a lot of ice. After that, you should stir in lemon juice, gin, and simple syrup.
Finally, top it up with seltzer and garnish with your favourite lemon wedge.
Apart from these three cocktails highlighted above, many other cocktails are made from gin, such as the Negroni, Aperol Gin Punch, Gin Julep, Aviation, and Bitter Martini.
It is strongly suggested going for trusted recipe websites and chefs before creating your cocktail. It would be best to buy an excellent Australian gin to ensure that the drink tastes the best.