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10 Easy Gin Cocktails To Make This Weekend

When it comes to making cocktails, gin is one of the most versatile spirits you can use. Get mixing gin cocktails with these easy ideas!

NEGRONI

Fill a short glass with ice, then pour over 25ml of London Dry gin, 25ml vermouth rosso and 25ml campari. Stir the mixture until well combined, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

GIN FIZZ

Combine 50ml gin, 25ml lemon juice and three teaspoons of sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill to the top with ice cubes. Shake well, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with sparkling water. Serve with a slice of lemon.

ENGLISH GARDEN

Pour ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and add 50ml cucumber-infused gin, 50ml apple juice, 25ml lime juice and 20g sugar. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

SINGAPORE SLING

Combine 25ml dry gin with 25ml cherry brandy and 25ml Benedictine in a mixing jug. Add ice and Angostura bitters. Stir well, then pour into a tall glass. Add 50ml pineapple juice and 20ml lime juice and mix. Top up with sparkling water and garnish.

FRENCH 75

Add 25ml lemon juice, 20g caster sugar and 50ml gin into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon slices.

TOM COLLINS

Mix together 50ml gin, 25ml lemon juice, 25ml sugar syrup and 125ml chilled water. This can be twisted to your preference by adding raspberries, cognac or elderflower and lemon. Stir well and serve with a slice of lemon.

SOUTHSIDE

Pour 60ml good quality gin, 8 mint leaves, 30ml fresh lime juice and 15ml sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well and drain into a chilled Martini glass.

FOGCUTTER

Combine 20ml gin, 20ml brandy, 20ml rum, 40ml freshly-squeezed orange juice, 20ml lemon juice and around 10ml almond syrup. Shake well and add a drop of sherry to the top. Garnish with fruit and ice, and serve in a tall glass over ice.

MARTINI

Stir around 60ml gin with a small amount of vermouth, depending on taste. Keep in mind it will taste more herbal the more you put in. Garnish with whatever you fancy, we like olives on ours! Ensure your glass is frozen and the liquid is smooth before serving. A classic!

AVIATION

Mix together 40ml London Dry Gin, 15ml fresh lemon juice and 15ml maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill to the brim with ice, cover and shake until the outside is cold for around 30 seconds. Place a cherry in a martini glass and strain the cocktail into it

 

Need some snacks to go with your gin? Check out our guide to cheeses which pair with gin.

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