Gin is called for in more classic cocktails than any other spirit. Some say replacing other white spirits with gin will create a more flavorful cocktail. I Say try these 10 Classics that all bartenders should know and all people should try. There is something here for those who prefer there drinks more spirit forward – See Negorni, Martini, vesper and Martinez – through to longer drinks like the Tom Collins and Greyhound.
There are many other drinks that call for gin. Some just a slight change from the below. Share your favorite gin cocktails in the comments below.
Shake – 45mL Gin with 30mL Fresh lemon juice & 30mL Simple syrup, shake and pour over ice. Top with a splash of Soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cherry flag.
Stir – 45mL Gin with 15mL Dry Vermouth over ice and strain in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Stir – 30mL Gin with 30mL Campari & 30mL Sweet vermouth over ice. Garnish with a orange twist.
Shake – 45mL Gin with 6-8 fresh mint leaves, 20mL of simple syrup & 30mL fresh lime juice pour over ice. Top with soda and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Shake – 45mL Gin with 15mL Maraschino Liqueur, 7ml Creme De Violette & 15ml Lemon Juice. Shake and Strain in a cocktail glass. Garnish with Maraschino Cherry in bottom of glass.
Stir – 45mL Gin with 15mL Sweet vermouth, 2 dashes of Maraschino liqueur and 1 dash of Angostura Bitters. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Shake – 30mL Gin with 15mL Fresh lemon juice, 15mL Simple syrup, shake and pour over ice. Top with 1 oz Sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.
Shake – 30mL Gin, 15mL Vodka, 15mL Lillet Blanc. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Build – 45mL Gin, Fresh grapefruit juice (to fill) over ice and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
Shake – 45mL Gin with 30mL Fresh lemon juice & 30mL honey syrup, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.