10 Gin Cocktails To Make This Weekend

This Saturday marks World Gin Day – the perfect excuse to open a bottle and try a new cocktail. From a rosé -based margarita to a twist on a French 75, here are some of our favourite easy gin-based drinks to make at home.

Mirabeau Margarita: Mirabeau

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
3 parts Mirabeau dry gin
2 parts Cointreau
1 part freshly squeezed blood orange juice
½ part freshly squeezed lime juice
Method
Step 1
Shake everything together with ice and pour into a salt-rimmed old fashioned glass filled with ice.
Step 2
Garnish with a slice of dried blood orange.

Roku Puff: Roku Gin

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
50ml of pineapple juice
37.5ml of Roku Gin
25ml of lemon juice
12.5ml of raspberry syrup
Method
Step 1
Pour all ingredients into a shaker tin. Seal and dry shake.
Step 2
Pour into a glass and garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Vesper Martini: Alessandro Palazzi, Dukes

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
50ml of No.3 Gin
20ml of vodka
10ml of bianco vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Method
Step 1
Stir the ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Step 2
Garnish with a twist of citrus.

Rosé Martini: Ross Bryant, No.3 Gin

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
60ml of No.3 Gin
20ml of Lustau rose vermouth
A twist of pink grapefruit, to garnish
Method
Step 1
Stir over ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Step 2
Garnish with a twist of pink grapefruit.

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Gin & Elderflower Summer Jelly: Gemma Simmonite, Gastrono-me

Serves
2
Total Time
4 Hours 15 Minutes
Ingredients
4 gelatine leaves
125g of caster sugar
125g of caster sugar
125ml of gin
150ml of elderflower tonic
1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Method
Step 1
Put the gelatine leaves in a bowl and cover with cold water and leave for 10-15 minutes.
Step 2
Meanwhile, heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan, on a low heat stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
Step 3
Bring to the boil and let it bubble for 6 minutes until it has turned syrupy, set aside to cool ever so slightly.
Step 4
Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine leaves and add them to your syrup mixture, stir until dissolved.
Step 5
Add the gin, elderflower tonic and lemon juice and strain into a clean jug.
Step 6
Divide between two glasses and chill for a minimum of four hours.
Step 7
When ready to serve decorate with lemon slices and sprigs of mint.

Gimlet: Patrick Pistolesi, Drink Kong and NIO Cocktails

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
60ml of dry gin
37.5ml of lime cordial
22.5ml of lemon juice
Method
Step 1
Shake the gin, lime cordial and lemon juice with ice.
Step 2
Fine strain into a chilled glass and serve.

English 75: Chapel Down

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
45ml of Chapel Down Bacchus Gin,
Chapel Down Brut NV
15ml of lemon juice,
7.5ml of sugar syrup,
Fresh lemon zest, to garnish
Method
Step 1
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and pour in the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin.
Step 2
Shake well, then strain into a sparkling wine flute. Top with the brut.
Step 3
Leave to settle then fill up with more sparkling wine. Swirl gently with a cocktail stirrer then garnish with a strip of lemon zest.

Rhubarb French 75: Jim & Tonic

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
40ml of rhubarb gin
Prosecco
20ml of sugar syrup
25ml of lemon juice
Method
Step 1
Get your glass. We recommend an elegant long glass like a 'flute' or champagne glass which will help to preserve your prosecco bubbles. You want your glass nice and cold before you start. Pre-chill your glass by putting some ice into it. If you don't have enough ice, run the glass under some cold water and dry it, or find a suitable way to get it nice and cold!
Step 2
Get your cocktail shaker. Add 40ml of Roobee rhubarb pink gin. Add 20ml of sugar syrup (you can make your own by adding 2 parts sugar 1 part hot water and let it chill). Now add your fresh lemon juice. Squeeze out half a lemon into a 25ml measure over your shaker.
Step 3
Add in lots of ice, then give it all a proper firm shake.
Step 4
Freshly ice up your pre-chilled glass. Double-strain your liquid from your cocktail shaker, through a strainer and into your glass. Fill the glass up halfway, then top your glass up with prosecco.
Step 5
Get a long peel of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint and delicately place into your glass so it rests on the top.

Exotic Citrus Cooler: Hayman’s Gin

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
50ml of Hayman’s Exotic Citrus Gin
10ml of lemon Juice
10ml of grapefruit juice
15ml of 1:1 sugar syrup
Soda water
5-6 basil or mint leaves (optional)
Method
Step 1
Fill a tall glass with ice.
Step 2
Pour all liquid ingredients other than the soda wate rinto a tall, chilled tall glass. Add a few mint leaves or basil. Top with soda and using a long spoon or utensil, gently stir the ingredients to mix.
Step 3
Add more ice if necessary and garnish with a juicy wedge of grapefruit.

Cin Cin Negroni: Cin Cin

Serves
1
Total Time
5 Minutes
Ingredients
25ml of Regal Rogue Wild Rosé vermouth
25ml of Malfy gin
25ml of Campari
2 dashes of Fee Brothers rhubarb bitters
An orange, for garnish
Method
Step 1
Half fill a large mixing glass with ice and pour in the ingredients. Stir for at least 30 seconds to combine the flavours.
Step 2
Strain over ice into an old fashioned glass.
Step 3
Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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