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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