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Here you will find the world’s most popular and easy to make cocktails with gin.

If you are looking for cocktails with gin, you are at the right place!

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Dating from 17th century Holland, gin is believed to be the base ingredient of the most popular cocktail recipes in the world. It is further said to be the most widely used spirit for making mixed drinks.

There are many varieties of gin. London Dry gin (aka English or Dry gin) is the most versatile of these and we suggest, if you have to choose one, to go for this one. Interestingly enough London Dry gin does not necessarily come form London – it’s rather a name for the style of making it.


TIP: Check out our Cocktail Mixing Guide for an explanation of some of the terms used on this page.


Here are recipes of cocktails with gin carefully selected by Cocktail Mixing Master:


ABBEY COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
2 parts orange juice
0.5 parts cherry brandy
0.5 parts dry vermouth
A few dashed Angostura bitters

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick.


BELMONT COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part half and half (half milk, half cream)
A dash raspberry or grenadine syrup

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.


CLOVER CLUB COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
0.5 part raspberry or grenadine syrup
1 egg white
0.5 lemon juice
Dash sugar syrup (or a teaspoon sugar)

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients the glass. You may need to shake it a bit more than usual for the egg to mix with the rest of the ingredients and the sugar to dissolve if you are not using sugar syrup.

Garnish:Usually none, but a lemon twist draped over the side of the glass works well.


DUBONNET COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes ice
1 part Dubonnet
1 part gin
1 dash Angostura bitters

Glass:Low ball

Preparation:Build the ingredients over ice in the glass.

Garnish:Lemon slice or twist


Singapore Sling

SINGAPORE SLING*

Arguably the most famous and widely drank gin cocktail of all time. This cocktail was created in 1914 by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It remains highly popular to this day. Add freshly squeezed orange juice as a variant to the lemon juice.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
4 parts gin
1 part cherry brandy (normal brandy also works)
1 freshly squeezed lemon juice
0.25 parts sugar syrup or a teaspoon of sugar
Soda water to taste

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Squeeze the juice into the glass. Add the gin, brandy, sugar and ice. Stir and top up with soda water to taste.

Garnish:In-season fruits. Serve with a straw.


COCKTAIL GIN FIZZ*

A classic cocktail with gin dating from the early 20th century.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part lemon or lime juice
Sugar
Soda water to taste

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Shake the ingredients without the soda water and strain into the glass. Top up with soda water to taste.

Garnish:Lemon wheel

Great refreshing cocktail.


BARTENDING TIP: Shaking gin givea it a cloudy texture. When mixing gin with other clear ingredient, rather stir than shake it to leave the mixture clear.

Cocktail Bronx

BRONX*

The Bronx cocktail (or “Cocktail Bronx” as it’s sometimes called) is in essence a dry martini with orange juice. A delicious alternative if a dry martini is a bit too heavy for you. Another classic from the 1930’s.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 part gin
1 part dry vermouth
1 part orange juice

Glass:Martini, chilled.

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Orange twist

As the name suggests this cocktail originates from the Bronx in New York.


INTERESTING FACT: You will come across many cocktail recipes with sloe gin as it’s base ingredient. Sloe gin is different from normal gin so don't confuse the two.

MILLIONAIRE’s COCKTAIL

This is a variation on the sweet martini.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 part gin
1 part sweet vermouth
1 teaspoon grenadine
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Lemon twist

A gin cocktail fit for a millionaire!


PARADISE COCKTAIL

This is a popular pre-dinner drink.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
3 parts gin
2 parts apricot brandy (normal brandy or cognac will also do)
2 parts orange juice

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:None usually, but why not put an orange wheel in?


MAIDEN’s PRAYER

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
2 parts triple sec
1 part orange juice

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:None usually, but why not put an orange wheel in?

The drink is said to have been invented for ladies with broken hearts. It soothes the ache.


GIMLET

Another quick and easy gin cocktail. Lacking a bit of personality though.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part lime cordial
soda water (optional)

Glass:Lowball or martini

Preparation:Stir the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Twist of lime


MILLENNIUM

There are about as many variations of this cocktail as there are years in a millennium. Here is Cocktail Mixing Master’s version.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 part cherry liqueur or brandy
2 parts gin
0.5 parts ginger ale
2 parts orange juice

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Build the ingredients over ice in the glass.

Garnish:Usually none

There are about as many variations of this cocktail as there are years in a millennium.


PINK GIN

This is the American version of a true British invention.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts dry gin
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Stir the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Twist of lemon peel or simply ungarnished


John Collins

JOHN COLLINS*

If you use Old Tom gin in this drink, it becomes a “Tom Collins”. Old Tom is very difficult to get hold of though.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sugar syrup
Soda water

Glass:Highball

Preparation:Shake the ingredients (without the soda water) and strain into the ice filled glass. Top up with soda water.

Garnish:Lemon wheel


BLUE ARROW

Bright blue drink. A real eye catcher.

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
2 parts gin
1 part triple sec
1 part lime cordial
1 part blue Caracao

Glass:Cocktail

Preparation:Shake the ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Serve ungarnished


PARADISE COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part apricot brandy
2 parts orange juice
0.5 parts grenadine syrup

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Orange twist (optional).


PINK LADY

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1.5 parts gin
0.5 parts brandy or cognac
0.5 parts grenadine syrup
1 part cream
1 part milk
0.5 parts egg white
0.5 parts sugar syrup

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick.


POLO COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
0.25 parts orange juice
0.25 parts lemon juice

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Orange twist (optional).


ROSELYN COCKTAIL

The Roselyn cocktail can pass as a variant on the classic dry martini.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part dry vermouth
0.5 parts grenadine syrup

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Stir the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Lemon slice.

Replace the grenadine syrup with orange juice to make a Jupiter Cocktail.


THANKSGIVING COCKTAIL

Enjoy this one while you wait for the turkey to finish.

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
1 part gin
1 part dry vermouth
1 part apricot brandy

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Shake or stir the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish:Maraschino cherry on a cocktail stick or lodged on the rim of the glass.


UNION JACK

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
2 parts gin
1 part crème de yvette (not produced anymore, so difficult to get hold of) or sloe gin
1 dash grenadine syrup

Glass:Martini

Preparation:Shake the ingredients and strain into a glass.

Garnish:Usually none


WHITE LADY

Also known as a Delilah, Chelsea Side-car and Lillian Forever. This is essentially a Side Car made with gin instead of brandy. A drink invented by Henry MacElhone in London in 1919.

Ingredients:Ice cubes
3 parts brandy or Cognac (sometimes it’s made with bourbon)
3 parts triple sec
1 part lemon or lime juice

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:shake the ingredients and strain into the glass

Garnish:Not necessary. One variation suggests star anis.

A variation to this drink is to use white peppermint liqueur instead of gin. You can also add 1 part egg white and 0.5 parts sugar syrup to fancy it up.


YALE COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
Ice cubes
3 part gin
1 part dry vermouth
1 teaspoon triple sec (blue is preferred)
A dash or two of bitters

Glass:Martini, chilled

Preparation:Stir the ingredients and strain into the glass.


*Cocktails marked with an * are official International Bartenders Association (IBA) cocktails with gin. In some cases the recipes here do not correspond exactly with that of the IBA.

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