We can all agree on the fact that drinking gin is one of the many pleasures that life has to offer, but indulging in a series of delectable gin cocktails takes drinking gin up another notch on the scale.
Today, we are going to be taking a look at just a handful of classic gin cocktail recipes, so that you can find one that best suits your needs.
1. Clover Club
This classic cocktail is one that we believe every gin lover should have stashed away in their coveted book of gin cocktail recipes, and if you don’t have one of those yet, then you should definitely think about starting one. A unique mixture of gin, raspberries and egg whites makes this a pretty-in-pink cocktail, best consumed after the sun has begun to set.
1. Pour your Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Monin Raspberry Sauce, fresh lemon juice and single egg white into a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake vigorously until all of your ingredients have combined.
3. Fill the rest of the cocktail shaker with ice and continue shaking.
4. Strain your cocktail mixture into a cocktail glass of your choice.
5. If you would like, perhaps garnish your Clover Club with some colourful fresh raspberries to really draw attention to the lingering aftertaste of this cocktail.
2. English Garden Cocktail
Perfectly encapsulating daily life in Britain, a traditional English Garden Cocktail offers the tantalising flavours of intertwining elderflowers and apples, making this an impeccable cocktail to indulge in on a long, hot day. Everyone should master this refreshing summer cocktail as the warm weather approaches.
1. Pour your Hendrick’s Gin, Chase Elderflower Liqueur, fresh apple juice and fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker that has been half filled with ice.
2. Shake vigorously.
3. Strain your cocktail mixture into a cocktail glass full of ice.
4. For a considered finish, perhaps garnish your English Garden Cocktail with some delightful apple wheels to really give your drink an orchard-like aura.
What feels more like the summer than the taste of citrus? Lemonade and summertime go hand in hand, and we are certain that this relatively simple citrus-based cocktail recipe is going to be a welcome addition to your afternoons when the warm weather finally sails in. Gin and lime might sound like quite an uncanny and bitter pairing, but the only way to find out how perfectly they intertwine is to try this delightful cocktail for yourself.
1. Pour your Zymurgorium: Manchester’s Original Gin and a lime cordial of your choice into your cocktail shaker and add ice.
2. Shake your cocktail shaker vigorously.
3. Strain your cocktail mixture into a glass of your choice. Please note, this will work best if your cocktail glass has been pre-chilled.
4. If you wish to really add a finishing touch, perhaps choose to garnish your gimlet with some lime wheels or a lime twist before serving.
Offering the perfect introduction to a delightful series of Italian cocktails, a Negroni is a cocktail that comes hand in hand with a storied history of the experimental ways of bartenders. With a kick of orange and a lingering bitterness, this classic cocktail is believed to have first been mixed in Florence.
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1. Fill a stirring glass with ice.
2. Pour your Monkey 47 Gin, a Vermouth Rosso of your choice and your Campari over the ice.
3. Use a bar spoon to stir the mixture gently until all of your ingredients have combined.
4. Strain your cocktail mixture into a pre-chilled cocktail glass that has been filled with ice, top with tonic water if needed.
5. To add an extra layer, perhaps garnish your Negroni with some orange peel in the form of a twist to really hone in on those underlying flavours.
5. Gin Martini
There’s nothing better than indulging in a classic martini in the comfort of your own home, but we believe that James Bond had it all wrong. The classic martini that most of us will know and love was originally made with a London Dry gin and a classic vermouth, and it had to be stirred over ice, not shaken.
1. Fill your stirring glass with ice cubes.
2. Pour your Bombay Sapphire Gin and Dolin de Chambery Dry Vermouth at a ratio that best suits your tastes. We would recommend that you try everything from a 1:1 ratio to a 4:1 ratio to see what sort of ratio you truly prefer.
3. Gently stir your mixture of gin and vermouth with a bar spoon for approximately half a minute.
4. After stirring, strain your cocktail mixture into a cocktail glass.
5. At this point, you may choose to garnish your gin martini with olives for an authentic aesthetic.
Pour and Enjoy!
There you have it, five delightful classic gin cocktail recipes for you to work your way through. These classic cocktails encapsulate a lost era and a level of opulence that we believe is best found whilst stirring gin over ice with a bar spoon. Be sure to write down whatever alcohol ratios you prefer when you find them, that way you will never have to guess again.