Finding easy gin cocktails to add to your gin repertoire can be relatively difficult, especially with the sheer amount of recipes that there are to choose from.
Today, we are going to be taking a look at four gin cocktail recipes that are perfect for a hot summer’s day, and the perfect alternatives to a gin slushy. We would love to see your creations over on Instagram. Remember to use the hashtag #ginandtonicly to show us what you make.
1. Elderflower Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
Elderflower and grapefruit are two of our favourite ingredients to use when creating refreshing summer cocktails, which is why this recipe is one that we believe everyone should try. Combine the gentleness of BLOOM’s London Dry Gin with the sweetness of fresh grapefruit for a truly delightful experience.
– 50ml BLOOM London Dry Gin
– 30ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
– 50ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
– 150ml Fentimans Tonic Water
1. Half-fill your favourite cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in your BLOOM London Dry Gin, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur and fresh grapefruit juice. Shake until all of your
ingredients have combined.
2. Fill your favourite highball glass with as much ice as you desire.
3. Pour your mixture into your glass and top it off with tonic water, perhaps garnishing it with fresh wedges of grapefruit.
2. Gin and Juice
It comes as no real surprise to us that people like Snoop Dog have written songs about gin and juice because it really is a fantastic combination. One of the best things about gin and juice is the fact that it works well with most fruit juices, meaning that you can quite literally replace our favourite fruit juices with your favourites to see what you can create.
– 50ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin
– 75ml Fresh Orange Juice
– 75ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1. Fill your favourite cocktail glass with as much ice as you wish to and pour in your Sipsmith London Dry Gin.
2. Pour over your orange juice and your grapefruit juice. Taking a bar spoon, gently stir your cocktail until all of your ingredients have combined.
3. Blood Orange and Gin Cocktail
If you prefer sharp flavours to subtle ones, then a blood orange and gin cocktail might be right up your alley. This mouth-watering cocktail effortlessly combines tangy blood orange flavours with a layer of complexity that it brought by the Campari and Martini Extra Dry.
– 50ml Alkkemist Gin
– 15ml Campari
– 15ml Martini Extra Dry
– 40ml Fresh Blood Orange Juice
1. Half-fill your favourite cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in all of your ingredients and shake until they have all combined.
2. Strain your cocktail mixture into a glass that has been chilled.
3. If you wish to, perhaps garnish your cocktail with an orange twist or an orange wheel for a finishing touch.
4. Orange-Infused Negroni
Blood orange is one of our favourite flavours to add to cocktails, which is why it offers a refreshing citrus experience in this recipe. This take on a classic negroni cocktail adds an extra layer, just make sure that you add each ingredient in equal parts. In the future, you might want to adjust the ingredients ever so slightly so that they match your personal preferences.
– 25ml Monkey47
– 25ml Campari
– 25ml Martini Rosso
– 25ml Fresh Blood Orange Juice
1. Take your favourite cocktail glass and fill it with as much ice as you desire.
2. Pour all of your Monkey47, Campari, Martini Rosso and fresh blood orange juice into your glass and gently stir them with a bar spoon. Try not to stir for too long.
3. If you wish to, perhaps garnish your cocktail with an orange twist or a slice of blood orange.
A Refreshing Recipe
There you have it, four of our favourite easy cocktail recipes for you to enjoy when you just need a refreshing drink. Sometimes, combining fruit juices with cocktail recipes that already exist works incredibly well, and we would highly recommend a little bit of kitchen experimentation if you have a favourite fruit juice.