Amazing Gin Cocktail Recipes!

Gin Fizz

This recipe was recognized in the 19th century and is known for its sourness and fizziness! It is extremely refreshing and will help you relax after a long day.


Ingredients:

2 measures (3 tbsp) gin

Juice of half a large lemon

5ml (1 tsp) of super fine sugar

soda water


How to prepare:

Shake the gin, lemon juice, and sugar with ice until the sugar is properly dissolved. Pour out into a frosted, tall, narrow glass half filled with ice, and top up with soda. there should ideally be a little less soda than the other combined ingredients, but it is very much a matter of personal taste. To add some fun, garnish your drink with a lemon twist or wedge.

My Fair Lady

This recipe was recognized in the 1950's at London's Savoy Hotel. This drink is frothy and fruity. This drink was inspired by the Lerner and Loewe musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.


Ingredients:

1 measure (1 1/2 tbsp) Gin

1/2 measure (2 tsp) Orange Juice

1/2 measure (2 tsp) Lemon Juice

1/4 (1tsp) Creme De Fraise

1 egg white


How to prepare:

Shake all the ingredients thoroughly with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. To make it special garnish with an orange and lemon twist or wedge.

Gin Smash

In this recipe you can use spearmint or peppermint, just use which one you like the most!


Ingredients:

15 ml (1tbsp) sugar

4 sprigs fresh mint

2 measures (3 tbsp) gin


How to prepare:

Dissolve the sugar in a little water in the cocktail shaker. Add the mint and, using a muddler, bruise and press the juices out of the leaves. then add plenty of crushed ice, and finally the gin. Shake for about 20 seconds. Strain into a small wine glass filled with crushed ice. if desired, add fresh mint sprigs and drinking straws.

Leap Year

This drink was also recognized in the Savoy Hotel in London on February 29, 1928 by bartender Harry Craddock.


Ingredients:

2 measures (3 tbsp) gin

1/2 (2tsp) Grand Marnier

1/2 (2 tsp) sweet red vermouth

dash lemon juice, plus lemon rind


How to prepare:

Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Squeeze a bit of lemon rind over the surface of the drink so that a little of its oil sprays out.

Pink Pussycat

An object-lesson in how easily gin takes to a range of tangy fruit flavors in a mixed drink, Pink pussycat also has - as its name suggests - a most beguiling color.


Ingredients:

2 measures (3 tbsp) gin

3 measures (4 1/2 tbsp) pineapple juice

2 measures (3 tbsp) grapefruit juice

1/2 measure (2 tsp) grenadine


How to serve:

Shake all the ingredients well with ice, and strain into a tall glass. Garnish with a segment of grapefruit.

Monkey Gland

This cocktail was recognized in the 1920s in Ciro's Club in London, a legendary Jazz night spot just off the Charing Cross Road. Head bartender Harry McElhone is responsible for its recognition.


Ingredients:

2 measures (3 tbsp) gin

1 measure (1 1/2 tbsp) orange juice

1/2 measure (2 tsp) grenadine

1/2 measure (2tsp) absinthe


How to serve:

Shake the ingredients with plenty of ice, and strain into a large wine glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Barbarella

This is a colorful drink named after the title character in the classic sci-fi movie, played by Jane Fonda.


Ingredients:

1 measure (1 1/2 tbsp) Plymouth gin

1 measure (1 1/2 tbsp) dry vermouth

1/2 measure (2tsp) Galliano

1/4 measure (1 tsp) blue curacao

2 measures (3 tbsp) sparkling bitter lemon


How to serve:

Shake the first four ingredients well with ice, and strain into a rocks glass that has been half-filled with cracked ice. Ass the bitter lemon, and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Park Avenue

this sharp and fruity cocktail takes its name from one of the smartest thoroughfares in New York City.


Ingredients:

1 1/2 measures (6 tsp) gin

1/2 measure (2 tsp) cherry brandy

1/2 measure (2 tsp) lime juice

1/4 measure (1 tsp) maraschino


How to serve:

Shake all the ingredients well with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and add a thin slice of lime.

Princeton

This cocktail was created in the early 20th century to honor one of America's Ivy League universities. It was originally made with a sweet gin called Old Tom, but the drier version tastes better.


Ingredients:

1 1/2 measures (6 tsp) gin

3/4 measure (3 tsp) ruby port

1/4 measure (1 tsp) orange bitters


How to serve:

stir the ingredients together with plenty of ice in a large pitcher, and then strain into a rocks glass or cocktail glass. Squeeze a piece of lemon rind over the surface to release a spray of oil, and then drop it into the drink.

Favored Flavors

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  • Gin Fizz
  • My Fair Lady
  • Gin Smash
  • Leap Year
  • Pink Pussycat
  • Monkey Gland
  • Barbarella
  • Park Avenue
  • Princeton
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