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45 Things to do with Gin (Part 4)

Updated on July 14, 2011

34.) Bitter Silence


  • 1 Part Gin
  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Part Campari Simple Syrup (2 parts Campari, 1 1/2 parts sugar, 1/2 part water)
  • 1/2 Part Green Chartreuse Liqueur
  • 3/4 Part Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Part Aperol
  • Club Soda
  • Mint Sprig and Crystallized Grapefruit Peel (for garnish)


Muddle mint leaves and Campari simple syrup.  Add gin, Green Chartreuse, Campano Antica, Aperol and ice.  Shake ingredients.  Pour over fresh ice.  Top with club soda and a spray of Green Chartreuse.  Garnish with mint sprig and crystallized grapefruit peel.

35.) Naturally Sapphire


  • 2 1/2 Parts Bombay Sapphire
  • 10 Stevia Leaves
  • 10 Terragon Leaves
  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 Parts Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Part Lemon Juice
  • 1 Spritz of Tarragon-Infused Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Slice of Orange (for garnish)


Muddle leaves in a shaker.  Add egg white, orange juice, lemon juice, gin, and shake.  Double-strain into a bar glass.  Spritz with tarragon-infused Bombay Sapphire Gin.  Garnish with a slice or orange.

Angostura Aromatic Bitters:

36.) Darling Dash


  • 2 Parts Gin
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Brown Sugar Cube
  • 1 Part Lime Juice
  • 3/4 Part Honey Syrup (3:1 honey to water, dissolved over heat)
  • 6-10 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Mint (for garnish)


Muddle ingredients in a shaker and dry shake.  Pour into a rocks glass.  Fill glass with crushed ice to create a "snow-cone" effect.  Dash Angostura bitters on top.  Garnish with mint.

37.) Elderphire


  • 1 Part Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1 Part St-German Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 Part Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Part Simple Syrup
  • Lemon Twist (for garnish)


Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake.  Strain into a martini cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist of lemon.

38.) Other Wonders


  • 2 Parts Gin
  • 1/2 Part Licor 43
  • 1/2 Part Cocchi Aperitivo Americano
  • 1/2 Part Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Scappy's Orange Bitters
  • Grapefruit Peel (for garnish)


Combine all ingredients in a shaker.  Shake and strain into a martini cocktail glass.  Garnish with grapefruit peel.

39.) Lavender Gin Fizz


  • 2 Parts Gin
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3/4 Part Cointreau
  • 1/2 Part Sour Mix
  • 1 Part Fresh Hand-Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Part Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Lavender Leaves
  • 1/4 Part Cream
  • Top With Club Soda
  • Meyer Lemon Zest (for garnish)


Dry-shake egg white for at least 30 seconds.  Add ice and remaining ingredients, except the club soda and lemon zest.  Shake vigorously.  Double-strain into a glass.  Top with club soda.  Garnish with Meyer lemon zest.

40.) The Turf and the Ring


  • 1 Part Gin
  • 1/2 Part Falernum
  • 1 Handful of Texas Tarragon (or Mexican Mint Marigold)
  • 1 Part Strega Liqueur
  • 3/4 Part Lime Juice
  • 3 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • Sprig of Tarragon (for garnish)


Combine falernum and tarragon; lightly muddle in a Collins glass.  Add Strega liqueur, lime juice, gin, and crushed ice to the glass.  Sqizzle with a barspoon until well chilled.  Top with Peychaud's bitters and a sprig of tarragon.

41.) Empire Burlesque


  • 1 1/2 Parts Gin
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1/2 Part Aperol
  • 1/2 Part Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 Part Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters


Muddle the cherry in a cocktail glass.  Combine all other ingredients; add ice and shake.  Strain into the cocktail glass.

42.) Hacienda Cooler


  • 2 Parts Gin
  • 2 Cucumber Slices
  • 10 Cilantro Leaves
  • 1/2 Part Lime Juice
  • 1 Part Agave Nectar


Muddle the cucumber and cilantro in a shaker.  Add lime juice, agave nectar, and gin.  Add ice and strain into a martini cocktail glass.

43.) Blackphire Martini Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 Parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1/2 Part St-German Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 Part Monin Blackberry Syrup
  • 1 Part Pineapple-Infused Vodka
  • 3/4 Part Lime Juice
  • Dry Ice Pellets and 2 Fresh Blackberries (for garnish)


Mix first four ingredients in a pint glass.  Fill with ice and top with lime juice.  Shake and strain into a martini cocktail glass.  Garnish with dry ice pellets and blackberries.

44.) Sapphire Martini Kawili


  • 2 Parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Salt and Pepper to Rim Martini Cocktail Glass
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 12 Blueberries
  • 10 Sage Leaves
  • 3/4 Part Sage-Infused Honey
  • Sage Leaf and Blueberry (for garnish)


Rim martini cocktail glass with salt and pepper.  Muddle all ingredients in a mixer glass and shake.  Double-strain ingredients into a martini cocktail glass.  Garnish with a sage leaf anchored by a blueberry.

45. Sailor's Sapphire Martini Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 Parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Cinnamon, Raw Sugar, and Salt Mixture (for rimming)
  • Pinch Cilantro
  • 1 Slice Cactus Pear
  • 1 Teaspoon Agave Nectar
  • 1/2 Part Sour Mix
  • 1/2 Part Club Soda


Rim Martini cocktail glass with cinnamon, raw sugar, and salt mixure.  In a shaker, muddle cilantro and cactus pear.  Add agave nectar, sour mix, club soda, gin, and ice.  Shake 20 times and strain into a martini cocktail glass.



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    • KingDrew profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Bobbitt 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the comment Jessica!

    • jessica_alias profile image


      7 years ago

      Gin is my favourite drink but I haven't tried a lot of these recipes. Maybe someday I will.

      Thanks for sharing.


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