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5 Gin Cocktails To Drink This Spring

Spring has finally sprung! Here are 5 fabulous, spring inspired gin cocktails to put a spring in your step!

As idyllic as crocuses peeking through the earth and gamboling lambs are, if you’re anything like us, you want something with a bit more of a kick (and some juniper) to celebrate the end of cold and dark winter days. Inspired by the flavours of spring and the light freshness of the season, we’ve put together a few cocktails that are simply perfect for this time of year. So take a gander and see which ones you’re going to be making next!

The 1776

1776 Gin Cocktail

Fresh and aromatic, The 1776 is simply perfect for lounging around in gentle sunshine! Aromatic savoury tones meld perfectly with the lightness of the gin and the sharp ginger ale. The Portobello Road shines through perfectly, it's mellow flavours adding a real layer of complexity to the fresh cocktail.

  • Muddle 3 cucumber slices and 2 sprigs of mint with a dash of simple syrup.
  • Add to the shaker: 1 ½ shots of Portobello Road Gin and ½ a shot fresh lemon juice
  • Shake thoroughly.
  • Fine strain into a Collins glass.
  • Top with a ginger ale and garnish with a mint sprig.

Spring Martini

Spring Martini Gin Cocktail

Love martinis but fancy something a little fresher, a little more in keeping with the season? Then Spring Martini is just what you're looking for! Delightfully revitalizing after winter, No. 209 makes a delightfully balanced martini.

  • Chill a Martini glass
  • Stir the following together over ice:
  • 2 shots No. 209 Gin
  • 1 shot Dolin de Chambery Dry Vermouth
  • ½ shot fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a twist of pink grapefruit peel.

Violet Fizz

Violet Fizz

Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings but there's nothing wrong with a touch of nostalgia either! Zymurgorium's Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur tastes very much like parma violets but with the added benefit of gin! Mixing incredibly well with dry vermouth and grapefruit juice, this is a complex and delicious beverage!

  • Stir together over ice:
  • 2 shots Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur
  • 1 shot Oscar 697 Extra Dry Vermouth
  • ½ shot fresh lemon juice
  • Strain into an ice filled Collins glass.
  • Top with prosecco and garnish with an edible flower.

Rose Blush

Rose Blush Gin Cocktail

Simply stunning, the Rose Blush, with Gin Sea, is as light and romantic as new beginnings on a spring evening. The gentle citrus of Gin Sea providing a wonderful base for this classically inspired cocktail.

  • Chill a Coupe glass
  • Shake together over ice:
  • 1 ½ shots Lillet Rose
  • 1 ½ shots Gin Sea
  • ½ shot pink grapefruit juice
  • Fine strain into a chilled Coupe glass
  • Garnish with rose petals.

Elderflower and Mint Collins

Elderflower and Mint Collins Gin Cocktail

A Tom Collins is a classic but this twist on it, with elderflower and mint, is a delight! Jensen's Bermondsey Dry is a soft and delicate London Dry that works wonders with the gentle floral nature of this Collins.

  • Lightly muddle 8 mint leaves in the base of a Collins glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice then churn with a bar spoon.
  • Shake together over ice:
  • 2 shots Jensen’s Bermondsey Gin
  • 1 shot lemon juice
  • ½ shot elderflower cordial
  • Strain into the glass then top with soda water.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.
5 Gin Cocktails To Drink This Spring

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