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5 Really Easy Gin Cocktails

Bank Holiday weekend is just around the corner, and what could be better than starting it off with a few, easy gin cocktails with friends?

Whatever your plans, there should definitely be an opportunity for you to try our simple, classic cocktails!

Blood Orange Rickey

Blood Orange Rickey

For a bit of a twist on an underappreciated classic, why not try a Blood Orange Rickey? Fresh, sharp and perfectly citrusy, this is the perfect long drink for a long, spring evening, especially when paired with Hayman’s Old Tom Gin.

Shake together over ice:

  • 2 shots Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
  • ½ shot fresh lime juice
  • ¼ shot sugar syrup
  • 1 shot fresh blood orange juice

Strain into an ice-filled collins glass.

Top with soda water.

Garnish with an orange twist.

French 75

French 75 Gin Cocktail

Gin and champagne are undoubtedly two of the greatest drinks ever created! Combining them? That’d be a French 75, it’s nothing new but it is fabulous! A classic drink calls for a classic gin and we’d recommend making this with a solid London Dry like Ish.

Shake together over ice:

  • 1 ½ shots Ish Dry Gin
  • ½ shot fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ shot sugar syrup

Strain into a chilled champagne glass.

Top with champagne.

Garnish with a lemon twist.

Negroni

Negroni Gin Cocktail

Now a Negroni isn't for everyone, but for those who love its bittersweet nature it ranks as one of the finest gin cocktails, and one of the easiest to make. An earthy gin, like Burleigh’s, works perfectly in a Negroni.

Fill an old fashioned glass with ice.

Add to the glass:

  • 1 shot Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 shot Campari
  • 1 shot Burleigh’s London Dry Gin

Stir thoroughly.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Gimlet

Gimlet Gin Cocktail

With only two ingredients (and a little bit of extra citrus), the Gimlet is probably one of the simplest drinks out there. The Gimlet came about when Naval officers mixed their ration of gin with lime cordial so it makes perfect sense to make a Gimlet with a good, Navy Strength Gin like Tarquin’s Sea Dog.

Shake together over ice:

  • 2 shots Tarquin’s Sea Dog
  • 1 ¼ shot Rose’s Lime Cordial
  • ¼ shot fresh lime juice

Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Tom Collins

Tom Collins Gin Cocktail

A Tom Collins has to be one of the most well-known cocktails out there! It’s an absolute classic, and joyfully, it’s fairly simple to make too. Thanks to the age of the drink (it was first made way back in the late 19th century), a Tom Collins works best with an Old Tom Gin and one of the best out there is Jensen’s Old Tom.

Shake together over ice:

  • 2 shots Jensen’s Old Tom Gin
  • 1 shot fresh lemon juice
  • ½ shot sugar syrup

Strain into an ice-filled collins glass.

Top with soda water.

Garnish with a slice of lemon and a cherry.

Nice and easy. So get the guests round, get the gin out and enjoy the long weekend!

5 Really Easy Gin Cocktails

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