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5 Really Easy Gin Cocktails

You love gin, you love cocktails, but maybe you’ve never made one in your life? We’ve put together 5 really easy gin cocktails to get you started - you’re welcome!

Whether you like a fruity number, a bold classic, a bit of fizz, or something sweet we’ve got you covered. So try our 5 simple cocktails and find your new favourite.

BLOOD ORANGE RICKEY
Fresh, sharp and perfectly citrusy, this is a gorgeous, fruity long drink, especially when paired with Salcombe Gin Start Point.

Add to a cocktail shaker and shake together over ice:

Strain into an ice-filled collins (tall) glass, top with soda water and garnish with an orange twist.

BLOOD ORANGE RICKEY

FRENCH 75
Gin and champagne are undoubtedly two of the greatest drinks ever created! Combining them? That’d be a French 75. Fantastic with a traditional London Dry gin, or to add an extra layer of complexity, use a full-bodied gin like Skully Oriental Citrus. With floral, lemony Buddha’s hand and tart, citrus yuzu it adds a crisp depth to this fabulous cocktail.

Add to a cocktail shaker and shake together over ice:

Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute, top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

FRENCH 75

NEGRONI
Negronis are the ultimate representation of a traditional gin cocktail - short, bitter and boozy! They are also one of the easiest to make. An smooth spirit, like Premium Harrogate Gin, works perfectly in a Negroni.

Fill an old fashioned glass with ice. Add to the glass:

Stir thoroughly. Squeeze the oil from an orange zest twist into the drink, then garnish with the twist.

NEGRONI

GIMLET
With only two ingredients (and a little bit of extra citrus), the Gimlet is probably one of the simplest drinks out there. This bold classic started back when Navy 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.

Add to a cocktail shaker and shake together over ice:

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

GIMLET

TOM COLLINS
A Tom Collins has to be one of the most well-known cocktails to bartenders. It’s a sweet classic, and happily, it’s fairly simple to make too. Thanks to the age of the drink (it was first made way back in the late 1800s), a Tom Collins works best with an Old Tom Gin and one of the best out there is City of London Distillery Old Tom.

Add to a cocktail shaker and shake together over ice:

Strain into an ice-filled collins (tall) glass, top with soda water and garnish with a slice of lemon and a cherry.

TOM COLLINS

Nice and easy! So get your friends round, get the gin out and test them all until you find your new perfect cocktail.

*Parts made simple. Just stick to the ratios, so if you are making a jug ¼ of the jug could be 1 part, ½ the jug 2 parts. For 1 cocktail, 1 part would be approx 25ml, if you are making 2 cocktails, 1 part would be approx 50ml and so on - experiment and give it a try.

If you don’t have a cocktail set you can shake the ingredients together in a pint glass using your hand or anything flat to seal the top and then strain through a sieve.

5 Really Easy Gin Cocktails

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