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6 of our Favourite Classic Gin cocktails for World Cocktail Day

This World Cocktail Day we've rounded up 6 of our favourite classic gin cocktails for you to try!

French 75

French 75

 

Champagne is the perfect celebratory drink and this cocktail marries bubbles and gin to create a sublime cocktail!

Ingredients

  • 45ml gin
  • 15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5ml sugar syrup
  • 75 champagne

How to make a French 75

  • Shake the gin, juice and simple syrup together with ice - to reduce foaming add half the champagne.
  • Strain into a glass of your choice - flute or coupe and top up with the rest of the champagne and add a twist of lemon to garnish

Gimlet

 

Gimlet

Favoured by Naval Officers since the 19th Century, this is a super-easy cocktail to make.

Ingredients

  • 60ml gin
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 22.5ml sugar syrup

How to make a Gimlet

  • Shake all the ingredients together with ice until chilled and then strain into a coupe. Garnish (optional) with a twist of lime.

Negroni

Negroni

Legend has it that this cocktail was a happy accident when a bartender added gin instead of soda water when making an Americano.

This is the cocktail that Caroline and Inoka are most likely to drink at the end of an evening out.

Ingredients

  • 30ml gin
  • 30ml sweet vermouth
  • 30ml Campari

How to make a Negroni

  • Stir all the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a rocks glass and add a large ice cube and garnish with orange peel. 

Martini

Martini

There are sooo many ways to enjoy a martini so it's worth experimenting with ratios of vermouth and gin to find your preference. Inoka loves a Perfect Martini, while Caroline likes her's dry with a twist.

Ingredients

  • 70ml gin
  • 10ml dry vermouth
  • dash of orange bitters 

How to make a martini

  • Stir all the ingredients together in an ice-filled mixing glass until chilled.
  • Strain into a coupe and garnish with a twist of lime (or an olive if you prefer)

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

A refreshing long gin cocktail that makes a delightful alternative to a gin and tonic on a hot day

Ingredients

  • 60ml gin (London Dry or Old Tom)
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 50ml soda water

How to make a Tom Collins

  • Shake the first three ingredients together with ice. Pour into an ice filled high ball glass and add the soda water. Give it a little stir and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Aviation

Aviation

This classic cocktail dates back to 1916 and is gorgeous tangy concoction that is very more-ish and easy to drink, so watch out!

Crème de Violette can be hard to track down so some recipes omit this ingredient.

Ingredients

  • 40ml gin
  • 1tsp of Crème de Violette
  • 10ml Luxardo Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
  • 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup

How to make an Aviation

  • Shake all the ingredients together with ice and then strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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