Is it Friday yet? If you’re plenty tired and ready to relax with a cocktail, we have 27 gin cocktails here for you. Get ready to dance around your apartment with this handy list of recipes with gin.
Looks like you’ve purchased a new bottle of gin, so suddenly you find yourself celebrating and looking for ideas on how to mix a cocktail.
Sometimes, you feel like you need something to get your blood pumping.
Something that makes you feel like you have the energy of a dozen people in one body and can lift heavy things, run fast, and say “I am invincible!” without going to the gym.
And that’s where we come in!
In this article, you’ll discover tasty and original cocktails designed to lay down the law by incorporating your favorite tipple into the recipe.
Classic Gin & Tonic is a great way to end your stressful day in the office, while a Strawberry Gin Smash is for when you want to have fun with your friends.
We all know you wanted something more unique.
Serve #24 in front of your guests and spark conversations by how shocking the visuals of this drink are.
So, if you find yourself in a foul mood one day, don’t worry.
We have 27 gin cocktails to lift your spirits.
This cocktail’s name was inspired by one of London’s swankiest areas, and it will get you in the mood for a night out.
It’s also a great one to serve on the rocks.
The ice will keep it cold and dilute the gin a little so that when you take a sip, the alcohol won’t be too strong.
The Classic Gin & Tonic is a well-known cocktail and one of the most popular drinks.
It’s so iconic that it often appears in movies and TV shows, particularly British ones.
And anyone who has seen an English film or show knows what a Gin and Tonic taste like.
It’s refreshing with citrus notes but also has some juniper flavor.
It’s also easy to drink and chug because it’s just so tasty!
The Bees’ Knees is one of the most popular gin cocktails out there, and for a good reason.
It’s simple, delicious, and refreshing.
But this frozen version makes it perfect for the summer season!
The combination of flavors is just absolutely amazing.
Just make sure you always serve it chilled (so be sure to freeze your ice ahead of time).
If you’re feeling fancy, this cocktail is simply what you need.
It’s a simple twist on the traditional Long Island iced tea.
And it’s also for those who are all business-like in the front but a party animal in the back.
Who says tomatoes are only for salads?
Well, this Tomato Spritz drink surely doesn’t!
The tomato zest gives the drink a summery and fresh taste (but also works well during other seasons).
Tip: If you don’t want this cocktail to be too strong, you can serve it with an orange slice or float some sparkling water on top.
The Gin Hound is a cocktail that many people know and love.
But the amount of mint you use in this recipe will determine the strength of its flavor.
So, if you’re looking for something milder, opt for one leaf.
And if you want more of that gin-y goodness, go with three or four leaves.
We recommend drinking this drink through a straw to get the most out of your cocktail experience (and leave nothing to chance).
It’ll give the drink an added fizziness while cooling down any burning on the way down.
And remember to put on the finishing touches!
Garnishing is fun, and it makes everything look pretty!
The Gin Fizz is a well-known cocktail that is just right for those who want something light and refreshing but with a subtle kick.
And if there is a book about how to mix drinks, this gin cocktail is sure to be in it.
Well, it’s easy to do this by yourself anyway.
8. French Kiss
Don’t get us wrong.
This is not an invitation.
But you might want to serve it up to your date.
They might even ask you what the drink’s name is, and they might see that as an invitation.
That could be the start of something magical.
9. Tom Collins
Tom Collins is a gin cocktail that even the most basic people know.
It’s strong enough to make you stagger but not so strong that it’ll knock you over.
It’s also a drink that’s all about the taste, but it doesn’t really have one.
What does that mean?
Well, it means that the Tom Collins is a drink that has a hint of lemon, with some sweetness from the syrup and added fizz from carbonated water.
Here’s a recipe for a cocktail that puts the fresh taste of juicy strawberries at the forefront.
Besides, it’s not difficult to make and will surely lift your spirits when you’re feeling down.
The name “smash” derives from muddling herbs into your spirit base to release their taste and break up their cell walls (which infuses your drink).
Then, you add ice and top with soda water, resulting in something that tastes like an alcoholic smoothie—a certified summer beverage!
If you’re searching for a cocktail that will blow your mind, this is a great choice.
The French 75 cocktail gets its name from the French 75mm field gun, which is said to make drinkers feel as if they’ve been shot by such a weapon.
The gin-based mix of lemon juice and sparkling wine can pack quite a punch, but the garnish of citrus peel helps to counteract some of the bitterness.
This cocktail is ideal for anyone who loves drinking gin.
It combines the crisp, clean taste of gin with the sweet, tangy flavors of orange juice.
The result is an incredibly refreshing drink that you’ll want to sip on all day long.
13. Gin-Gin Mule
Created in San Francisco, the Gin-Gin Mule is a great cocktail to serve at parties.
It was named after the horse that carried the first mule into the United States from China (it was called “Gin”).
So, if you’re planning to have a party this weekend with friends or family, you might want to serve this cocktail instead of wine or beer.
A copper mug might also add an extra festive touch!
This is a great alcoholic drink to sip on in the morning, afternoon, evening, or night!
We won’t even judge you if you decide to drink this in the morning.
We mean, it still has coffee in it.
We won’t tell anyone. (Wink, wink.)
16. Gin Rickey
You can make this drink for yourself whenever you need a drink after a long day.
That’s it! You can add ice cubes or not, but the drink is just that simple.
Plus, it is a delicious blend of tart lime and the sharp taste of gin.
And it’s sure to quench your thirst in no time at all.
Spumoni is a popular Italian dessert that is now made into a drink with gin.
And in this cocktail recipe, you will use spumoni syrup as an ingredient to transform your ordinary gin cocktail into something extraordinary.
The result is a sweet cocktail that will leave your guests feeling warm inside.
That’s what we want from our spirits during those cold winter nights spent indoors, right?
18. Singapore Sling
This iconic drink is perfect for adding zing to your evening without too much alcohol.
The Singapore Sling has an interesting history, as well.
It was invented in a small bar in New York City in 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, who was said to have been immensely inspired by his trip around Asia with his wife.
He wanted something to remind him of their trips together, and this cocktail does just that.
19. White Lady
Nope, this is not a scary horror movie.
But from then until now, this gin cocktail has been a common drink for women.
The white color (which it might have gotten its name) comes from egg white.
And we know how egg whites in cocktails give that foamy feeling that you usually get when you chug the beer.
Now, you can also get that feeling when you sip your gin cocktail.
This drink gets its name from Chicago’s Southside neighborhood.
It was first invented in 1906 at the bar that now houses Chicago’s oldest restaurant: Billy Sunday’s Saloon & Restaurant.
Since then, it has risen to popularity as one of the most beloved drinks of the summer season.
But what about the taste?
Well, the citrusy flavors balance out the dryness of the vermouth with just enough tartness to cut through its sweetness.
21. Classic Negroni
The Classic Negroni is a bitter concoction, but it’s not complicated to make.
Plus, this drink was once custom-made for the Italian royals.
But now, everyone can experience la dolce vita with this smooth gin cocktail.
22. Asian Persuasion
This is one of the best Asian-themed gin cocktails ever created!
It has everything—the sour taste, the kick from the gin, and the sophisticated feeling after downing a shot.
Even the name sounds like a James Bond film installment, which is also cool.
The South-Of-The-Border Tom Collins is a variation of the Tom Collins cocktail.
It swaps out gin for tequila and has a slightly different ratio of citrus juices.
It was originally named after the Mexican-American War when Americans would go south of the border and bring back tequila bottles.
The name is also used interchangeably with “Mexican Cocktail” (and sometimes called just “Collins”).
But it’s not clear if there’s any difference between those two names.
This is a visual surprise for you and your guests.
And watch as their jaws drop in horror and surprise when they see the oozing black liquid coming out of the tumbler after you mix it.
However, it doesn’t taste bad. Trust us.
It’s just the visuals from the charred coconut charcoal, and that is safe to drink!
Once you get a sip, you’ll realize it’s just a gin sour with a spectacular Thai twist.
25. Calamansi Rickey
This cocktail is perfect if you’re in the right mood to relax and enjoy.
Calamansi is a citrus family member, and it’s very popular in many Asian countries.
The citrus flavor of the calamansi will lift your spirits, while the gin provides a warming effect that helps you relax.
You can serve it over ice or have it neat on hot days, so you don’t have to worry about anything but chill out with your friends.
The Bramble is a gin cocktail with a sweetened raspberry flavor that has become one of the most popular drinks in the world.
Berries also give cocktails a fun and fruity flavor, which is why everyone loves them in drinks, especially this one.
Besides, this is a great drink for lounging by your infinity pool with views of the Caribbean just on the horizon.
So, take a sip of Bramble and live your best life.
27. The Last Word
The Last Word is a cocktail loved by everyone.
It is also a gin cocktail that dates back to Prohibition times and has remained popular ever since.
This is a good last suggestion for a gin cocktail in this article.
But we are sure that this won’t be your last time trying this.
There are a lot of gin cocktails to try, but don’t feel overwhelmed while you’re learning them.
Remember that it just takes a little patience and persistence.
So, don’t be afraid to experiment.
And most importantly, if someone tells you it doesn’t work, always tell them ‘The Gin Queen said so’!
Which ones do you really want to try right now?
Sound off in the comments below!
- Classic Gin & Tonic
- Frozen Bees' Knees
- Earl Grey Marteani
- Tomato Spritz
- The Gin Hound
- Classic Gin Fizz
- French Kiss
- Tom Collins
- Strawberry Gin Smash
- Classic French 75
- Georgia Gin Cocktail
- Gin-Gin Mule
- White Chocolate Gimlet
- Coffee, Vermouth, & Gin Cocktail
- Gin Rickey
- Singapore Sling
- White Lady
- Southside Cocktail
- Classic Negroni
- Asian Persuasion
- South-Of-The-Border Tom Collins
- Black Thai Optional
- Calamansi Rickey
- The Last Word
- Find your favorite recipe from our Gin Cocktails list.
- Gather all the ingredients needed.
- Start mixin' and make us proud!