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For all you Gin Lovers, 5 easy Cocktails you must try at Home!

For all you Gin Lovers, 5 easy Cocktails you must try at Home! 

Is lockdown wearing you down? Go ahead and reach for a gin on the rocks even as you are working from home. To celebrate your birthday, anniversaries, or just because you are getting together with your high school besties on Zoom, you might want to take your spirit to a whole new different level with lovely and delicious gin cocktails you can make at home by yourself!

Here are top 5 gin-based cocktails gin lovers, like you, ought to try right now:

1. Gin Mule with Bombay Sapphire.

Gin Mule with Bombay Sapphire 

The sight of the royal blue tint of gin like Bombay Sapphire inside your cocktail glass is, itself, a reminder that life stays good and there is hope no matter what. The makers of Bombay Sapphire highly recommend a gin mule recipe that makes this cocktail so revitalising for both your senses and your good spirits.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots Bombay Sapphire
  • Half shot of lime juice
  • 100ml Fever-Tree Ginger Bree
  • 5 whole mint leaves
  • 1 lime wedge

Add the first three ingredients in a glass. Give it a stir. Garnish with the mint leaves and wedge. If you don’t mind hiding the blue colour of the gin from plain sight, you may as well enjoy it in a copper mule mug.

2. Salty Dog with Hendricks Gin.

 Salty Dog with Hendricks Gin

Serving shelter-at-home orders or voluntarily just choosing to stay inside the four corners of your home in the heat of the summer can feel like a punishment for a crime you did not commit. But, it doesn’t have to be this way with a gin like Hendricks within your reach. One of the most refreshing tippled cocktail drink well-suited to counter the scorching summer heat is the Salty Dog made with Hendricks Gin.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots Hendricks Gin
  • 100 ml Pink Grapefruit concentrate
  • Half shot of sugar syrup
  • 1 can soda water
  • Grapefruit wedge

Start by rimming your glass with salt. To do that, run a slice of grapefruit along the rim. Then, press the glass upside down against a plate covered with salt. Add ice rocks to the glass. Next, combine all ingredients in a tall, transparent glass in the order that these are listed above, except for the grapefruit wedge. Give the mixture a bit of stir. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!

3. Whitley Neill Gin + Basil Tonic.

 Whitley Neill Gin + Basil Tonic

If you like something more in tune with the healthy lifestyle that you’re trying to keep then, this gin cocktail should suit you well and bring on the magic. Whitley Neill Gin is a handcrafted spirit that needs little added flavouring to be enjoyed. Classic, straightforward, and traditional is the best way to go when using this gin as the base for any cocktail drink. That’s why a basil tonic should be more than enough to bring out its delectable taste and incredible spirit.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots of Whitley Neill Gin
  • 2 sprigs basil leaves
  • 4 shots of tonic water
  • Dash of lemon zest

Start by muddling the basil leaves, lemon zest, and gin inside a cocktail shaker. Once done, add crushed ice then shake well. Empty the contents into a ball glass filled with ice cubes. Pour the tonic water on top. End by garnishing with lemon and basil. 

4. Gin Caipirinha with Sipsmith Gin.

GIN CAIPIRINHA with Sipsmith Gin 

Missing Brazil already? Too bad, even Brazil is dealing with a coronavirus on the loose. Cheer up, at least you can still have a taste of the vigor and glam of living the life in Brazil with a Caipirinha on hand. A Sipsmith Gin 5cl will be more than enough to make a perfect glass of this authentic Brazilian treat.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 to 2 shots of Sipsmith London Dry Gin
  • 1 shot of Cointreau
  • Half a shot of simple sugar syrup
  • Freshly sliced passion fruit
  • Half lime, cut into 4 slices
  • ¼ fresh pomegranate

Start by scooping out the passion fruit. Place the yield in a glass. Next, scoop out the seeds of the pomegranate. Add in the 4 lime wedges. Then, muddle these three ingredients together in a shaker. Add the Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Cointreau, sugar syrup, and crushed ice. Shake the contents vigorously. Empty the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with slices of lime and a sprig of mint.

5. Atlantic with WINT & LILA London Dry Gin.

 Atlantic with WINT & LILA London Dry Gin

Longing for a cruise to the Caribbean or the Mediterranean? Sadly, for now, you’ll have to be content with the extent of horizon that your bay window affords you at this time. Although staying safe in no way has to equate to being lonely, you know. Try this Atlantic cocktail recipe with Wint & Lila London Dry, the gin that delivers a touch of the Hispanic.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 or 2 shots each of Wint & Lila London Dry Gin and your choice of rum
  • 1 or 2 shots of Cointreau
  • Half a shot of Lemon Juice
  • 1 dash Absinthe

First, mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Secondly, add ice cubes. Then, shake vigorously. Once done, empty the contents into a glass filled with ice.

Don’t let this great opportunity to become a better person and to grow closer with your loved ones slip away. Whether you are overwhelmed and worried about where the pandemic takes the world next. Or just genuinely losing touch of your social self and social life as a consequence of this global hullabaloo with social distancing, there’s one truth you should never lose sight of, and that is, that life goes on no matter what.

PAA:

Can you drink gin straight?

Yes, of course, you can choose to enjoy it neat with a chaser or, chilled and served over ice with a slice of lime or lemon if you choose to. It is, after all, one of the most versatile spirits you can drink and serve however way you fancy. Just make sure to check the alcohol proof if it is your first time to drink a specific brand of gin. 

Normally, gins are bottled at 40% ABV but others, such as navy strength gin variants for instance, are bottled with a higher ABV and, thus, may be better added to cocktails than enjoyed neat.

What are the top 5 gins?

The Top 5 include the five brands covered in this post, namely, Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks Gin, Whitley Neill Original Gin, Sipsmith Gin, and Wint & Lila London Dry Gin.

What mixes good with gin?

The most classic ingredient you can combine with just about any type and any brand of gin is tonic. For a classic mix of G&T to enjoy at home, you only have to be choosy of the brand of gin and the quality of tonic you will be mixing together in a cocktail glass.

 

  • Jun 23, 2020
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