Gin for the Win

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as though gin is experiencing somewhat of a revival these days. The stereotypical notion of your nan sipping on a gin and tonic is but a distant memory as more and more gin cocktails are created and specialist bars dedicated to the bitter spirit are opening.

It is estimated that gin sales topped the £1 billion mark in the UK last year (https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/12/wsta-hails-year-of-gin/) and this growth looks set to continue for at least the next three to five years.

So, with these figures in mind, let us celebrate our favourite gin cocktails!

Singapore Sling

Let’s start with a classic – the Singapore Sling. There are several variations on this ancient recipe, but all of them involve a healthy shot of gin, as well as cherry brandy, citrus and soda.

The Gimlet

Simple, but delicious, the Gimlet is another favourite that has been around for years and is perfect for the summer. Made with gin and lime juice, it is sweet and delicious.

Negroni

The Negroni is typically enjoyed before dinner, since it works as an appetite stimulant. It contains Campari, which is definitely an acquired taste, but once you have fallen in love with this combination of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, there is no going back!

Aviation

The Aviation cocktail is another classic beverage that fell out of favour for a while due to the obscure nature of one of the ingredients. However, crème de violette is more available now, and tastes delicious when combined with gin, maraschino and fresh lemon.

Corpse Reviver #2

The second accepted recipe of the Corpse Reviver (the first recipe uses brandy) was given its name for its ability to wake the dead! It is more than likely the addition of absinthe that makes it so potent. Other ingredients include gin, Lillet Blanc, lime and orange liqueur.

New Orleans Fizz

Put some time aside to create the New Orleans Fizz, since this is one of the trickiest recipes in this list; it’s so worth it though! Made with gin, citrus, syrup, cream, orange flower water and egg white, this is a creamy drink that is full of flavour.

Monkey Gland

The combination of gin and absinthe must be a good one, because it appears again in the Monkey Gland cocktail. Finished with orange juice and grenadine, it is fruity and potent!

Floradora

If you want the fruitiness without the instant hangover, the Floradora might be more up your street! Made with gin, raspberry, lime and ginger ale, this is a recipe that really brings out the sweet side of the spirit.

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is an irresistible blend of gin, lemon and sugar syrup. Nobody really ever found out who Tom Collins was, but he sure caused a lot of trouble back in the day! Luckily, his namesake drink is cheeky but loveable!

Martini

How could we have a list of gin cocktails without mentioning the famous Gin Martini? There are many variations on this much-loved classic, but it is only a true Martini if it features gin. Use the very best gin you can afford and combine with sweet vermouth to experience the very best cocktail you should ever hope to sip!

So, if you are yet to have your head turned by the greatness of gin, then you don’t know what you’re missing! Get down to your nearest gin bar pronto!

Cocktails mentioned in this post

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Singapore Sling
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Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry before serving. ...
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Gimlet
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Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice and serve. ...
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Negroni
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Add all the ingredients directly into a lowball glass with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange slice and serve. ...
Add all the ingredients directly into a lowball glass with ice and stir. ...
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Aviation
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Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve. ...
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Corpse Reviver #2
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There are several Corpse Reviver recipes floating around, but this one is considered by most to be the best-tasting. It was first published in Harry Craddock's infamous "Savoy Cocktail Book" in 1930. It's interesting to note that all of the Corpse Revivers were originally designed to be ...
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Ramos Fizz
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Henry C. Ramos invented the Ramos gin fizz in 1888 at his bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon in on Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. It was originally called the New Orleans Fizz, and is one of the city's most famous cocktails. Before Prohibition, the bar was known to have over twenty bartenders ...
Henry C. Ramos invented the Ramos gin fizz in 1888 at his bar, the Imperial ...
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Monkey Gland
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Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve. ...
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Floradora
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A classic cocktail straight from Broadway, the Floradora is sweet and delicious. Fill a highball glass with ice and add the gin, Chambord and lime juice. Top with ginger ale before stirring. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. ...
A classic cocktail straight from Broadway, the Floradora is sweet and delicious. ...
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Tom Collins
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A great refreshing drink to sip over in the summer. Add all the ingredients except the soda into a highball glass with ice. Stir and top up with the soda. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice and serve. ...
A great refreshing drink to sip over in the summer. Add all the ingredients ...
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Dry Martini
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Add the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive and a squeeze of lemon peel oil and serve. ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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