Show me some cocktails for the evening with my girlfriend. She likes sweet cocktails, preferably with gin. I'd like a gin cocktail too; it can be sour or a little sweet.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a couple of cocktails that you and your girlfriend might enjoy for your evening together. One is a sweet gin cocktail that she might like, and another is a gin-based sour that you might enjoy. Both have high ratings and can be a delightful addition to your evening.
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Gin

You asked: Sweet and sour gin cocktails for a date night.. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Gimlet

The Gimlet is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 19th century and has remained a popular choice...

Lime juice (15ml), Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

Classic
3 ingredients
4.66 / 5

French 75

The French 75 is a classic cocktail believed to have originated in Paris during World War I. Its name is...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (30ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Champagne / prosecco (120ml)

4 ingredients
4.65 / 5

Gin Sour

Although popular in the 1940s, the Gin Sour actually predates Prohibition. It was featured in an 1898 book by Finley...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Egg (1 egg white), Angostura Bitters (3 dashes)

Classic
5 ingredients
4.62 / 5

Whisky Sour

The Whisky Sour is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century, with a history that dates...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Sugar Syrup (20ml), Bourbon (45ml), Egg (1 egg white)

Classic
4 ingredients
4.51 / 5

Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz is a popular cocktail that originated in the United States in the late 19th century. It is a...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Splash), Sugar Syrup (10ml)

Classic
4 ingredients
4.37 / 5

Bittered Gin Sling

The Bittered Gin Sling is a classic cocktail known for its complex and bold flavors. It originated in the late...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (22.5ml)

Classic
6 ingredients
4.31 / 5

Sweet Martini

The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet)...

Dry gin (75ml), Red vermouth (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.8 / 5

Sweet Martini #2

The Sweet Martini #2 is a variation of the classic Martini, characterized by its sweeter profile due to the addition...

Gin (15ml), Grenadine (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Southern Irish

The Southern Irish cocktail is a fusion of Irish whiskey and Southern flavors, showcasing a unique balance of sweet and...

Melon liqueur (15ml), Whiskey (45ml), Lemon liqueur (15ml), Lime (Half ), Sugar (Tablespoon)

5 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Pink Gin

The Pink Gin cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink that combines the classic crispness of gin with the sweet...

Cointreau (20ml), Lime juice (30ml), Soda water (90ml), Grenadine (Dash), Gin (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.69 / 5

FAQ's

We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a good sweet gin cocktail for beginners?

A good sweet gin cocktail for beginners is the Pink Gin, which combines gin with Cointreau, lime juice, soda water, and grenadine for a refreshing and easy-to-enjoy drink.

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What are some tips for making a perfect gin sour cocktail?

To make a perfect gin sour cocktail, use fresh lemon juice, high-quality gin, and balance the sweetness with sugar syrup. Shaking with an egg white adds a delightful frothy texture.

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Can I use tonic water in any sweet gin cocktails?

Yes, tonic water can be used in sweet gin cocktails like the Gin Fizz, providing a bubbly texture and enhancing the sweetness of the other ingredients.

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What makes a gin cocktail suitable for a romantic evening?

A gin cocktail suitable for a romantic evening should be well-balanced, aromatic, and visually appealing. Sweet notes, fine presentation, and sipping slowly make it perfect for a date.

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Are there any non-alcoholic alternatives to gin cocktails?

Yes, many gin cocktails can be made non-alcoholic by using gin alternatives or flavoring syrups. For a non-alcoholic Pink Gin, for example, replace the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit.

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