Discover 18 gin cocktails that are easy to craft at home and even easier to sip.
Gin is a distilled alcohol flavored with juniper berries and botanicals. With roots in both the Netherlands and the UK, the fragrant spirit is now produced around the world from Africa to Asia as well as in the United States.
18 of the Best Gin Cocktails
Don't be confused by its deep blue color. The Aviation cocktail is a serious cocktail for serious drinkers. Learn how to craft the classic gin cocktail at home in just five minutes.
The Bee's Knees is the cat's meow when it comes to classic cocktails. The three-ingredient gin lemon cocktail is both sophisticated to sip and super easy to make at home.
The Bijou cocktail is a bold and boozy jewel that we covet all year long but especially during the holidays. The opposite of a lightweight, this sparkly amber cocktail adds a festive flair to any drinking session.
Move over Manhattan! The Bronx isn't just one of New York City's most culturally diverse boroughs. It's also a drink that blends gin with orange juice and two different vermouths. The result is a classic gin cocktail that's as easy to sip as it is to craft.
This Clover Club cocktail is simultaneously sweet and tart. Learn how to make this frothy pre-prohibition cocktail at home in just five minutes.
Corpse Reviver No. 2
The Corpse Reviver No. 2 tastes like a dream despite its nightmare-inducing name. Learn the history behind this ghoulishly delightful gin cocktail and then craft one at home in just five minutes.
Are you craving a sophisticated cocktail made with gin and champagne? If so, try our classic French 75 recipe with Cointreau added for balance and an extra punch. You can make it at home with just five ingredients plus ice.
Easy to make at home with just a few ingredients, this Gibson is a classic gin cocktail that's cool, classy and tastes like a dream. In other words, it's a winner.
The Gin Gimlet cocktail is one of the easiest classic cocktails to craft at home. It's also one of the classiest.
Gin and Tonic
The G&T is a global phenomenon that can't be stopped. Follow our easy Gin and Tonic Recipe with gin and tonic water plus a couple surprises.
Just thinking about the Hanky Panky cocktail makes us smile beyond its giggle-inducing name. This classic cocktail takes the gin martini to exciting levels with two magical dashes of Fernet-Branca. And, like most classic cocktails, it's super easy to craft at home with just a few ingredients.
Don't underestimate the Last Word cocktail. Despite its short ingredient list and pale green hue, the prohibition potable is a sophisticated sipper that deserves a seat at the table.
You probably aren't familiar with the Martinez unless you're either a cocktail connoisseur or a history buff. But once you try this classic gin drink, you'll surely be a fan. Learn the full story and then follow our easy Martinez cocktail recipe and craft one at home in just five minutes.
Follow our classic Negroni recipe and learn how to make the sophisticated Italian sipper with just five ingredients including ice. Unique for its deep red color and acerbic flavor, a Campari Negroni packs a punch with equal parts of bitter Campari, dry gin and sweet vermouth.
The Pink Lady cocktail proves that you shouldn't judge a drink by its color. Despite its 'girly' hue, this pink drink is a sophisticated sipper that's more dry than sweet. Try our easy recipe and make the classic cocktail at home in just five minutes.
Ramos Gin Fizz
The Ramos Gin Fizz is a quintessential New Orleans cocktail. Learn how to craft the fizzy gin drink at home. Also discover why it's considered royalty in the Louisiana city where the good times roll all year long but especially during Mardi Gras.
The Vesper Martini may or may not be a double agent. After all, this cocktail's code name is the James Bond Martini. Either way, you don't have to go undercover to craft the sophisticated sipper at home when you follow our special mission a/k/a the Vesper Martini recipe.
Proving that you shouldn't judge a cocktail by its name, the White Lady Cocktail is a classic drink that's appropriate for multicultural cocktail connoisseurs. Learn how to craft a White Lady cocktail at home in just five minutes.
Gin is a clear distilled spirit that’s flavored with juniper berries and other botanicals.
While gin and vodka start as clear spirits, gin is enhanced with the addition of juniper berries and other botanicals.
The Gin + Tonic is the world’s most popular gin cocktail. It’s also one of the easiest gin cocktails to craft at home.
While it’s perfectly acceptable to drink gin without any mixers, we recommend drinking the spirit from a glass. We also recommend adding a few ice cubes to the glass and garnishing the glass with a citrus wedge.
Gin ABVs vary by bottle. With most gins ABVs clocking in under 50%, gin is moderately alcoholic. Accordingly, it’s important to pace yourself and not drive while under gin’s influence.
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About the Authors
Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.
Original Publication Date: February 26, 2023