7 Lazy Weekend Brunch Gin Cocktails

It's nearly the weekend everybody! And what are weekends made for? Lazy brunches! And what goes perfectly with lazy brunches? GIN COCKTAILS! Here are seven of our favourites...cheers!

Red Snapper

Forget Bloody Marys – this gin version of the bruch favourite is where it’s at.

red snapper gin bloody mary cocktail

60ml Gin
120ml Tomato juice
15ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
7 drops Tabasco
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 pinches Celery salt
2 grinds black pepper

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a stick of celery.

Tropical Gin Fizz

A refreshing long drink with the unusual (but delicious) combo of basil and pineapple.

tropical gin fizz good housekeeping cocktail

2 lemon wedges
6 fresh basil leaves
½ tsp caster sugar
Small pinch of ground ginger
90ml Sweetened pineapple juice
45ml Gin
Soda water

Put lemon wedges, basil, sugar, and ginger in a cocktail shaker. Muddle to bruise the basil and release the lemon juice. Add pineapple juice and gin and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass (discard lemon wedges). Top up with soda water and garnish with basil leaves.

French 75

Forget Buck’s Fizz - this stone-cold gin classic is the perfect brunch bubbly.

french 75 gin fizz cocktail

15ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice, 
15ml Sugar syrup (one part sugar dissolved in one part water)
45ml Gin
Champagne or sparkling wine

Shake lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin with ice. Strain into a Champagne flute and top with your fizz.

Earl Grey Martini

Why choose between a nice cup of tea and gin when you can have both!

earl grey martini cocktails

50ml Gin
35ml Strong, cold Earl Grey tea
20ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12.5ml Sugar syrup (see above)
½ free-range egg white
Twist of lemon peel to garnish

Shake the gin, Earl Grey tea, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain the liquid into a Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Green Snapper

This twist on the classic red version adds a refreshing tropical zing.

green snapper gin cocktail green bloody mary

120ml Fresh Pineapple Juice
12ml Fresh Lime Juice
Sugar to taste depending on sweetness of pineapple juice used
Pinch of Both Fresh Mint and Fresh Coriander (to taste)
Green Tabasco or other green chilli sauce to taste
Pinch of Sea Salt
60ml gin

Put all ingredients except gin into a blender, and blend until the mint and coriander are in small pieces, but stop before the it gets very foamy. Pour gin into an ice filled glass, add the blended juice and stir. Garnish with a coriander sprig and a slice of fresh pineapple.

Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail

This pretty blushing creation uses the pink version of delicious French aperitif, Lillet Rose, but you can substitute the white version (Lillet Blanc) if you can’t get hold of it.

lillet rose spring cocktail gin drink

60ml Lillet Rose
60ml Ruby Red grapefruit juice
30ml Gin
Edible flower blossom to garnish (optional)

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Champagne coupe. Garnish with an edible flower.

Breakfast Martini

Invented by legendary bartender Salvatore Calabrese and inspired by his English wife’s preferred breakfast of marmalade on toast.

breakfast martini drink cocktail gin

50ml Gin
15ml Cointreau
15ml fresh lemon juice
1 full teaspoon of thin cut orange marmalade
Orange peel to garnish

Pour all the ingredients into a shaker and stir to dissolve the marmalade, fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Shred some orange peel on the top of the drink as garnish.