10 tasty ways to drink more gin

We may love classic gin cocktails like G&Ts and Negronis, but sometimes you need an extra gin-tastic concotions. So prep your cocktail shakers and get the jiggers ready, because with these 10 tasty and lesser-known drinks you'll be blissfully boozing tonight!

1. Gin Sour

Sours aren't just for whisky - and this delightful drink is solid proof.

Source: Mix That Drink

60ml gin
30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
15ml simple syrup
1/2 egg white
3 dashes angostura bitters

Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake all ingredients together.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.

2. Vesper

Channel your inner James Bond with his iconic tipple.

60ml gin
20ml vodka
10ml lillet blanc

Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake all ingredients together.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

3. Mae Rose

Love Negronis? Then this ice cold cocktail is for you.

Source: Bon Appétit

Source: Bon Appétit

40ml gin
30ml dry vermouth
15ml Campari
15ml grapefruit liqueur

Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
Stir the mixture until the shaker is very cold and frosty, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

4. The Elvis

A creation fine enough for the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself.

Source: Bon Appétit

Source: Bon Appétit

85ml pink grapefruit juice, chilled
40ml gin
7.5ml elderflower liqueur
1 bottle India Pale Ale, chilled

Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine grapefruit juice, gin, and liqueur.
Shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with India Pale Ale.
Garnish with a grapefruit twist.

5. Gin Spritz

A fizzy twist on your favourite gin.

Source: Taste AU

Source: Taste AU

30ml gin
60ml sparkling wine, chilled
90ml apple juice
1 lime wedge

Method:
Add gin to a glass filled with ice.
Pour in apple juice and squeeze in lime juice from wedge.
Top with sparkling wine, stir and serve with lime wedge.

6. Green Ghost

A vibrant-hued cocktail that's a breeze to make.

Source: Serious Eats

Source: Serious Eats

60ml gin
15ml Chartreause
15ml lime juice, freshly squeezed

Method:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
Shake until shaker is frosty, about 15 seconds.
Strain into a chilled glass and serve.

7. Martinez

The Father of the Martini, this classic cocktail is a must-try.

Source: Saveur

Source: Saveur

40ml old tom gin
40ml sweet vermouth
7ml maraschino liqueur
2 dashes angostura bitters

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
Shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with lemon twist.

8. Gin-Gin Mule

A taste of summer in one refreshing recipe.

Source: Epicurious

Source: Epicurious

45ml gin
20ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
30ml simple syrup
8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped
60ml ginger beer 

Method:
In a mixing glass, muddle lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves.
Add gin and ginger beer and mix well.
Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with more ginger beer.
Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lemon.

9. The Bloodhound

A sweet and docile drink.

2 or 3 fresh strawberries
30ml gin
30ml sweet vermouth
30ml dry vermouth
15ml maraschino liqueur 

Method:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries..
Add rest of ingredients and shake vigorously with ice.
Strain into chilled glass.
Garnish with strawberry.

10. The Last Word

The perfect tipple to cap off the list!

Source: Garnish

Source: Garnish

30ml dry gin
20ml chartreause
20ml marashino liqueur
20ml lime juice
15ml chilled water

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients.
Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.