A straight up G&T will be enough to quench any gin fan's thirst! However, with gin being such a complex and versitile spirit, it makes a great base for loads of yummy cocktails!
And the good news is you don't have be a professional mixologist OR have a range of exotic ingredients (juice from the purple mangosteen anyone?) With these simple and delicious, three-ingredient cocktails - you can mix up a storm at home!
Pour gin, Campari and vermouth into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with orange slice or zest, squeezing to release the oils.
30ml sweet red Vermouth
Orange zest or slice, to garnish
Add gin and honey to a shaker and stir until the honey dissolves. Add the lemon juice and top up with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.
2 tsp honey
20ml fresh lemon juice
Stir ingredients well in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Twist a small slither of orange peel over the surface of the drink to garnish.
40ml sweet vermouth
2 dashes Fernet Branca bitters
1 orange twist
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, except the soda water. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for about 10 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
25ml lime juice
10ml sugar syrup
100ml soda water
1 wedge lime
Pour the gin, dry vermouth and olive brine into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well.
Rub the rim of a martini glass with the wedge of lemon.
Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass, spear 1 to 3 green olives onto a cocktail stick for a garnish.
70 ml gin
1 tbsp dry vermouth
2 tbsp olive brine
1 wedge of lemon
Shake all three ingredients with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with a slice of lime.
35ml lime cordial
15ml fresh lime juice
Twist of lime peel, to garnish