If you’re a fan of gin, you’ll love our gin cocktails. Our gin based cocktails recipes are easy to make for a classy drinks party or a quiet night in. Our classic gin cocktails include gin martini recipes, negronis and gimlets.
Spruce up on your gin knowledge with our ultimate guide to gin (written by a master distiller) before using gin to make one of these easy cocktails. If you want to use a British gin in your drink, find your favourite from our list of the best British gins here.
Easy gin cocktail recipes
- See above for our favourite gins to use
This easy Christmas cocktail makes the perfect gift to bring to a festive party – keep chilled in the fridge for emergencies.
Gin is one of the three ingredients (plus Campari and Vermouth) to make the simple but punchy negroni cocktail. Want to know how to make the best negroni? Check out our quick and easy recipe for this punchy Italian cocktail. Here is our ultimate guide to the negroni, with plenty of variations on the classic gin cocktail.
Essentially, the martini is a mix of London dry gin or vodka and French dry vermouth, stirred over ice, strained and poured into an ice-cold cocktail glass. Lemon zest or a good quality green olive is the usual garnish. Try tour twists on the gin martini recipe including a vanilla martini, a gingerbread and espresso cocktail, or a bacon and egg martini.
We’ve given a classic Ramos gin fizz an update, swapping the usual orange blossom water for rose water and adding a touch of homemade rhubarb syrup to give it a blush of pink. It’s delicate in flavour and creamy enough to replace dessert, and is bound to impress.
Swap vermouth for sake in this Japanese-inspired take on the classic cocktail. Check out our guide to sake here, along with a recipe for sake and tonic.
Gin, elderflower, cucumber; quintessentially British ingredients that are perfect for creating a refreshing gin cocktail. English garden is really easy to make and could be made into a jug cocktail, too, just multiply the ingredients by the number of people you want to serve.
In the Permit Room at Dishoom King’s Cross, drinks-walla Carl Brown has created a range of bottle- and barrel-aged cocktails. If you can’t make it to Dishoom, try this recipe for an Indian twist on a classic gimlet.
This recipe for a classic bramble gin cocktail is a great one to have in your repertoire. Invented by Dick Bradsell in the 80s and is now a modern classic, using London dry gin and blackberry liqueur.
Leicestershire gin maker, Burleighs, has used its export strength gin to make this timeless cocktail. The gin's fresh orange notes pair effortlessly with the bitter orange Cointreau and fresh lemon juice.
Making your own limoncello is surprisingly easy and is great in this cocktail. Just mix the limoncello with gin and soda for a sweet gin drink.
A delicious cocktail with gin, vermouth and port, plus a splash of Pernot.
This update on the classic negroni using rhubarb and ginger is a great shout for spring. It comes from Black Dice, a 1960s rock 'n' roll inspired bar tucked away beneath Moroccan restaurant MOMO in Mayfair. It's open until 3am, perfect for a nightcap.
Jam and gin? In a cocktail? It works brilliantly, especially when the ingredients include Rock Rose gin, lemon juice, and plenty of citrus zest. This is a simple gin cocktail served on the rocks.
An elegant gin cocktail recipe from Bumpkin restaurant, laced with some fine Portobello Road gin. Add lime juice, sugar syrup, egg white and, if you're feeling fancy, some flower petals to serve.
The favourite of the gin cocktails from gin makers Whitley Neill, this drink is made from maraschino liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a healthy glug of gin, and some chilled mineral water for a refreshing gin drink.
This Southside Fizz cocktail recipe uses Boodles Gin – and all it calls for (apart from the gin) is lemon juice, sugar syrup and a handful of mint leaves. Find some more unusual gins here.
A fresh, zesty cocktail using King of Soho London dry gin. A healthy glug of gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice, fresh grapefruit juice and some decorative basil leaves make this a great cocktail to sip in the sunshine.
A simple, refreshing gin cocktail from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings restaurant. Just mix gin with Creme de Peche, a little Earl Grey tea and some lemon juice to make one of our favourite alcoholic ice teas.
Whip up this delicious clementine cocktail in just five minutes to delight your guests. Dry gin, crème de cassis and clementine is the perfect sweet and sour combination.
Gin and cucumber is a classic British combination. This simple cocktail from Valentine Warner makes a great, refreshing pre-dinner drink for the summer months.
This is a refreshing gin cocktail from the team at Loves Company in Shoreditch. They use homemade syrups and liqueurs here, as well as making posh toasties. This gin recipe uses Beefeater gin along with grapefruit juice and plums.
If you fancy drinking gin cocktails, but don't want to make them yourself, visit one of the top 10 gin bars in the UK.
If you want to add gin to your bakes, make our popular double lemon, gin and tonic cake recipe
Or go classic with a gin and tonic, and make our gin and tonic dip dabs.