31 gin cocktails
Shake up one of our favourite gin cocktails, from classic martinis and negronis to a fruity bramble and zesty gimlet
Our collection of the best gin cocktails features everything from a refreshing gin fizz to a fruity Singapore sling, as well as plenty of classic gin cocktails including martinis, negronis and gimlets.
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31 gin cocktail recipes
Mix gin with lemon juice, sugar and sparkling water to make a classic gin fizz. The egg white isn’t essential, but does create a silky texture.
This easy Christmas cocktail makes the perfect gift to bring to a festive party – keep chilled in the fridge for emergencies.
Fresh lime juice, homemade lime syrup and mint add a zingy burst to this easy gin cocktail – the perfect afternoon refresher.
Tom collins cocktail
Turn your hand to making a classic tom collins for a cocktail that is as refreshing as it is sour.
This super-chic cocktail combines gin, vermouth and maraschino liqueur with bitters, creating a cross between a martini and a manhattan.
Sloe gin fizz
Sloe gin is mixed with sugar syrup, lemon juice and sparkling water to make this fun festive twist on a classic gin fizz.
Christmas spiced negroni
Try this festive spin on a negroni – using spiced gin and festive flavours such as star anise, cinnamon and orange.
Try this gin-based tipple for a fruity cocktail which mixes an exciting array of ingredients, including cherry brandy and Cointreau.
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.
Suze adds a golden hue to this white negroni, mixed with gin and Cocchi Americano.
Bacon and egg martini
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.
London dry gin is paired with vodka and Lillet Blanc, a wine-based aperitif from France, to make a zesty martini cocktail.
Rhubarb and rose gin fizz
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.
Sake and gin martini
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.
English garden cocktail
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.
East India gimlet
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.
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Bramble gin cocktail
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.
Burleighs white lady cocktail
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.
Limoncello and thyme collins
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.
Christmas gin cocktail
Giving this drink a proper shake in your cocktail shaker will ensure a lovely, creamy layer of egg white on top of this festive tipple.
A delicious cocktail with gin, vermouth and port, plus a splash of Pernot.
Rhubarb and ginger negroni
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.
A wee gin and jam cocktail
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.
Gentian white lady cocktail
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.
Whitley Neill aviation cocktail
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.
Southside fizz cocktail
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.
Lion of soho cocktail
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.
Iced tea cocktail
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.
A clementine ‘last minute’ cocktail
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.
Cucumber gin fizz
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.
Sink the pink
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.
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If you want to add gin to your bakes, make our popular gin and tonic cake recipe
Or go classic with a gin and tonic, and make our gin and tonic dip dabs.
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