How to mix gin cocktails

How to mix gin cocktails

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How to mix gin cocktails

While not as popular as vodka, gin is nevertheless a popular spirit that is growing in popularity by the day. Gins come in a wide range of tastes, which lend themselves to a wide range of cocktail combinations. We’ll go through 10 of our favorite gin-based drinks in this chapter!

You’ll learn how to make the following gin drinks in this article:
  1. Cocktail for Pilots
  2. Brambleberry
  3. Gin “Fire in the Night” 
  4. Madras Gin 
  5. Rickey Gin 
  6. Toddy 
  7. Ginito
  8. Tanqueray Cider (Hot)
  9. Knickerbocker Mumbai Fizz Martini


Cocktail for pilots

The aircraft cocktail isn’t the nicest drink to look at; in fact, it resembles unclean water; yet, the maraschino, gin, and crème de violette combination is fruity and wonderful! If you’re seeking for a fresh gin-based cocktail, this is a must try.

  • – 1.25 oz. gin (your preferred brand, the finest available)
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice + 0.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • – 2 dashes crème de violette – A twist of lemon peel (for garnish)

Fill a glass with ice and set it aside. In a shaker, add ice (any kind will do as we’ll strain this drink). In a shaker, combine the gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and crème de violette. Strain your ingredients into your chilled glass and garnish with a little piece of lemon peel.

How to mix gin cocktails


The brambleberry drink is ideal for gin fans who like berries. This drink, made with fresh blackberries and crème de cassis, is ideal for those who like a delicate gin flavor with bright berry notes.

  • – 1.25 ounce London dry gin (your preferred brand, the finest available)
  • – 0.75 ounces fresh lemon juice – 0.5 ounces crème de cassis liqueur
  • – simple syrup (0.5 oz.)
  • – 5 fresh blackberries (optional garnish: more blackberries)

To make the cocktail, fill a shaker with big cubed ice and pour it into a glass. Blackberries should be muddled together. Shake well to combine the gin, muddled blackberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup. In your ice-filled glass, strain your drink.

Remove the ice from the shaker and transfer the mixed berries to your cocktail glass. Pour the crème de cassis over the top of your drink. If desired, top with fresh blackberries.



A Night of Fire

This is not a drink for the faint of heart or those who can’t keep their booze down. What is there to say about an absinthe cocktail? This is a powerful drink with a distinct taste that will wow your guests at your next home party!

  • 1 oz. London dry gin (your favorite brand, the finest you can purchase) Ingredients
  • 1 oz. sour fresh lemon – 1 oz. prosecco
  • 1 cherry, 1 dash absinthe atomized

Fill your tall glass and shaker halfway with big cubed ice. Fill your shaker halfway with gin and lemon sour. Shake vigorously. Pour your prosecco over the top of your drink in an ice-filled glass. Your cherry and flamed absinthe are now garnished in your glass!



Madras Gin:

Gin madras is a one-of-a-kind drink with a distinct citrus and fruity flavor. The fruit juices in this drink assist to mask the gin’s intensity, so even if you’re not a big gin enthusiast, you could like it!

  • – London dry gin, 1.25 ounce
  • cranberry juice (2 oz.)
  • 1 orange slice (for garnish) – 2 oz. orange juice

To make the cocktail, fill a tall drinking glass with huge cubed ice and mix it up. In a shaker, combine the gin, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously. After your drink has been made, pour it into an ice-filled glass and garnish with an orange slice.



Rickey Gin

The gin Rickey is a straightforward gin drink with just three components and a short preparation time. This cocktail, made with lime juice, gin, and a splash of club soda, isn’t the most flavorful, but the lime juice and club soda make it light and pleasant.

  • 0.5 oz. lime juice – 1.25 oz. London dry gin
  • – club soda (3 oz.)
  • 1 twist of lime peel (optional for garnish)

Fill a tall glass halfway with big cubed ice and stir to combine. Pour in the gin and lime juice and whisk thoroughly to combine using a stirrer. If preferred, add a twist of lime peel to your cocktail and top it off with club soda.



Gin Toddy 

A gin toddy is a great way to warm yourself on a chilly night. This cocktail blends gin, cinnamon, and lemon juice with sugar and boiling water to create a drink that will warm you up from the inside out as you sit by the fire.

  • – London dry gin, 1.25 ounce
  • – lemon juice, 0.75 oz.
  • 1 teaspoon sugar – 2 oz. boiling water
  • a cinnamon stick (for garnish)

Fill a cup or a glass with hot water, then drain and dry it. Once your glass is heated, mix the lemon juice, gin, sugar, and boiling water. Finish with a cinnamon stick for decoration, and you’re done!




The ginito is similar to the rum-based mojito. Gin, mint leaves, and ginger ale make this a pleasant cocktail! This drink has enough gin flavor for gin enthusiasts, but enough refreshing ginger flavor for those who prefer milder cocktails.

  • 1.25 ounce London dry gin (your preferred brand, the finest you can buy)
  • – ginger ale (3 oz.)
  • 6 mint leaves (fresh)

Fill a tall glass halfway with ice and add your fresh mint leaves.
Fill your glass halfway with gin, then fill it up with ginger ale, and you’re ready to go!




Tanqueray Cider is a fiery liqueur made by Tanqueray.

Another hot drink for those winter evenings, hot Tanqueray cider is a robust warming drink that will keep you warm even when the temperature drops below zero! This delicious cocktail contains lemon juice, bitters, apple cider, and gin.

  • 1.25 oz. Tanqueray London dry gin (substitute if necessary, although Tanqueray is an excellent taste)
  • 0.5 ounces fresh lemon juice 0.5 ounces simple syrup
  • – 3 dashes aperitif
  • – 1 cinnamon stick – 3 splashes hot apple cider

Fill a glass cup halfway with hot water, then drain and dry it. In a mixing glass, combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Pour the hot apple cider over the top of your cocktail and whisk to combine. You’re ready to go after you add your cinnamon stick for garnish and a little additional taste.

Martini, Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker Martini, made with gin, vermouth, and orange bitters, is a gorgeous deep crimson drink. This robust cocktail isn’t for the faint of heart…or those who don’t like a lot of gin.

  • – London dry gin, 1.25 ounce
  • – Dry vermouth (0.75 oz.)
  • – 2 tsp. bitter orange
  • 1 orange peel, twisted (for garnish)

Fill your martini glass halfway with ice and set it aside. Fill your shaker halfway with ice (the kind of ice doesn’t matter since this drink will be strained). Instead of shaking, swirl your vermouth, bitters, and gin in a shaker. Strain your drink into a martini glass and top with a slice of orange peel!


Fizz in Mumbai

The Mumbai fizz blends egg whites, orange blossom water, gin, and lemon juice with simple syrup and soda water in a fairly interesting gin drink. This unusual yet surprisingly attractive tasting drink may be hard to find, but if you like citrus and want to try something new, this is the cocktail for you.

  • 1.5 oz. Tanqueray Rangpur gin (you can use any gin here, but this one is the finest!)
  • – lemon juice, 0.75 oz.
  • – Simple syrup (1.5 oz.)
  • 1 white egg
  • orange flower water (0.5 oz.)
  • – 1 squirt of club soda

Fill a shaker halfway with ice and add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg whites, and orange blossom water. Pour into a snifter glass after shaking until all of the ingredients are fully blended. Add a dash of soda water to the drink and you’re good to go.