5 Best Gin Based Summer Cocktails.

The sun is shining and we’re ready to get our drink on!

Try these 5 fantastic, gin based, summer favourites to get your taste buds tingling and the summer vibes flowing!

1. French 75.
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The best way to start any party is with bubbles! This one is a great welcome drink for your guests! Super quick and will be sure to get the party started the right way!

Ingredients:
35ml Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
12.5ml Lemon Juice
6ml Sugar Syrup
Top up with Champagne or Prosecco.

Method: Add ingredients to glass, garnish with a lemon twist and serve!

 

2. English Country Garden.

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This is a super refreshing summer drink! Try it with a dash of elderflower cordial for a super delicious twist!

Ingredients:
50ml Hendricks Gin
12.5ml Elderflower cordial
3 Lime Wedges
2 Slices Diced Cucumber
5 Mint Leaves
Cloudy Apple Juice
Ice

Method: Muddle limes and cucumber in glass. Clap the mint (this releases all the flavour!). Add to glass. Add gin and elderflower cordial. Add ice and pull ingredients up through it using a long spoon (such as this one from DrinkStuff.com). Top with cloudy apply juice. Garnish with mint sprig, cucumber slice and lime wedge. Add a straw and Enjoy!

 

3. Bramble.

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Ingredients:
50ml Portobello Road Gin
25ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
12.5ml Sugar Syrup
12.5ml Crème de mûre
Crushed Ice
Method: Add crushed ice to glass. Add gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup. Drizzle Crème de mûre on top and garnish with lemon slice. Add straw… Drink!

 

4. The Vesper Martini.

6128402754_d50f7b7110_mImpress your more eloquent guests with this one! This is a strong one, but made right it is super refreshing, delicate and hits all the right spots!

Ingredients:
50ml Tanqueray No. 10 Gin
20ml Grey Goose Vodka
10ml Lillet Blanc
Lemon Peel Garnish

Method: Add ingredients to Boston glass, shake with ice until a layer of frost appears on the shaker, double strain into a nicely chilled Martini glass (put it in the freezer 30 mins before to give a lovely layer of frost on the glass). Cut a nice peel from a lemon, bend and press to spray the fragrant lemon oils over the drink. Twist, add to drink and serve!

5. Sloe Gin Spritz

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Like an Aperol spritz, but employing the beautiful fruity character of sloe gin.
By this point you (and your guests) should be well oiled! So, we’ve made this an easy one to keep the party going!

Ingredients:
50ml Plymouth Sloe Gin
Prosecco
Club Soda
5 Blueberries
Mint Sprig

Add ice to large wine glass, followed by Sloe Gin, a good dash of prosecco and top with club soda. Add blueberries, gently stir and garnish with the mint sprig. Enjoy!

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