In-Gin-Nuity

Gin cocktails are some of the most glamorous cocktails you can make. From Gin martinis to gin gimlets, gin is a staple of famous cocktails. I personally tend to drink gin in more the summer months but I do make a fabulous Christmas cocktail with it. I think gin has the ability to play with different flavors and easy to mix with. I have included some of my favorite ways to play with gin. It'll give you some ideas for your next party. Starting off the trip with the original MVP...


Gin Gimlet


Ingredients

2 oz Gin

1/2 oz Lime juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup



Recipe: Easy Peasy. In a shaker with ice, pour gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass.


This is basically the gin version of a Lemon Drop. You can build it up with adding flavors (I have done blackberry and cherry). I sometimes like a straight up three ingredient version. I highly suggest choosing the gin for the amount of juniper berry that comes across. Some people like a heavy juniper gin and some do not. To each is their own but you will definitely taste the difference.


The world is sour

Gin sour


Ingredients

2 oz Gin

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz creme de rose

Three splashes of simple syrup

Recipe: in a shaker with ice, pour gin, lemon juice, creme de rose, and simple syrup. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass.


Perfect for the Damned

Gin martini


Ingredients

2 oz Gin

1 oz Dry Vermouth

1/2 oz pear liqueur

1/2 oz simple syrup

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour gin, dry vermouth, pear liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass.


Gin is a fun ingredient to play with. I love to mix it with citrus flavors and fruit flavors. It's perfect year round and always great for a late day or a fancy evening. All of these recipes are perfect for different occassions and vibes. That's what is great about gin. You can make it into whatever you want. It can be a chill martini or it can be an elevated fancy cocktail. It can be a simple gin and tonic or gin and fruit juice. With the versatility, you can get to choose your own adventure.

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