Gin cocktails in the sun

Easy gin cocktail recipes to get your summer started

Published 8th June 2022
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Nothing gives off beach vibes like sipping a cocktail in the sunshine - and with these easy gin cocktail recipes, you won’t need to stand in long airport queues to feel like you’re on holiday! 

Gin cocktail essentials

As well as ice and a slice, you’ll need: 


Gin bramble recipe

Gin bramble recipe

Ingredients:

  • 40ml gin
  • 20ml sugar syrup 
  • 20ml lemon juice 
  • 10ml Crème de Mûre (blackberry liqueur)
  • Blackberries and lemon slices, to garnish 
  • Ice cubes, to fill shaker 
  • Crushed ice, to fill tumbler 

Method:

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Fill a tumbler with crushed ice and pour over the mixture using a strainer.
  3. Drizzle the Crème de Mûre over the top and garnish with blackberries and lemon slices to finish.

elderflower collins recipe

Elderflower Collins recipe

Ingredients:

  • 50ml gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • Soda water, for topping up
  • Mint sprigs and lemon slices, to garnish
  • Ice cubes, to fill shaker

Method:

  1. Add gin, lemon juice and elderflower cordial to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 8-10 seconds, or until the (stainless steel) shaker begins to feel frosty.
  2. Fill a highball glass with ice and strain the mixture over the top.
  3. Top with soda water (to taste) and use a stirrer to gently combine.
  4. Garnish with a few mint sprigs and lemon slices, and enjoy!

sloe gin fizz recipe

Sloe gin fizz recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 50ml sloe gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml egg whites
  • 1 rosemary sprig, to garnish
  • Ice cubes, to fill shaker

Method:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the sloe gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg whites, and shake vigorously.
  2. Use a cocktail strainer to remove the ice, and give the mixture another shake - this will make it nice and frothy!
  3. Pour the mixture into a tumbler and add a sprig of rosemary, to garnish.

aviation cocktail recipe

Aviation cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 100ml gin
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • 50ml maraschino liqueur
  • 25ml Crème de Violette
  • Cocktail cherry and lemon peel, to garnish
  • Ice, to fill shaker

Method:

  1. Add the gin, maraschino liqueur, Crème de Violette and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, to combine.
  2. Using a strainer, pour the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a cocktail cherry and lemon peel.

negroni recipe

Negroni recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml vermouth (sweet, not dry)
  • 25ml Campari
  • Orange slices, to garnish
  • Ice, to fill glass jug

Method:

  1. Fill a small, glass jug with ice and add the gin, sweet vermouth and Campari.
  2. Mix well using a cocktail stirrer, until the outside of the glass starts to feel cold.
  3. Strain into a tumbler and add a large, round ice cube.
  4. To finish, garnish with an orange slice.

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