If you are a gin lover and have wondered what to combine gin with, this post is for you.
We’ll explore the 10 best options to get the most out of the flavors and aromas of your favorite gin. From the classic Gin Tonic to more innovative cocktails, we’ll show you how to highlight the best of each preparation.
1. Quality tonic for a sophisticated gin and tonic
When wondering what to combine gin with, Gin and Tonic is the classic option that comes to mind. The key to raising this cocktail is to choose a tonic that complements and enhances the flavor.
Experiment with different tonic brands and garnituras such as slices of citrus, berries or fresh herbs to personalize your cocktail.
Also, consider adding pink pepper, juniper or even flower petals edibles for a unique and surprising presentation.
2. Lemon juice for a refreshing Gin Sour
Gin Sour is an excellent choice if you are looking for citrus options to combine. The acidity of the lemon contrasts and balances the flavors of the gin, resulting in a deliciously refreshing cocktail.
Make sure you choose fresh lemons and squeeze them just before you prepare the cocktail. For an extra touch, prepare a simple homemade syrup with sugar and water in equal parts. Do not forget to add an optional egg white to give a soft and frothy texture to the cocktail, and decorate it with a slice of lemon or a cherry.
3. Dry vermouth for an elegant gin martini
If you are looking for a classic and sophisticated cocktail to combine your favorite gin, the gin martini is the answer. The key to a perfect martini is finding the right balance between gin and dry vermouth.
Try different proportions of gin and vermouth, and experiment with different types of vermouth and garniture such as olives or lemon peels to tailor the martini to your personal taste.
You can opt for a “dirty” Martini by adding a little olive juice, or “perfect” using equal parts dry and sweet vermouth.
4. Orange juice for an exquisite Orange Blossom
The Orange Blossom is another great option to combine premium gin, especially if you like sweet and citrus.
Orange juice perfectly complements the flavors and aromas, creating a delicious and refreshing drink.
To prepare this cocktail, mix gin, orange juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain in a cold glass. Pair this cocktail with light snacks or enjoy them in an outdoor celebration.
5. Cranberry juice for a delicious cranberry gimlet
If you are looking for a fruity and slightly sour option, the Cranberry Gimlet is perfect. The flavors of cranberry and lime are enhanced with gin, creating a balanced and refreshing cocktail.
To prepare it, mix gin, cranberry juice, lime juice and syrup simple in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a glass with ice.
We suggest garnish with fresh blueberries and a slice of lime for a showy presentation. This cocktail is ideal for dinner or a meeting with friends.
6. Tomato juice for an intense and tasty Red Snapper
Red Snapper is a variant of Bloody Mary that uses premium gin instead of vodka, and is an interesting option to combine gin with intense and spicy flavors.
Gin provides a distinctive flavor that blends perfectly with tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce and spices. To prepare it, mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake gently and strain into a glass with ice.
Garnish with a celery sprig, olives and a lemon slice. This cocktail is perfect for brunch or for a snack.
7. Ginger ale for a refreshing Gin Buck
If you want to get a refreshing and bubbly cocktail, Gin Buck is the answer. The synergy between gin and ginger ale enhances the flavours and aromas of both ingredients.
To prepare it, fill a glass with ice, add gin and ginger ale, and stir gently. Squeeze some fresh lemon and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
This cocktail is ideal to enjoy on a hot evening or during an outdoor meeting.
8. Campari for a classic Negroni with personality
The Negroni is an iconic Italian cocktail that combines gin with Campari and sweet vermouth. Gin enhances the bittersweet and herbal flavours of the other ingredients, creating an intense and balanced cocktail.
To prepare it, mix equal parts of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth in a glass with ice and remove. Garnish with an orange peel to enhance citrus aromas.
The Negroni is perfect to enjoy before dinner, as an appetizer, or during an elegant evening with friends.
9. Cucumber juice for a revitalizing Cucumber Collins
The Collins Cucumber is an excellent choice if you are looking for a refreshing and elegant combination. Gin and cucumber create a deliciously fresh and subtle taste that is perfect for summer afternoons.
To prepare it, mix gin, cucumber juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a shaker with ice, shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Complete with mineral water and garnish with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of cinnamon.
This cocktail is ideal to enjoy by the pool or in a outdoor event.
10. Willow flower liqueur for a sophisticated Hugo
Hugo is a floral and fruity cocktail that combines gin with willow flower liqueur, lemon juice, fresh mint and sparkling wine. Gin enriches this cocktail, providing a solid base that allows the other ingredients to shine.
To prepare it, mix gin, willow flower liqueur, lemon juice and mint leaves in a glass of wine, filled with ice and complete with sparkling wine. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Hugo is perfect to enjoy in a special celebration or during a romantic evening.
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