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4 Classic Cocktails to Make: Gin Edition


4 Classic Cocktails: Gin Edition

It’s that time of the week again. Where me and @rachesblogs sit on our balcony and absolutely ruin ourselves.


I won’t bore you with an intro. I know you’re all here just for the drinks. So hopefully you can get making them before the sun goes in this weekend.


This week, everyone’s favourite spirit… Gin.



Gin & Tonic:

G&T

No really a cocktail, I know. But there’s so many different variations, and so much you can play around with, that it definitely deserves a spot. Not to mention, it’s one of the best drinks known to man.


Ice in a glass

50ml of gin

150ml of tonic water

For garnish - cucumbers, or limes, or lemons, or raspberries, or strawberries, or rosemary, or mint, or peppercorns, or literally anything else you think might compliment the gin you use.


Bramble:

Bramble

This one’s @rachesblogs favourite. Fruity, sweet, summery.


25ml/50ml (on preference) gin

25ml lemon juice

3 teaspoons simple syrup

3 teaspoons blackberry liqueur

Mix it up with ice

Garnish with blackberries/raspberries and a lemon peel


French 75:

French 75

If you want to feel sophisticated, then you probably shouldn’t be reading my articles. But since you’re already here…


Ice in a cocktail shaker

50ml gin

25ml lemon juice

25ml simple syrup

Top up the glass with prosecco

Garnish with lemon peel


South-Side:

Southside

For the true Southern gentleman/lady. Imagine a posh mojito made with gin…


Throw ice in a cocktail shaker

50ml gin

25ml lemon juice

Few teaspoons of simple syrup

Throw in a few sprigs of mint

Shake that shaker. And I mean really shake it. You want to ice in there to mash up the mint leaves

Strain the drink into a martini glass

Garnish with mint

So, there you go. Four gin cocktails to make whilst it’s still sunny.


I appreciate this article’s a bit shorter than usual. A bit blunter too.


But, in all honesty, I just want to get back on the sesh. I'm already half-cut.


Happy drinking, chaps and chapettes.


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