5 Gin Drinks You Need To Try
Gin is a spirit that has experienced increased popularity over the years. With its unique flavor and suitability for a variety of drinks it offers plenty of opportunities for exploration and experimentation. For the aspiring gin connoisseur, we have compiled a list of 5 gin cocktails that you must try the next time you’re out on the town with friends!
1. Gin Fizz
To start, the Gin Fizz is an iconic mix that dates back to the 19th century. Its combination of London dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and soda water offers a delightful balance of sweet and tart flavors. To make it even more indulgent, muddle some fresh strawberries or raspberries into the recipe.
2. Tom Collins
Next up is the Tom Collins, a refreshing long drink made with gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup topped off with soda water. This timeless beverage has been enjoyed for many decades as a quintessential summer time cocktail. For best results, serve it over ice in a highball glass garnished with a citrus wedge or cherry.
3. French 75
If you’re looking for something more decadent yet easy to prepare then look no further than the French 75 cocktail. A combination of gin, Champagne and freshly squeezed lemon juice; this bubbly concoction has just enough acidity to make it incredibly enjoyable yet not too sweet or strong. Add in some raspberry puree for an extra bit of zing!
The White Lady is another classic option that deserves your attention if you enjoy creative cocktails. This sophisticated mixture contains equal parts gin and triple sec along with lemon juice and sugar syrup; served shaken over ice and strained into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with sugared orange peel or cranberries for an added pop of color!
Finally, no list of gin drinks would be complete without mentioning the Negroni – one of Italy’s most beloved cocktails! It consists of equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth and gin stirred together over ice then finished off with an orange twist garnish. Enjoy this bold blend neat or on the rocks for maximum flavor impact!
Whether you prefer something light and refreshing or dark and complex, there’s sure to be a delicious gin drink that fits your taste buds. From timeless favorites like Tom Collins to modern interpretations like French 75s; these five delicious recipes are ones you’ll want to remember!
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