A classic gin cocktail often comes second best to a mojito, margarita, or anything infused with a bit of vodka.
Rather than limiting your taste palette, we have tracked down five ways to update the classic gin cocktail (this is a strictly no gin and tonic zone), and make it super tasty for all to enjoy!
Gin and jam cocktail
Ingredients: gin, lemon juice, syrup, raspberry jam
Infuse your drink with a tablespoon of raspberry jam for a truly unique flavour – especially for those who have a sweet tooth! Can’t way to try this one out…
Limoncello and gin cocktail
Ingredients: gin, thyme, lemon, lemonade
Serve this delicious gin cocktail featuring fresh lemon and lime, plus a few thyme leaves for an extra sweet flavour.
If you don’t have time to juice the lemons yourself, a bottle from the supermarket will work just as well.
Grapefruit gin fizz
Ingredients: gin, grapefruit, egg white, honey syrup
If you’re looking for something on the smoother side, opt for a grapefruit fizz which is whipped with a side of fruit on for the garnish. A drink like this works well with salty snacks such as cheese and crackers.
Strawberry gin smash cocktail
Ingredients: gin, club soda, strawberries, mint
Who can actually resist a strawberry cocktail? One of our favourites is packed with strawberry, mint, and some cool gin for a modern twist to a traditional recipe. Oh, and it also photographs really well for Instagram #youarewelcome.
Peach and gin fizz
Ingredients: gin, white peaches, sugar, water, simple syrup, soda, blueberries
And to finish we have picked this delicious peach and blueberry cocktail which looks and tastes amazing!
It is a little more involved than the other recipes (creating a syrup from the sugar, water, and peaches), but is well worth the wait.
Images via Honestly Yum, Your Southern Peach, The Kitchn, Jacquelyn Clark