TGIF: 5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

August 21, 2015

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!

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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…

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

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.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

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.

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.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

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.

5 Modern Gin Cocktail Recipes

Images via Honestly Yum, Your Southern Peach, The Kitchn, Jacquelyn Clark

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