Gin Cocktails

Gin Cocktails

From sophisticated to simple, gin cocktails are hugely diverse. Given the versatility of gin, gin cocktails can be as inventive as the mixologist's or barman's imagination.

  • Dry Martini
    For the perfect martini, half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add a splash of dry vermouth before stirring gently and strain. Add a little more ice, and 50ml of decent gin. Stir with a bar spoon - about 20 times is best. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with either a twist of lemon skin or an olive.
  • Negroni
    An Americano with gin added, this cocktail allegedly was named and created after Count Camillo Negroni decided that a standard Americano wasn't strong enough for him. Add a small (25ml) shot each of Campari, gin and red vermouth to a rocks glass half-filled with ice. Stir, and top up with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.
  • Bramble
    Invented by UK bartending guru, Dick Bradsell. Shake a large (50ml) shot of gin, a small (25ml) shot of fresh lime juice and half a shot of sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice and pour a small shot of creme de mure over the top. Garnish with two blackberries.
  • Pink Gin
    A very traditional cocktail, the recipe dates back to early in the 20th century. Chill a martini glass and a bottle of decent gin. Rinse a martini glass with Angostura bitters then add a large (50ml) shot of gin.
  • Singapore Sling
    The recipe for this classis cocktail can be traced back the Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Into a shaker half filled with ice add a large (50ml) shot of gin, a tablespoon of Benedictine, a tablespoon of cherry brandy, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup and then shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled sling glass, top up with soda water, and garnish with a citrus twist.

  • Caruso
    Into a shaker half filled with ice, add a large (50ml) shot of gin, a tablespoon of dry vermouth, and a tablespoon of green creme de menthe. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Alaska
    Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add a large (50ml) shot of gin, two tablespoons of yellow Chartreuse and two dashes of orange bitters. Shake and strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a cherry.
  • The Wibble
    Another Dick Bradsell creation, so named because it will make you unsteady on your feet but won't make you fall over. Into a shaker half filled with ice add 1 small (25ml) shot of gin, 1 small shot of sloe gin, 1 small shot of grapefruit juice, quarter of a small shot of fresh lemon juice, one third of a shot of sugar syrup and one third of a shot of creme de mure. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
  • Distressed Damson
    Muddle a chopped fresh lime and some blueberries in a rocks glass. Add a large (50ml) shot of damson gin, stir, and top up with crushed ice.
  • Gin and Tonic
    Pretty self explanatory, the perenially popular G and T is made exactly how it is named. Into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice, add a large (50ml) shot and a half of premium gin. Throw in a couple of slices each of lemon and lime, and wipe another slice of lime around the rim. Top up with cold tonic water.

Most Read Today

image
01 Australia Day London

Get into the Aussie spirit at these Australia Day ...

image
02 Burns Night London

Celebrate Burns Night in London at pubs, bars and ...

image
03 Free Summer Festivals in London

Don't be put off by little things like money, part...

image
04 Bank Holiday London Events

Make the most of the long weekend with arts, cultu...

image
05 Pimms No 1 Cup

A guide to the history of Pimms No 1 Cup, Pimms dr...

Content updated: 25/01/2015 22:17

Related Features

Feature Image
Wondering where to watch rugby? Take a look at our pick of the best rugby pubs in London
Feature Image
Cheer on your favourite team during the Six Nations at London pubs and bars.
Feature Image
Celebrate Australia Day in true Aussie style with our selection of pubs and bars in London
Feature Image
Even though it's cold outside, you can warm the soul with this choice of London bars serving up winter drinks.

Pub & Bar Hire

Planning a party?

Find your perfect pub or bar here to get everyone together for a great time.

.

Top Venue Hire

  1. Blue Lion
    ****-
    Clerkenwell
  2. Brigade
    ****-
    London Bridge
  3. Ben’s Canteen
    *****
    Battersea
  4. Made in Brasil
    ***--
    Camden
  5. Camden Eye
    ***--
    Camden

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • The Tommy Tucker
    AVOID they only let you in if they want to. We tried to visit aft...

    MARGARETW on 24/01/2015 @ 19:44
  • The Tommy Tucker
    In my opinion avoid. They don't let you in if they don't want to....

    MARGARETW on 24/01/2015 @ 18:56
  • PimpShuei
    PimpShuei is a great bar. The staff are friendly and knowledgeabl...

    christhack on 22/01/2015 @ 21:19
  • The Anthologist
    Door Staff management: 1/5 Bar Service: 4/5 Bar Prices: 2/5 Mu...

    ew234 on 21/01/2015 @ 16:02
  • Three Wishes
    Well the review before me was 2009 and here we are in 2015,I foun...

    liska007 on 20/01/2015 @ 14:35