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Gin Cocktail Recipes

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Ultimate guide to gin cocktail recipes, including how to make the perfect gin and tonic, gourmet gin cocktails and setting up a home gin bar!

Although thought of as a quintessentially British drink, the origins of gin actually go back centuries to Holland, and a Dutch style spirit know as Genever.

Genever is a malt wine based spirit distilled from rich grains (similar to a whisky) and then flavoured with juniper and other herbs and spices.

So is very different from the gin we know today, which is a neutral spirit base, flavoured up with all sorts of different fruits and botanicals.

Gin, in its modern form, underwent a meteoric rise in popularity throughout the 18th century.

It had a significantly less robust flavour than Genever, which made it more suited for the taste preferences of the British at that time.

Much of the continued popularity of gin can be sourced back to the rise of the classic gin and tonic.

Which was a drink believed to have been created by the British troops in India as a way of making quinine with it’s anti-malarial properties more palatable!

Adding gin and sugar syrup to the quinine made it a whole lot nicer to take! And so gave rise to the G&T we know and love today!

However, you don’t need to just stick to a Gin And Tonic! There are many different types of gin cocktails that you can try out and experiment with.

Some of the most popular ones include a Gin Fizz, Gin Martini, French 75 or the perfect English Garden Cocktail.

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Gin Cocktail Recipes

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How To Make A Perfect Gin And Tonic

When it comes to the perfect serve for a G&T, you’ll not go far wrong with our drinks tips!

The perfect gin and tonic is a drink that every foodie should know how to make. It is not just about the alcohol, it’s about the balance of flavours that you get with this drink.

And of course, it can be made in different ways depending on your taste.

There are two main ways to make a gin and tonic: the traditional way or with a twist. The traditional way is to add ice cubes, gin, tonic water and a slice of lemon.

The twist is to add fresh thyme leaves, which will give the drink an earthy flavour. Or try other herbs you like.

We make these with rosemary and basil which add a really fragrant lift to a G&T and pair well with a nice Mediterranean tonic water and slice of lemon.

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Gin Cocktail Recipes for Every Occasion

If you’re new to the world of cocktails, gin is a perfect place to start. It’s versatile enough to be used in a variety of drinks and has a clean taste that goes well with both fruit and herbs.

Pink Gin Cocktails

Pink Gin Cocktails are ideal for weddings, summer parties and great for a girls night! Try our pink gin fizz recipe here (ad feature).

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Muddled Fruit With Gin

Gin with muddled fruit is lovely for summer parties, BBQs and evenings sat in the evening sun in the garden.

To make one just add your favourite fruit to an ice filled glass (try mango, pineapple, strawberries) then add your choice of gin, we like this with Bombay Sapphire.

Add a touch or simple sugar syrup for sweetness and top it off with club soda.

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Gin Cocktail Menu Ideas for Your Home Gin Bar

A home gin bar is a perfect addition to any party, and it is also a great way to get your guests involved in the mixing process.

A gin bar is all about having a variety of gin-based drinks on hand and making sure that they are mixed well. A great way to start your list of drinks is with some classics like the Martini, Negroni, and G&T.

If you want to be more adventurous with your drink menu ideas for your bar or home bar, consider adding some of these fun recipes:

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Gin Cocktail Recipes

Incredible gin cocktail recipes that are ideal for a gin bar in your own home.

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