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Some easy gin cocktails to try while you’re stuck at home

10.14.2021 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

Craft Gin is the quintessential spirit of summer. Cool, refreshing, and often paired with tonic water or citrusy flavours like lemon or lime, gin is a favourite among many people throughout the world. Gin cocktails are also easy to make at home; just grab your gin-based spirit of choice like Old Bakery Gin, some ice cubes, and flavourings like cucumber slices for an easy gin cocktail that’s perfect for warm weather entertaining!

Some easy craft gin cocktails to try at home include:

– Gin and tonic: one of the most popular gin cocktails in the world, a simple gin and tonic is perfect for when you want something easy but still refreshing. It’s also great to serve at parties! To make it yourself, add two ounces of a good quality gin with three ounces club soda over ice cubes. Top off your glass with half an ounce of lime juice (or lemon if that’s what you prefer) and enjoy!

РThe Aviation cocktail: this classic drink was created by Hugo Ensslin back in 1916. He called it This recipe calls for equal quantities of gin and maraschino liqueur with a few dashes of Cr̬me de Violette, but you can use less or more to suit your tastes.

– Gin Rickey: this is another great drink for summertime and was created in the 19th century by Ted Saucier who worked at The Players Club in New York. All you need are two ounces of gin, four ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice (strained), one-ounce simple syrup, ice cubes and soda water to top off. Add everything into a highball glass over ice except for the soda then stir before topping off with some cold fizzy water. You will love sipping this cocktail in the evenings or with some friends on the weekend.

– Tom Collins: this is another common cocktail served up in bars across the world and it was even voted as one of the top five cocktails you should try before you die! This drink uses two ounces of gin, four ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice (strained), half an ounce simple syrup, ice cubes and soda water to top off. Add everything into a shaker then shake hard before pouring over some fresh ice into a highball glass! You can serve garnished with something like maraschino cherries or olives if you want but sometimes people prefer their drinks plain so have fun with it.

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