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35 Gin Cocktail Recipes That Are Anything But Basic

Gin is meant for so much more than gin and tonic.

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Bored of always drinking the same old gin and tonic? Same. For too long, gin has been reduced to that simple, two-ingredient cocktail. But with so many different possible flavor profiles, gin is one of the most complex and interesting cocktail bases. Check out our 35 easy-to-master gin cocktail recipes to impress your friends at your next party.

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1 Verde Gimlet
Drink, Classic cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage, Daiquiri, Cocktail, Corpse reviver, Gimlet, Liqueur, Margarita,


1 part Ancho Reyes Verde

1 part Hendrick's Gin

1 part Lime

½ part Rich Simple Syrup (2:1 Sugar: Water)

Slice of Cucumber


Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice, and shake hard to chill and dilute. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail coupe, then garnish with a cucumber wheel.

Courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

2 The Tommyrotter Martinez
Alcoholic beverage, Drink, Distilled beverage, Liqueur, Alcohol, Bottle, Classic cocktail, Cocktail, Whisky, Glass bottle,
Tommyrotter Distillery


1 ½ oz. Tommyrotter Cask Strength Bourbon-Barrel Gin

1 ½ oz. Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula preferred)

¼ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters


Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Courtesy of Tommyrotter Distillery

3 Brooklyn Garden
Drink, Green, Highball glass, Cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Non-alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage, Liqueur, Caipirinha, Sour,
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 ½ oz Hendrick's Gin

½ oz. St. Germain

¼ oz. Agave Nectar

½ oz. Fresh Lime

2 ½ oz. Spinach/kale/coconut H2O/celery/ginger


Add all ingredients into a shaker and give a medium strength shake for about 5 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber sliced on the bias.

Served at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

4 Van Brunt Gimlet
Drink, Classic cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Cocktail garnish, Distilled beverage, Non-alcoholic beverage, Daiquiri, Cocktail, Sour, Bacardi cocktail,


2 oz. Plymouth Gin

1 oz. Lime Juice

0.75 oz. Pomegranate Grenadine

Spray of Rose Water

Lime Wheel, for garnish


Combine ingredients, shake, and strain into a coupe glass.

Served at The Dorsey at the Venetian

5 Spanish-Style Spring G&T
Food, Drink, Ingredient, Cuisine, Dish, Dessert, Cocktail garnish, Recipe, Produce, Mojito,


1.5 parts Hendrick's Gin

4 parts Q Tonic or Q Indian Tonic

Seasonal Garnishes (we used peeled rhubarb, strawberry and basil)


Combine ingredients in a copa or burgundy-style red wine glass. Stir to combine and garnish freely.

Courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

6 Infused Cucumber G&T
Green, Drink, Distilled beverage, Alcoholic beverage, Liqueur, Plant, Citrus, Flower, Lime, Gin and tonic,


1.5 Hendrick's Gin

4 parts Q Tonic

3 Cucumber Ribbons, per drink


Lay cucumber ribbons against the inside of a tall Collins glass end to end from bottom to top. Carefully add cube ice. Top with gin and tonic and garnish with lime.

Courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

7 Green Which
Glass, Highball glass, Drink, Rosemary, Plant, Old fashioned glass, Gin and tonic, Herb, Drinkware, Flower,
Greenhook Gin


2 oz. Greenhook Ginsmith Gin

¼ oz. Strega Liquore

¾ oz. Giffard Pamplemousse

¾ oz. Lime Juice


Rosemary sprig


Shake Gin, Strega, Pamplemousse and Lime Juice.Place rosemary in highball glass. Use atomizer to spritz rosemary with absinthe. Light rosemary on fire to quickly toast. Add ice to glass and pour contents from shaker over ice. Top with splash of club soda.

Courtesy of Greenhook Gin at Due West Restaurant in NYC

8 Gin Mare
Drink, Vacation, Alcoholic beverage, Cocktail, Pineapple, Distilled beverage, Paradise, Margarita, Apéritif, Daiquiri,


1 oz. Gin Mare

Bui Tonic Water


Add Bui Tonic water to Gin Mare, then garnish with orange and lemon slices, plus rosemary.

Courtesy of Fairmont Mayakoba

9 Gin-Fitzey
Food, Drink, Ingredient, Cocktail garnish, Non-alcoholic beverage, Cuisine, Dessert, Lime, Dish, Wine cocktail,


1.5 oz. GinSimple Syrup

½ Lime (sliced into 3 wedges)

Splash of Lemon Lime Sparking Ice

Lime, for garnish


Add gin, simple syrup, and lime wedges to shaker. Muddle. Add ice. Shake and strain into highball glass. Add a splash of Lemon Lime Sparkling Ice. Garnish with lime twist.

Courtesy of Sparkling Ice

10 Strawberry Rhubarb G&T
Food, Drink, Rose, Ingredient, Wine cocktail, Shrub, Non-alcoholic beverage, Cocktail, Fizz, Plant,


1.5 parts Hendrick's Gin

3 parts Q Tonic

1.5 parts Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup*

Fresh Strawberries and Basil, for garnish


Add gin and simple syrup to a glass, add ice, top with Q Tonic, and garnish with strawberries and basil.

*Add 1 cup each of chopped fresh rhubarb and strawberries, 3/4 cup raw cane sugar, and 1 cup water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes until fruit breaks down. Strain through a chinois and chill.

Courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

11 Blood Orange Mule
Drink, Negroni, Tinto de verano, Food, Campari, Spritz, Non-alcoholic beverage, Punsch, Punch, Sangria,
Viktoria Kondysenko/Distillery 209


2 oz. No. 209 Gin

½ oz. Lime Juice

¼ oz. Royal Ginger Lime Simple Syrup

3 oz. Bette Jane’s Blood Orange Ginger Beer Garnish

Rosemary Sprig


Shake ingredients minus ginger beer over ice. Strain over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with Rosemary

Courtesy of Distillery 209

12 The Rickey Reynolds
Lemon-lime, Drink, Highball glass, Lemonsoda, Caipirinha, Gin and tonic, Alcoholic beverage, Cocktail garnish, Vodka and tonic, Lime,
Aviation Gin


2 ½ oz. Aviation American Gin

¾ oz. Freshly pressed lime juice

1 tsp. Simple syrup

Soda water


In a collins glass, add ice, spirits & mixers. Top with soda water. Stir Garnish with a lime wedge.

Courtesy of Aviation Gin

13 Rosa Is Red
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5 oz. Rosa Regale1 oz. London Dry Gin

3/4 oz. Lemon Juice

3/4 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup*

1/2 oz. Blood Orange Juice1 Strawberry, sliced

Orange Peel, for garnish


Combine gin, lemon, blood orange, and lavender simple syrup into shaking tin and fill half way with ice. Shake for 3 seconds and strain into a wine glass with ice and top with sparkling rose. Drop strawberries into glass and garnish with orange peel.

*Bring one cup water to a boil with 1 Tblsp. lavender sprigs. Add 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Take off heat and let cool. Strain out lavender and refrigerate up to one week.

Courtesy of Rosa Regale

14 Muses
Champagne cocktail, Drink, Classic cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Champagne stemware, Stemware, Wine cocktail, Cocktail, Glass, French 75,


1 1/2 oz. Hayman's 1850 Reserve Gin

3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon

1/2 oz. Chamomile Infused Honey Syrup

Champagne Foam (made with Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label, yellow chartreuse, raspberry, mint, agave nectar, and lemon juice)


Combine ingredients, shake, and strain into a champagne glass.

Served at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort

15 Pink Martini
Drink, Alcoholic beverage, Martini glass, Classic cocktail, Cocktail, Jack rose, Woo woo, Distilled beverage, Aviation, Non-alcoholic beverage,
Bloom Gin


1 ¼ oz BLOOM Jasmine & Rose Gin

¾ oz Chamberyzette Strawberry Aperitif0

½ oz olin Blanco


Served straight up and garnish with a single rose petal

Courtesy of Bloom Gin

16 American Werewolf
Drink, Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage, Liqueur, Cocktail, Hand, Lager, Glass, Roasted barley tea,
St. George's Gin


1 ½ oz. St. George Terroir Gin

1 oz. Bruto Americano

¾ oz. Sweet vermouth


Stir all ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into a rocks glass and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Courtesy of St. George's Spirits

17 The Secret Garden
Botanist Gin


1 ½ oz. The Botanist Gin

¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz. Elderflower Liqueur

1 ½ oz. Sparkling Rosé


Add The Botanist Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice and Elderflower Liqueur to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Strain into a Flute Glass. Top with Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Courtesy of The Botanist Gin

18 Lavender Honey Fizz
Drink, Alcoholic beverage, Liqueur, Distilled beverage, Pisco sour, Shrub, Moscow mule,
The Botanist Gin


½ oz. The Botanist Gin

¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz. White Wine Aperitif

½ oz. Honey Water (1:1 honey to water)

4 Dashes of Rosemary Bitters

1 ½ oz. Soda Water

1-2 Sprigs of Fresh Lavender


Add The Botanist Gin, Lemon Juice, White Wine Aperitif, Honey and Bitters to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake. Strain over ice into a Rocks Glass and top with Soda Water. Garnish with lavender.

Courtesy of The Botanist Gin

19 Clover Club
Drink, Classic cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Cocktail garnish, Distilled beverage, Cocktail, Daiquiri, Non-alcoholic beverage, Sour, Champagne stemware,
Tattersall Distilling


1 Egg white

2 ½ oz. Tattersall Gin

¾ oz. Lemon Juice

¾ oz. Raspberry Syrup

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 10 seconds.Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a coup glass.Top with 2 dashes of aromatic bitters. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Courtesy of Tattersall Distilling.

20 Cool Hand
Drink, Glass bottle, Liqueur, Product, Alcoholic beverage, Glass, Distilled beverage, Bottle, Water, Barware,
Forthave Spirits


5 (1/2 inch) cucumber, cut into chunks

1 ½ oz. Forthave Blue Gin

¾ oz. Lemoncello

¼ oz. Fresh Lemon juice

¼ oz. Genepy liquor


Muddle cucumber then shake with ice. Double strain into chilled coupe and garnish with shaved cucumber.

Courtesy of Forthave Spirits

21 Bloodhound
Drink, Classic cocktail, Daiquiri, Martini glass, Non-alcoholic beverage, Alcoholic beverage, Bacardi cocktail, Woo woo, Cocktail, Cocktail garnish,
OOLA Distillery


1 ½ oz. OOLA Gin⠀⠀⠀⠀.

¾ oz. Sweet vermouth⠀⠀⠀⠀

¾ oz. Dry vermouth ⠀⠀⠀

2-3 Strawberries (crushed) ⠀


Shake all ingredients over ice and fine strain into a cocktail glass.

Courtesy of Oola Distillery ⠀⠀⠀

22 Riviera Rose
Drink, Alcoholic beverage, Daiquiri, Classic cocktail, Martini glass, Bacardi cocktail, Cocktail garnish, Distilled beverage, Cocktail, Cosmopolitan,
Hendrick's Gin


2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin

1 Part Giffard Pamplemousse

½ Part apricot liqueur1 part fresh lime juice

½ Part egg white


Combine ingredients and shake with ice, then shake without ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a rose petal

Courtesy of Hendrick's Gin

23 7 Ways to Sunday
Champagne stemware, Glass, Stemware, Wine glass, Drink, Drinkware, Restaurant, Tableware, Table, Plant,
Freeland Spirits


¾ 0z. Freeland Gin

¾ 0z. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. Cointreau

3 Tsp. strawberry preserves or jam

2 Dashes Peychaud’s bitters

1 0z. soda water


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Top with soda water.

Courtesy of Freeland Spirits, Portland’s first independent, women-led craft distillery.

24 Romantic Devotion
Drink, Distilled beverage, Liqueur,
Hendrick's Gin


1 Part Hendrick’s Orbium Gin

¼ Part cassis liqueur

½ Part basil syrup


Stir and serve in a champagne flute. Top with dry Champagne. Nepitella mint with bloom to garnish.

Courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin

25 Hanky Panky
Drink, Classic cocktail, Alcoholic beverage, Stemware, Cocktail, Drinkware, Aviation, Wine glass, Distilled beverage, Manhattan,
Bloom Gin


1 oz. BLOOM Jasmine & Rose Gin

1 oz. Cocchi Rosa

Spray of Branca Menta

Orange Twist


Served straight up

Courtesy of Bloom Gin

26 NOLET’S Silver Lavender G&T
Liqueur, Drink, Product, Bottle, Distilled beverage, Glass bottle, Alcoholic beverage, Still life photography, Still life, Lime,


1 ¼ oz. NOLET’S Silver Gin

¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

    ¼ oz. Simple Syrup2

    Fresh Lavender Sprigs

    Tonic Water

    Add all ingredients, except tonic water to mixing glass with ice. Shake well and strain into a Burgundy glass over fresh ice. Top with tonic water. Garnish with fresh lavender sprigs.

    Courtesy of Nolet’s Gin

    27 Islay Breeze
    Drink, Mojito, Gin and tonic, Rickey, Food, Alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage, Vodka and tonic, Plant, Mint julep,
    Alfredo Caliz/The Botanist Gin


    2 oz. The Botanist Gin

    ½ oz. Cointreau

    ¾ oz. Fresh lime juice

    ¼ oz. Simple Syrup

    1 Bar spoon Simple Syrup

    3 oz. Tonic

    1 Sprig Fresh Mint


    Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass, filled with ice. Top with tonic and garnish with mint sprig.

    Courtesy of The Botanist Gin

    28 The Sage
    Drink, Food, Alcoholic beverage, Campari, Jack rose, Rose, Martini, Ingredient, Liqueur, Daiquiri,
    Health Aide Kombucha


    3 Sage Leaves, plus one for garnish

    ½ 0z. Simple Syrup

    1 oz. Lemon Juice

    ½ 0z. Aperol

    5oz Premium Gin

    2 ½ 0z. Pomegranate Health-Ade Kombucha


    Pour gin, aperol, lemon juice, simple syrup, and three sage leaves into shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into coup glass. Top with 2.5oz Pomegranate Health-Ade Kombucha and garnish with sage leaf.

    Courtesy of Health-Ade Kombucha

    29 The Bailey
    Drink, Alcoholic beverage, Grapefruit, Liqueur, Rangpur, Classic cocktail, Greyhound, Distilled beverage, Citrus, Food,
    Oola Distillery


    1 1/2 oz. OOLA Gin

    ½ oz. Lime juice

    1/2 oz. Grapefruit juice

    1 Teaspoon Simple syrup

    2 Sprigs Mint


    Tear mint and place in cocktail shaker. Add Gin and let stand for a minute. Add juices and simple syrup and shake with ice.

    Courtesy of Oola Distillery

    30 Terroir Martini
    Stemware, Wine glass, Drink, Glass, Alcoholic beverage, Champagne stemware, Classic cocktail, Wine cocktail, Distilled beverage, Drinkware,
    St. George's Gin


    2 oz. St. George Terroir Gin

    1 oz. dry vermouth

    2 Dashes orange bitters


    Stir all ingredients with ice a mixing glass, then strain into a chilled coupe. Float a sage leaf on top to garnish.

    Courtesy of St. George's Spirits

    31 The Aviation Cocktail
    Drink, Table, Furniture, Alcoholic beverage, Cocktail, Stool, Bar stool, Martini, Glass, Distilled beverage,
    Aviation Gin


    1 ½ oz. Aviation American Gin

    1 Tsp Crème De Violette

    ½ oz. Maraschino Liqueur

    ¾ oz. Freshly pressed lemon juice

    ¼ oz. Simple syrup


    In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers. Fill with ice & shake vigorously. Fine strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry on a pick.

    Courtesy of Aviation Gin

    32 The Southside Cocktail
    Drink, Water, Glass, Drinkware, Stemware, Wine glass, Champagne stemware, Alcohol, Alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage,
    Tattersall Distilling


    2 ½ oz. Tatersall Gin

    ¾ oz. Lime Juice

    ¾ oz. Simple Syrup

    5-7 Mint Leaves

    3 Dashes Habenero Bitters


    Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until well chilled.Strain into a coupe glass . Garnish with a mint leaf.

    Courtesy of Tattersall Distilling

    33 My Fair Lady ‘93
    Glass, Drink, Champagne stemware, Stemware, Drinkware, Alcoholic beverage, Wine glass, Tableware, Classic cocktail, Champagne,
    FEW Spirits


    1 oz. FEW Breakfast Gin

    3 Dashes bitters (lavender, if available)

    ½ oz. fresh lemon juice

    ½ oz. simple syrup Sparkling wine


    Build in a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Add a dash of orange juice for color and garnish with a fresh strawberry.

    Courtesy of FEW Spirits

    34 The Tommyrotter Negroni
    Drink, Alcoholic beverage, Distilled beverage, Liqueur, Alcohol, Whisky, Old fashioned glass, Ingredient, Scotch whisky, Blended whiskey,


    Rinse rocks glass with Fernet Branca

    1 0z. Tommyrotter American Gin

    1 0z. Campari.-1 oz. Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica Formula preferred)


    Stir gin, Campari and vermouth with ice. Strain over Fernet rinsed rocks glass with large cube. Garnish with orange peel.

    Courtesy of Tommyrotter Distillery

    35 Gin Mary
    Drink, Cocktail garnish, Bay breeze, Rum swizzle, Non-alcoholic beverage, Long island iced tea, Juice, Mai tai, Alcoholic beverage, Planter's punch,
    Distillery 209


    2 0z. No. 209 Gin

    1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

    1 tsp. Dried Dill

    1 tsp. Ground White Pepper

    1 tsp. Celery Salt

    2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce

    2 Dashes Tobasco sauce .25 oz Olive Brine

    1 tsp. Horseradish

    4 oz. Tomato Juice


    Shake all ingredients over ice and then pour into a pint glass. Garnish with celery stalk, bacon, lemon wedge and green bean.

    Courtesy of Distillery 209

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