15 Refreshing Gin Drink Recipes That’ll Give Any Bartender A Run For Their Money

Refreshing Gin Drink Recipes That'll Give Any Bartender A Run For Their Money

Guin is one of the most popular alcohols, with a lot of versatility. There are many cocktails you can make with gin, some of the most common being a gin fizz, or a negroni. Gin is classic, and it is easy to make a delicious and refreshing cocktail.

Summer is the perfect time for deliciously refreshing cocktails, and gin is no exception.

In this list, we’re going to be talking about some of the most refreshing gin cocktails that you can make at home. These cocktails are super easy to make, but also really impressive.

Let’s get on with the list!

Tom Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins Cocktail

A Tom Collins cocktail is a fresh and infused cocktail. It’s not the fanciest cocktail in the world, but it features some lovely sweet, but classic flavors.

It is speculated that the cocktail originated in London in the 19th century, which was classically made with Old Tom gin.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of London dry gin
  • 1 ounces of lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Lemon
  • Maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. Firstly, pour your gin, lemon juice, and syrup into a glass or Collins glass if you have one.
  2. Fill it with ice, and top with your club soda.
  3. Stir!
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon as well as a cherry.

Gimlet Cocktail

Gimlet Cocktail

The Gimlet cocktail is one of the simplest and refreshing cocktails made from only a few ingredients, including gin!

This cocktail has been famous since the early 1900s, and it is just as popular today, but mostly in the UK and Europe.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ ounces of gin (preferably dry)
  • ½ ounces of lime juice
  • ½ ounces of simple syrup
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. Firstly, measure out your gin, lime juice, and syrup into a shaker. Add ice, and shake until the outside has condensation. It should be cold.
  2. Next, use a strainer to strain the mixture into a cocktail glass, or a glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

El Chapo

An El Chapo is made up of a delicious combination of gin, Aperol, and beer. This is a drink that should be drank in moderation due to the alcohol content, and it is truly delicious!

The botanical tasting gin with the fruity beer and syrup makes this drink refreshing and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces of Fords gin or any other gin
  • 1 ounce of strawberry infused Aperol/Aperol with strawberry syrup
  • Grapefruit beer to the top of the glass
  • Strawberry slices

Instructions

  1. Firstly, fill up a glass with some ice, and then pour in your gin, followed by your Aperol.
  2. Top off the rest with chilled beer.
  3. Add strawberry slices, and ice if you desire.

Gin Mule

Gin Mule

The Gin mule is one of the most classic gin cocktails, and for a good reason. This delicious cocktail goes down smoothly, and is super easy to make at home for those hot summer days.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Gin
  • 3 ounces of ginger beer
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Ginger

Instructions

  1. Firstly, fill your glass full of ice cubes.
  2. Pour your gin into the glass.
  3. Pour in your lime juice, as well as two wedges of lime
  4. Finish it off with ginger beer
  5. Garnish with your mint, and a slice of ginger if you want.

Gin Basil Smash

Gin Basil Smash

The Gin Basil Smash is one of the most refreshing cocktails out there. The refreshing and fragrant basil makes this an excellent drink for watching the sun set.

This cocktail was created in 2008 in Hamburg, where it was blogged about and later popularized.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of dry gin
  • ⅔ ounce of lemon juice
  • ½ simple syrup
  • 12-15 basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Start by muddling basil in the bottom of your gin shaker.
  2. Once the basil has been satisfactorily crushed, add your gin, lemon juice, and syrup.
  3. Add ice, and shake.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Gin Fizz

Gin Fizz

The Gin Fizz is one of the best and sweetly refreshing cocktails out there. Often, an egg white may be added to the top to increase the froth.

This classic gin fizz is the cousin to the Tom Collins cocktail due to its similarities in taste and look.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • ¾ of simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Club soda to finish

Instructions

  1. Add your gin, lemon juice, syrup, and an egg white to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake it up without ice for around 20 seconds.
  3. Add ice cubes, and shake until it is cold.
  4. Strain into a class, and top with soda.

Cucumber Lemonade

Cucumber Lemonade

This cucumber lemonade gin punch is delicious. Cucumber is one of the most refreshing vegetables (or fruits!), and this gin cocktail is no exception. This is super simple and quick to make.

This recipe makes 16 servings, but you can change the measurements depending on what you want.

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Cucumber
  • 24fl oz gin
  • 1 quart water

Instructions

  1. Juice your lemons, and muddle with sugar for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add your water and stir until your sugar has dissolved.
  3. Strain into a pitcher and add your cucumber. Let this steep for an hour or so.
  4. Add all your gin to the punch, and serve over ice. Delicious!

Lemon Drizzle Gin Spritz

This lemon drizzle gin spritz is so sweet and delicious, and it is easily made with this amazing lemon drizzle gin made by Sipsmith. Let’s look at how we make it.

Ingredients

  • 3 parts prosecco
  • 2 parts Sip smith lemon drizzle gin
  • 1 part of elder flower cordial
  • ½ part of lemon juice
  • 1 part of soda or sparkling water
  • 4 mint leaves
  • Lemon slices and mint sprigs

Instructions

  1. Firstly, add your gin, elder flower cordial, lemon juice, and mint leaves to your glass. Make sure this glass has ice in it.
  2. Top with soda and prosecco.
  3. Stir gently, and garnish with some lemon and mint.

Peach And Grapefruit Gin Smash

Peach and Grapefruit Gin Smash

This peach and gin smash is super refreshing, and perfect for summer! This cocktail is easy to make, and easy to drink, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 peach
  • ¼ ounce of simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce of lemon juice
  • Soda water or sparkling water
  • ½ ounce of gin

Instructions

  1. Slice up your epoch and remove the pit.
  2. Muddle your peach slices with some simple syrup and mint.
  3. Add your gin, lemon juice, and ice. Shake it up until it is very cold.
  4. Pour into a glass, and finance off with sofa and garnishes.

Sloe Gin Punch

Sloe Gin Punch

This sloe gin punch is perfect for summer, and it is super sweet. Sloe gin is delicious, and is made from breaking down sloe berries to create a rich, sweet fruity gin.

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce of lime juice
  • ¾ ounce of sloe gin
  • 1 ½ ounce of vodka
  • Club soda
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. Firstly, mix your vodka, gin, lime, and syrup together, and shake until it has combined.
  2. Pour it into a glass filled with ice, garnish with a lime wedge, and sip!

Bee’s Knees

Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees cocktail is super sweet, and it’s perfect for a brisk summer day. This drink is refreshing but sickly!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of gin
  • ½ ounce of honey
  • Lemon
  • ¾ ounce of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Mix your gin, lemon juice, and honey in a shaker, with ice. Shake it up.
  2. Strain your mix into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lemon and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Gin

Strawberry Basil Gin

Strawberries and basil go incredibly well together, and you only need a few ingredients to make this amazingly refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of club soda
  • 1 ½ ounces of gin
  • 2 leaves of basil
  • ½ ounce of lemon juice
  • 4 ounces of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare your strawberries and put them in a bowl with sugar.
  2. Mix this with lemon juice and put it in a blender.
  3. Muddle two basil leaves, and fill your cup with ice.
  4. Strain in your strawberry mix, along with some gin.
  5. Top with soda and basil.

Gin And Jam

This gin and jam cocktail is another sweet and refreshing cocktail that will keep you happy al summer long.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of gin
  • ½ ounce of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of jam

Instructions

  1. Place all of your ingredients in a shaker, along with ice.
  2. Shake well, until the jam has mixed in.
  3. Strain into a glass and pour over ice.

Aperol Gin Cocktail

Aperol Gin Cocktail

An Aperol spritz is a classically refreshing cocktail, but this cocktail mixes Aperol and gin together, creating a delicious and fruity cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of Aperol
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 ounce of syrup
  • Club soda
  • Cucumber
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. Start by muddling your cucumber.
  2. Add your Aperol, gin, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake this, and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with cucumber and more lime.

Apple And Cucumber Gin Cocktail/English Garden Cocktail

This cocktail is last on our list, but it is arguably the most deliciously refreshing on the list! It’s fruity, and botanical.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces of apple juice
  • ½ ounce of gin
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • Cucumber
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. Fill your shaker with ice, and add your gin, apple juice, lime juice, and syrup.
  2. Shake until it is cold, and strain into a glass.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Final Thoughts

There’s nothing better than a refreshing and fruity gin cocktail, especially in the summer. We hope you have enjoyed some of these amazing and refreshing cocktails!

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